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School of Law

Parag Khandhar

Clinical Teaching Fellow
Community Development Clinic Parag Khandhar
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 410

Administrative Assistant: Melanie Hanson
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 413


J.D., American University Washington College of Law (2008)
B.S./ B.A., State University of New York at Albany

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Community Lawyering
Landlord/Tenant Law
Nonprofit Law

Khandhar joined the faculty in the Community Development Clinic in 2012. He worked as a staff attorney with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, D.C. and in Maryland, providing free legal services and representation to poor and limited-English proficient immigrant clients and client groups, including tenant associations, mutual aid organizations and start-up nonprofits. Khandhar was a Public Interest/Public Service Scholar at the Washington College of Law, where he founded a student advocacy collective that pushed for better public interest programs and support in the law school. Prior to law school, Khandhar worked for 10 years in New York City in community arts and service projects, post-9/11 relief and advocacy efforts, and other nonprofit organizations.

Khandhar grew up in Newark, N.J. and in the Hudson Valley in New York. He studied biology, literature and public administration in school, and Asian American and South Asian American arts, activism, and communities in the field. Khandhar is a father, writer, and dreamer, and serves on the board of the Asian American Literary Review.