Anil Kalhan’s principal interests include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, and international human rights law.
Before coming to the law school, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham University and an Associate in Law at Columbia University, and he previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group. He also has previously worked for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York and served as law clerk to the Hon. Chester J. Straub (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York).
Professor Kalhan is a co-founder of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and serves as the chair of the Section for 2014. He is an affiliated faculty member at the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a faculty advisory board member for the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, and is a founding co-convener of the Drexel Summer Theory Institute. He is a member of the International Human Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has also been a member of its International Law Committee and Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. He also served on the board of directors of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and currently serves on the national council of advisors for South Asian Americans Leading Together.
Professor Kalhan has been a contributing writer for Dorf on Law, AsiaMedia, and SAJAforum. He was the recipient of a 2008 SAJA Journalism Award from the South Asian Journalists Association and a finalist for its Journalism Awards in 2011 and 2013. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation.