Sital Kalantry is a Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School where she founded the International Human Rights Clinic and co-founded the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice. Prior to joining the clinical faculty at the Cornell Law School, she was the founder and director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.
Her scholarly work focuses on using quantitative approaches to understand and promote the enforcement of international human rights law. She received a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar grant to conduct research in India. Her works have been published in, among other places, the Human Rights Quarterly, the National Law Journal, and the Stanford Journal of International Law.
She has extensive international human rights advocacy and litigation experience, particularly in the areas of women's rights and economic, social, and cultural rights. She has testified before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, submitted party and amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Federal Appellate Courts, European Court of Human Rights, Indian High Courts, and the Colombian Constitutional Court and has lead fact-finding teams on several trips to India, Colombia, and Argentina to conduct research in connection with the publication of human rights reports.
She was selected by law students at Cornell to receive the Dean Lukingbeal award in recognition of her contributions made to women students. She is on the board of the International Innovation Corp, is a member of the lawyers advisory committee of Peace Brigades International, and served on the International Human Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Prior to entering teaching, she was an associate in the project finance group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, associate general counsel of a company that acquired Excite.com, and counsel at O’Melveny & Myers.