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Public Interest Fellowship 

SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working at public interest organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. The number of fellowships awarded, as well as the amount of each grant, will be determined by the SABA-DC Fellowship Committee and is based on SABA¬≠-DC’s fundraising efforts and the number of quality applicants it receives. SABA-DC sponsors several fellows every year. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Public Interest Fellowship Committee Co-Chairs, Manasi Raveendran and Sohil Khurana, at


Nahian Arfin

The George Washington University Law School, 2026

Summer 2024 Fellowship: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Leisha Mahajan

University of Michigan Law School, 2025

Summer 2024 Fellowship: D.C. Public Defender Service

Roop Patel

Harvard Law School, 2026

Summer 2024 Fellowship: D.C. Public Defender Service

Huba Zaman

The George Washington University Law School, 2026

Summer 2024 Fellowship: Rising for Justice

Support the SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship

The Public Interest Fellowship is funded through the generosity of SABA-DC members and its supporters.  Each fall, SABA-DC hosts an annual Public Interest Benefit Gala to raise funds for this important program and to celebrate its fellows.

If you cannot attend the Gala but would like to support the fellowship, please submit a donation using the form below.  We truly appreciate your support!

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Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035

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