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Areas of Expertise

Civil Litigation, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Ethics


EXTERN: Govt Counsel, EXTERN: Advanced


Ailya Zaidi is an adjunct professor in the externship program at Emory University School of Law. 

She has developed a civil litigation practice with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, where her areas of focus include administrative law, environmental law, ethics, employment and contracts. She is an active member of the Georgia Bar.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, Ailya served as the Assistant Director of Academic Success at Mercer Law School.

During law school, Ailya also participated in the externship program as an extern with the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Georgia.