Eisha Jain

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

Eisha Jain's interests include Evidence, Immigration Law, and Criminal Law.  Her research focuses on immigration enforcement and the blurring boundaries between civil and criminal law.  She has recently written about interior immigration enforcement, arrests, misdemeanors, and collateral consequences. Her publications appear or are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others.  Her article, Prosecuting Collateral Consequences, was selected as a "Must Read" by the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.  

Professor Jain previously practiced as a civil rights lawyer. Her litigation experience includes police misconduct, fair housing, wrongful conviction, and employment discrimination cases.  For her civil rights work, she was selected as a Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist. 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, where she taught Criminal Law. She also previously taught Immigration Enforcement at the University of Virginia School of Law. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as a student director in the Immigration and Child Advocacy clinics and was awarded the Michael Egger Prize for the best student article published in the Yale Law Journal on a current social problem.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, she will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Duke Law School. 

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