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AJITA SHARMA

Faculty Coordinator

Ajita Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Legal Practice at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University. She has taught courses including Legal Methods, Constitutional Law, Professional Ethics & Bar-bench relations and Introduction to World’s Legal Systems. Prior to joining academia in August 2019, Ajita was a practising lawyer at the Supreme Court of India. As an advocate, she has appeared before the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court and district court in Chhattisgarh; and has assisted senior counsel Indira Jaising on matters relating to Constitutional law and Human Rights. On deputation to the NGO Lawyers Collective in 2016, she has also worked on the Global Health & Human Rights Database developed by O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, USA. Ajita received her BA.LLB. Honours from JGLS and LLM from College of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has also completed a summer school programme on ‘International Law and Global Governance’ at Somerville College, University of Oxford

PETER JOHN

Mentor

Peter John, from the 2009-14 batch of Jindal Global Law School, helped found the Human Rights Society in 2011. He has worked as an Assistant Researcher with Project 39A (formerly, Centre on the Death Penalty) at NLU, Delhi where he helped coordinate an empirical study on the psychosocial conditions impacting death row prisoners in India. He joined Reprieve as a Stanford International Public Interest Fellow in 2019, and currently works with Reprieve US as an International Research and Advocacy Consultant.

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RACHANA MUDRABOYINA

Mentor

Rachana Mudraboyina is one of the most eminent trans rights activists in India. She is a part of the Board of Trustees at Human Rights Law Network and is also their Director of LGBTQ issues. Further, she is the founder of the Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti (THITS), which is an unfunded collective of transgender, hijra, non-hijra intersex and genderqueer people. To further spread awareness and create a digital presence for the transgender community, she created India's first transgender Youtube channel called TransVision in the year 2017.