Pawani earned her degree in law from the National Law University Delhi in 2017. From 2017-18, she worked as a clerk at the Supreme Court of India, where her work focussed on land and criminal matters. Following this, she practiced in the trial courts and the High Court of Delhi, handling criminal and family law matters. She is pursuing an LLM as an Alex Chernov Scholar at the Melbourne Law School. Her areas of interest are criminal law, legal methods and constitutional law.
Her focus area at NLSIU: Teaching Criminal Law II under Prof. Dr. Mrinal Satish.