Sarani Rangarajan Millican

Sarani Rangarajan Millican



Sarani brings an agile, curious, and strategy-oriented mindset to help clients work through complex technical information and contexts throughout the litigation process to achieve resolution.

With a focus on client goals, Sarani applies careful and rigorous legal analysis to assess the issue at hand. Sarani’s experience in a variety of settings facilitates effective cross-cultural communication. She believes in honest and respectful dialog grounded in a tailored strategic plan coupled with vigorous advocacy to reach those goals.

To get to know Sarani further, read her Minnesota Women Lawyers' member spotlight

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2022), cum laude

Iowa State University (M.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, 2014)

Vellore Institute of Technology (BTech Bioinformatics, 2007), with honors


  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • English, Hindi, Tamil


  • Minnesota 4th District, Honorable Julie E. Allyn, 2022-2023
  • District Court of Minnesota, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Eric C. Tostrud, 2021-2021


  • As student attorney and student director for UMN Human Rights Litigation & International Legal Advocacy Clinic, Sarani addressed a committee of the United Nations on behalf of her client, and co-authored an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court.

  • Sarani also supported the Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism.

News & Resources

Events & Speaking Engagements

2024 AIPLA Virtual Corporate Practice Institute

Industries & Practices

  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

Community Involvement

  • 400+ Pro Bono Hours (2020-2022)
    • 150+ pro Bono Hours (2020, 2021)
  • Chairperson, University of Minnesota Student Senate
  • Volunteer, Standpoint, Minneapolis, MN
  • Volunteer, Tenant Resource Center, Madison, WI




  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award (2022)
Sarani Rangarajan Millican