Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar

Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar

Assistant Professor

BSc. LL.B. (H) (Central University of South Bihar);

LL.M. (The Pennsylvania State University, USA);

LL.M. (University of Leeds, UK);

Ph.D. Candidate (National Law University, Delhi)

Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar is a Lecturer at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India. An enthusiast in the field of human rights, Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar holds a Masters in General Laws (LL.M.) from the Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. and an Integrated Bachelors in Law and Science (B.Sc. LL.B. (H)) from the Central University of South Bihar, India. She has passed her LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Leeds, U.K., with Distinction. She was the President of the Indian Lawyers Association, Sonipat Chapter, and Research Mentor for the Alternate Forum for Conflict Resolution (AFCR). She is currently a Council Member of WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry).

She was the recipient of the Best Law Student of India Award in 2018. She received the SILF-MILAT full-tuition scholarship towards the completion of her LL.M. from Penn State Law and the Liberty Scholarship towards her tuition fee at the University of Leeds. At Penn State, Sanya was a part of the team that won the 26th Williem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. She also worked as a Research Assistant under the tutelage of Prof. Catherine Rogers assisting her on the project Arbitrator Intelligence. She has a keen interest in the field of gender justice and has been a member of the Gender Sensitization and Equal Opportunity Cell in her undergraduate years. Her dissertation at Leeds highlighted the inadequacy of the existing international framework in addressing the increase in rates of child marriages in areas affected by armed conflicts. She received a Distinction in her dissertation.


  • Kishwar, S.D. & Z. Ali, Pandemic’s legal wrath: Assessing the legal compliance issues faced by the food and non-food retail sectors, 9(1) International Journal of Recent Research Aspects (April 2022).
  • Kishwar, S.D., Does secularism mandate neutrality─ Comments on the Karnataka hijabophobia, Legis Nations (Online, February 2022).

  • Kishwar, S.D, Digital Violence in Online Romantic Relationships: Love Safer this LockdownLegal Bites (Online, January 2022


  Invited Speaker/Panelist:

  • Speaker: Rise of Digital Antifeminism in the Global South: Assessing the Causal and Remedial Prospects of Gender-neutral Laws JGLS Faculty Research Seminar Series (27th April, 2022)
  • Importance of Public Speaking for Law Students, Webinar organize by Lex Cognizance (Google Meet, 25th July, 2022)
  • Is India heading towards a France-style Hijab ban?, Webinar organized by Legal Thirst (YouTube, 13th March, 2022)
  • LLM from USA & UK: All details discussed, Webinar organized by TLOI Academy (YouTube, 3rd February, 2022)
  • Learning Option after LLB?, Live Workshop organized by Jurisedge Academy (Zoom, 7th January, 2022)
  • International Human Rights Day Lecture, Seminar organized by Gautam Buddha Mahila College, Gaya (10th December, 2021)
  • Argumenttaive Writing, Workshop organized by The Inquisitive Circle (28th August, 2021)
  • Male Child Abuse & POCSO Provisions, Webinar organized by Legal Thirst (YouTube Live, 11th April, 2021)
  • Legal Research & Writing, Online Workshop organized by the Central University of South Bihar, Gaya (YouTube, 4th April, 2021)
  • Rise of false cases against men: Is there a need for a #MenToo movement?, Webinar organized by E-justice India (YouTube Live, 28th March, 2021)
  • Under-representation of women in the field of Arbitration, Webinar organized by Law Sikho (YouTube Live, 14th March, 2021)
  • “Will you marry her?”” Supreme Court’s stand on rape cases, Webinar organized by Law Insider (YouTube, 8th March, 2021)
  • Winning the Williem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Workshop organized by Preparing2Triumph Team (YouTube Live, 27th February, 2021)
  • COVID-19 and the increase in cases of domestic abuse in India, Online Lecture organized by the University of South Florida, USA (MS Teams, 26th February, 2021)

Conferences/Workshops Organised: 

  • Moderator: Why the United States sells the title of Ambassador? JGLS-JSIA Webinar, 17th February, 2022)
  • Best Law Student of India Award (2018)
  • Advisory Board Member, Law Informants, Online Journal
  • Advisory Board Member, Jus Dei, Online Journal
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Thirst, Online Journal
  • Legal Methods
  • Jurisprudence
  • Public International Law