Prof. Kriti Sharma

Assistant Professor

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

J.S.M. (Stanford University) with Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship


Prof. Kriti Sharma graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2012 and thereafter clerked for a year with Justice Sanjiv Khanna at the Delhi High Court (presently at the Supreme Court of India). From 2013 to 2017 she was a Research Associate at Council for Social Development, Hyderabad under Professor Kalpana Kannabiran. There she worked extensively on issues of the adivasis, including training lawyers from local adivasi communities. She has also done significant work on disability and human rights including addressing the Standing Committee of the Parliament of India on disability statutes and reporting the conditions of persons with psycho-social disabilities lodged in prisons and state institutions in Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar.

In 2017, she received the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship for Leadership Development to pursue the Stanford Programme for International Legal Studies and attained her JSM Degree.

‘Mapping Violence in the Lives of Adivasi Women: A Study from Jharkhand’, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 53, Issue Number 42, 20 October 2018.


‘Custody, Conflict and Psycho-Socio Wellbeing: Bihar and Kashmir’, edited by Kalpana Kannabiran and Asha Hans for ‘Social Development Report, 2016’, Oxford University Press, December 2016.


Finding Subaltern Voices: A Case for Preserving Colonial Legal Proceedings’, 11 (1) Socio-Legal Rev. 125-132 (2015).


‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Paving the Way’ (Opinion, The Fiji Times, 14th June, 2016). ‘Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 7th September 2015).


‘Critical Appraisal of Legal Developments in the Year 2014-2015’, edited by John Dayal and Shabnam Hashmi for ‘365 Days Democracy and Secularism Under the Modi Regime’, Anhad Publications, 2015.

Human Rights Law; Criminal Law; Gender and Law; Constitutional Law.