Lindsay Nash

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Co-Director, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic

Areas of Expertise



Lindsay Nash is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law. She teaches in the Immigration Justice Clinic. Previously, she was a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, where she focused on impact litigation related to immigration detention and border enforcement, and an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow at the Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic, where she worked on issues at the intersection of criminal and immigration law and helped establish the nation’s first system of institutionally-provided counsel for detained noncitizens facing deportation. While at the ACLU, Lindsay taught an immigration law field clinic as an adjunct professor at Cardozo.


Lindsay graduated from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Yale Law Journal and received awards for her work in her law school clinic and in academic scholarship.  Following graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle, District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Lindsay is a member of the Study Group on Immigrant Representation.  Lindsay's scholarship explores access to justice issues, particularly those affecting immigrant communities.


Universal Representation, 87 Fordham L. Rev. 503 (2018)

Pardoning Immigrants, 93 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 58 (2018) (with Peter L. Markowitz)

Constitutional Venue, 66. Fla. L. Rev. 1153 (2015) (with Peter L. Markowitz)

Accessing Justice: A Model for Providing Representation to Noncitizens in Deportation Proceedings (New York Immigrant Representation Study Report: Part 2) (2012), available at

Considering the Scope of Advisal Duties Under Padilla, 33 CARDOZO L. REV. 549 (2011) 

Accessing Justice: The Availability and Adequacy of Counsel Removal Proceedings (New York Immigrant Representation Study Report: Part 1), 33 CARDOZO L. REV. 357 (2011) (with others)

Expression by Ordinance: Preemption and Proxy in Local Legislation, 25 GEO. IMM. L. J. 243 (2011)

Note, Mending Wall: Playing the Game of Neighborhood Ordering, 21 YALE J.L. & HUMAN. 173 (2009)