Advisory Board Member

Isra Bhatty

Attorney & Social Intervention Policy Expert


A graduate of Yale Law School, the University of Oxford (where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and the University of Chicago, Isra Bhatty holds a PhD in Social Intervention, specializing in the empirical assessment of complex criminal, public health, and social welfare programming. As an attorney, Isra has drafted briefs and argued cases before federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Isra has successfully represented pro bono clients in a wide variety of matters, including criminal and death penalty cases, appeals from the denial of disability benefits, family law and immigration matters, and religious and racial discrimination cases. Isra draws upon her ability to speak nine languages and expertise in econometric and empirical analysis to help the Purple Campaign address workplace harassment through multidimensional and data-driven lens. 

Isra served as a law clerk to the Honorable David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the Honorable Christopher R. Cooper on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She also served as the 2014-2015 Supreme Court Fellow at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where she researched and empirically analyzed sentencing issues related to recidivism, supervised release, and restitution in child pornography cases.