Eisha Jain

Visiting Professor of Law


Eisha Jain is visiting for the 2019-2020 academic year from the University of North Carolina School of Law where she is an assistant professor of law. Jain’s research focuses on immigration enforcement and the blurring boundaries between civil and criminal law. She has recently written about interior immigration enforcement, arrests, and collateral consequences. Her publications appear or are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others.  

At Duke, Jain is teaching Immigration Law and Criminal Law. 

Prior to joining the UNC faculty in 2016, Jain held a law research fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught Criminal Law. She also previously taught Immigration Enforcement at the University of Virginia School of Law. Jain earlier engaged in a wide-ranging civil rights practice, including cases involving wrongful convictions, unlawful immigration detention, police misconduct, fair housing, and other anti-discrimination law. For her civil rights work, she was selected as a Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist.

Jain earned her JD 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 clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.