Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Professor Wadhia is also the founder and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where she helps produce policy tools of national impact on behalf of organizations such as the ACLU, provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals facing deportation or applying for an immigration benefit, and provides community outreach and education. She earned her A.B. in Political Science from Indiana University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Professor Wadhia researches the intersections of race, national security, and immigration and the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law.

Representative Publications

Wadhia, Shoba Sivaprasad. “Is Immigration Law National Security Law.” Emory LJ 66 (2016): 669.

Wadhia, Shoba Sivaprasad. “Beyond Deportation: Understanding Immigration Prosecutorial Discretion and United States v. Texas.” Immigr. & Nat’lity L. Rev. 36 (2015): 71.

Wadhia, Shoba Sivaprasad. “Under Arrest: Immigrants’ Rights and the Rule of Law.” U. Mem. L. Rev. 38 (2007): 853.

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