Debbie Satyal recently graduated with a JD from Boston College Law School in May 2008. Satyal also has a Master of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University (2005) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Political Science from University of Florida (2004). Satyal is a Law School Alumni Association Scholar, Recipient of William O’Keefe Award and University “Committed to Change” Award, participant of the National Mock Trial Team, President of South Asian Law Student Association, the Chair of Law Student Association Diversity Committee, President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Founder of the Nepali Student Association and a proud Recipient of the Political Science Outstanding Achievement Award.

Satyal has worked with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. as a Law Clerk to Vice-President and General Counsel (2007) in the field of intellectual property trade matters; with Roselli & Vasudeva, LLP/Boston College Law School Immigration Clinic (2006) interviewing and preparing asylum trials; with Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project (2006) litigating deportation trial in Immigration Court, drafting direct examination and expert testimony questions and conducting screening interviews for potential immigration clients and assessing relief options. Satyal was also a Teaching Assistant for American Government and International Relations at Florida Atlantic University, Political Science Department (2004-2005). Satyal is multilingual in English, Spanish and Nepali. Satyal appeared for the New York State bar in July 2008 and currently awaiting her results.

Satyal’s publication: Alexander Ndaula & Debbie Satyal, Rafiu’s Story, in Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today (Philip Kretsedemas & David C. Brotherton eds. Columbia University Press, April 2008).