Kalpana Yadav
Human Rights Scholar

Kalpana Yadav is an LLM student at NYU School of Law, pursuing the traditional track on the Dean’s Graduate Award. As a Human Rights Scholar, she is working with Professor Margaret Satthertwaite on the Human Rights Resilience Project and with Professor Philip Alston on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project. The focus of her Masters degree is constitutional law and human rights.

Kalpana earned her primary law degree in India at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Prior to attending NYU, she worked as a human rights advocate with NGOs, policy think tanks and civil society organisations. Her work has spanned across a wide range of individual rights, public interest law and access to justice issues, including disability rights, right to housing, women’s and children’s rights, access to education and quality legal representation, among others.


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