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Amal Sethi, SJD Candidate

Student Bio

Amal Sethi is a doctoral candidate at Penn Law. His primary research areas involve Constitutional Law and Theory and International and Comparative Law. He is the Assistant Editor of the Penn Global Affairs Blog and also the Legal Writing Fellow for the LLM Program.

Amal received his LLM degree from Penn Law in 2016. While an LLM student, Amal served as an International Editor on the Journal of International Law. Further, he worked with the Center for Ethics and Rule of Law, International Refugee Assistance Project, and International Human Rights Advocates. Amal was also part of a group that provided recommendations to UN Women and OHCHR on the impact of Gender Equality Provisions and Constitution Making where his Individual Paper was on Constitution Making and Achieving Gender Equality in Governance.

Previously, Amal has worked with numerous organizations working on issues such as primary education, Godhra riots litigation and the rehabilitation of convicted prisoners in India. Further, he has been a research assistant to Chief Justice F.I Rebello. Amal has also widely lectured on several legal issues and has been a visiting faculty at various colleges in India. Currently, Amal serves on the Board of Dagar, a non-profit organization based in Mumbai.

Before joining Penn Law, Amal completed his LLB from The Government Law College Mumbai, graduating in 2015 as a recipient of the Nivedita Nathany Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership. Amal also holds Post Graduate Degrees/Diplomas in Human Rights Law (NLSIU Bangalore 14’) and International Humanitarian Law (NALSAR Hyderabad 15’).