Georgetown University Law Center

Yale Law School

University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales' research areas include empirical assessment of the U.S. asylum system, procedural due process at the intersection of immigration and international human rights law, and transitional justice. She is the co-author of Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (NYU Press 2009) and the co-editor of Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Prosecuting Mass Violence Before the Cambodian Courts (Mellen Press 2005).

Prof. Ramji-Nogales received a BA with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD, in 1999, from Yale Law School. She also holds an LLM with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Following law school, she was awarded the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights to create a refugee law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2001, Prof. Ramji-Nogales joined the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she focused on international arbitration, and pursued pro bono projects in the areas of international and domestic refugee law and international human rights law. In 2002, she joined the American Civil Liberties Union in New York as a staff attorney. From 2004 to 2006, Prof. Ramji-Nogales taught at Georgetown as a clinical fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she supervised law students representing asylum seekers.

Prof. Ramji-Nogales blogs regularly at IntLawGrrls and Concurring Opinions.