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Senior Editorial Board

Aparna Chandra

Aparna Chandra

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Aparna is an Assistant Professor of Law and Research Director, Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance at the National Law University, Delhi. Aparna received her LL.M and JSD degrees from Yale Law School in 2007 and 2013, respectively. She was a Lillian Goldman Scholar at Yale Law School from 2010-2012. Her doctoral dissertation (under the supervision of Judith Resnik and guidance of Bruce Ackerman and Alec Stone Sweet) examined the role of international law in domestic constitutional adjudication, with a primary focus on the Indian Supreme Court.

Arun Thiruvengadam

Arun Thiruvengadam

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Arun Thiruvengadam holds degrees in law from the National Law School, Bangalore and the New York University School of Law. Between 1995-97, he served as a Law-clerk-cum-research-assistant to the Chief Justice of India, Justice A.M. Ahmadi. He has published widely and most recently authored a book titled ‘The Constitution of India: A Contextual Analysis’ (2018).

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun

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Chinmayi Arun is a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She has served on the faculties of NUJS and National Law University Delhi from 2010 onwards, and was the founder Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi. She was a Fellow of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard University from 2017-2019 and a faculty associate of the Center prior to that. Chinmayi has law degrees from NALSAR (2006), the LSE (2009) and Yale (2020).  Her research tends to focus on freedom of expression, hate speech, privacy and artificial intelligence. 
Malavika Prasad

Malavika Prasad

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Malavika Prasad is an advocate and doctoral fellow at the Nalsar University of Law. She has worked on both sides of the Bar, clerking for Justice Ravindra Bhat when he served at the Delhi High Court, and as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India and other courts. She is part of the visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where she teaches a module on Law and Science. She holds degrees from the Nalsar University of Law and the University of Michigan Law School as a Grotius Fellow.  
Mohsin Alam Bhat

Mohsin Alam Bhat

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Mohsin Alam Bhat teaches at Jindal Global Law School and heads its Centre for Public Interest Law. He studied law at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, before completing his LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School. His academic work focuses on discrimination, exclusion, and the politics of religious and caste minorities in India. He is interested in combining multiple methodologies, particularly ethnographic methods, in the study of law. In 2016, he was awarded the Gruber Fellowship in Global Justice and Women’s Rights (Yale) and started an ongoing empirical research on urban rental housing discrimination in India. He is also the co-founder of Parichay, a collaborative effort between law schools in India to provide legal aid to those filing appeals against their exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

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Nick is a Lecturer in Political Science at Yale University and a Schell Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School. He has extensively studied and researched various aspects of legal profession and judicial administration in India. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2006, he spent seven years in South Asia, clerking for Chief Justice Sabharwal of the Indian Supreme Court, and working at Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in New Delhi on rights litigation involving water and health. He has also taught law at National Law School-Bangalore, Lahore University Management Sciences, and Jindal Global Law School.

Raeesa Vakil

Raeesa Vakil

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Raeesa Vakil is an advocate, and a J.S.D candidate at the Yale Law School, where she also earned her LL.M in 2016. Prior to that, Raeesa studied law at the National Law School of India in Bengaluru, after which she worked in litigation at the Supreme Court of India, as well as in courts in Delhi and Mumbai, and was a research scholar studying local government at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. Her doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of Bruce Ackerman (and guidance of Susan Rose-Ackerman and Taisu Zhang) examines judicial review in the Indian regulatory state.
Venkat Venkatesan

Venkat Venkatesan

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Venkatesan is a journalist with a long experience of writing and commenting on political and legal matters. His book ‘Constitutional Conundrums: Challenges to India’s Democratic Process’ has been published by LexisNexis in 2014. The book, mostly written before the 2014 general elections, has an Afterword written after the declaration of results. He serves as a Senior Editor with the magazine ‘Frontline’.

Vikram Raghavan

Vikram Raghavan

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Vikram Raghavan holds degrees from NLSIU, Bangalore (1997) and New York University (1998). He has worked as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, an international law firm and is currently a Lead Counsel at the World Bank. His areas of interest include constitutional law and international law. He has published widely and most recently edited a book titled ‘Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings’ by George H. Gadbois Jr.

Student Editorial Board

Bhavisha Sharma

Student Editor-in-Chief
Bhavisha Sharma
Student Editor-in-Chief

Bhavisha is a final year law student at NALSAR. She joined LAOT as a Legal as another enthusiastic first-year who wanted to do everything. However, now she is deeply interested in Human Rights Law with key emphasis on Women Rights. Since 2019, she has attempted to reduce her carbon footprint and hasn’t used single-use plastics like straws, cups etc. She can be found ravishing cheesy pastas in aesthetic cafes (or alternatively during lockdown on her phone she watches food videos and cries).

Gayatri Gupta

Student Editor-in-Chief
Gayatri Gupta
Student Editor-in-Chief

Gayatri is a fifth-year student at NALSAR University of Law. She has a keen interest in Refugee law, Constitutional Law, and Human Rights Law. She also works at Parichay Legal Aid Clinic as a core team member. These days, she can be found chilling with doggos and honing her binge-watching skills.

Ajitesh Arya

Legal Editor
Ajitesh Arya
Legal Editor

Ajitesh is a Third year student at NALSAR. He is deeply interested in Human Rights Law and Arbitration. He also serves as the editor of NALSAR Student Law Review

Anushree Verma

Anushree Verma

Legal Editor
Anushree Verma
Legal Editor

Anushree is a fourth year law student at Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad. She’s deeply interested in public policy, constitutional law and criminal law and their intersection. She also works as a Death Penalty Research Fellow with Project 39A. In her free time, she can be found complaining about the lack of free time or arguing for the superiority of fiction over non-fiction.  

