By Niraj Trivedi --- Jersey City: The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has hired Nadia Seeratan as its new racial justice attorney.
...Seeratan, who is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and a member of the Human Rights Watch Young Advocates, will join the staff of ACLU NJ on December 3.
...Seeratan is currently a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society â€" Juvenile Rights Division in New York where, since 2003, she has represented children in Queens Family Court proceedings involving child abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights.She also works in the Legal Aid Society's Domestic Violence Project as Attorney Liaison and Training Coordinator.Seeratan is a 2002 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, TX, where she edited The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues, and served as president of the Asian Pacific Law Stud- ents Association.In 1997, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in History and Political Science.She
has published an article in St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues
titled, The Negative Impact of Intellectual Property Patent Rights on Developing Countries: An Examination of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.