Akriti Gaur

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Akriti Gaur is an Indian lawyer currently pursuing a J.S.D. at Yale Law School where she also serves as a Tutor in Law. She obtained her LL.M. degree from Yale Law School in 2022. Akriti is a Resident Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and a research affiliate with the Yale Genocide Studies Program (Mass Atrocities in the Digital Era Project). Before coming to Yale, Akriti was a policy advisor and an independent researcher focusing on technology and human rights in India. She worked as a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, India, where she established the Applied Law and Technology Research Centre (ALTR) in 2019. She has worked with think tanks and advised the Indian Government and the Supreme Court of India on contemporary technology policy reforms.

Among her representative publications is the report “The Future of News in India” (co-authored with Aniruddh Nigam and Sreyan Chatterjee), and a chapter on the enforcement of the right to education in India in the The Future of Economic and Social Rights, edited by Katharine G. Young (co-authored with Arghya Sengupta, Shruti Ambast, and Ajey Sangai)

Akriti researches and writes on platform governance and free speech in India. Her J.S.D. dissertation focuses on constitutional resilience and the distortion of the democratic public sphere in the age of social media platforms, particularly in the Majority world.

Doctoral Committee
Jack Balkin (chair), Robert Post, Samuel Moyn, and James Whitman

LL.M., Yale Law School (2022)
B.A. LL.B., National Law University, Jodhpur (2015)

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