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Ragini Shah

Suffolk University

**Ragini Shah** is a Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University. Professor Shah joined Suffolk in 2007, founding Suffolk's first Immigration Clinic. She also teaches Immigration Law and has supervised a number of students conducting internships with law offices working on immigration issues. In 2012, she was granted a Fulbright award to deepen her research into these connections and from 2012-2013 conducted over 70 interviews with former migrants and their families in Mexico. In 2017, Professor Shah returned to Mexico to examine the impact of the Trump administration’s heightened border enforcement measures on unauthorized migrants’ decision making. Prior to joining Suffolk, Professor Shah was a Lecturer in Law and Clinical Staff Attorney in the Child Advocacy and Immigration Law Clinic at Columbia University School of Law. Before joining Columbia in 2003, Professor Shah was a staff attorney in a number of legal services organizations in the New York area serving low income tenants, immigrant detainees and immigrant youth. Professor Shah received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law.