Jaya Ramji-Nogales is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the I. Herman Stern Research Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Refugee Law and Policy. She is the co-author, with Profs. Andrew I. Schoenholtz and Philip G. Schrag, of “Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform,” an empirical study of adjudication at all four levels of the U.S. asylum system, and “Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security,” a quantitative and qualitative study of asylum adjudication before the Department of Homeland Security’s Asylum Offices.
Her current work seeks to generate conversations around the concept of global migration law, including a symposium in the American Journal of International Law Unbound. Prof. Ramji-Nogales’ current works examine refugee law under the Trump administration, the first a comparative look, with co-author Tally Kritzman-Amir, at nationality bans in Israel and the United States, and the second an evaluation of refugee rhetoric in the United States since the Refugee Act of 1980. Her recent publications uncover the role of international law in constructing migration emergencies and critique human rights law as insufficiently attentive to the interests of undocumented migrants. Prof. Ramji-Nogales has also authored articles on the situation of forced migrants under international criminal law and international humanitarian law, as well as on regional migration law in Southeast Asia.