Krupa Patel has just finished her second year at Harvard Law School and is thrilled to be serving as a summer law clerk for Towards Justice this summer. She has also completed two years of her PhD in political philosophy at Harvard. She is particularly interested in researching and using the law to address issues of socioeconomic inequality, both domestic and international. As a first-gen student whose parents are low-wage workers, she is especially eager to contribute to Towards Justice’s work to correct power imbalances in the workplace and advocate for the rights of vulnerable workers.
In law school, Krupa has developed experience in public interest law through projects for the student practice organization Advocates for Human Rights and the International Human Rights Clinic. Last summer, she interned for the London-based human rights NGO Rights and Security International. She has worked on issues ranging from the civil and political rights of detained women and children in Syria to unequal access to water for slum-dwellers in Delhi, India. She is also a managing editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and co-chair of the Women’s Law Association Shatter the Ceiling Committee.
Prior to graduate school, Krupa had worked for a year in educational publishing in the Chicagoland area. She received her undergraduate degree in English, psychology, and philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.