Dawinder S Sidhu
Supreme Court Fellow
U.S. Sentencing Commission, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A. Johns Hopkins University, J.D. George Washington University
Professor Sidhu is the Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission. He is on leave from the University of New Mexico School...Continue Reading
Professor Sidhu is the Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission. He is on leave from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, national security, and civil rights. His main scholarly interests include the habeas rights of post-9/11 detainees as well as the rights and experiences of Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim after 9/11. Professor Sidhu participated as an official legal observer of military commissions at Guantanamo and has provided pro bono assistance to several plaintiffs in national security cases: Ashcroft v. Iqbal, al-Maqaleh v. Obama, and Padilla v. Yoo. His articles and commentary have been published by various academic and popular sources, including the Washington Post, SCOTUSblog, USA Today, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Professor Sidhu has held research posts at Oxford, Harvard, Georgetown, and Stanford, worked in the policy arm of the headquarters of a federal civil rights office, and served as a law clerk to a federal judge.