Staff Attorney, Special Litigation
Ashika David is a staff attorney for the Special Litigation unit, which works with BDS lawyers to identify and strategically litigate systemic criminal justice deficiencies and constitutional issues affecting the rights of BDS clients.
Ashika first became interested in public defense when she interned in the juvenile division of the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office while she was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. Ashika went on to receive her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a student advocate in the Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic. As Editor-At-Large of the Review of Law and Social Change, she helped organize a symposium on constitutional change, which focused on the DOMA and Prop 8 cases. Ashika was also a research assistant for Professor Arthur R. Miller and a semi-finalist in the Orison S. Marden Moot Court competition.
After graduating law school, Ashika was a bankruptcy associate at Brown Rudnick and also served as a volunteer law clerk for Judge Ling-Cohen.