Rajika Shah is a Los Angeles-based lawyer and advocate. Prior to joining Loyola Law School, her litigation practice focused on international human rights and Armenian genocide-related work. Rajika has significant experience litigating complex and high-stakes disputes involving foreign sovereigns, federal agencies, and commercial entities. Rajika’s past work also includes representing Libyan terrorist hijacking victims before the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.
She has taught at Chapman University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law. Rajika also was instrumental in building and developing the Oxford Reports on International Law and Investment Claims subscription websites for the Oxford University Press, and has reported on a range of admissibility and merits decisions from UN human rights treaty bodies for publication in Oxford Reports on International Law.
While interning with the U.S. State Department’s Office of War Crimes Issues (now the Office of Global Criminal Justice), Rajika traveled to the Special Court for Sierra Leone to meet with stakeholders and identify best practices and lessons learned. She has also worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London and the Los Angeles Immigration Court, and was an extern for the Hon. Terry J. Hatter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Rajika received her LL.M. (with distinction) in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Pepperdine University School of Law, and her B.A. in Comparative Religion from Oberlin College.