Samapika Dash

Senior Research Associate

LL.B. (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar); LL.M. (University of California, Berkeley) 2019


She received her B.A., LL.B. degree with International Law Honors from School of Law, KIIT University in 2014. She actively participated in moot court competitions and won a State Level Moot Court Competition. During her Bachelors, she interned at various places including the Indian Red Cross Society, the State High Court, the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences and Trilegal. After her graduation, she practiced law under an Advocate-on-record to hone my legal skills. After practicing law for a year and half, she started exploring avenues to channelize her interest in human rights and joined the two years fellowship program of Teach For India where she taught twenty-five kids of Grade 5 in a lower-income school. It was here that she encountered instances of marital rape, non-legal separation of parents, alcohol abuse from the families her students came from. This sparked the idea of starting a “Student Legal Literacy Camp” to not only spread awareness of such legal rights amongst the families of her students but also inculcate a desire to understand them.

Currently she is pursuing her LL.M. at School of Law, University of California at Berkeley with specialization in Law and Technology. Her current research is focused on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Children rights in collaboration with UNICEF and major technology companies.