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VEENA DUBAL

3085 Buena Vista Way Berkeley, CA 94708 (510) 684-8050 vdubal@berkeley.edu EDUCATION PH.D. CAND. JURISPRUDENCE AND SOCIAL POLICY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY (Expected May 2014)
Dissertation: Committee: Exam Fields:

Driving Freedom, Navigating Neoliberalism: San Francisco Taxi Workers, Juridical Precarity, and the Politics of Work Law Catherine Albiston (chair), Kim Voss, Kristin Luker, Calvin Morrill Sociology of Law, Human Rights and Law

J.D.

BOALT HALL SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY (2006)


Honors:

Activities:

Robert G. Adams Scholarship (merit-based tuition award), Jurisprudence Award for highest grade in Law & Middle Eastern Societies, Pro Bono Mention, South Asian Law Student Association Scholarship Asian Law Journal (Associate Editor), Law Student Outreach Community Project, Graduate Student Instructor in Legal Studies International Relations with Honors, Minor in Feminist Studies The Intersection of Race and National Belonging: A History of South Asians in Northern California Research Assistant to Professor Purnima Mankekar; Researcher, Oral History Project; Culture Chair, Sanskriti, South Asian American Student organization; Study abroad at Oxford University

B.A.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY (2003)


Degree: Thesis:

Activities:

TEACHING INTERESTS
National Security Law, Labor/Employment Law, Immigration Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Professional Responsibility, Administrative Law, Torts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS, San Francisco, CA


Staff Attorney, National Security & Civil Rights Program, Spring 2009 Winter 2012 Sued Federal Bureau of Investigation for disclosure of policies on racial mapping and trainings on Islam. Represented clients in racial and religious profiling cases, including No-Fly-List context, Customs and Border Protection profiling, and F.B.I. surveillance. Wrote amicus briefs in landmark appellate cases, including Ibrahim v. Holder. Conducted local, state, and federal policy advocacy on racial, religious, and national-origin profiling by federal and local law enforcement. Co-wrote report on discriminatory border interrogations.

BERKELEY LAW FOUNDATION ASIAN LAW CAUCUS, San Francisco CA

Attorney Fellow, Taxi Worker Project, Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Received Berkeley Law Foundation Fellowship to create a project addressing the working conditions of San Francisco taxi workers through organizing, policy advocacy, and legal representation. Represented workers in cases before administrative and regulatory bodies. Led policy campaigns to stop medallion privatization and to save small, minorityowned shuttle businesses. Organized national taxi worker conference.

LATHAM & WATKINS, LLP, San Francisco, CA


Summer Associate, Summer 2005 Researched and wrote memoranda for general litigation on severing of employment contract, patent infringement matter, and eligibility for political asylum. Wrote policy report on T-Visas for pro bono client.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY LEGAL STUDIES DEPT., Berkeley, CA


Graduate Student Instructor, Fall 2004 Summer 2007 Instructed bi-weekly discussion sections of undergraduate students. Read and graded midterms and final. Classes included: Comparative Constitutional Law; Sex, Reproduction, & Law; Gendered Perspectives on Law; Punishment, Culture, & Society; Making of Modern Constitutionalism; and Theories of Punishment.

CONTRA COSTA PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE, Martinez, CA


Law Clerk, Summer 2004 Researched and drafted Writ of Certiorari to United States Supreme Court on the constitutionality of sexually violent predator laws. Wrote multiple demurrer motions and motions to suppress evidence. Conducted investigations and testified in trial.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS & WORKS IN PROGRESS


The Demise of Community Policing? The Impact of Post 9/11 Federal Surveillance Programs on Local Law Enforcement. 19 ASIAN AM. L. J. 35. 2012. Forum: On 9/11 as Rupture. 1.5 ASIAN AM. LIT. REV. 57. 2011. The New Morality of Work: The Legal Construction of Working-class Entrepreneurs (in progress) The Last Cowboys: Freedom, Flexibility, & Myths of Legal Identity in the San Francisco Taxi Industry (in progress)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Op-Ed: Bandit Cabs Are Bad for Drivers & Passengers, San Francisco Chronicle. August 20, 2013. The Impact of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran on You (2011) (Co-author of Know Your Rights publication by Asian Law Caucus, written with Niki Moore) Terrorism, Transparency, & Oregon Law: Paying Too High a Price to Join a Terror Task Force, The Oregonian. April 5, 2011. (co-written with Alan Schlosser) Returning Home: How U.S. Government Policies Undermine Civil Rights at Americas Doorstep (2009) (Co-author of joint report by the Asian Law Caucus and Stanford Law School Immigrants Rights Clinic, written with Shirin Sinnar) Hum Kar Sakte Hain? SAMAR Magazine. May 2006. The FBI Witch-hunt in Lodi. India Currents. August 2005. (co-written with Sunaina Maira) Why Are Some Trade Agreements Greener Than Others? Earth Island Journal. Winter 2001-2002. (co-written with Jung Lah, Ian Monroe, and Martha Roberts)

ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS


Graduate Fellowship, Center for Research on Social Change, University of California at Berkeley, 2012-2014 Center for Research on Race & Gender Grant, University of California at Berkeley, 2013

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Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 2012-2013 Fulbright IIE Fellowship for Research in India, 2007-2008 Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award for Hindi/Urdu, 2007-2008 Mentored Research Grant, University of California at Berkeley, 2006-2007 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 2006-2007

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
Pro-Bono Award, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Professional Skills Program (2012) Attorney Honoree of the Year, Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers (2011) Unity Award, Minority Bar Association (2009) Public Interest Attorney of the Year, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (2009) Berkeley Law Foundation Fellow (2008-2009)

