Leadership

NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE BOARD 

 

Sanjit Rai, Co-President, Santa Clara University School of Law

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Sanjit Rai is a student at Santa Clara University School of Law (’17) interested in practicing transactional intellectual property law. She is currently interning at Symantec Corporation in the Trademark, Copyright, and Marketing legal department. Sanjit graduated from the University of California, Davis (’13) with a degree in Communication and Professional Writing. She has also been President for SCU’s Law and Business Society, and South Asian Law Student Association. Additionally, Sanjit has served on the executive board for NASALSA (Treasurer 2015-2016), Student Intellectual Property Law Association, and Women and Law. In her free time, Sanjit likes to spend her time volunteering, baking, and watching basketball.

Jasleen Kaur, Co-President, York University Osgoode Hall Law School

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Jasleen Kaur is a 2017 JD candidate at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, in Toronto, Canada. She has served as 2L representative on the executive of the Osgoode chapter of SALSA, in addition to being a co-coordinator with the Osgoode Feminist Collective. She has helped organize the annual OFC Cabaret, contributed to Osgoode Hall’s Diversity Week, and co-organized a Black History Month spoken word and poetry event at the law school, Poetic Justice, also co-hosted by the Black Law Students’ Association. In the past, she sat as associate editor on the Indigenous Law Journal based out of the University of Toronto, and as editor and mentor for Incendies, an undergraduate zine published by York students. She has written pieces for Osgoode Hall’s newspaper, the Obiter Dicta, as well as contributing an essay on Salvador Allende’s failed democratic reforms to the History and Political Science Journal at York (2012). She also enjoys poetry as a hobby, and was fortunate to have an excerpt of her retelling of the Punjabi epic Mirza/Sahiban titled featured in an issue of Masala Militia, an independent Toronto publication geared towards South Asian women and femmes.
Jasleen is excited to be working through the OFC to curate a retrospective exhibit on feminism at her law school in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. During her 2016-2017 year, she is working as a division leader in the Administrative Law division of the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme at York, an interdisciplinary legal clinic based out of the university that provides free legal services and prioritizes serving marginalized persons. When she’s not working this summer, she can be found enjoying the many views from the 6ix, and doing mehndi at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention booth during PRIDE celebrations in Toronto.
She specialized in political science for her hon. BA, graduating summa cum laude from York University in 2014. She enjoys storytelling, poutine, and Nina Simone.

  Vice President

 Secretary

Kirti Suri, Treasurer, American University Washington College of Law

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Kirti Suri is a 3L part-time student at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). She works full time as a program coordinator at American University and attends classes in the evening. She is interested in practicing corporate law and tax law. In addition to working and studying, she currently interns as a law clerk at Lacki & Company, LLC where she assists in the representation of clients with corporate transactional needs. Kirti is an active student and contributes to her law school community in many ways. She currently acts as the Budget Director for the WCL Moot Court Honor Society, Senior Managing Editor of a law brief titled The Modern American, represents her school’s student body as a Student Bar Association Senator, and anticipates being a student attorney during the spring 2017 semester in WCL’s Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic. She also acted as president of the WCL chapter of the South Asian Law Students Association during the 2015-2016 school year. She is extremely excited to act as a NASALSA board member and contribute to the organization’s success. Kirti completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in Accounting and Finance. Her hobbies include traveling and tennis.

Outreach Coordinator

 


NASALSA BOARD

Karishma Goel, Midwest Regional Delegate, Case Western Reserve School of Law

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Karishma Goel is a 3rd year law student at Case Western Reserve School of Law (’17). She has been serving as President for the last 2 years for her local chapter of SALSA in Cleveland, Ohio which has served as motivation to become involved with NASALSA at the national level. In addition to this, she is extremely involved with other organization’s at her school as well as within her community. Karishma graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a dual degree in Political Science and Art History. When not studying or clerking, Karishma spends her free time exploring museums across the country and watching baseball.

 


Northeast Regional Delegate
 

 Northeast Regional Delegate
 

Hari KumarWestern Regional Delegate, University of California, Davis, School of Law
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Hari Kumar always knew he wanted to practice law in California. He has lived all over the world, completing his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Andrews and his Masters degree at the University of Oxford. He also worked for the UN in India for a short time and at a major law firm in New York.  He can honestly say there is no place quite like California.  California’s economy, its people, and its weather all made him excited to begin his career here.
He is lucky to already have had some great experiences working in law including at a political law firm at Olson, Hagel, Fishburn LLP in Sacramento and also working at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco. His goal is to work in the private sector and build a practice that extends from the Bay Area to Sacramento. In his spare time he loves reading biographies, finding new music and discovering new restaurants.

 Raphael Jacob, Canada Regional Delegate, York University Osgoode Hall Law School

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Raphael is a 3L student at Osgoode Hall in Toronto and will be on exchange in Amsterdam for the first half of his final year. Raised, but not born, in Calgary, Raphael studied Political Science at the University of Calgary where he also served a term as the President of the Students’ Union. The first in his family to attend law school, Raphael summered in Calgary at Bennett Jones LLP and will be articling with them upon graduation. Raphael spent this past summer interning at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. His interests include travel, fantasy football and disappointing his parents, but has yet to do them all simultaneously.

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