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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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11/12/2007 ~ 11/13/2007 at  Cowin Center, Teachers College

Anurima Bhargava

Assistant Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Presentation Topic:

  • Practitioners Panel: [Summary to be posted soon]

Anurima Bhargava is Director of the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) where she is actively engaged in litigation and advocacy to expand educational access and opportunity for students of color. Ms. Bhargava has been deeply involved in the litigation, advocacy and public education efforts around the two voluntary integration cases - Parents Involved in Community Schools v.
Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education - recently decided by the Supreme Court and is co-lead counsel representing parent intervenors in three Proposition 209 challenges to voluntary integration efforts in California. She also advises institutions of higher education on providing equal access and opportunities to all students through their admissions, financial aid and scholarship, and outreach programs. Prior to joining LDF, Anurima worked as a staff attorney at the New York City Department of Education and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.