I am delighted to report that Priya N. Lakhi, with over a dozen years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, will direct our Criminal Defense Clinic beginning next week. Most recently, Priya was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Georgia Capital Defender, where she worked with law students from Emory and Georgia State law schools in representing clients facing capital charges. She previously handled a broad array of representation in staff attorney positions with the Legal Aid Society of New York and the Dekalb County and Fulton County Public Defender offices in Georgia. Priya also spent four months in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2009, helping establish the first Legal Aid and Public Defender offices in post-conflict Nepal. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Law. Here’s what Associate Dean Andy Horwitz had to say about this excellent addition to our experiential learning team:
I am thrilled to have the chance to work with such an experienced and talented lawyer and educator. With her breadth of real world experience, she will be a tremendous teacher and role model for our students and an exceptional addition to our faculty.
Welcome aboard, Priya!