Dakshita Chopra (Co- Founder) is a recent graduate of NUJS, Kolkata. She has been a member of the NUJS-HSF Bridge Project, which aids in the rehabilitation of street children, amongst other socially relevant causes. She has worked with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences where she researched on the role of life skills education in transforming gender stereotypes among tribal children. She is also a recipient of the Gold Medal in the Duke of Edinburgh’s award program. Under the program, she volunteered at the Cheshire Home and was given an orientation on imparting basic skills to individuals with cerebral palsy and other mental disabilities. She has a keen interest in mooting and is also passionate about mediation and negotiation. She has participated in the Oxford Intellectual Property Rights Moot Court, where she qualified to the world rounds, Leiden University Children’s Rights Moot Court and the INADR Mediation Tournament, where she was a finalist. She also holds an interest in research and writing and was the Associate Editor for the Journal of Indian Law and Society.
Adya Jha (Co-Founder) is a recent graduate of NUJS. During college, she was involved with Increasing Diversity and Increasing Access (IDIA-West Bengal chapter) for three years. Under the programme, she assisted in activities related to sensitisation, mentoring and training of underprivileged students. She served on the Advisory Board of the West bengal Chapter of IDIA in her final year. She has also worked with the Access to Justice programme of the Ministry of Law and Justice, NUJS-HSF Bridge Project and NUJS Legal Aid Camp. She is a recipient of N.R. Madhava Menon Gold Medal for Media Law. She has received awards at various competitions such as Leiden Sarin International Aviation Moot Court Competition, INADR International Mediation Tournament and M.C. Chagla Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. She is also passionate about writing and was a member of the NUJS Law Review.
Devashri Mishra (Co-ordinator) is a final year student at NUJS. She has worked with IDIA (West Bengal Chapter) where she was responsible for outreach work, legal research and performing community service. She now works with the Center for Labour Laws and Livelihood at NUJS, where she focuses on labour rights issues and their interplay with the law. In her role at Parichay, she is involved in work on citizenship law, and carries out research and drafting tasks. She has served as a Member of the NUJS Law Review for two years, while also acting as Research Assistant to Prof. Dipika Jain on areas of health, gender, and constitutional law. She was Director for the Constitutional Law Society for 2019-20 as well. She has interned at a variety of organisations to hone her research and writing skills, including law firms and a policy think tank. At present, she is an Editor at the NUJS Law Review.
Swarna Sengupta (Co-ordinator) is a final year student of NUJS. She has been a member of the NUJS Kautilya Society for the Nyaaya wing of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy working on matters relating to healthcare for LGBTQIA+ communities, legal aid, and right to maternity leave. She has also interned with the West Bengal Commission for Women which works towards providing legal and technical aid and overseeing welfare activities for women. She has been a research assistant to Mr. Zubin Dash, assisting him in research related to the right to privacy and data protection. She has consistently done well in her academics and has been one of the top rankers in her batch. She has previously been the Associate Editor for the Journal of Indian Law and Society and the Director of the NUJS Society for International Trade and Competition Law.
Aanchal Kabra is a fourth year student of NUJS. She has always been extremely interested in social work and has previously interned in several NGOs. Before entering law school, she headed the NGO liaison team for Community Code. In law school, she has assisted several professors with their research based on various rights causes including: Alfred Brownell, Yale professor and Goldman Prize Winner, Vivek Mukherjee, Associate Professor at NALSAR, Dipa Dube, Feminist Scholar and Professor at IIT Kharagpur, and Carrine Mardorossian, Professor at Buffalo University. She has also interned with the citizenship committee formed for investigation in the 2020 Delhi Riots. She has participated in the 2019 Leiden Moot as speaker and was part of the 2021 team to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2021. She has also been published in the National Law School of India Review.
Divyansh Sharma is a final year law student at NUJS. He is passionate about social work and has been associated with the NUJS Legal Aid Society since for his first few years of his law school. Last year, he also launched his social change initiative called Talking Taboo, over which he seeks to demystify stigma associated with taboo issues such as sex, sexuality, mental health etc. During his time at law school, he has participated and excelled at various international moot court competitions, including the Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot. He is deeply passionate about legal and non-legal writing, and currently also serves on the Editorial Board of the NUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution.
Megha Shaw is a final year law student at NUJS. She has been a member of the NUJS HSF Bridge Project, in the teaching vertical for Maths & Science, where she was indulged in teaching underprivileged kids. She has also been a part of the Indian Financial Literacy Initiative that aims at overcoming poverty by providing financial literacy to the indigent section of our country. She has interned under various leading lawyers in Delhi and Kolkata, including Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, where she has assisted in pro bono matters, dealing with various constitutional rights of individuals. She has honed her leadership and collaboration skills through her role as the founding director for Society for Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Laws (SIBRL) at NUJS and the coordinator of NUJS Credit Course Cell. In her leisure time, she mentors junior law students to shape their legal career by guiding on ways to get internships, publications, etc.
Mehak Kumar is a fourth year student of NUJS. In her tenure at SAHYOG since August 2020, she has worked with Justice Ventures International on matters of anticipatory bail applications and protecting the rights of the victims of child sexual abuse. Additionally, she has had extensive engagement with People for Animals, where she has worked on matters relating to animal rights and protective care. She has previously been a part of the NUJS team which won the Eric E. Bergsten Award at the 27th Willem C. Vis Vienna International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2020. She was also one of the top 30 speakers at the 17 th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2020. Alongside this, she was the founding editor of the NUJS Journal for Dispute Resolution and previously, an associate member at the NUJS Law Review.
Gursimar is a final-year student at NUJS. He has previously been associated with SAHYOG as a research assistant and has been an active contributor for other social causes. He has worked on issues relating to regulation of AI, blockchain, and privacy with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. Further, he has been a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Laws Society, NUJS where he has worked on IPR and Competition law policy. During his time at law school, he has participated and won accolades in international moot court competitions like the FDI International Arbitration Moot. He has also represented the university in various debates across the country. He loves writing and has published several articles throughout his time in college. He also serves on the editorial board of the NUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution.