Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Law
- Immigration Law
- Public Interest Law
Eisha Jain’s research focuses on the blurring boundaries between civil and criminal law. She is an expert on immigration enforcement, criminal records, misdemeanors, and collateral consequences. Her scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others. Her article, Prosecuting Collateral Consequences, was selected as a “Must Read” by the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Jain previously practiced as a civil rights lawyer. Her litigation experience includes police misconduct, wrongful conviction, and anti-discrimination cases. For her civil rights work, she was selected as a Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist. She clerked for the Hon. Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as a student director in the Immigration and Child Advocacy clinics and was awarded the Michael Egger Prize for the best student article published in the Yale Law Journal on a current social problem. She convenes the Carolina Law roundtable on Law, Inequality, and the Criminal-Civil Divide. In Spring 2023, she will serve as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
- J.D., Yale University (2007)
- B.A., University of Virginia (2003)