Shirin Sinnar
Published December 7, 2016
Updated January 22, 2021

Shirin Sinnar is a professor of law at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in the national security context. Her recent work assesses the legal regime for domestic and international terrorism under U.S. law.

Her articles have been published in the California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review and other journals. Sinnar’s commentaries have appeared in The Washington PostUSA Today and Slate.

Expertise: Civil procedure, national security, racial inequality, Islam, counterterrorism law

Location: Stanford, Calif.


Phone: (650) 725-0613

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