Parag Rajendra Khandhar
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW Washington 20052
Parag Rajendra Khandhar, Esq. is a founding principal of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC and a founding board member of Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE). Both are dedicated to building a resilient, radically inclusive economy centering upon principles of race and social equity, sustainability, and valuing people and the planet over profit. Mr. Khandhar was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Community Development Clinic of the University of Baltimore School of Law where he supervised teams of law students and represented grassroots groups, community-based enterprises, and solidarity economy initiatives such as cooperatives.
He is a facilitator-participant in the Law and Social Change Jam. He is also co-facilitator of a new Asian American Solidarity Economies project that will launch at CommonBound 2016 to map and support a peer network of Asian American groups exploring and building solidarity economic projects across North America.
Prior to the fellowship, he was the Housing and Community Justice Staff Attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in the D.C. Metro Area, where he represented and organized with tenants in D.C. Chinatown, Asian seniors in Maryland, and many other groups.
He has worked over the past 20 years in NYC, D.C., and Baltimore with Asian and immigrant communities in direct and emergency relief services after September 11th, data advocacy, technical assistance, community arts spaces, and as a community lawyer focused on tenants’ rights and language access. Mr. Khandhar was a Public Interest/Public Service Fellow at the Washington College of Law at American University.