A founder member of ALF, Arvind has done a bachelor’s in law from NLSIU followed by a masters in the University of Warwick on a Chevening scholarship. After two years spent at the NLSIU Centre for the Child and the Law where he was actively involved in working on child rights and juvenile justice. He also taught courses at the NLSIU on human rights law and ideology, ethnic conflict, law; poverty and development. Arvind now works full time at ALF dividing his time between litigation on the criminal side and research and advocacy on sexuality and minority related issues.
Danish graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, following which he pursued a master’s degree at the University of Michigan Law School on a Michigan Grotius Fellowship. He primarily works on research and advocacy relating to Gender and Sexuality law along with issues relating to Free Speech and Access to Knowledge. He is also interested in pedagogy, and has taught courses in Law and Popular Culture and Media Law and is currently developing a course on Law and Literature.
Darshana graduated from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in 2012. Her areas of interest include environmental ethics, social movements and gender. At present, she is conducting research on the lives and practices of human rights lawyers in the country.
Gowthaman graduated from NLSIU, Bangalore in 2010. He is currently part of the Lawyers for Change, a national fellowship offerered by the Center for Social Justice. His interests include gender and sexuality as well as civil liberties.
Lawrence, a graduate form National Law School subsequently pursued his Masters degree in Warwick, England on a Chevening Scholarship. His key areas of interest are law, technology and culture, the politics of copyright and he has been working closely with Sarai, New Delhi on a joint research project Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons. A keen follower of the open source movement in software, Lawrence has been working on ways of translating the open source ideas into the cultural domain.
Maitreyi graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and works with the litigation team at ALF. She is interested in understanding labour conditions, particularly in the unorganized sector and looks to provide legal support to the Domestic Workers Union and Powrakarmika’s Union.
Raghupathi. S, a graduate from Sarada Vilasa Law College, University of Mysore, works with the litigation team at ALF. He is interested in provide legal support to sexworkers, Dalits, and economically and socially marginalised communities.
Santanu graduated from the Christ College of Law, Bangalore University. His interests include: civil liberties, self-determination, and criminal law. He is currently researching various human rights lawyering practices in the Indian subcontinent.
Siddharth has graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. His areas of interest include issues related to gender and sexuality, media laws and censorship, and the politics of the judiciary. He has worked as a journalist for Frontline Magazine and The Hindu newspaper in New Delhi.