Shefali Milczarek-Desai

About Shefali Milczarek-Desai

Shefali Milczarek-Desai is an attorney, teacher, and author who integrates her experiences in the areas of litigation, employment, and immigration law with her passion for education, writing, and public service. In addition to supervising, teaching, and mentoring students, Shefali is an advocate for marginalized populations and a legal scholar on sanctuary city issues. Prior to directing the Worker’s Rights Clinic, Shefali helped litigate Flores v. Arizona, a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the rights of English Language Learners, practiced at the DeConcini McDonald law firm where she was elected shareholder, and clerked for Vice-Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor at the Arizona Supreme Court. Shefali is a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, a Notre Dame Law School Feminist Jurisprudence award winner, and has authored numerous, widely-published articles and essays as well as a book-length manuscript selected as a finalist in an international competition. Her favorite pastimes include hiking in mountains, cooking Indian food, and reading to her sons.

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Shefali Milczarek-Desai
Director, Workers' Rights Clinic
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences