GALA - Gender And Law Association

Member Profiles - Dr. Nimushakavi Vasanthi

Associate Professor
NALSAR University of Law Shameerpet, Hyderabad

Dr. Nimushakavi Vasanthi is an Associate Professor at the NALSAR University of Law Shameerpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Her Doctoral work and publications have been in the area of Constitutional Law. Her publications include a book on "Constitutional Policy and Environmental Jurisprudence in India". Her area of interest and work have been labour disability and gender. She has exposure to litigation having practiced at the bar for seven years prior to full time teaching. This exposure has given a continued interest in teaching and innovating in litigation skills. She is a life member of Clinical Law Teachers Association.

Her interest in constitutional rights has led to conducting a series of Workshops on Human Rights Education for the Disabled in 8 districts of Andhra Pradesh under a Ford Foundation grant under the Human rights Education and Criminal justice Project in 2005.

She has coordinated a Sensitisation Awareness and Motivation programme in March 2007 that focused on building capacities of women in middle and high level Academic positions in University structures. This is part of an ambitious venture of the University Grants Commission which seeks to motivate women to aspire for and take up positions of leadership in academic bodies.