Anil Kalhan’s principal interests include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and
comparative constitutional law, and international human rights law.
Before coming to Drexel, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham
University and an Associate in Law at Columbia University. 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 an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania South
Asia Center 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 currently is a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of
the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and previously was a member of its
International Law Committee and International Human Rights Committee. He also serves on
the board of directors of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and 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 and a finalist for a 2011
SAJA Journalism Award from the South Asian Journalists Association. Before attending law
school, he worked for Cable News Network, the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York
City Department of Transportation.
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