Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is an expert on immigration law. One of America’s leading scholars on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law, Wadhia’s scholarship in this area has served as a foundation for scholars, advocates and government officials seeking to understand or design a strong prosecutorial discretion policy. At Penn State Law, she teaches doctrinal courses in immigration and asylum and refugee law. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar at Penn State Law and the author of “Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases” (NYU Press 2017).


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