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Amal Sethi, SJD Candidate

Student Bio

Amal Sethi is a doctoral candidate at Penn Law whose research interests involve Constitutional Law and Theory and International and Comparative Law. He is a Legal Writing Fellow at Penn Law, a Salzburg Cutler Fellow and the Assistant Editor of the Penn Global Affairs Blog.  Amal recently served as a Special Rapporteur for a Roundtable on Women and Legislative Reform co-convened by UN Women, UNESCO, The SDG Fund, IDLO and Penn Law.

Amal received his LLM degree from Penn Law in 2016. While pursuing his LLM, Amal served as an International Editor on the Journal of International Law. Additionally, 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.

Previously, Amal has worked with numerous organizations working on issues such as primary education, Gujarat Riots litigation, and the rehabilitation of convicted prisoners in India. 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 as a recipient of the Nivedita Nathany Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership. Amal also holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Human Rights Law (NLSIU) and International Humanitarian Law (NALSAR).