Anjali Mehta

Anjali Mehta

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Anjali Mehta (@TheAnjLife) is a 2L at NYU School of Law and a member of the school’s Global Justice Clinic. A professional dancer, her passion lies in storytelling and truth seeking in the quest for justice. She was introduced to the legal world as an intern at the Ministry of Justice in Chile, where she worked with the Department of Human Rights to codify a legal definition of “torture” while remaining truthful to the stories of survivors of the Pinochet Regime. She has served as a Fulbright Fellow in Maceio, Brazil, teaching English and dance to students and exploring the use of storytelling as a mechanism for self-healing while also researching former slave, or Quilombo, communities and their right to land. She has also worked in the immigration field with Americans for Immigrant Justice and their Detention and Asylum Program. At NYU, she was a Human Rights Scholar and an International Law and Human Rights Fellow, through which she worked with the International Center for Transitional Justice in Bogota, Colombia. She has continued working in the immigration field as a legal team member of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and is a member of the International Criminal Court Moot Court. She will be the Senior Developments Editor for the Journal for International Law and Politics in the upcoming school year.