Aishwarya Birla received her B.A., LL.B (Hons.) degree from NALSAR University of Law in 2020, and BCL from the University of Oxford in 2021. Currently, she is also pursuing an LLM at the University of Melbourne as an Alex Chernov Scholar. Her areas of interest are human rights law, anti-discrimination law, and regulation. She is specifically interested in refugee law, having worked in the past on matters relating to refugee tribunals and detentions centres in Assam. Her other research interests include judicial activism, the role of the judiciary in human rights discourse, and the impact of this on our understanding of democracy.
She joined NLSIU as an academic fellow to further pursue her love for learning, education, and teaching. Having assisted the Law of Torts and Administrative Law courses as an undergraduate student, she hopes to learn more about the pedagogy at NLSIU to further her own teaching career. The scope and calibre of the research projects she will undertake during the fellowship will also strengthen her research and learning outcomes.