Eisha Jain

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  • J.D., Yale University (2007)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (2003)

Eisha Jain joined the law faculty in 2016. She teaches Criminal Law, and her research examines how criminal law shapes civil society. She is interested in the blurring boundaries between civil and criminal law. Her most recent publications are Arrests as Regulation, published by the Stanford Law Review, and Prosecuting Collateral Consequences, published by the Georgetown Law Journal. Professor Jain previously practiced as a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer. In addition to criminal law, she has significant experience litigating police misconduct, wrongful convictions, fair housing, and employment discrimination cases. She clerked for the Hon. Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to joining the UNC faculty, she held a law research fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as a student director in two legal clinics and was awarded the Michael Egger Prize for the best student article published in the Yale Law Journal on a current social problem.

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Selected Publications

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  • Institutions and Misdemeanor Justice, 67 DUKE L.J. (forthcoming).
  • The Promise of Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, 95 TEX. L. REV. SEE ALSO (forthcoming).
  • Prosecuting Collateral Consequences, 104 GEO. L.J. 1197 (2016). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Arrests as Regulation, 67 STAN. L. REV. 809 (2015). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Immigration Enforcement and Harboring Doctrine, 24 GEO. IMMIGR. L. J. 147 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Note, Realizing the Potential of the Joint Harassment/Retaliation Claim, 117 YALE L. J. 120 (2007). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
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