Seema N. Patel is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law. She served as the Clinical Director for the East Bay Community Law Center for five years, where she served on the organization’s executive team, oversaw the operation of Berkeley Law’s eight community-based clinics at EBCLC, and taught Community Lawyering. Before working in local government, Seema served as Senior Advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), focusing on immigrant workers’ rights. Seema also worked at the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, first as an Appellate Litigator in Washington, D.C., and later as a Trial Attorney in DOL’s Region IX office in San Francisco. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (currently, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), and the Honorable Harry Pregerson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Seema then moved to Gujarat, India, to organize slum-dwelling “ragpickers” (trash collectors) into a cooperative society. Prior to law school, Seema organized South Asian immigrant laundry workers on the east coast.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (2006)
B.A., Political Science, Rhetoric & German (Triple Major), University of California, Berkeley (2000)
Seema N. Patel is not teaching any Law courses in Spring 2023.
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Fall 2022||212.9 sec. 001||Love, Lawyering, and Liberation||289 sec. 001||East Bay Community Law Center Seminar||Spring 2022||221.74 sec. 001||Movement Lawyering from the Inside Out for 1Ls||289 sec. 001||East Bay Community Law Center Seminar||295.5Y sec. 001||Advanced East Bay Commnity Law Center Clinic||295.5Z sec. 001||East Bay Community Law Center Clinic|