- New York University School of Law, New York, NY
JD, magna cum laude, May 2000
JOURNAL: New York University Law Review, Associate Editor
HONORS: Order of the Coif
Florence Allen Scholar
Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, Ithaca, NY
BA in Economics, BA in Government, magna cum laude, May 1995
HONORS: Graduated with Distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
THESIS: Martial Species, Understanding Sikh Ethno-Nationalism
Nirej Sekhon joined the College of Law in 2009. He teaches Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law. Professor Sekhon’s research focuses on the relationships between criminal procedure, criminalization, and political culture. His work evaluates criminal justice norms and institutions through the lenses of democracy and equality theory.
Immediately prior to joining Georgia State University, Professor Sekhon completed a fellowship at Stanford Law School. Prior to that, he practiced both criminal and civil law. Professor Sekhon was a public defender at the Defender Association in Seattle Washington. He also litigated employment and civil rights class actions as an associate at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein. Professor Sekhon clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Carlos Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He graduated from Cornell University in 1995 and received his JD, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2000.