Senior Research Associate
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NLSIU, Bangalore);
LL.M. (University of Cambridge)
Shraddha Chaudhary holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, where she was awarded the Laxmi Devi Jhunjhunwala Medal in Criminal Law, and the Alyosha Kumar Medal for Sports and Extra Curricular Activities, in addition to the gold medals for graduating second in her batch. She was also convenor of the Academic Support Programme. Upon graduating from NLSIU in 2017, Shraddha worked as a Research Assistant (Legal) in the Child Protection team at the Centre for Child and the Law, conducting extensive empirical research; engaging in advocacy with judges of various High Courts, and of the Supreme Court of India, members of the police, the government, and the child protection system; and publishing widely, on the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, legal aid for children in conflict with the law, “juvenile delinquency”, and broad issues of criminal jurisprudence, such as criminalisation and penology. She is a peer reviewer for the Socio-Legal Review, NLSIU.
Shraddha has been a Teaching Assistant for History II (2018), and has independently taken a credit course on “Sexual Offences and the Patriarchy of the Law”, at NLSIU (2018). She is currently pursuing her Post-graduate degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge (2018-19), for which she has received the Rajiv Gandhi Cambridge Scholarship, a full scholarship (tuition and stipend) administered by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust. While she is interested in criminal law in the broadest sense, her core areas of interest are: the intersection between gender and the law (particularly criminal and family laws), criminalisation, child protection, and feminist jurisprudence. She hopes to continue working on these areas at JGLS, and also venture into subjects such as police studies and violence against women.