Team

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, Founder

Eshwar R, Public Interest Fellow: At P-PIL, Eshwar handles a number of public interest litigation and research projects. Prior to joining P-PIL, Eshwar worked as an Associate with S&R Associates, Mumbai. Eshwar’s areas of interest include sports law and competition law. Eshwar can be reached at [email protected]

Bhavya Mahajan, Public Interest Fellow: Bhavya is the most recent addition to the P-PIL Team. At P-PIL, she handles a number of public interest litigation and research projects. Prior to joining P-PIL, Bhavya worked as an intern at the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services, New York, and as a mediator in Los Angeles Courts. She is keenly interested in academic research, community dispute resolution and human rights law.

Abhay Jain, Student Public Interest Fellow (NLU, Orissa): Abhay has been associated with IDIA in different capacities since 2012. He was a member of IDIA’s IRAP Team where he was involved in the organisation of diversity surveys and was part of a team, which prepared a report on the inclusion and accessibility in National Law Universities across India. From July 2017, he started working as a P-PIL Student Fellow where he is involved in a number of public interest cases, particularly the CLAT PIL.

Abhay was also responsible for the establishment of the ‘Zenith Legal Services Clinic’ in Shivpuri, meant to cater to the legal needs of the marginalized communities. Recently, the initiative has been accredited by M.P. State Legal Services Authority and has been granted permission to collaborate with District Legal Services Authority in Shivpuri. His areas of interest include Environment Laws, Tribal Rights, Child Rights, Land Laws, and Access to Justice.