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Faculty Director

Professor Sital Kalantry

Sital Kalantry
Faculty Director

Sital Kalantry is an Associate Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School where she is faculty director and co-founder of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice.  She also directs the International Human Rights Clinic and is co-director of the Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic.  Professor Kalantry has worked on a number of projects relating to gender issues, including drafting a report on strategies to combat acid violence, filing a brief in the European Court of Human Rights on a case involving reproductive rights and advising an organization that provides support to women who are victims of war.  Additionally, she has supervised a wide array of international human rights and immigration law projects, including representing immigrants in appeals before U.S. Appeals Courts, drafting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, testifying before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and drafting a training manual for trial court judges in India on international fair trial standards.  She has published in, among other places, 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. She received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Cornell University.