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Nirej Sekhon

Associate Professor    Associate Professor of Law    

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. 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, Sekhon completed a fellowship at Stanford Law School. Prior to that, he practiced both criminal and civil law. 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.

Sekhon clerked for the Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Judge Carlos Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He graduated from Cornell University in 1995 and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2000.

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