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Neil Makhija is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Neil’s commentary on law and politics has been featured in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, POLITICO, and several other local and national media outlets.

In 2016, Neil was the Democratic Nominee for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Carbon County, a predominantly white, working class district, where he outperformed the national Democratic ticket by 14 points.

As the grandson of refugees and son of immigrants, Neil is the first in three generations of his family to come back home. He has worked in the White House, the U.S. Senate, and attended Harvard Law School on the Lentz scholarship, endowed by a 19th century coal magnate. Neil's advocacy focuses on bridging the urban-rural divide in American politics. He is working on a book on climate and immigration through the story of his hometown and other post-industrial communities that were bellwethers in the 2016 election.

Neil’s law practice focuses on class actions representing workers, consumers, and public entities. He also advises candidates and organizations on election law matters.

To contact Neil - reach him directly at neil [at] neilmakhija [dot] com