SELECT PRESENTATIONS
Precarity, Freedom, and Legal Identities in the Taxi Industry, Labor and Employment Law Colloquium, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (September 2013) Putting the Community Back in Community Policing in the Post 9/11 Context: A Case Study of Lawyers Using Local Government to Resist the F.B.I. Ruth Chance Lecture, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Sept. 2013) Community Lawyering & Cultural Competence, Annual Lawyering Skills Orientation, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Sept. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) The Last Cowboy: Freedom, Flexibility, & Myths of Legal Identity in the San Francisco Taxi Industry, Annual Association of Law and Society Conference (June 2013) Hate Crimes: Exploring Race & Identity in America, North American South Asian Bar Association Annual Conference (June 2013) Reigns of Freedom and Flexibility in San Franciscos Taxicab Industry, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference (November 2012) Key Note Speaker, Day of Remembrance: From 9066-9/11, Nikkei Student Union, University of California at Berkeley (Feb. 2013) Why We Should Be Skeptical of the No-Fly List: A Case Study of Rahinah Ibrahim, Stanford Law School American Constitutional Society (April 2012) Using Local Power to Fight Federal Policies, Rights Working Group: Securing Our Rights Conference (December 2011) Freedom of Information Act How To Guide: Filing & Using this Open Government Tool for Advocacy. Rights Working Group: Securing Our Rights Conference (December 2011) Universalizing Universal Jurisdiction? Advancing Human Rights and Ending Impunity through Domestic Courts , Shakings Conference, Stanford Law School (October 2011)
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Impact in South Asian Communities: Pro Bono Projects Advancing Change in the South Asian Community, North American South Asian Bar Association Conference (June 2011) Student Activism and Surveillance, Third World Coalition, University of California at Davis (May 2011) Islamophobia Production & Re-Defining the Global Security Agenda, Center for Race and Gender, University of California at Berkeley (April 2011) Building Inclusive Communities, Racial Equality, and Immigration, San Francisco Foundation Immigration Symposium (March 2011) Virtual Interment: Post 9/11 Law & Experiences, ACLU-Northern California Annual Conference & Lobbying Day (March 2011) Key Note Speaker, Women in Law, Minami Fellowship Foundation Dinner (Feb. 2011) First Annual Korematsu Day Commemoration, University of California at Hastings (Jan. 2011) Discussant, Criminalizing Dissent in Immigrant Communities, American Studies Association Conference (Fall 2010) Religion at the Borders & Beyond, UC Hastings Womens Law Journal Conference (Oct. 2010) Public Interest Lawyering in the South Asian Community, North American South Asian Bar Association Annual Conference (June 2009) Asian American Activism and Law, Asian American Studies Department, University of California at Davis (January 2009 and May 2011) Re-imagining Race through Law: Terrorism Litigation in the Post-9/11, Asian American Studies Conference (April 2007) Representations of Communal Violence in Indian Diasporic Literature, India in the Writers Eye, Center for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley (February 2006) 9/11 & the War on Immigrants, War on Immigrants Conference, Golden Gate University Law School (October 2005) Spoke regularly to university and public audiences on civil rights and national security issues, including at University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, University of California at Davis, University of California at Hastings School of Law (2008-2012)

SERVICE MARKAZ RESOURCE CENTER, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Advisory Board Member, 2013-Present Advise in the development of Stanford Universitys newest student resource center for engagement with the cultures and peoples of the Muslim world.

POLICE REVIEW COMMISSION, Berkeley, CA


Commissioner, 2012-2013 Appointed by Berkeley City Councilmembers Jesse Arreguin and Max Anderson to advise the Police Review Commission, the Berkeley Police Department, and the Berkeley City Council on mutual aid agreements with federal law enforcement, drone policy, culturally sensitive police trainings, and intelligence-gathering best practices. Participated in quasi-judicial hearings on police misconduct complaints from members of the public.

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NORTH AMERICAN SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Public Interest Committee Chair, 2011-Present Represent NASABA on social justice issues, assist in providing a public interest perspective to the South Asian North American legal bar, and lead community outreach on public interest issues relevant to the South Asian community across North America.

BERKELEY LAW FOUNDATION, Berkeley, CA

Board Member, 2011-Present Serve to provide crucial funding for legal services and to ensure diversity in legal education and the profession.

DATACENTER, Oakland, CA

Secretary of Board, 2009-2011 Served in a governance, fundraising, and management capacity on the board of this non-profit which works to promote Research Justice.

FRED T. KOREMATSU INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND EDUCATION, San Francisco, CA

Steering Committee Member, 2008-2011 Advised in development on new institute advancing pan-ethnic civil rights and human rights through education, activism, and leadership development.

SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Civil Rights Chair, 2009-2011 Addressed civil rights issues through a combination of advocacy, solidarity-building, and community empowerment on behalf of the largest chapter of SABA in North America.

MEDIA
The following major news outlets have included my commentary on defending taxi worker rights, the civil rights of South Asian, Arab, and Muslim Americans, and the religious rights of Berkeley Thai Buddhists: Wall Street Journal, Wired, Times of India, California Report, KQED-NPR, KPFA, CBS, East Bay Express, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Oregonian, The Huffington Post, India Abroad, Indian Express, India West, Sing Tao Daily, and The Siliconeer. My cases and campaigns have also received attention in the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN.

LANGUAGES
Hindi/Urdu (intermediate); Spanish (intermediate); Gujarati (spoken)

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