Shilpi Agarwal is the Legal Director at the ACLU of Northern California. In that role, Shilpi leads the litigation program, providing both strategic vision that shapes the organization’s overall litigation docket and direct support to litigation teams. In her previous role as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney, Shilpi worked on a range of issues including criminal justice, fourth amendment privacy, abolition of the death penalty, free speech, and voting rights.
Shilpi is recognized as an expert on civil rights and civil liberties issues, and she is frequently quoted in local and national media, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and KQED. She has also testified as a civil rights expert before the California legislature.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Shilpi was an assistant federal public defender in San Francisco, where she served as lead counsel in multiple federal trials and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to that, Shilpi was an associate at Keker & Van Nest (now Keker, Van Nest & Peters). Immediately after law school, Shilpi clerked for Judge Keith P. Ellison in the Southern District of Texas and then for Judge Betty B. Fletcher in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
JD, Columbia University School of Law (2009)
BA (Economics and Political Science), Stanford University (2005)
Shilpi Agarwal is not teaching any Law courses in Spring 2024.
Courses During Other Semesters
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|Impact Litigation in CA Courts