Shani is Associate Director of NYLAG’s Matrimonial & Family Law Unit and Project Director of FLU’s Project RISE, representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and unaccompanied minors in family law and immigration matters. Shani previously worked with Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project, representing survivors of trauma, abuse, and violence in immigration proceedings, and has previously worked with refugees in the Southern Africa region. Shani has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from Emory University and a JD from Georgetown University Law School in 2009.