Prof. Jaya Ramji-Nogales





Jaya Ramji-Nogales is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the I. Herman Stern Research Professor at Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where she teaches Refugee Law and Policy.  She is the co-author, along with Philip G. Schrag and Andrew I. Schoenholtz, of Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (2009), an empirical study of the US asylum system, and Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (2014), a quantitative and qualitative study of the first level of the asylum process in the United States.  Professor Ramji-Nogales also writes in the field of global migration law, focusing on forced migration and the intersection of immigration law and international human rights law.  She is a founding co-chair of the Migration Law Interest Group at the American Society of International Law.

Publications/recent projects:

  • Migration Emergencies, 68 Hastings Law Journal 609 (2017).
  • Under the Canopy: Migration Law in Southeast Asia, 21 UCLA J. Int’l Law & For. Affs. 10 (Symposium Issue: The Worldwide Migration Crises 2017).
  • Freedom of Movement and Undocumented Migrants, 51 Texas Int’l L. Rev. 173 (Symposium Issue: Immigration and Freedom of Movement 2016).
  • “The Right to Have Rights”: Undocumented Migrants and State Protection, 63 Kansas L. Rev. 1045 (Symposium Issue: Statelessness and Belonging: Perspectives on Human Migration 2015).
  • Undocumented Migrants and the Failures of Universal Individualism, 47 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 699 (2014).