Jenny Ma is an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. Her scholarship focuses on immigration law, especially as it intersects with administrative law, criminal law, employment and workplace law, and gender and sexuality law. Ma is primarily interested in the legal rules, institutions, and actors involved in the enforcement and adjudication of immigration law and policy.
Ma received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and a master’s degree in American studies from Columbia University. After law school, she clerked for Judge Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York and Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Ma then worked as an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, where her practice focused on class actions, multidistrict litigation, and complex commercial disputes.