Prof. Disha Chaudhari

Prof. Disha Chaudhari

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

B.A.; LL.B. (University of Delhi);

LL.M. (Harvard University)

Disha is a lawyer and researcher with experience working on issues of law and marginalisation. Her work has focused on addressing the issues of systemic oppression and the violence and discrimination faced by marginalised groups and persons including women, children, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI+ persons.

After graduating with a B.A. (Hons) in Political Science from Lady Sri Ram College, she went on to pursue her LL.B from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She has previously worked as a law clerk at the High Court of Delhi before taking up the role of research and litigation associate at the Center for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore. At CLPR, Disha’s research and writing focused on issues of anti-discrimination and marginalisation, covering the broader themes of gender, sexuality, and disability to name a few. She has worked extensively on issues concerning trans rights and was involved in a range of constitutional litigations before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, including cases pertaining to the decriminalisation of homosexuality, equal protections for the rights of transgender persons, constitutional safeguards for the privacy rights of LGBTQI+ persons, and securing autonomy over sexual and reproductive health rights.

After working with CLPR, Disha earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She subsequently joined the Centre for Justice Law & Society at Jindal Global Law School as the Assistant Director and was also a Clinical Teaching Fellow for courses on Trans Justice & the Law & Reproductive Justice.