Shirin Sinnar joined the faculty at Stanford Law School in 2012 as an assistant professor. She previously taught Legal Research and Writing and Federal Litigation to first-year law students as a Stanford Law Fellow. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. She previously served as a public interest attorney with the Asian Law Caucus and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco. Sinnar also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her current scholarship focuses on the role of non-judicial institutions in protecting individual rights in the national security context. Her most recent work explores the capacity of Inspectors General, internal watchdog institutions within federal agencies, to provide oversight of national security programs that affect civil rights and liberties. Other research interests include comparative national security oversight, accountability mechanisms for domestic intelligence-gathering, and the impact of counterterrorism policies on U.S. immigrant communities.