Kline School of Law is pleased to announce that Professor of Law Anil Kalhan was recently elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Kalhan was nominated by his peers and selected by the ABF Board. Membership in the Fellows of the ABF is limited to just one percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.
In becoming an ABF Fellow, Kalhan joins a global honorary society which recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. The ABF Fellows serve as stewards of the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit research organization which serves the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law. The ABF’s research falls under one of three categories: learning and practicing law; protecting rights and accessing justice; and making and implementing law.
A prolific scholar, Kalhan’s areas of expertise include immigration law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, and international human rights law. In addition to his role at Kline Law, he also has been an Affiliated Faculty Member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center since 2008, and during the 2021-22 academic year, he is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. His scholarship, which includes a series of groundbreaking publications examining issues at the intersection of immigration law, surveillance, privacy, and technology and internationally-recognized work on human rights, constitutional change, and the role of the judiciary in South Asia, has appeared in publications including the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Maryland Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, UC Davis Law Review, UCLA Law Review Discourse, University of Illinois Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and the University of Pittsburgh Press. In 2018, Professor Kalhan was selected by the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty, a national organization of Asian Pacific American law faculty, to receive its Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award.
Kalhan also has been actively engaged with legal and scholarly organizations. He has served on numerous committees of the New York City Bar Association, including as chair of its International Human Rights Committee from 2015 to 2018 and previously served as Chair of both the Section on Immigration Law and the Section on Law and South Asian Studies of the Association of American Law Schools. He currently serves on Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors and the AALS Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and in 2019, he served on the Law and Society Association’s Task Force on Academic Freedom.