Aparna Pujar

Law Clerk

New York

Aparna.pujar@chugh.com
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Aparna is a Law Clerk in the office of New York City. Aparna earned her Masters in Law (LL.M) from Columbia Law School in 2021. She earned her first degree of law (BBA.LL.B) in India from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2017 after which she worked at a dispute resolution firm in Mumbai for three years. Her assignments at the firm particularly related to commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitrations which necessitated her to familiarize herself with various laws, research on complex issues, draft pleadings and assist Counsels before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court and Arbitral Tribunals. While at Columbia Law School, she was Student Editor of American Review of International Arbitration and was also a Research Assistant to Prof. George Bermann.

Aparna is also passionate about dance and has completed Visharad Poorna (equivalent to BA) in Bharatnatyam from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, India.

BAR ADMISSION

Admitted to practice in all courts and tribunals in India (March 2018). Intend to take the February 2022 New York Bar Examination.

EDUCATION

LL.M., Columbia Law School, New York, NY – October 2021
Activities: American Review of International Arbitration, Student Editor Volunteer at Davis Polk Asylum Clinic
Research Assistant to Professor George A. Bermann from May 2021 onwards.

Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws (BBA LL.B), Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India – April 2017
Activities: Researcher, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2016
Speaker, won award for submitting Best Memorial and adjudged quarter-finalist in the 5th NLIU
Researcher, won award for submitting Best Memorial and adjudged runners-up in the Vasantrao Pawar State Level Moot Court Competition, 2014

CERTIFICATIONS

Delos Dispute Resolution, White & Case Virtual Experience Program,
CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators),
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization),
‘International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes’ Certificate Course by Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

MEMBERSHIPS

New York City Bar
Arbitral Women
South Asian Bar Association of New York
Young ICCA
MCIA (Mumbai Center for International Arbitration)

PRO BONO

NY City Bar Working Group on Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements & Hague Judgments Convention; Indian Development Foundation; Hair for Hope; Colorss Foundation

 

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