Ms. Vasudevan is an attorney in the firm’s Education Law and Special Education Law Groups, working in regular and special education issues. Ms. Vasudevan represents school districts in all aspects of special education litigation, from administrative hearings at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) through to all levels of judicial appeal. She represents school districts in matters of student discipline, civil rights issues, collective bargaining, public procurement, and employment issues. She presents workshops on issues such as conducting investigations, evaluations, special education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, state and federal student record regulations, bullying, and civil rights laws both to client groups and at state conferences including at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Immediately prior to coming to Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, she clerked for Justice Bassett of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Ms. Vasudevan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University, with a major in Public Policy. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. While in law school, Ms. Vasudevan participated in the Tenant Advocacy Project, a negotiation clinic, and interned at Massachusetts Appleseed and at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Prior to law school, she taught high school mathematics for two years in San Jose, California, as part of Teach for America, and trained the incoming Teach for America Corps Members at Teach for America’s Summer Institute.
During law school, she was awarded the Education Pioneers Fellowship and the Rappaport Fellowship.