Mitra Ebadolahi

Senior Project Director @mitraebadolahi
Areas of focus Labor and Employment

Compulsively forthright and kind. Librarian’s daughter, letter writer. Dogs, donuts, diaspora.

Mitra Ebadolahi is the Senior Project Director for Economic Justice at Upturn. Prior to joining Upturn, Mitra spent more than a decade with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she co-created the Border Litigation Project and litigated civil rights cases at the intersection of immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and police practices. She has been a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law since 2015. She is conversant in Spanish and admitted to practice in California and New York.

Mitra completed her legal studies at New York University School of Law, earning her JD, cum laude, in 2008. At NYU Law, Mitra was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and served as the Senior Notes Editor of the Law Review. After law school, Mitra clerked for Judge Margaret M. Morrow (C.D. Cal.) and for Judge Betty B. Fletcher (9th Cir.). She subsequently received her LL.M. in International Legal Studies, also from NYU Law, in 2012.

Mitra holds a MSc in Politics of the World Economy (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a U.S.-UK Fulbright Scholar. She received a double BA, summa cum laude, in international development studies and history from the University of California, Los Angeles.