Erica Rasquinha5.30.18 — Erica Rasquinha ’19 won the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) 2018 Law Student Public Interest Fellowship, sponsored by a generous donation from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The $5,000 fellowship award enables law students to work in otherwise unpaid summer internships with community and public interest organizations.

Erica, who is particularly interested in international and immigration law, will intern this summer at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the civil division. Through this internship, she will gain substantial experience in researching federal law, drafting memoranda and observing courtroom proceedings. A graduate of the University of Denver, Rasquinha has been involved in a wide variety of student groups during law school. These include the Student Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, South Asian Law Student Association and the International Refugee Assistance Project.

“I am honored to be this year’s recipient of the SABA GB Law Student Public Interest Fellowship. Thank you to the selection committee, and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for its sponsorship,” said Erica. This summer I look forward to the opportunity to serve this community, which after two years feels like home, through my work at the US Attorney’s Office, while also striving to build a presence of strong female South Asian attorneys in the government sector. Both Northeastern and SABA GB have supported my goals of diving into public interest and social justice work head first, and I am beyond excited to use the skills I learn this summer to become a better advocate.”

About the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston 

SABA GB is a non-profit organization and chapter of the South Asian Bar Association of North America. SABA GB strives to work with other bar associations, government agencies, and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system by the South Asian community. For additional information, please visit www.sabagb.org.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.