Zimra Payvand Ahdout

Academic Fellow

Zimra Payvand Ahdout

Zimra
Payvand
Ahdout
Academic Fellow

Payvand Ahdout is an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. Her research is primarily focused on the ways governing institutions use and shape the federal courts and how that informs public law development.

Prior to joining Columbia, Payvand served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Debra Ann Livingston on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. She has previously held a fellowship at NYU Law. Most recently, she was an appellate litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.

Payvand received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize. She received a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar.