Trisha Chokshi

Trisha Chokshi

Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience: I was a law clerk at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General (Civil Rights Bureau) and completed a summer internship at the Office of the State Appellate Defender (2nd Judicial District). Prior to starting law school, I was a human rights activist with the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights. I coordinated campaigns on immigration detention and torture/police accountability projects, and I helped develop strategies and models for the implementation of the United States' human rights treaty obligations at the state and local levels.

What activities are you involved in? I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Northern Illinois University Law Review. This fall, I will compete in the National Appellate Lawyer’s National Moot Court Competition. I also serve as an Auction Co-Chair for the 17th Annual Public Interest Law Society Auction.

What do you like most about being at NIU Law? I chose Northern Illinois University College of Law because of its commitment to public interest work, its small size, and its affordability. As a student, I have come to value our strong emphasis on helping the community, regardless of which area of law we ultimately pursue. It was also important for me to be at a school where faculty members were accessible. Having professors available to discuss the course material, article ideas, and career paths has immensely helped my development as a student.

This interview was conducted in Fall 2011.

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