Akhila Kolisetty, Student Editor, Harvard Law School

Akhila Kolisetty, Student Editor

Akhila Kolisetty, Student Editor

Akhila Kolisetty is a Staff Attorney at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, and served as a student editor at SHARIAsource during her time at Harvard Law School. She was previously a Presidential Fellow with the Open Society Foundations from 2015-2016; conducted research on women's legal rights under Muslim personal law in Mewat, India; and worked on issues of women's rights, legal pluralism, and access to justice in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan. Based on her work in Bangladesh, in 2014, she published Examining the Effectiveness of Legal Empowerment as a Pathway out of Poverty: A Case Study of BRAC in the World Bank's Justice and Development Working Paper Series. She received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern Society, and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2015.