Alina Das

Alina Das

Professor Das is Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, a leading institution in local and national struggles for immigrant rights. She and her students represent immigrants and community organizations in litigation at the agency, federal court, and Supreme Court level, and in immigrant rights campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Professor Das also engages in scholarship on deportation and detention issues. Professor Das received her A.B. in Government from Harvard University, M.P.A. from NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and J.D. from NYU School of Law.

Prior to joining NYU, Professor Das was an attorney and a Soros Justice Fellow with the Immigrant Defense Project, and clerked for Hon. Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Professor Das is a recipient of the LexisNexis Matthew Bender Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, the NYU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award, and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs Nia Faculty Award.