Pallavi came to law school with the goal of practicing advocacy for individuals who are overlooked by legal systems. As an undergrad at UCLA, she engaged with a non-partisan, experiential learning organization, the Olive Tree Initiative, through which she traveled to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict zone to interview military and political leaders from both sides of the conflict. This experience instigated her desire to learn more about international advocacy through conflict resolution.

After graduating from UCLA, Pallavi pursued an M.S. in negotiation and conflict resolution at Columbia University, delving into the intricacies of NGO work, exploring a variety of dispute resolution methodologies, and conducting qualitative conflict resolution research.

At USC Gould, Pallavi is a Co-Chapter Director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She spent her 1L summer at the Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender’s Office.

“Gould’s International Human Rights Clinic would be an invaluable experience for me because it would immerse me in practical legal matters and satisfy my pre-existing interest in topics within public international law, including transitional justice and the prosecution of war crimes.”