Boston University School of Law

December 5, 2006

singhSabita Singh (‘90) is First South Asian Woman Appointed American District Judge

Sabita Singh ('90), a native of India's Saran district in Bihar, has been appointed a judge of the district court of Massachusetts. Singh is the first woman of South Asian heritage to hold this appointment.

While a student at BU Law, Singh represented the School in the Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. After graduating in 1990, Singh clerked with the Massachusetts Superior Court and served seven years as an assistant district attorney and special counsel for criminal civil rights enforcement in Middlesex County.

Prior to her service with the federal government, she practiced both criminal and civil law at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Singh is the founder of the South Asian Bar Association’s Boston branch, and has served as the president of the North American South Asian Bar Association.

Reported by Caitlin McCartan