B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), NLSIU Bangalore – 2019
LL.M., Harvard Law School – 2022
Megha Mehta is an alumnus of NLSIU, where she was a recipient of six gold medals. Prior to joining as faculty, she clerked at the Supreme Court of India under (Late) Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar. She completed her Masters from Harvard Law School, where she received three Dean’s Scholar Prizes for academic excellence, and the Writing Prize of the Program of Law and Society in the Muslim World for her LL.M. paper. The paper dealt with the Sabarimala judgement and the conflict between religion and gender equality in constitutional law.
Her research work has focused on sexual harassment and rape law, women’s reproductive labour (including surrogacy and domestic care work), juvenile justice and feminist analysis of religious freedom.
- The Inefficacy of Internal Complaint Mechanisms in Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims – A study in the Context of Sexual Harassment Law and #MeToo in India, 14(3) NUJS Law Review (2021).
- (Co-authored with Mukta Joshi) A Crisis of Identity: Revisiting the Legal and Ethical Framework Governing Media Reportage of Sexual Violence, 56(29) Economic and Political Weekly 56-63.
- Is There Such A Thing As “Future Dangerousness”? Examining Capital Sentencing Jurisprudence in India After Anil Anthony, 22(2) New Criminal Law Review 200-222 (University of California Press, 2019).
- Children No More? A Feminist Critique of the Juvenile Justice Transfer System in India, 12(1) NUJS Law Review 43-65 (2019).
- The Kerala High Court’s Judgment Reinforces the Need for an Anti-Discrimination Law, Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy (Jan. 4, 2021).
- Nisha Priya Bhatia vs Union of India – Redefining the Scope of Sexual Harassment?, Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy (May 18, 2020).
- (Co-authored with Akshat Agarwal) Crux of ‘bois locker room’ case lies in unpacking link between performance of masculinity and sexual violence, Firstpost (May 9, 2020).
- Is Rape ‘a fate worse than death?’ -Deconstructing the rhetoric around death penalty for rapists, The Socio-Legal Review Forum (Mar. 27, 2020).
- (Co-authored with Mukta Joshi) Media can help sexual violence survivors get justice, but it needs to be more sensitive, The News Minute (July 5, 2018).