Raji Mangat

Sessional instructor

Tel: 604-630-9928 
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC   V8W 2Y2

Raji is the Director of Litigation at West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF). Raji conducts litigation for the organization and oversees the management and strategic direction of West Coast LEAF’s litigation portfolio on a broad range of cases that impact substantive equality for women in British Columbia. Prior to joining West Coast LEAF, Raji was counsel at the BC Civil Liberties Association, where she worked generally on litigation and policy matters concerning sentencing reform, civil forfeiture and democratic engagement.

Raji began her legal career as an associate in the litigation department at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where she had a robust pro bono practice focused on asylum and the criminal justice system. Prior to her work at Sullivan & Cromwell, Raji served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Frank Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada from 2003-2004. Since leaving private practice in 2009, Raji has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague and the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. She has also consulted on a wide range of advocacy projects for international non-profit organizations. Raji currently sits on the board of Access Pro Bono and chairs the organization’s litigation committee. 

Raji received her law degree from the University of Victoria and earned her BA in political science at the University of British Columbia and an MA in international development studies at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Raji is called to the bars of British Columbia and Ontario and is a member of the New York State bar.

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