Avy Mallik joined Civil Justice in 2013 to work on Foreclosure law and policy. In 2012, Avy graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. While at Georgetown Law, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race, a scholarly publication dedicated to discussing the intersection of race, law and policy. Avy also received a CALI award for best exam or paper for a class on Health Law and Policy, and was on the Dean’s List for being in the top 1/3 of his class during his 2L year. Avy served as Conference President of the North American South Asian Law Student Association, bringing together over 100 law students, professors, and legal practitioners to discuss legal issues affecting minority and immigrant communities.
Avy is the Foreclosure Program Attorney at Civil Justice, where he overviews legal and policy work relating to foreclosure prevention in Maryland. He has extensive experience in civil rights law, environmental policy, and international human rights law. Prior to law school, Avy worked for an environmental organization in San Francisco, CA, helping build partnerships between the private sector and the Department of Interior. He also interned at the United Nations, writing articles for the UN Chronicle, the flagship quarterly journal of the organization. While at Georgetown Law, Avy worked in Geneva for the International Organization for Migration, spent a summer as a law clerk for the Washington, DC civil rights law firm Mehri & Skalet working on civil rights violations, and traveled to Uganda to conduct law clinic work investigating discrimination in healthcare access for women. Avy works on Foreclosure and Housing rights at Civil Justice, bringing together attorneys, housing counselors, lenders and legislators to enact improvement on housing law and policy.
Avy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College in Portland, OR, with a B.A. in English Literature in 2007, writing a thesis entitled “The Postmodern and Postcolonial Age within the Discourse of Globalization.