Suranjan M. Sen is a Law & Liberty Fellow at the Institute for Justice. Suranjan graduated from Yale Law School in 2019, where he was a senior editor of both the Yale Law Journal on Regulation and the Yale Law & Policy Review. During and immediately after law school, Suranjan spent a summer clerking for Chief Judge Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and he spent two summers working for the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. For the year between law school and joining IJ, Suranjan clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Suranjan, who is from Tennessee, earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with double majors in music and political science. His time between college and law school was bookended by two year-long academic fellowships abroad: A teaching position within United International College, Zhuhai’s Government and International Relations department (People’s Republic of China), and a student of Indian language and culture with the American Institute of Indian Studies (India). He otherwise was a full-time musician when not assisting with his family’s small business. It was his experience with that small business that inspired him to pursue a career as a litigator and join the IJ team.
Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property
Seattle Housing Affordability
Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability law is making it unaffordable to build housing.
Woman challenges Arizona city's ban on feeding people for "charitable purposes"
Norma Thornton was arrested for feeding the hungry in Bullhead City Community Park. Now, Norma has teamed up with IJ to fight back against Bullhead's law criminalizing charitable sharing in federal court.
Fines and Fees | Private Property
People abused by small town’s “policing for profit” file class action seeking accountability
Victims of Brookside, Alabama's policing abuses filed a class action to affirm that police must act in the interest of justice, not their pocketbooks…
Immunity and Accountability
Woman fights for compensation after house Destroyed by SWAT Team
Police destroyed Vicki Baker’s home while pursuing a fugitive, costing her tens of thousands of dollars and leaving her daughter’s dog with hearing loss. The city refused to pay for the damage it caused. IJ…
Economic Liberty | Food Freedom
Wisconsin Cottage Foods II
Wisconsin bans the sale of many homemade foods, including common and shelf-stable foods like candies, chocolates, granola and roasted coffee beans. Seven Wisconsinites have joined with IJ to challenge the state’s arbitrary law.
Suranjan's Amicus Briefs
CHIP et al. v. City of New York
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Suranjan's News, Articles & Publications
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