New England Law | Boston students perform public service work through clinical courses, student groups, and employment, both paid and volunteer.
Students may obtain transcript recognition for approved public service legal work through the Public Service Transcript Notation Program.
Amar Khoday (Class of 2004)
Throughout my time at New England School of Law, I have found avenues to pursue my interests in Public Interest Law in general, including International Human Rights. As Human Rights Day Chair for the International Law Society, I and other members of the ILS had the pleasure of bringing John Washburn, Convenor for the American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court to speak on the ICC and America's opposition to it.
In the summer after my first year of law school I obtained a position as a summer intern with the American Anti-slavery Group, researching issues relating to bonded child labor in India, in addition to participating in NESL's Study in Ireland program. Upon my return to New England, I enrolled in the school's Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic package. Through the seminar portion we explored a range of public interest law issues as a group, and I focused my research and writing for the course on the issue of race and the delivery of health care. In the clinical portion of the course I worked at the Health and Disability Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, representing indigent litigants as a student attorney in a variety of health care issues.
During the spring semester, I enrolled in the Government Lawyer Clinic and was interned with the Civil Rights division. In that capacity, I researched and drafted various legal documents relating to hate crimes, housing and employment discrimination, in addition to other constitutional legal issues. I returned to the Greater Boston Legal Services this past summer, this time with the Immigration and Asylum unit. In addition to working on various complex legal issues, I had the great opportunity to interact with a variety of individuals who escaped civil war and oppression.
This semester, I am enrolled with the Mass Practice and Procedure Clinic which has me performing clerkship duties with a Massachusetts Superior Court Justice. It is a priceless experience to view litigation from the perspective of the jurists.