Before joining SUNY Buffalo Law School, Associate Professor Anjana Malhotra taught at the Seattle University School of Law as the inaugural Fred T. Korematsu Clinical Fellow, where she developed and co-taught the Civil Rights Amicus and Impact Litigation Clinic. A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, she majored in anthropology and served as a university representative to the 1995 NGO Forum on Women, in Beijing. Malhotra went on to earn her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.
Following law school, Malhotra clerked for the Hon. Harry Pregerson, justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Los Angeles. Her pre-academia experience includes complex and labor litigation practice at two New York law firms; serving as the first Aryeh Neir Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and Human Rights Watch, and directing the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project at Seton Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Malhotra worked as a research strategist and organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, in Washington, D.C.
Malhotra’s scholarship centers on issues in immigration law, constitutional law and international human rights, with a particular focus on substantive theories of equality and access to justice.