Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, helped high school students learn about law school and the legal profession at the Third Annual High School Pre-Law Diversity Symposium. The event, co-hosted by the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program, Take a Chance on Law, and the Rutgers Alumni for Diversity, Inclusion, Community-Building & Access in Law, was held virtually on March 5, 2022.
The Pre-Law Diversity Symposium seeks to encourage high schools students of diverse backgrounds to consider a career in law. Ms. Dev served as a coach during a mock trial exercise. Additionally, she spoke to the students about law careers in private practice and what it’s like to be a lawyer.
Ms. Dev concentrates her practice on school law and labor and employment law. She is experienced in representing, advising, and defending boards of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Section 504, student discipline and civil rights. She leads Capehart Scatchard’s School Law Blog, which focuses on cases, court decisions, and current developments affecting education law in the state of New Jersey. Ms. Dev is the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which seeks to facilitate the Firm’s efforts to achieve and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace at every level of our organization. Ms. Dev also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Shareholder.