Arushi is currently enroled in the D Phil in Law programme at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on attrition of rape cases following prosecution in Delhi trial courts. She is supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle and Professor Lucia Zedner, and her research is supported by the Rhodes Trust. Before this she has successfully completed the M Phil in Law (2016) and BCL (2014) courses at the University of Oxford. She finished reading for the BA-LLB (Hons) programme at the NALSAR University of Law, India in 2013 with several academic honours, including the University gold medal for Constitutional Law.  

Arushi has a strong interest in social justice issues, as reflected by her work in organisations including the Legal Resources Centre (Johannesburg), the Women's Research and Action Group (Mumbai) and the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (Rajasthan). She was also Deputy Chairperson of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (2014-2015). 

Earlier this year, Arushi served as a peer reviewer for the NALSAR Student Law Review. In the past, she has served as an Editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub (2015), and for the Environmental Law and Practice Review (2012-2013). She was an Associate Editor for the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2013-2014).

Arushi's teaching experience includes tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate students as Graduate Teaching Assistant for Criminology and Criminal Justice (2016-2017) and Evidence (2015-2016). She actively enagages in co-curricular discussions and seminars, many of which she has organised as co-convenor of the Procedural Justice and Evidence Discussion Group (2015-2016). She has recently set up the South Asian Law Discussion Group at the Faculty of Law in Oxford and is keen to hear from people interested in presenting their work in this forum.


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  • Garg and S Thapar, 'Why We're Losing the War on Drugs: The Inefficacy of India's Drug Abuse Laws' (2009) 1 RMLNLULR 14
  • Garg, 'Secularism In India And Israel: A Study In Judicial Attitudes' (2007) 7 NSLR



Research Interests

Criminal Law; Human Rights Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gender Justice; Evidence

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