Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., UCLA School of Law, Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy
M.P.A., Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
A.B., University of California, Berkeley
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Professor Neelum Arya joined the faculty at the Barry University School of Law in 2012. She previously taught as an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C.
Prior to entering academia, Arya was the research and policy director of a national nonprofit organization, the Campaign for Youth Justice, working on several state and federal juvenile justice campaigns. Her primary areas of expertise include legislative campaigns, youth prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system, racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system, juvenile and criminal justice data, and conditions of confinement for incarcerated children.
Arya currently serves as an advisory board member of several organizations, including the National Center for Youth in Custody, Campaign for Youth Justice, Free Minds Book Club, and Prison Policy Institute. She was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship by the Open Society Institute in 2004, named Volunteer of the Year by the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in 2006, and awarded a Wasserstein Fellowship at Harvard Law School in 2011.
Arya is a graduate of the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.