Natasha Chokhani

  • Lecturer in Law

Natasha is a staff attorney in the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders where she represents parents pulled into the dragnet of the family regulation system. As a staff attorney, she also has begun a project focused on parenting foster youth who are already surveilled by the system as children and often further ensnared as parents. Natasha received her J.D. from American University- Washington College of Law, where she was a student attorney in the International Human Rights Law Clinic and taught constitutional law in D.C. public high schools as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow. After law school, she worked at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in New York, supporting human rights defenders and promoting accountability within the UN for human rights violations. Natasha went on to teach the First Amendment at NYU-Abu Dhabi for a year. After returning to New York, Natasha worked at the Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL), where she aided clients in obtaining post-conviction relief. She graduated from the University of California-Irvine with a double major in International Relations and Political Science.