Levin College of Law

Shalini Ray

Legal Skills Professor

Mailing Address:
Box #117624 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0631


Prior to joining the Levin College of Law, Ray worked as a litigation associate at a large law firm in San Francisco, served as a judicial clerk to a federal district court judge in Philadelphia, and spent two years as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In her scholarship, Ray focuses on immigration and refugee law.


J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Stanford University


Asylum & Refugee Law, Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy


Legal Writing - LAW 5792
  • First half of a two-part course, both required for graduation. Includes emphasis on written legal analysis and preparation of predictive legal memoranda.
Appellate Advocacy - LAW 5793
  • As a continuation of LAW 5792, a factual situation is presented to the student by means of a hypothetical appellate record. The record is the basis for the preparation of an appellate brief and oral arguments.



  • “Optimal Asylum,” 46 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1215 (2013). [SSRN]
  • “Detaining Due Process,”  31 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 51 (2006). [SSRN]