Raad Alsowayigh has joined the Pension Action Center (PAC) as its legal clerk, responsible for managing the client caseload and supervising the undergraduate interns who staff the center’s help line. Alsowayigh (his name is pronounced Rod Also-way-egh) graduated in May 2023 from Boston College Law School. His title will shift to staff attorney once he passes the Massachusetts bar.

As a law student Alsowayigh was drawn to public interest work, he says. On behalf of a client facing disability discrimination, he filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief which led to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling in the client’s favor. As an intern with the International Legal Foundation, Alsowayigh worked with Tunisian lawyers to improve the country’s criminal justice system.

“I like the motive and values that drive this job, helping retired people who are struggling to collect their pension funds,” Alsowayigh says of his new position with PAC. “As the population of older adults continues to grow, the demand for this work is only increasing.”

“Raad is fantastic, he has taken to the work incredibly well,” says Tyler Compton, PAC’s lead attorney. “You can tell he cares about our clients. And he’s taken really well to the work of supervising our interns.”

Born in the U.S., Alsowayigh grew up in Saudi Arabia. He returned to the U.S. to attend Penn State University, where he earned a B.A. in political science.