Akshat Agarwal

Akshat Agarwal

Akshat Agarwal is a J.S.D. candidate and Tutor in Law at Yale Law School, where he obtained his LL.M. degree in 2022. Before coming to Yale, Akshat worked with one of India’s leading think tanks, where he advised national and local governments, collaborated closely with civil society organizations, and led independent research projects in areas ranging from public health, privacy, gender & sexuality, and federalism.

Akshat researches and writes about the legal regulation of the family and how it gets shaped by changes in society & culture, political economy, and technology. His J.S.D. dissertation seeks to understand how legal regimes based in rights transform family law in different national contexts. He is currently focusing on transformations in the law of parent-child relationships across jurisdictions. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law, LGBT+ rights, health law, administrative law, and property law.

Akshat’s research has been published in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. His representative publications include articles on the interaction between marriage equality claims and family law in India (forthcoming in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), SSRN Link) and on the possible paths to marriage equality in India in the Indian Law Review.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Douglas NeJaime (chair), Anne Alstott (reader), Samuel Moyn (reader), and Rohit De (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2022
B.A., LL.B. (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India, 2017