Mitesh Patel Resume

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					                                                   MITESH PATEL
                      979 Ketch Pl • San Jose, CA 95133 • (408) 597-7977 •
                                               California State Bar No. 275288


Santa Clara University School of Law – J.D. Awarded 05/2010
     CALI Award: Criminal Procedure; Consumer Protection; Public Interest practice
     Pro Bono Recognition Award                                                                         2009, 2010
     B.T. Collins Public Interest Scholarship                                                           2009
     Social Justice Leadership Grant for Youth Law                                                      2009
     Project Cornerstone Adult Role Model Award                                                         2010

     Alternative Spring Break: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services – client intakes and research         2010
     3L Class Representative: Participate in law school’s Board of Governors                            2009 – 2010
     ABA Law School Representative: Advocate on behalf of students to address school needs              2008 – 2009
     Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center: Taught tenant rights workshops                2009

University of California San Diego
B.A. Political Science, Public Law: 06/2007
B.A. Urban Studies and Planning: 06/2007


All American Investment Group: Project Manager                                               07/2010 - Present
      Negotiate, create, and maintain construction contracts, franchise agreements, and employment contracts
      Ensure compliance with local employment and zoning laws for hotels
      Engage in marketing campaign to increase market share

System Level Solutions, Pvt. Ltd.: Legal Consultant                                              01/2010 – Present
     Negotiate software distribution agreements with vendors
     Oversee compliance with US and International laws and regulations

Fresh Lifelines for Youth: Law Program Facilitator                                         09/2008 – 06/2010
     Educate youth on the juvenile justice system, pertinent laws, and legal consequences
     Case manage and mentor youth on probation to help them transition back into the community and develop life

Youth Law Center: Law Clerk                                                                         05/2009 – 06/2010
     Research and draft educational materials for foster parents and caregivers about their right to participate in court
        proceedings for children in their care, as well as materials for other clients and the general public.
     Perform review of juvenile detention facility visitation, education, and language access
     Authored a memo on juvenile capacity to commit crimes; Published at Pacific Juvenile Defender

Santa Clara University: Research Assistant for Professor Kandis Scott                           05/2009 – 09/2009
     Researched aspects of juvenile and family law as they relate to California evidentiary procedures
     Researched the use of propensity evidence to terminate parental rights in California

Northern California Innocence Project: Law Student Intern                                       05/2008 - 09/2008
     Investigated possible wrongful convictions by representing clients with viable claims of actual innocence
     Reviewed case histories, appellate briefs, transcripts, medical records and other documents
     Interviewed witnesses, crime lab personnel, law enforcement, defense attorneys, and prosecutors

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