Anu Jaswal is an Associate Attorney at Contreras & Metelksa, PA, and represents clients in various immigration matters, including asylum, U visa, and family-based applications. Anu is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she majored in Humanities and Justice and minored in English and Philosophy.
During law school, Anu gained two years of experience in asylum law, working first as a student and then student director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. She represented low-income clients applying for asylum and other immigration benefits. Anu also served as an Outside Articles Editor for Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, where she reviewed articles for ties to inequality and the law for publication in the law school’s journal.
In college, Anu authored an article published in John Jay’s Finest, titled “The Difficulties of Establishing Rape in Qing China,” comparing standards for proof of rape in the Qing and Republican eras in China and analyzing change in laws and changing social values.
Anu immigrated to Queens, New York with her family from India at the age of five, where she lived until she began law school in Minnesota. In her spare time, Anu likes going on hikes with her Terripoo Lhamo, eating the finest pizza she can find, and humming Ashanti songs to herself.
State Bar of California
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School
Bachelor of Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY