Harmann Singh Becomes First Sikh To Be Selected As SC Judicial Law Clerk
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – Harmann Singh, has been selected as a Supreme Court Judicial Law Clerk, the first ever Sikh American to hold the position.
He will be clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Singh has his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he studied math and economics. Before law school, he worked at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) on civil rights issues for the Sikh and broader South Asian communities. He entered law school to study civil rights litigation.
As a student he interned at the White House as part of SALDEF’s Leadership Development Program. In his reflection, he credited the program for accelerating his professional career and investing in his potential through his formative years. A SALDEF press release quoted him as saying, “I am grateful for the crucial role SALDEF played in sparking my interest in the law, including during my LDP year, when I met a cohort of engaging, inspiring, and brilliant young Sikhs.”