Jaya Ramji-Nogales

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Jaya Ramji-Nogales is Associate Dean for Research and the I. Herman Stern Research Professor at Temple Law School, where she teaches Refugee Law and Policy and supervises the Temple Law Asylum Project.  Her recent scholarly works examine the intersection of race, immigration law, and national security; assess refugee law under the Trump administration, including The End of Asylum, co-authored with Profs. Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag and Nationality Bans co-authored with Prof. Tally Kritzman-Amir; and analyze comparative law and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Migration in the Time of COVID-19: Comparative Law and Policy Responses, co-edited with Prof. Iris Goldner Lang.

Her prior works include two empirical studies of the US asylum system, co-authored with Georgetown Law Profs. Andrew I. Schoenholtz and Philip G. Schrag, two: Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform, a quantitative study of adjudication at all four levels of the process, 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.  Prof. Ramji-Nogales has also published works that have explored the concept of global migration law; uncovered the role of international law in constructing migration emergencies; and critiqued human rights law as insufficiently attentive to the interests of undocumented migrants.  She has also authored works on the situation of forced migrants under international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

Prof. Ramji-Nogales is a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law, as well as a founding Co-Chair of the Migration Law Interest Group at the Society.  She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the RefMig Project based at the Hertie School Center for Fundamental Rights and the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University.

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