Anita Sinha

Practitioner-in-Residence, American University, Washington College of Law

Anita Sinha, a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law, has an extensive background in immigration, the civil and labor rights of noncitizens, low-income housing, and gender-related violence. Post 9/11, she represented indigent immigrant crime survivors, advocated for the rights of noncitizens in detention, and led a successful legislative campaign to limit local immigration enforcement. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Sinha represented displaced survivors in housing litigation and advocated on behalf of exploited immigrant reconstruction workers. Her areas of writing and research include immigration detention and the prison industry, gender-related issues, and the intersection of civil rights and citizenship in the US. Sinha received her J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, and her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.