P. Deep Gulasekaram

Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, Citizenship and the Rights of Noncitizens, State and Local Immigration Laws

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 426
Phone: (303) 492-1568
E-mail: PGulasekaram@colorado.edu

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Professor P. (Deep) Gulasekaram teaches Constitutional Law and Immigration Law. His research focuses on the constitutional rights of noncitizens and federalism concerns in immigration law.

He is co-author of the leading immigration law casebook used in law schools (Immigration & Citizenship: Process and Policy (West Academic 9th Ed. 2021)). His book, The New Immigration Federalism, provides an in-depth empirical and theoretical analysis of the resurgence of state and local immigration lawmaking. He has also extensively explored the relationship between the Second Amendment and immigrants, as a way of understanding constitutional protections for noncitizens. In addition to his scholarly publications, Professor Gulasekaram frequently comments on constitutional and immigration developments for national media outlets, and contributes pieces for the L.A. Times, the Washington Post, and SCOTUSblog, among other outlets.

Prior to Colorado Law, he was Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and taught as Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, Berkeley Law School, University of California Berkeley, and as Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. Prior to academia, he was a litigation associate with O'Melveny & Meyers LLP and Susman Godfrey LLP, both in Los Angeles. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener Jr. on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. In addition, he is the co-founder of the World Children's Initiative, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and educational infrastructure for children in developing areas around the world.


Fall 2024 Immigration and Citizenship Law LAWS 7065-801
Spring 2024 Constitutional Law LAWS 6005-804
Fall 2023 Immigration and Citizenship Law LAWS 7065-801