Regina Shahi

Regina Shahi

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Regina Shahi is a Master of Arts student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati.
She obtained her Bachelors in Law from Nepal and is a licensed lawyer in Nepal. She has an experience working in business and employment law in Nepal and in the United States. She is interested in understanding the interrelation between law, politics and society, more specifically how legal changes impact public participation in democracies. Currently, Regina is working as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Laura Dudley Jenkins and Dr. Rina Verma Williams on an oral history project about women in political science.


LLB: Kathmandu School of Law , Bhaktapur, Nepal , 2015 (Law)

LL.M. (Masters in Law): University of Cincinnati College of Law 2020 (U.S. Legal Systems with Business Law Concentration)

Research and Practice Interests

Women in Politics, Public Policy, Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Democracy and Development, Society, Gender, and Law

Positions and Work Experience

08-2016 -06-2018 Corporate Team Leader/Associate, Gandhi and Associates Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

06-2018 -07-2019 Associate , Pioneer Law Associates Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

01-2020 -03-2020 Legal Extern, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

06-2020 -05-2021 LLM Legal Fellow, Rathbone Group LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2018 -07-2019 Council Member, United States Embassy Youth Council Nepal , Kathmandu, Nepal

08-2021 - Research Assistant for Dr. Laura Dudley Jenkins and Dr. Rina Verma Williams,