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.
Who pays when the government destroys private property for a public purpose, such as getting a fugitive off the streets? The answer should be clear: if the government breaks it, the government buys it. That’s…
Home and business owners only found out their properties were branded as “slum or blighted” long after the time to legally challenge the label in state court passed
Ocean Springs, Mississippi declared properties in parts of the city blighted slums in a secretive process. Now, property owners are suing to protect their homes, businesses, and a church.
For thirty years, Carlos Pena ran a print shop in North Hollywood. His world was turned upside down, however, in August 2022, when a fugitive forced his way into Carlos’s shop and barricaded himself inside…
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.
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…
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…
Suranjan's Amicus Briefs
Community Housing Improvement Program, et al. v. City of New York, et al.
United States Supreme Court
CHIP et al. v. City of New York
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals