Amol Sinha is the Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ. He brings to the ACLU-NJ a vision to make the organization a more collaborative, accessible resource for all of New Jersey, and he strives to create an even better, even more welcoming Garden State.
Prior to joining the ACLU-NJ, Amol was at the Innocence Project, where he led state-level policy campaigns nationwide to address wrongful convictions, and provide justice for those who were exonerated. From 2010-2015, Amol was the director of the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, where he led efforts to defend and promote the constitutional rights of all Suffolk County residents, particularly around policing and criminal justice, immigrants' rights, and education reform.
Amol is also an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where he has taught courses on constitutional law, civil rights, media law, and criminal justice. Additionally, Amol is a past president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and current co-chair of the public interest committee of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
As a leading national lawyer and policy expert, Amol is a frequent commentator on civil rights, criminal justice, race and social justice, and issues affecting Asian American and South Asian American communities. Amol has been featured in local, national, and international media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, India Abroad, CNN, and numerous others. Amol has received numerous awards and honors for his work, from legal organizations, bar associations, colleges and universities, and grassroots groups. His leadership has led to incredible legal and policy gains in New Jersey, including racial justice focused cannabis legalization, and a massive reduction in our state prison population.
Amol holds a B.A. in journalism and economics from New York University, and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a Public Service Scholar. Amol grew up in Lawrenceville and is a proud product of Lawrence Township Public Schools.