Pegah Ghods, Legal Intern
Pegah L. Ghods is a Juris Doctor candidate at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, class of 2018, where she focuses on health care law. During her last year of law school, she worked as a legal intern for the Mulligan, Banham & Findley, where she gained experience working on medical malpractice cases. She was also a mediator at the San Diego Superior Court-Small Claims Division where she helped with a variety of civil matters such as landlord-tenant issues, insurance claims, contract disputes and business operation disagreements.
Prior to law school, Ms. Ghods worked as a research assistant for the San Diego State University Research Foundation where she focused on access to healthcare for vulnerable populations; she was also a clinical intern at Palomar Pomerado Hospital and Cancer Center of Irvine where she gained hands-on experience working with patients. She volunteered her time as a liaison for the American Bar Association-Health Law Section, National Association of Women Judges, Planned Parenthood and the San Diego County Bar Association.
Ms. Ghods earned her bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis in public health from San Diego State University in 2014, where she graduated with distinction from the college of health and science. In 2015 she pursued her interest in becoming a health care law attorney by attending the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Ms. Ghods successfully completed the Negotiation Program at Harvard School of Law, Patient Safety Certificate Program from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Human Subject Protections Certificate from San Diego State University School of Public Health and a Legal Research Certificate from LexisNexis.
In addition to English, Ms. Ghods is fluent in Farsi/Persian.