Audience in Lecture








The Raben Group


Sunil Mansukhani brings more than two decades of experience in education and civil rights policy, law, and advocacy from both the nonprofit sector and government. He served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) over the course of three administrations, serving presidents of both parties.

Prior to joining Raben, Sunil was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in ED’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) from 2009-2012. While at ED, OCR issued guidance that sought to protect the civil rights of tens of millions of students in areas such as the consideration of race in K-12 and college admissions; harassment and bullying; sexual violence; documentation requirements for enrollment in public schools; and equal access for students with disabilities. In addition, he oversaw the implementation of the widely-heralded Civil Rights Data Collection, a survey of all the public schools in the nation.

Sunil also served as a senior attorney in DOJ’s Civil Rights Division; executive director of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission; an associate with the law firm Crowell and Moring; a law clerk for Chief Judge Edward Cahn in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation. Sunil is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Law and Social Policy as well as the Equal Rights Center. He is also the Chair of the National Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC.

Sunil received his BA in political science and economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his JD from Yale Law School, and an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center.