Advait is an M.Phil (Law) candidate under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas Bamforth. His research focuses on economic and social rights in India and their interaction with the political economy tenets of the neoliberal economic policy.
Before pursuing his M.Phil, Advait completed an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at NYU School of Law. During his time at NYU, he worked with the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, New York and the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, especially women and children. Additionally, he contributed to Prof. Pablo De Greiff's Prevention Project and the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine as a Human Rights Scholar. He was awarded the International Finance and Development Fellowship, which allowed him to work with the World Bank Group. Subsequently, he also worked with the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
Advait obtained his first degree, a B.A., LL.B (Honours), from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India. During his time there, he served as a Research Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Law and held the position of Vice-President of the Student Council. Following his graduation, Advait served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Justice Hrishikesh Roy at the Supreme Court of India. In May 2023, he co-authored his debut book, 'Hate Crime in India: Understanding Nuanced Discrimination against North-Eastern Population,' which was published by Springer Nature.