Shubra Ohri has worked on issues relating to the death penalty, incarceration reform, police misconduct, and international human rights law. At the People’s Law Office, she concentrates her practice on representing people who have suffered from police misconduct, government misconduct and wrongful convictions. Her advocacy has taken her from federal civil courts to the United Nations. Before joining the People’s Law Office, Shubra worked at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Death Penalty Worldwide project based at Northwestern University School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights.
Prior to law school she worked as a human rights advocate in Egypt, Turkey and India. Shubra is the pro bono legal consultant for the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute and is a member of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials project. She is also a current board member of the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and a proud member of The United People of Color Caucus of the NLG.
Shubra is a graduate of the University of Michigan and American University Washington College of Law.