Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Waring and Carmen Partridge Faculty Fellow
Sheila received an A.B. in psychology and an A.M. in anthropology from Stanford University. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2002, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Court and then the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. For the next ten years, she worked as a staff attorney at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc., where she practiced both family law and immigration law, working primarily with victims of domestic violence and abuse. From 2013 until 2016, Sheila taught in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore.
Sheila currently chairs the Committee on Human Trafficking for the Connecticut Bar Association; she also serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Legal Services, the largest legal aid organization in the state, and on the Grievance Panel for the Judicial District of New Britain and the Judicial District of Hartford (Avon, Bloomsfield, Canton, Farmington, and West Hartford). Sheila was recently chosen as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.
- AB, Stanford University
- AM, Stanford University
- JD, Yale Law School
Areas of Expertise
- Immigration Law
- Clinical Education
- Family Law
- Human Rights
- Civil Rights
- School of Law and Education 126E