Suffolk University law student Pavan R. Nagavelli has been named the winner of The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston 2012 Legal Intern Fellowship. The $3,000 fellowship enables law students to work in otherwise unpaid summer internships with community and public interest organizations. Nagavelli will be interning with SISHA/USA Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation Organization and stationed in Cambodia this summer.
Nagavelli is a rising second year student at Suffolk University Law School. During his internship this summer, he will assist SISHA/USA Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation Organization in providing justice for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation by strengthening the criminal justice system, and victims’ social and legal support services through Asia. He said he expects that the fellowship will help him in achieving his professional goal of working in criminal prosecution by providing him with the financial support necessary to work in the public interest criminal law sector this summer. His motivation to work with SISHA this summer stems from his interest in gaining active field experience while allowing him to “make a strong impact [on a community] that has been plagued by human trafficking violations and exploitation issues for decades.”
Nagavelli said he is excited for this thrilling opportunity and thanked The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston for its support.
The fellowship is sponsored in part by a donation from the law firm WilmerHale.
The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization and a chapter of the North American South Asian Bar Association. The association strives to work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement and understanding of the American legal system by the South Asian community. For additional information visit www.sabagb.org or contact Manisha Bhatt, president of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.