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 explores the tension between human rights and state sovereignty in the context of migration. She is also interested in the relationship of U.S. constitutional law to asylum and international human rights 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]