Anil Kalhan

Affiliated Fellow

Anil Kalhan is a Professor of Law at Drexel University and a Professor (by courtesy) at the Drexel University Center for Science, Technology, and Society. He also is an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center. He writes and teaches in the areas of immigration law, constitutional law, privacy and surveillance, criminal law, and international human rights. His research has examined themes including the growing and transformative use of surveillance technologies for immigration control purposes; the expansion of immigration detention; judicial independence and judicial politics in the United States, Pakistan, and India; and issues that arise when legal regimes span periods of authoritarian and democratic rule.

During the 2021–22 and 2022–23 academic years, Professor Kalhan was a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He 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 also previously worked 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 member of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors, and he also serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on the Rule of Law and its International Human Rights Committee, which he chaired from 2015 to 2018. An elected member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he received the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty’s Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award in 2018.