Advait Ramanan
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Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
University: University of Georgia
Major: Political Science

Advait Ramanan

Harvard Debate Council, Cambridge, MA
Assistant Debate Coach August 2019 – Present
• Conducting research on United States space policy for use by the team in upcoming debate tournaments
• Facilitate team practices and in-depth discussions on strategy for competition to improve performance
• Assist with team travel and logistics for inter-collegiate tournaments

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD
Research Assistant May 2018 – August 2018 & May 2019 – August 2019
• Assisted Professor Frank Pasquale with projects in the areas of surveillance, health, and administrative law
• Conducted research for one section in the University’s Administrative Law textbook, which was incorporated in the 1L curriculum and edited and assisted with an article published in the Columbia Law Review
• Completed four major assignments, along with other 1L and 2L students, including research for law review articles and updates to an administrative law textbook

District of Columbia, Office of Administrative Hearings, Washington, D.C.
Intern to the General Counsel May 2016 – August 2016
• Created the blueprint for the office’s first Language Access Program which improved the DC Office of Human Rights’ compliance score from 0/12 in FY2015 to 12/12 compliance score in FY2016-2018
• Conducted research, in support of ongoing cases, using Westlaw and LexisNexis for judges and clerks in the field of administrative law
• Assisted the General Counsel with daily operations including filing paperwork, handling walk-ins, and proofing documents

Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA
Debate Coach September 2015 – May 2019
• Coached team to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, the annual national championship tournament
• Conducted role-playing exercises and simulations, along with in-depth group discussions, and lectures to foster strategic and critical thinking in the field of public policy
• Analyzed potential opponent arguments and gathered original research specific to these arguments

University of Georgia Debate Institute, Athens, GA
Class Instructor June 2015 – July 2015
• Taught high school students the principles of argumentation, the skill of persuasion, and research skills
• Conducted in-depth research on high school debate topics to produce argumentative cases for the institute
• Adjudicated over 15 two-hour-long debates between campers

legal, research, political science