Avaantika Chawla

Avaantika Chawla

Assistant Professor

B.A. LL.B – O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University);

LL.M. – (Leiden University, Netherlands)

: achawla1@jgu.edu.in

Avaantika graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2016. She started her professional journey with a boutique law firm in Bombay but she soon realized that her passion was Children’s Rights. This led to her joining Counsel to Secure Justice, a Delhi-based organization working with victims of child sexual abuse. She represented child sexual abuse victims in Delhi Courts for two years. During this time, she also trained stakeholders on laws surrounding child sexual abuse and their implementation and undertook advocacy efforts with government bodies.

She then decided to pursue an Advanced LLM in International Children’s Rights from Leiden University to get a deeper understanding & an international perspective on children’s rights to help bridge the gap between domestic and international law.She is currently an assistant professor at Jindal Global Law School where in addition to her core teaching responsibilities, she takes an elective on Child Sexual Abuse & the Law.

She is the Assistant Director of the child rights clinic which undertakes research and advocacy work along with helping child rights organizations with their day-to-day work and is one of the Faculty Directors of the JGLS Moot Court Society.