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Sital Kalantry
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
252 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-3736
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Sital Kalantry Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice

Professional Biography

Sital Kalantry is a Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School where she directs the International Human Rights Clinic and is the co-founder and Faculty Director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School. She has extensive experience working on and supervising projects that utilize litigation and non-litigation strategies to promote international human rights, particularly women's rights and the right to education. Professor Kalantry’s research focuses on using quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand and promote international human rights law. She has received a Fulbright-Nehru grant to conduct research in India on the use and impact of public interest litigation. Her works have been published in, among other places, the Human Rights Quarterly, the National Law Journal, and the Stanford Journal of International Law. Prior to joining Cornell Law School, she was a visiting clinical lecturer at Yale Law School where she co-taught a clinic focusing on national security and civil liberties. She also practiced private international law at two major international law firms.


B.A. 1994, Cornell University
Masters in Development Studies 1995, London School of Economics
J.D. 1998, University of Pennsylvania Law School