Nikita Lalwani is a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. She previously served as a law clerk on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
At Yale Law School, from which she graduated in 2020, she was the Yale Law Journal's Executive Editor for Articles & Essays and helped advocate for a fairer census as a team leader in the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic. She was also the co-president of the Yale Law National Security Group, co-director of the Yale chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and a Kerry Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. In Spring 2020, she taught an undergraduate seminar at Yale College on writing and foreign policy; her own writing has appeared in publications including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Just Security, the Los Angeles Times, NewYorker.com, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, and the Yale Law Journal.