As a Legal Intern with Partners in Justice International, Ms. Lasharie assists the PJI legal team in every aspect of our practice. Her responsibilities include legal and factual research and writing, analyzing relevant political and legal issues in the countries where we work, assisting with planning and executing trainings and other capacity-building work with local partners, including by creating legal tools, and reviewing collected evidence.
Neiha Lasharie is a rising 2L at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Pakistani national. She is a member of the student bar association at the University of Wisconsin, president of the Wisconsin International Law Society, and will be participating in the Restorative Justice Clinic during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Her research interests include international humanitarian law, international criminal law, the international human trafficking/white slavery regime, TWAIL and decoloniality, and the past and future relationship between Islamic law and international law. Ms. Lasharie is a member of the Human Trafficking Research Network and the lead organizer of the HTRN Conference 2022.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and international affairs from Northeastern University, and her Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. At Fletcher, she received the Leo Gross Law Prize for excellence in law-related courses, participated in the International Law Practicum, and was a content chair for the Decolonizing International Relations Conference.
Ms. Lasharie has lived in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the Netherlands. She is presently based in Madison, Wisconsin.
- University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. cand., 2024
- Tufts University, The Fletcher School, M.A. Law and Diplomacy, 2021
- Northeastern University, B.A. Political Science and International Affairs, 2018
- English: fluent
- Urdu: native fluency
- Hindi: spoken fluency
- French: conversational competence
- Neiha Lasharie, Fantastic Futures – International Humanitarian Law and the Generative Potential of Pop Culture, Opinio Juris, October 2021.
- Neiha Lasharie, A case for TWAIL engagement with the International Human Trafficking Regime, Queens University Belfast Human Rights Centre, August 2021.
- Neiha Lasharie, Examining the Islamic Law of War as a Pre-Westphalian International Humanitarian Law, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, August 2021.
- Neiha Lasharie, We Need to Talk about the ICC’s Trans-Exclusionism, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, July 2020.