Jeena Shah


speaker Jeena Shah

We all have the right to our religious beliefs, but we don’t have the right to incur, to impose harm on someone else due to those beliefs.

Jeena Shah is the Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Schools of Law.  Previously, she practiced as an international human rights attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she still serves as co-counsel in their case representing Sexual Minorities Uganda against the US-based Reverent Scott Lively.  She also worked in Haiti with a local civil and human rights law office, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, following the January 2010 earthquake.  Prior to Haiti, she worked in India with a Dalit rights organization, Navsarjan, where she supported local lawyers and organizers representing Dalit victims of hate crimes and other forms of caste-based discrimination.  In addition, she practiced for a few years at a New York law firm, Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she worked on complex commercial and civil rights litigation and international human rights project, and represented individuals in their immigration, asylum, and domestic violence cases.