I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, where I focus on immigration law and administrative law. My scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in journals including the California Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the Columbia Law Review. I attended Stanford University, where I studied economics and political theory. After graduating from Stanford, I worked at a nonprofit in Silicon Valley that devises public policies for working families. I then attended Harvard Law School, where I served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and a Teaching Fellow for Professor Michael Sandel's course, "Justice." One of my most rewarding experiences at HLS was representing clients at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic.
I worked at a large law firm in San Francisco for a couple of years after graduating from law school and then moved east again, this time for a federal district court clerkship with the Hon. Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia. I loved clerking; it was probably the best professional experience I've had. After my clerkship, I joined the Staff Attorney's Office at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where I assisted the court with immigration, prisoners' rights, and habeas corpus cases. For several years after that, I taught legal skills courses. At UA Law, I have taught Immigration Law, Professional Responsibility, and Legislation & Regulation. In the fall of 2020, I offered a new seminar on citizenship.
"He Saved My Life:” American Soldier Returns to Help Iraqi Captain Fleeing ISIS, Nat’l Geographic (Feb. 21, 2016).
Florida lawmakers must avoid constitutional clash with bills aimed at punishing undocumented immigrants, Naples News, Nov. 21, 2015.
Some governors, including Florida’s Rick Scott, challenge plan to accept Syrian refugees, Tampa Bay Times, Nov. 16, 2015.
Segment on Syrian refugees, WUFT News, Nov. 18, 2015 (televised interview)