Thursday, November 18, 2021


Hello all! My name is Anuraag Sanga, and I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Law School in July and have absolutely loved my time here so far. I applied to law schools across the country, but I was particularly drawn to Loyola Law School because of its excellent criminal law program and the opportunities it provides to make an impact in a city as diverse and influential as LA. I have planned on attending law school since high school due to my passions for public policy and politics and I plan for my career as an attorney to be heavily involved those fields. 

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2020 and was fortunate to have amazing internship opportunities along the way that exposed me to fascinating legal questions and refined my career goals. I spent two summers interning for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal where I learned a lot about promoting social justice movements, campaign finance rules, and how a political campaign is run behind the scenes. I also interned at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where I undertook a policy research role focused on advocating for innovative crime strategies. My main project was to provide relevant data and information to help further the office’s goal of establishing diversion programs in place of prosecution for certain types of criminal offenders such as drug users and gang members. Finally, in my gap year between undergrad and law school, I worked as a paralegal for a Public Defender’s Office where I learned a lot about the day-to-day role of a defense attorney and was able to work with and provide support for many vulnerable individuals who enter our criminal justice system.

At this point in my education, I hope to get involved with policy work to solve the inefficiencies and injustices I have seen in our criminal justice system. However, I am keeping an open mind for my career post-graduation and am excited to see what new passions I develop as I progress further at Loyola Law School.

In my downtime, I am a die-hard Seattle sports fan. In fact, one of my favorite holidays each year is the inevitable day the Mariners are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. I am also an Eagle Scout and love hiking, biking, and the outdoors in general. More recently, I have been working diligently to learn new recipes and improve my cooking skills, because as my mom so kindly pointed out, they are currently “not very good.”

Thank you all for reading, I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about my background and interests! I am very much looking forward to my further posts for this blog throughout the year, till next time!

Anuraag Sanga