Asmita Singhvi

I graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2018 with a Bronze Medal and an award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Mooting.’ On the BCL, I am interested in reading courses in legal theory and commercial law.

As a finalist at international moot court competitions, I had the unparalleled opportunity to present my research before leading practitioners and academics. This experience gave me a very early exposure to the transformative potential of research and learning. I am grateful to the generosity of Mr. Hemant Sahai and the OIC that has made it possible for me to pursue this through the BCL at Somerville College. Somerville’s rich heritage and history of producing world leaders such as Cornelia Sorabji and Indira Gandhi amongst others is not only thrilling but instills a sense of responsibility and aspiration to play a part in this legacy.

With an active constitutional court and rapidly growing economy, legal reform is on the rise in India. Often, newly declared rights or legislative schemes are materialized through constitutional or corporate entities. Studying design questions of these meta-structures, I believe, can hold answers to our discontents about rights jurisprudence. The OIC brings together interdisciplinary interests and acts as a strong pillar of support in this quest.

When I am not thinking about the law, I like to spend my time painting, exploring museums and reading art history. I am passionate about the elderly and issues of isolation and have volunteered my time for that cause.