Sejal Zota

Legal Director National Immigration Project

Sejal Zota is the legal director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. There, she engages in nationwide litigation, provides training and technical assistance on a broad range of immigration issues, and authors practice advisories and reference materials. She is based in Durham, North Carolina. Previously, she was a public defender with the Bronx Defenders, a teaching fellow at the Immigrant Rights Clinic of the New York University (NYU) School of Law, and an immigration law specialist at the School of Government. She was the lead author on the first edition of this manual. She earned a B.A. in economics and public policy studies from Duke University and a J.D. from NYU.