Monika Batra Kashyap

Interim Associate Director of the Externship Program and Visiting Professor
Curriculum Vitae


Law School Annex 140-D
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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


Monika Batra Kashyap is Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Externship Program. Professor Batra Kashyap has taught the Seattle University School of Law Immigration Clinic and taught SU's intersession course "Special Topics in Immigration Law: DACA and the Dream Act." From 2008 to 2012, Professor Batra Kashyap served as Associate Director of Seattle University School of Law's Access to Justice Institute, where she developed she developed the Social Justice Monday's weekly speaker series and the Leadership for Justice Fellowship Program.

Before joining Seattle University, Professor Batra Kashyap was an immigration attorney/Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York City, where she represented immigrant youth in foster care. In Seattle, Professor Batra Kashyap practiced as an immigration attorney at the law firm of Gibbs, Houston & Pauw in Seattle, where she represented detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings. She is the Immediate Past President of the Board of the Northwest Immigrant's Rights Project (NWIRP). Professor Batra Kashyap 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, Organizing in the South Asian Domestic Worker Community: Pushing the Boundaries of the Law and Organizing Project, in THE NEW URBAN IMMIGRANT WORKFORCE: INNOVATIVE MODELS FOR LABOR ORGANIZING (Sarumathi Jayaraman & Immanuel Ness eds., August 2005).

Monika Batra et al., RIGHTS BEGIN AT HOME: Handbook for Domestic Workers in New York City, Publication of the National Employment Law Project, 2000.

Monika Batra Kashyap, "Illegal" vs. "Undocumented": A NWIRP Board Member's Perspective, available at: (November, 2014)