Anjali Rawat is a MPhil Candidate at the Faculty of Law under the supervision of Dr Rachel Taylor and Professor Sandra Fredman. Her MPhil research focuses on the constitutional interrelationship between gender equality and religious personal laws in India and the adjudication thereof using the case of Hindu and Muslim polygyny in India. It aims to assess the standards presently in use and that ought to be used in assessing the conflicting claims of gender equality and religious personal laws if there is a conflict. She is an Ambriti Salve Scholar at Exeter College, University of Oxford, a scholarship instituted by Harish Salve QC, a leading arbitration counsel.

Anjali completed her undergraduate degree- B.A. LL.B (Hons) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2015 and the BCL at Oxford in 2020. Prior to joining Oxford, Anjali worked as the Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant to Justice L Nageswara Rao, Supreme Court of India for a year and worked as a corporate counsel at ICICI Bank, Hyderabad for three years between 2015-18. Her research interests lie in understanding the claims for women’s equality within the family by grounding it in human rights and equality law, family law, and feminist constitutional theory.



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Family Law, Feminist Constitutional Theory, Human Right and Equality Law, Comparative Law

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