Sadaf Chaudhry, J.D. was born and raised in Miami, FL. She attended Florida International University where she was a Research Assistant to three legal-research teams and was the Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society. While at FIU, she earned a double-major in four years for Political Science and Psychology where she then graduated magna cum laude in 2014. Thereafter, she began her life-long pursuit to begin a legal career and was granted admission to the reputable University of Florida Levin College of Law, consistently noted as Florida’s top-rated law school in the state.
At UF Law, Chaudhry further pursued leadership opportunities with organizations on campus, where she was nominated to serve on four Executive Boards. Her first year of law school, Chaudhry was awarded The Washington Center Florida Scholarship and Muslim American Scholarship to devote her summer interning for a national non-profit legal aid society in Washington, D.C. advocating for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Her second year of law school, Chaudhry was approved by the Florida Supreme Court to become a Certified Legal Intern which allowed her to earn a position at UF Law’s Gator TeamChild Juvenile Advocacy Clinic. Here, Chaudhry was a Student Attorney under the supervision of Judge Meshon Rawls to provide legal services to detained juveniles and represented them in court. Simultaneously, Chaudhry was a part-time Judicial Intern for the Honorable Kristine Van Vorst for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Alachua County Courthouse.
Chaudhry continued her non-profit pursuits and was awarded a Fellowship to provide legal services to the indigent community of Charleston, South Carolina during her second year of law school summer. Chaudhry’s continued diligent efforts then awarded her a coveted position into the Student Honors Program at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement and Examiners division at the SEC’s Miami Regional Office to partake in a Semester in Practice her final law school semester. Here, Chaudhry participated in a competitive 14-week program exploring securities law and worked on high-profile classified broker-dealer cases mainly regarding Ponzi schemes, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Rule 10b-5 violations.
Thereafter, Chaudhry graduated UF Law in May 2018 and was awarded with UF Law’s Pro-Bono Certificate exemplifying over 400 hours devoted to her community. At UF Law, Chaudhry had the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience by advocating and serving over a hundred clients throughout her law school career, standing her apart from her peers. Chaudhry now continues to pursue her legal career at her hometown in Miami, FL and is serving her community under the astute mentorship of Danielle A. Cohen Higgins, Esq. at Cohen Law.
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