Assistant Director Office of Public Interest
Jasmeet Sidhu is the Assistant Director of the Office of Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law. In her role, Jasmeet promotes WCL’s commitment to public service by advising and coordinating programming for students and alumni interested in public interest law; encouraging activism and social justice through public service; and advocating for the importance of public service either through full-time employment or pro bono efforts.
Prior to joining WCL’s staff, Jasmeet worked with numerous civil rights and social justice advocacy organizations including South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and Alliance for Justice. Jasmeet began her legal career as a litigation associate with K&L Gates and Williams Mullen, where she established a solid commitment to pro bono legal work, representing clients seeking asylum in the U.S., survivors of domestic violence, and immigrant workers seeking unpaid wages. Through her pro bono efforts, Jasmeet has worked with Human Rights First, Central Virginia Legal Aid Justice Center, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Pro Bono Legal Clinic. Jasmeet received her BA from Duke University and her JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a WCL alum, with an LLM in International Legal Studies specializing in International Human Rights Law.