Prof. Devyani Tewari

Prof. Devyani Tewari

Assistant Professor of Legal Practice

LL.B. (Hons.) (NALSAR, Hyderabad);

LL.M. (London School Of Economics, London);

Ph.D. candidate (University of Victoria, Canada)

Prof. Devyani Tewari earned her law degree from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. During her studies at NALSAR she served as Teaching Assistant (Law & Sociology) and went on exchange to Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, USA. She was instrumental in the founding and working of an organisation, named, Saplings, which worked towards environmental protection. At NALSAR, she was awarded the Mr. Cheemalakonda V. Dikshitulu Centenary Gold Medal for being the topper in International Law.

As Research & Advocacy Officer at Lawyers Collective-Women’s Rights Initiative, she worked closely with Ms Indira Jaising on research projects, cases, public policy, human rights and related disciplines. She also served as Research Assistant to Ms. Indira Jaising during the latter’s tenure as Bok Visiting International Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Following her stint at Lawyers Collective, Ms Tewari pursued her postgraduate studies at London School of Economics and Political Science on a Chevening Scholarship. After her return to India, she taught an elective course on Comparative Constitutional Rights at NLSIU, Bangalore. Thereafter, she taught at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.

Her research focuses on gender and disability rights and the intersectionality of gender and disability. To raise awareness on mental health and neurological problems, she was a contributing columnist for Huffington Post. Her L.L.M. thesis focussed upon reasonable adjustments made by employers for persons with mental health problems. During her studies in the United Kingdom, she interned at Muscular Dystrophy, London where she helped persons with disabilities in accessing employment opportunities by reaching out to them.

  • Human rights, gender rights, disability rights, family law, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, jurisprudence
  • The Divide Between Eweida And Ebrahimian: Exploring The Paths Taken By The European Court Of Human Rights: Published in International Journal of Law and Policy Review, Vol.8 No. 1, 2019,, ISSN 2278 –3156. Available at:
  • Sex Offenders Registration and Notification: Wrong Step in the Right Direction: Published in International Review of Human Rights Law, Second Issue, ISSN 2455-8648. Available at:
  • Book Review -Talking of Justice: People’s Rights in Modern India by Leila Seth: Published in International Journal of Law and Policy Review, Vol.4 No. 2, ISSN 2278 –3156. Available at:
  • Finding Swadhinta, Swaraj and Dharmarajya: Published in The Indian Journal of Law & Public Policy, Summer 2015, Volume I Issue II, ISSN 2394-2657.
  • Untold Stories: A Case Study on Victimhood Experiences in Hyderabad: Published in International Journal of Legal Research & Governance, Vol.-I Issue-II, ISSN 2394-7829.
  • Gender Norms: Defying the Defined: Published in Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and Language, Vol.1 No.3 ISSN 2278-9170 Jan-June issue.
  • Where Marriage is Synonymous with Inequality: Available at:
  • Do We Build Our Ships To Wreck?: Available at:
  • Ira Singhal And The Disabilities Of The Government, Society: Available at:
  • Epilepsy and What Afflicts The Law, Society: Available at:
  • Being ‘Normal’: Available at:
  • When Right Becomes A Privilege: Available at: .
  • Blank Space: Available at: .
  • Right to Health: Does it Exist for the Poor: Available at: