Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia to Receive ADC Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award

Washington, DC | | August 31st, 2017 | Every year, The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) presents awards to individuals who have dedicated themselves to protecting the civil rights and liberties of all Americans. ADC is proud to announce that Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will receive the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award at our Civil Rights Luncheon during ADC’s 37th Annual National Convention in Washington, DC.


ADC invites you to register for the 2017 Convention and join us in honoring Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and the other awardees at the luncheon!


Professor Wadhia will be joining us on Saturday, September 23rd at the Marriott Wardman Hotel, where the rest of the Convention will also take place. The Luncheon will begin at 12:30pm in the Thurgood Marshall Ballroom. We hope to see our members and friends there!

About the Awardee:

Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is an expert on immigration law whose research focuses on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law and the intersections of race, national security and immigration. One of the nation’s leading scholars on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law, Wadhia’s scholarship in this area has served as a foundation for scholars, advocates, and government officials seeking to understand or design a strong prosecutorial discretion policy.

Her work has been published by Emory Law Journal; Texas Law Review; Columbia Journal of Race and Law;?Notice & Comment, Yale Journal on?Regulation;?Harvard Latino Law Review;?Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal;?Georgetown Immigration Law Journal;?and Howard Law Journal, among others and also cited to by federal court judges. Her book, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, was published by New York University Press and is new in paperback in 2017.

Click here to read Professor Wadhia’s full bio.

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