Aadika Singh joined the ACLU of Alaska as staff attorney in 2020 but has been on Team ACLU since 2008, having previously worked at ACLU National and the ACLU of Michigan. During law school, in addition to her work for the ACLU, Aadika served Senator Patrick Leahy’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee team and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (under then-Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta). Aadika has nearly a decade of national and local administrative and legislative advocacy experience in criminal justice reform and immigrants’ rights. She is committed to undertaking litigation and advocacy informed by community voices and needs.
Aadika is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was senior editor of the Law Review. After law school, she served as law clerk to Justice Bridget M. McCormack of the Michigan Supreme Court, U.S. District Judge Gerald A. McHugh in Philadelphia, and Judge Theodore A. McKee on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Aadika is a Sikh Indian-American woman who arrived in the United States as an asylum seeker when she was eight years old. Her family fled a politically motivated assassination campaign in India, found refuge in Iraq, but were pushed out of Ramadi due to the onset of the first Gulf War. In America, Aadika grew up in low-income communities of color in California’s East Bay playing basketball and reading. She speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and Spanish. When not lawyering, she enjoys playing outside and cooking with her gorgeous husband and delightful baby boy.