Anita Sinha

Assistant Professor of Law
Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic

Office: Room Y260
Phone: 202-274-4455
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Anita Sinha is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic. After more than 10 years of litigation and advocacy experience on behalf of indigent communities, Professor Sinha joined the WCL faculty in 2012 as a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic. She began her career as a Skadden Fellow with the Northwest Immigrant Justice Project, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Professor Sinha led civil rights litigation and human rights advocacy on behalf of displaced New Orleans residents. As a clinical teacher, she has supervised students on U.S. immigration cases, as well as transnational and international projects. Professor Sinha has been cited in several major news outlets, including The New York Times and Associated Press, and is a Huffington Post contributor. Her research and scholarship address human rights issues related to forced migration and detention, and the intersection of immigration and constitutional law. Professor Sinha graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, and cum laude from New York University School of Law.

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • International Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Housing Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., New York University School of Law 2001 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University 1997 (summa cum laude)