Amar Khoday (Class of 2004)
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.