Radha Pathak


Associate Dean of Student & Alumni Engagement, Whittier Law School

Counsel, Stris & Maher LLP


Radha Pathak is Associate Dean of Student & Alumni Engagement and a tenured professor at Whittier Law School, where she has taught advanced appellate advocacy, civil procedure, federal courts, remedies, and torts.  Professor Pathak is also of counsel to Stris & Maher LLP.

Professor Pathak has been litigating cases before the Unites States Supreme Court since 2005.  In the 2016 term, she served on teams representing parties in Microsoft v. Baker, 137 S.Ct. 1702 (2017), and Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 137 S.Ct. 1407 (2017).  In the 2015 term, she served as counsel of record in Board of Trustees v. Montanile, 136 S.Ct. 651 (2016), represented the respondents in Merrill Lynch v. Manning, 136 S.Ct. 1562 (2016), and was a member of the team representing the State of Vermont in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 136 S.Ct. 936 (2016).

Prior to entering academia, Professor Pathak served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law where she was an editor of the New York University Law Review, and her B.A. in Political Science with honors from the University of California at Berkeley.