Ishita completed her undergraduate degree from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, with a focus on International Law. She completed her LLM in Law and Technology from WBNUJS, Kolkata, with a focus on developing guiding principles for the development and deployment of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems under International Humanitarian Law. She has previously worked as an in-house counsel, and thereafter as a Law Clerk at the Calcutta High Court, under Justice Rajasekhar Mantha, on primarily writ and criminal matters.
Prior to joining NLSIU, she worked as a Research Assistant at Jindal Global Law School on a project covering Health Insurance Discrimination in India under the Thakur Foundation Grant; with GNLU, Gandhinagar on a project measuring the Gaps and the Impact of Women-Centred Criminal laws in India; and with the Centre for Media and Entertainment Law at WBNUJS on a Project on Media Malpractice in India. She has also been closely associated with IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access), the Charitable Trust started by Prof. Shamnad Basheer.
Areas of interest: International Law, Human Rights, Technology and Critical Legal Theory; She is especially passionate about Third World and Marginalised Approaches to Legal Theory.
Outside of work, she loves watching movies, especially noir, thrillers and nature documentaries. She is also a foodie, and loves experimenting with different cuisines. She is also addicted to watching Nat Geo and often binges on air crash investigations.
Focus area at NLSIU: She is currently assisting Prof. N S Nigam with his course on jurisprudence for undergraduate students, and will be working with the PACE department on the PG Diploma in Human Rights Law.