Anil Kalhan

Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Anil Kalhan is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. His research has focused primarily on immigration law—particularly at the intersection of constitutional law, technology, surveillance, and privacy—and on human rights, constitutional change, and the role of the judiciary in South Asia.

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Anil Kalhan

Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Pat Florio

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 1999
M.P.P.M., Yale School of Management, 1999
A.B., Brown University, 1993

Courses Taught


  • Immigration Law

Anil Kalhan is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. His research has focused primarily on immigration law—particularly at the intersection of constitutional law, technology, surveillance, and privacy—and on human rights, constitutional change, and the role of the judiciary in South Asia. He currently serves on the New York City Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee, which he chaired from 2015 to 2018, and the Association's Task Force on the Rule of Law.

Kalhan also has taught at New York University School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Columbia Law School and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group, and with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York. He 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). Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation.

In 2018, Professor Kalhan was selected by the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty to receive its Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award.