Sharanya Kanikkannan

Sharanya Kanikkannan

Sharanya Kanikkannan is a third year law student at Yale committed to the field of international development, and has focused on access to justice for the poor and human rights since she began law school. Sharanya worked with a paralegal services organization, Timap for Justice, in Sierra Leone her first summer in law school, and with the United Nations Development Programme in a capacity-building project with the national human rights monitor, the Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justica. Sharanya is a student legal representative to clients in the Allard K. Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic, and the Jerome Frank Legal Services Organization as part of the Domestic Violence Clinic. She has participated in many student groups and journals, serving as an article editor for the Journal of Law and Feminism, and is interested in international law as well as foreign and domestic law relating to property, contracts, and criminal procedure. Sharanya comes from a diverse background but identifies strongly with her birthplace in south India and her roots in rural America. She is looking forward to her work with the Visual Law Project, which integrates aspects of her work with women, identity, and basic rights.

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