Sonali Durham joined Relman Colfax in 2020 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm’s civil rights litigation and civil rights counseling practices.
Sonali graduated from Yale University in 2020, cum laude, with a B.A. in Mathematics (Intensive), with distinction in the major, and a Certificate of Advanced Language study in French. Her senior thesis analyzed mathematical and algorithmic approaches to identifying partisan gerrymandering in the United States; for this work, she received recognition from the Berkeley College Commonplace Society. Her senior thesis concept, and her interest in civil rights law, were sparked by her time as a Fellow at the Voting Rights Data Institute, hosted at Tufts University and M.I.T. in summer 2019. During college, Sonali conducted mathematics research in the area of graph theory and presented a resulting paper at the Young Mathematicians Conference in August 2018. She also played the viola in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, led backpacking trips for incoming first-years, and served as Creative Director for the Yale Politic magazine.
In her free time, Sonali enjoys solving and constructing crosswords, going for bike rides, and trying new recipes.