Marshall-Brennan in Capetown, South Africa

The Marshall-Brennan Project is excited to announce the launch of our Cape Town, South Africa chapter. For more information, please contact project director, Meetali Jain, at


About Meetali Jain

Meetali Jain serves as the Project Director to the newly-established South African Youth Constitutional Literacy and Service Project, based in the Democratic Governance and Research Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. She recently completed three years as a Practitioner-In-Residence teaching in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law.  While at WCL, she also taught a seminar on comparative social and economic rights and comparative constitutional law.  Before coming to WCL, Meetali launched a project at Seton Hall Law School focusing on human rights issues impacting local immigrant communities in northern New Jersey.  Meetali served as a law clerk after law school to the Honorable Virginia Phillips of the Central District of California, and then practiced in the areas of criminal defense, immigration, civil rights, and human rights.  She served as a judicial law clerk to former Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 2005, and has worked with a variety of community-based organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in South Africa and India.  Her research interests include the incorporation of human rights strategies in immigrants' rights work, the domestic implementation of human rights norms within the U.S., and building transnational alliances in human rights advocacy.