Rakhi Lahiri ’10

Co-op allowed me to explore which area of law best suits my passion and interests.

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
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • Employment Discrimination and Section 1983 Litigation
  • Evidence
  • 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.

After Graduation

Rapporteur and Post-JD Fellow, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts


Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston, Massachusetts


Associate Attorney, Glickman Turley, Boston, Massachusetts


A defense attorney with a prosecutor’s lens.