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Aseem Chipalkatti L’21

Aseem Chipalkatti is a Seattleite whose work revolves around ensuring the collective representation of minority groups, especially the South Asian community. As the co- founder and Board President of South Asian Americans for Washington, he is excited to advocate for and promote the goals of the South Asian and overarching Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in his home state and throughout the United States.

Aseem’s legal interests lie in litigation broadly, with an aspiration towards constitutional litigation and civil rights work. On campus, he is the Managing Editor of Volume 23 of the Journal of Constitutional Law, the Speaker and Conference Chair for the South Asian Law Students Association, and on the board of the West Coast Law Students Association. Aseem spent his 1L summer as the Seattle Diversity Fellow with Davis Wright Tremaine, and will split his 2L summer with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office of Complex Litigation, and the Department of Justice’s San Francisco Antitrust Division.

Before law school, Aseem was a political and communications consultant, and worked on political races in Philadelphia, Sacramento, and the Greater Seattle Area. As a proud Venture for America alumnus, Aseem has worked for startups in both Philadelphia and St. Louis, both of which will always hold a special place in his heart. He received a BA from Claremont McKenna College in 2015.