Swati Sharma TRAIL+ 3

TRAIL+ 3, Swati Sharma


Swati Sharma was born in a small town in Rajasthan, India. Swati holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), where she graduated with honors. During her university studies, Swati actively engaged herself in moot courts, debates and research paper writing. She also interned at various law firms and NGOs to understand the interdisciplinary application of the law.

Swati served in a low-income community as a Teach for India Fellow to understand the grass-root realities of human rights, implementation of laws in India, and the loopholes, where she founded a not-for-profit youth organization, HLE Foundations (Humara Haq) in March 2017. Her work in human rights took her to more than 700 families. She actively promotes leadership, advocacy skills and gender equality in youth through community engagement, surveys, street plays, debates etc, directly intervening on critical issues such as child rights, land ownership rights, domestic violence, sexual harassment, LGBT rights, reproductive rights and environment and labour rights among others. Also, she assisted Dr. Reena Patel in research for her book “Hindu Women’s Property Rights in Rural India: Law, Labour and Culture in action”.

She completed a Post-Graduation Diploma in International Trade and Business law at the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, with distinction. Thereafter, Swati worked under the supervision of Prof. Narinder Singh (Former Chair at the ILC) as a research fellow at the Center for International law and development where she also taught a course as a visiting faculty to law undergraduates and led a training seminar on International Arbitration and dispute resolution. Recently, Swati completed the summer academy jointly organized by the WTI and Center for WTO studies.

Swati is currently enrolled in the TRAIL+ programme on a Director’s Scholarship. Swati aims to pursue her career as an international trade and investment lawyer with international organizations or think tanks. Swati is also motivated to take up challenging positions with the Government to work on international investment law issues and treaty development, and aspires to travel the world with her work.

Swati is an ardent reader and traveler. Besides her passion for law, she enjoys adventure sports, boxing, horse riding and photography.