Nair Prianka Photo

Prianka Nair

Assistant Professor of Clinical Law & Director, Disability and Civil Rights Clinic

Education

LL.M., Columbia University
LL.B./ B.A., University of New South Wales, Australia

Areas of Expertise
Civil Rights
Disability Law
Guardianship Law

Biography

Prianka Nair is Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic. The clinic represents adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with respect to a range of issues, including access to public benefits, housing and guardianship termination, and restoration of rights.

Prior to joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, Professor Nair worked as a public interest attorney at Disability Rights New York. She conducted abuse and neglect investigations, focusing on access to services in correctional facilities across New York State. She has also litigated cases and led policy changes to achieve equal rights for persons with disabilities. Her litigation included cases involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Fourteenth Amendment. She has also represented clients in all aspects of guardianship and related proceedings in state and federal court.

Professor Nair completed her Masters of Law (LL.M) at Columbia University, where she was a Kent Scholar. Prior to this, she worked as a solicitor representing the Australian federal government at the Australian Government Solicitor.