June 10-21, 2024, NEW YORK

Professor Ramya J. Kudekallu

Professor Ramya Kudekallu is the Telford Taylor Human Rights Visiting Instructor at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human
Rights (CLIHHR), and focuses her work and scholarship on the rights of minorities and atrocity prevention through international
intervention. She has been teaching a Human Rights Scholarship class as well as leading research that focuses on labor, gender-based
discrimination and access to justice. Her previous work experience includes research and litigation at the Alternative Law Forum, a
collective of human rights lawyers in India committed to responding to issues of social and economic injustice. Her work explored gender
and civil liberties at large, representing, in particular, the rights of sex workers and the LGBTIQ community. As part of her early professional
experience, Ramya worked with World YMCA in Geneva, Switzerland. She also co-founded IYAFP, an international youth-led reproductive
rights organization that advocates for youth access to SRHR services as a human right. She served as the Crowley Fellow at the Leitner
Center for International Law and Justice. Ramya graduated with an LLB degree from Bishop Cotton Law College, India. She attributes her
motivation to pursue public interest law to the encouragement and support she received in an all-women’s law school. In 2018, Ramya graduated from Fordham School of Law with an LLM in International Law and Justice.


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