Nikhil M. Shah


  • B.A. U.C.L.A. 1999 (College Honors).
  • J.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 2004
  • Wisconsin Law Review-Articles Editor 2003-2004
  • Wisconsin International Law Journal-Senior Articles Editor 2003-2004

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for The Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for The 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for The 5th Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (former Executive Board)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Immigration Project
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (former LIAISON)
  • National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles (former Board Member)


  • CHIRLA 2012 Honoree L.A. Raids Response Network
  • Highest Achievement Award in International Law (2002) and Thurgood Marshall (2003).

Published Articles

  • U.S Military Conscientious Objectors and Asylum Law
  • North Korea and International Law
  • Turkish Entry Into The EU: Some Ethical Questions
  • Thurgood Marshall and Judicial Conservatism in Foreign Affairs

Immigration Law Articles

  • Exemptions From the English Languages Requirements for Naturalization Applications
  • Remedies for Denied Naturalization Applications
  • Tips On How To Avoid Incompetent Representation In Your Immigration Matters
  • Unauthorized Employment and Disqualification From Immigration Benefits
  • The Child Status Protection Act and Family Sponsored Preferences
  • Extension or Change of Status for Non-Immigrants
  • Employment Based Immigration for Individuals Who Are Not in Valid Non-Immigrants Status
  • Relief for Aliens Barred from Immigration Benefits Because Of Fraud Or Misrepresentation