Mila Sohoni

Mila  Sohoni
Phone: (917) 499-0116
Office: Warren Hall 134

Kay Manansala
(619) 260-4150

Professor of Law

  • JD, 2005, Harvard Law School
  • MPhil, 2000, Cambridge University
  • AB, 1999, Harvard College

Professional Experience

Sohoni served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She practiced law at Jenner & Block LLP in New York and Washington, DC and was an acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University School of Law. She joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013. Before attending law school, Sohoni spent two years as a correspondent for The Economist magazine in New York and in London.

In 2018, Sohoni was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at the Harvard Law School.

Professor Sohoni teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, legislation and health law.

Honors and Affiliations

Sohoni graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as book reviews chair and an articles committee member for the Harvard Law Review. She was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar at Cambridge University, where she received her MPhil with distinction (first class) in the history and philosophy of science. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in chemistry. 

Sohoni's article 'Lost History' was a co-winner of the American Constitution Society’s 2020 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Sohoni's article 'Crackdowns' received the honorable mention in the 2017 Scholarly Papers Competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and was also awarded the AALS Section on Criminal Justice's Junior Scholar Award for 2017. Sohoni's article 'The Power to Privilege' was selected for presentation at the 2014 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Sohoni is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Administrative Law and a contributor to the Administrative Law section of JOTWELL.

In 2018, Sohoni was awarded the Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

In 2019, she was named the Herzog Endowed Scholar for excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Scholarly Work

The Lost History of the 'Universal' Injunction” in 133 Harvard Law Review 920 (2020); “The Power to Vacate a Rule” in 88 George Washington Law Review (2020); “The Trump Administration and the Law of the Lochner Era” in 107 Georgetown Law Review 1323 (2019); “King's Domain” in 93 Notre Dame Law Review 1419 (2018); “Crackdowns” in 103 Virginia Law Review 31 (2017); “On Dollars and Deference: Agencies, Spending, and Economic Rights” in 66 Duke Law Journal 1677 (2017); “The Administrative Constitution in Exile” in 57 William and Mary Law Review 923 (2016); “The Power to Privilege” in 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 487 (2015); “The Problem with 'Coercion Aversion': Novel Questions and the Avoidance Canon” in 33 Yale Journal on Regulation Online (2015); “Agency Adjudication and Judicial Nondelegation: An Article III Canon” in 107 Northwestern Law Review 1569 (2013); “Notice and the New Deal” in 62 Duke Law Journal 1169 (2013); and “The Idea of 'Too Much Law'” in 80 Fordham Law Review 1585 (2012).

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