Sital Kalantry

Sital Kalantry

Associate Professor

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Areas of Expertise

International Human Rights, Reproductive Rights Law, Comparative Law Focusing on India


Associate Professor Kalantry is an expert in international human rights law, comparative law, business law, and feminist legal theory. Kalantry's book, Women’s Rights and Migration, explores the consequences of the use of acontextual information to develop laws relating to reproduction in the United States. 

Professor Kalantry has written over a dozen articles and book chapters that have been published in major legal journals such as the Cornell Law Review and the Stanford International Law Journal as well as peer-reviewed social science journals including the Forum for Health Economics and Policy. Kalantry's work has also appeared in the New York Times, Slate, and The Hill (among others) and is a regular media commentator on reproductive rights, law in India, and human rights issues. Her writing has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and Indian Supreme Court.

Professor Kalantry teaches business and human rights, comparative constitutional law, and contract law, teaching that is informed by scholarship as well as seven years of experience as a corporate lawyer at two major U.S. law firms, Milbank and O’Melveny & Myers, and by litigation experience in international and foreign courts, including the Indian Supreme Court, Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Constitutional Court of Colombia. 

​Professor Kalantry founded the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic, the University of Chicago International Human Rights Clinic, the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School, the Cornell India Law Center, and the India Center for Law and Justice at Seattle University School of Law.