Team

Founder:

Adv. Akanksha Arora

A graduate in Science and Law, from Gujarat National Law University and a certified Digital Evidence Analyst and Cyber Crime Investigator, she has represented India and her University in a plethora of competitions at the national and international platform.

She has previously held Directorial, Managerial and Editorial Positions at various organisations like Alexis Group, LawLex, Legal Desire and GoUNESCO. She has organised various events like Samvaad, Republic Week, Wake Up and Vote India, among others. She has also been associated with NGOs like PUCL, Asha Parivar, Helping Hands, etc.

To augment her interest in the area of research, she has authored and co-authored numerous papers and has presented papers in various seminars and conferences, both national and international. She is a double Graduate in Public Policy from Centre for Civil Society. She holds numerous diplomas in Intellectual Property and Cyber Law Courses from World Intellectual Property Organisation and Asian School of Cyber Laws respectively. She has also completed a course on Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and a Legal Advancement Certificate Program from Thomson Reuters.

Co-Founder: 

Adv. Tanya Chandra

A graduate in Arts and Law, from Gujarat National Law University, she has represented her University in varied competitions at the national platform. She has been a part of Organising Committees for various Events. She has interned at several Law Firms such as AMSS & Co., AZB & Partners, Bharucha & Partners, Phoenix Legal, Tata Steel, etc. and has been associated with NGOs like Teach for India, Sulabh International, etc., thus augmenting her interest in the field of Public Policy Implementation. She has authored and co-authored papers and has presented the same in various National Seminars and Conferences of prominence.

Mentor:

Dr. Kaushiki Sanyal

She is the co-Founder and CEO of a public policy consulting, training and research start-up, Sunay Policy Advisory Pvt. Ltd. She has authored two books — Oxford India Short Introduction to Public Policy in India and Shaping Policy in India: Advocacy, Alliances, Activism (both with Oxford University Press) — and several other articles and book chapters.

Her work experiences include stints at PRS Legislative Research, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business, NDTV and Capital IQ. She has also provided her invaluable advice and has worked on projects with the World Bank, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Kamonohashi Project (Japan), and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. She is an alumna of the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor’s Leadership Program (IVLP) and holds an MA in Political Science and a PhD in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Legal Advisor:

Adv. Shriya Maini

She is a young, bright, scholarly, advocate turned entrepreneur, currently practicing at the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the District Courts at New Delhi. She specializes in dispute resolution and as an unabashed feminist, particularly enjoys criminal litigation. She is a graduate of Gujarat National Law University, India who then pursued the Bachelor of Civil Laws Programme on a full scholarship (Dr. Mrs Ambruti Salve Scholarship) sponsored by Dr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate, from the University of Oxford, specializing in International Crime. As a recipient of the Oxford Global Justice Award 2015 for Public International Law, she assisted the President of the International Residual Mechanism for the Criminal Tribunals (MICT) at The Hague, Netherlands. She is now back in the Courts of New Delhi, India to pursue her passion in litigation. Additionally, she has recently been appointed as a Visiting Professor for International Criminal Law at National Law University, Delhi, India.

Research Interns:

Anuja Parulekar  School of Law, University of Mumbai, Thane Campus
Sajith Anjickal National Law School of India University, Bangalore 
Vishu Surana National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Sunidhi Singh Army Institute of Law, Mohali
Anmol Kaur Bawa Symbiosis Law College, Pune
Teesta Lahiri National Law University, Odisha
Pallavi Tiwari Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Rashi Rawat Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Ankush Kejriwal Alliance University, Bengaluru
Anukirat Singh Baweja  Amity Law School, Noida

You can be a part of our team too! Apply today at internship.lexquest@gmail.com.