Arjun S. Sethi is a writer, lawyer, and teacher based in Washington, D.C., and an expert in policing and counter terrorism reform, racial and religious profiling, and best practices to combat hate violence. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School. He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Homeland Security, Terrorism & Treatment of Enemy Combatants.
His work has appeared in numerous national outlets, including CNN, The Guardian, Politico Magazine, USA Today, and The Washington Post, and he has been widely quoted in print, radio and television, including by The New York Times, The Independent, BBC World Radio, and NPR.
He was previously national legislative counsel for human rights and national security related affairs at the American Civil Liberties Union. He began his career as a government affairs and litigation associate at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he represented victims of domestic violence, asylum-seekers, national security detainees, and criminal defendants on death row. He is a graduate of New York University Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.