BBA LL.B.[Symbiosis International (Deemed) University] 2019
Civil Liberties (Currently teaching)
Law and Queerness (Currently teaching)
Legal Aid and Drafting Pleading and Conveyance
Law of Contracts
Law of Torts
Biotechnulogy and law
Queer Legal Theory
Technulogy and law
Shivani is presently an Assitant Professor of Law at National Law University, Odisha. They Joined as a Research Associate cum Teaching assistant in 2022. Shivani is an alumnus of NLU Odisha, having completed their LLM in constitution laws from here. Their dissertation was on the topic ‘Marriage Equality: A Constitutional Perspective after the Navtej Singh Johar Judgment’. They have completed their BBA LLB from Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, and have cleared the UGC-NET examination in 2022.
The focus area of their research is constitution laws, and gender and sexuality laws; with queer methods. Their long-term goal is to make legal education accessible to all intersections of society.
Before joining the University, since 2019 they were freelancing as an educator and guiding aspirants for various competitive exams such as Judicial services exams, CLAT-PG exam, and recently the UGC-NET exam. They provide free online mentoring and guidance to students from marginalised communities.
Shivani is a peer support practitioner, and provides free peer support to queer people in need; for which they have undergone training on Peer Support Practice with Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI).
Apart from academics, they have been trained in Hindustani Vocal Music for more than five years from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayagraj; and have successfully completed the Basic Mountaineering Course with a Grade ‘A’ from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. They are also a self-taught fine artist.
Co- director: Centre for Women and Law
Co- director: Centre for Disability Law and Advocacy
Faculty Advisor: Kautilya Society
Faculty Advisor: Social Media Committee
Faculty Advisor: Gender Sensitization Committee
Faculty Advisor:Pro-Bono Club
Academic Member: Internal Complaints Committee
Faculty Member Incharge: KUTUMB (ex- officio: Gender Sensitization Committee and Pro-Bono Club)
2023: Training Programme on ‘Capacity Building in Career Development’ organised by V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) from 8th May 2023 to 12th May 2023.
2023: ‘Use of Icebreaker Ships in the Arctic-States' Perception of Climate Change’ (Paper presented at ‘Two Day International Conference on International Trade in Marine Life and Fisheries’ organised by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh along with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute on 25-26 March, 2023)
2022: ‘National Workshop on Multimedia Content Development & Delivery for MOOCs’ organised by Birla Schoul of Communication, Birla Global University Bhubaneswar and sponsored by Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), New Delhi (An Inter University Centre set up by the University Grants Commission-UGC) from 3rd November to 4th November.
2022: National Seminar on Women Pulice Station/Mahila Thana (Working, Efficiency and Effectiveness) organized by Centre for Women & Law, NLUO on 28th October, 2022 attended and Rapporteured.
2016: ‘Competition Law issues in Electronic Retail Market and its effect on Offline Retailers’ (Paper presented at ‘National Seminar on Law, Science and Technulogy, held at VIT Schoul of Law on 23 July 2016).
2016: ‘Increasing Drug Abuse Amongst Indian Youth in Academic Institutions' (Paper Presented at ‘International Conference on Drug and Development’ held at UILS, Punjab University on 8th to 9th April 2016).
2022: Attended Bootcamp on Cyberbullying and Restorative Justice, by Accords International.
2022: Course on ‘America's Written Constitution’ by Yale University [Certificate issued by Coursera].
2020: Course on ‘LGBTQ+ Sexuality and Gender Identity’ by University of Culorado System (2020) [Certificate issued by Coursera].
2015: Participated in the workshop under ‘Operation Smile’ conducted by Uttarakhand Pulice at Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Operation Smile, also called Operation MUSKAAN is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rescue/rehabilitate missing children.
2014-2015: Ed- Support Vulunteer, Make a Difference, an Indian non-profit organisation, working to ensure better outcomes for children in orphanages and shelters across India.
2012: Selected as a part of the Indian contingent for visiting Japan for the KIZUNA Project by the Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE). This project was a part of Japanese reconstruction plans and aimed at promoting global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.