Anushri Bhuta

Anushri Bhuta

Technical Editor
Anushri Bhuta
Technical Editor

Anushri is a second year student at NALSAR. She is interested in Intellectual Property Law, Constitutional Law and Technology Law. In her free time she can be found reading or taking long naps. 

Eeshan Sonak

Eeshan Sonak

Legal Editor
Eeshan Sonak
Legal Editor

Eeshan is a third-year student at NALSAR. He’s deeply passionate about Constitutional Law and socio-legal issues. His days lack predictability, pendulating between productivity and procrastination. His interests are known to change from time to time, varying from sports to abstract art to the outdoors.

Maladi Pranay

Maladi Pranay

Legal Editor
Maladi Pranay
Legal Editor

Pranay is a fourth year law student at NALSAR. He is interested in constitutional law. He is currently the Senior Editor of NALSAR Student Law Review.

Mariyam Mayan

Mariyam Mayan

Legal Editor
Mariyam Mayan
Legal Editor

Mariyam is a third-year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Her areas of interest include Public International Law, Criminal Law and Human Rights. She also likes writing, dancing and exploring new food. When not doing any of these, she can be found in a quite corner, sipping on coffee, listening to music or going through Instagram reels.

Natasha Singh

Natasha Singh

Social Media Editor
Natasha Singh
Social Media Editor

Natasha Singh is a third-year student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. She is interested in criminal law and international arbitration. 

Pranjal Gautam

Pranjal Gautam

Legal Editor
Pranjal Gautam
Legal Editor

Pranjal Gautam is a third-year law student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. His relevant areas of interest include Constitutional Law, Political Philosophy and Public International Law. He also enjoys brewing and tasting freshly roasted coffee, loves cats and reads horror manga or psychology thriller novels in his free time.

Shravani Shendye

Shravani Shendye

Legal Editor
Shravani Shendye
Legal Editor

Shravani is a fourth-year student at NALSAR University of Law. She is interested in public policy, constitutional law, and the intersectional discourse surrounding human rights. Academic writing and legal research comprise her other relevant interests. She is born in a nuclear Maharashtrian family and is a trained kathak dancer. She also writes poetry, reads mostly fiction, and likes to work out in her spare time.

Suhani Paruvelly

Suhani Paruvelly

Technical Editor
Suhani Paruvelly
Technical Editor

Suhani Paruvelly is a second-year student at NALSAR, who is still figuring out what they are doing here. At the moment, they are interested in Contract Law and Jurisprudence. In their free time, they like to lift, go for walks to see frogs, and vehemently recommend TV shows to friends. 

Yashashwini Santuka

Yashashwini Santuka

Social Media Editor
Yashashwini Santuka
Social Media Editor

Yashashwini Santuka is a third-year law student at NALSAR. She is interested in Constitutional law, Technology law and Public Policy. She believes writing is the only way she can truly express herself and thus spends her time reading and writing when not doomscrolling on the Internet. 

DGV Rithvik

DGV Rithvik

Technical Editor
DGV Rithvik
Technical Editor
DGV Rithvik is a fourth-year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. His areas of interest include Public Policy, Urban Transit and Intellectual Property Law. He maintains two of the University’s website – NALSAR eLibrary and NALSAR Forums. In his free time, you can either find him listening to music or of course – in the University’s IT Department.

V. Shanthan Reddy

Senior Analyst
Shanthan is a fourth-year law student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. His areas of interest include Constitutional, Commercial, and International Laws. He loves watching football and reading books. He likes to spend his free time developing new skills. He was also a tech editor of the LAOT Blog from 2020-21. 
Nitya Ravichandra

Nitya Ravichandra

Senior Analyst
Nitya Ravichandra
Senior Analyst
Nitya is a fourth-year student at NALSAR. She is interested in Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, and Education Policy. She’s fond of doodling when she’s supposed to be doing academic stuff, and when she’s not doing academic stuff [i.e. most of the time] she’s usually oscillating between phases of binge-reading and binge-watching.  
Harsh Jain

Harsh Jain

Associate Analyst
Saumya Khandelwal
Associate Analyst
Harsh is a third-year law student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He is deeply interested in constitutional law, human rights law and public policy. In his free time, he loves reading poetry and incessantly binge-watching crime thrillers.
Saumya Khandelwal

Saumya Khandelwal

Associate Analyst
Saumya Khandelwal
Associate Analyst
Saumya is a third year student at NALSAR, with avid interest in Public Policy and Technology Laws. She also serves as the Editor of Tech Law Forum. Her favourite part of the day is playing badminton with her father. She loves to dance and plays the synthesizer for peace of mind. Currently on a mission to adapt a healthy lifestyle, one can find her nagging everyone around and on the other side of the screen for eating right and getting some exercise. In her free time she throws game nights and houseparties or watch dance vidoes. 
Mrityunjoy Roy

Mrityunjoy Roy

Associate Analyst
Mrityunjoy Roy
Associate Analyst
Mrityunjoy is a third year student studying law at NALSAR University of law Hyderabad. His main fields of interest are criminal law, constitutional law and arbitration law. He has an avid interest in furthering the cause of legal aid in India, and is team leader of the NALSAR legal aid group. Furthermore, to pursue his interest in creative and non-legal writing, he co-founded the official Nalsar student magazine Fiddler on the Flag Road. In his free time, he can be found quizzing, cooking and listening to music, sometimes all together.