Shiva Falsafi teaches Comparative Education: Law & Policy and Higher Education: Law and Policy. Falsafi’s research and teaching interests lie in Education Policy, Civil Society and Democracy, Women’s Rights, Human Rights, and International and Comparative Law.
Falsafi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law; and her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. In the private sector, Falsafi worked as a corporate attorney at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, as well as Hale & Dorr, LLP. Before coming to UCLA, she served as the Associate General Counsel for Interactive Data Corporation. At UCLA, Falsafi has taught both at the Department of Gender Studies and the School of Law. Her courses included Gender and Civil Society in Countries in Transition, Jurisprudence of Sexual Equality, and Family Law and Pluralism, offered through the UCLA Department of Gender Studies, as well as, Women and the Law taught at UCLA School of Law.
Her publications have appeared in Cardozo Law Review and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.