Monika Batra Kashyap

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Curriculum Vitae


Sullivan Hall 123
(206) 398-4465


B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, 1996
J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2001


Immigration Law Clinic


Professor Batra Kashyap is a Visiting Clinician with the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic where she teaches the Gender Violence Immigration Clinic and the Immigration Clinic. Before joining Seattle University, Professor Batra Kashyap was a removal defense attorney at the law firm of Gibbs, Houston & Pauw in Seattle, where she represented detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings. She began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York City, where she represented immigrant youth in foster care. Professor Batra Kashyap has served on the Board of the Northwest Immigrant's Rights Project (NWIRP) for nearly a decade. She received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. in Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.


Monika Batra Kashyap, U.S. Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and the Disparate Impacts of COVID-19, California Law Review Online (forthcoming 2020).

Monika Batra Kashyap, Toward a Race-Conscious Critique of Mental Health-Related Exclusionary Immigration Laws, Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Special Michigan Issue on Critical Race Theory), (forthcoming February 2021).

Monika Batra Kashyap, Heartless Immigration Law: Rubbing Salt into the Wounds of Survivors of Domestic Violence, 95 Tulane Law Review (forthcoming January 2021).

Monika Batra Kashyap, Rebellious Reflection: Supporting Community Lawyering Practice, 43 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & & Soc. Change, 403 (July 2019).

Monika Batra Kashyap, Unsettling Immigration Laws: Settler Colonialism and the U.S. Immigration Legal System, 46 Fordham Urb. L. J., 548 (June 2019).

Monika Batra, Organizing in the South Asian Domestic Worker Community: Pushing the Boundaries of the Law and Organizing Project, in The New Immigrant Workforce: Innovative Models for Labor Organizing (Sarumathi Jayaraman & Immanuel Ness eds., August 2005).