Rakhi Lahiri ’10
At Northeastern, Rakhi Lahiri tried it all: co-ops in New Delhi, San Francisco and Boston. “Co-op allowed me to explore which area of law best suits my passion and interests,” she says.
“I had a good idea of the prosecutor’s position. But I wanted to learn more about other perspectives — the defense attorney, the victim, the accused,” says Rakhi, who was a victim witness advocate in the Suffolk County DA’s Office prior to law school. “I thought I wanted to be a DA, but I wanted to have a range of experiences so I could say for certain.”
Today, Rakhi puts her experience to work as an associate Glickman Turley, where she handles both civil and criminal matters.
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
Rakhi wrote bench memoranda for civil and criminal matters, including habeas corpus petitions, breaches of contract and maritime issues.
Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi, India
Rakhi conducted investigations and drafted petitions and memoranda concerning domestic violence legal issues in India.
Public Health Legal Clinic
Working with the law school’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, Rakhi explored public health law and the use of litigation to effect changes in public health policy.
- Balancing Liberty and Security
- Criminal Trial Practice
- Employment Discrimination and Section 1983 Litigation
- International Law
- Trusts and Estates
National Trial Competition
California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, San Francisco, California
Rakhi researched and wrote memoranda on complicated employment and housing discrimination cases.
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, District Court Division, Boston, Massachusetts
Rakhi was part of a fast-paced legal office that handles 50,000 criminal cases each year.