Lecturer in Law
Sangeeta Prasad teaches Public Interest Law and Entrepreneurship and volunteers with several nonprofit organizations, including Impact100 and RSVP.
Ms. Prasad’s varied public interest career began with a judicial clerkship for the Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, followed by a fellowship at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. Ms. Prasad subsequently developed her trial and appellate skills serving indigent clients as an Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and as an Appellate Defender at the Center for Appellate Litigation in New York City.
In 2000, Ms. Prasad moved to New Mexico and shifted from criminal defense to civil practice and administrative law during her tenure at the state’s Department of Human Services. She assisted recipients and providers of public benefits, first as an Assistant General Counsel, then as an Administrative Law Judge and Bureau Chief of the Administrative Hearings Bureau. Ms. Prasad left the Department in 2005 to start a grant giving nonprofit to support childcare centers in the Santa Fe area; she operated the organization for several years.
Upon her return to the Northeast, she reconnected with the Defender Association as a consultant to write and edit publications and conduct trainings. Ms. Prasad was the Principal Author and Project Director of The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook, a comprehensive practitioner’s guide for defending children accused of delinquent offenses, published in 2011. She was also Principal Legal Editor of The Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist, published in 2010. Both are available through www.modelsforchange.net/publications and the Defender Association’s Juvenile Unit. At the 2011 PA Juvenile Justice Conference, Ms. Prasad was recognized with an award “for her outstanding contribution to advancing legal education in the field of juvenile justice” by the Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Prasad also worked as the Managing Attorney at SeniorLAW Center through November 2012, where she managed day-to-day operations and supervised legal staff working to improve the lives of older Pennsylvanians through legal services, education and training.
J.D. University Maryland School of Law 1992
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1989
SeniorLaw Center (Philadelphia) - Managing Attorney (2011 -2012)
Juvenile Defender Association of Pennsylvania & Defender Association of Philadelphia - Project Director & Principal Author, The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook (2009-11)
New Mexico Human Service Department,Santa Fe - Adminstrative Law Judge (2003-05)
New Mexico Human Service Department, Santa Fe – Bureau Chief, Administrative Hearings Bureau (2003-05)