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Dr. Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.

Through her litigation practice, she has successfully sought reform of the bureaucracy in the country through fixed tenure, defended federal legislation that mandates that all private schools admit disadvantaged children, and most recently overturned section 377 the colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual same-sex relations. Dr. Guruswamy is amicus curiae appointed by the Supreme Court in a case concerning 1528 alleged extra-judicial killings by security personnel. In her private law practice, she litigates in the areas of civil law, commercial law, and white-collar crime.

She was on Foreign Policy magazine’s list 100 most influential Global Thinkers for 2019 and along with Arundhati Katju on Times Magazine’s 2019 list of 100 most influential people. In 2017, her portrait was unveiled at Rhodes House in Oxford University.

Dr. Guruswamy has also advised the United Nations Development Fund, New York and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York and UNICEF South Sudan on International Human Rights Law and has also supported the constitution-making process in Nepal.

Dr. Guruswamy’s most recent publications include a co-edited volume of essays on "Founding Moments in Constitutionalism," and an essay on Constitution-Making in South Asia, in the "Handbook on Constitution-Making." She has written widely for publications including the New York Times, the Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Mint and Scroll.in.

Dr. Guruswamy was educated at Oxford University, Harvard Law School and the National Law School of India. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Gammon Fellow at Harvard. She has been visiting faculty at Yale Law School, New York University School of Law and University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was the B.R Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School from 2017-2019, where she taught constitutional design in post-conflict democracies.

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Menaka Guruswamy

Lawyer & LGBTQ Advocate; Helped Overturn Anti-LGBT Laws

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Menaka Guruswamy Biography

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.

Through her litigation practice, she has successfully sought reform of the bureaucracy in the country through fixed tenure, defended federal legislation that mandates that all private schools admit disadvantaged children, and most recently overturned section 377 the colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual same-sex relations. Dr. Guruswamy is amicus curiae appointed by the Supreme Court in a case concerning 1528 alleged extra-judicial killings by security personnel. In her private law practice, she litigates in the areas of civil law, commercial law, and white-collar crime.

She was on Foreign Policy magazine’s list 100 most influential Global Thinkers for 2019 and along with Arundhati Katju on Times Magazine’s 2019 list of 100 most influential people. In 2017, her portrait was unveiled at Rhodes House in Oxford University.

Dr. Guruswamy has also advised the United Nations Development Fund, New York and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York and UNICEF South Sudan on International Human Rights Law and has also supported the constitution-making process in Nepal.

Dr. Guruswamy’s most recent publications include a co-edited volume of essays on "Founding Moments in Constitutionalism," and an essay on Constitution-Making in South Asia, in the "Handbook on Constitution-Making." She has written widely for publications including the New York Times, the Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Mint and Scroll.in.

Dr. Guruswamy was educated at Oxford University, Harvard Law School and the National Law School of India. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a Gammon Fellow at Harvard. She has been visiting faculty at Yale Law School, New York University School of Law and University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was the B.R Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School from 2017-2019, where she taught constitutional design in post-conflict democracies.

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  • My Constitution's Country - Menaka Guruswamy
    Dr Menaka Guruswamy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India talks on My Constitution's Country at Manthan Samvaad 2019.
  • Arundhati Katju & Menaka Guruswamy On Same Sex Marriage
    Supreme Court advocates Arundhati Katju & Menaka Guruswamy recall the day that the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality in their 2019...
  • Menaka Guruswamy – India: My Constitution's Country
    On January 26, 1950, the world's largest democracy adopted its Constitution. As a constitutional-rights litigator before India's Supreme Court, ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Menaka Guruswamy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Menaka Guruswamy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Menaka Guruswamy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Menaka Guruswamy?

    Booking fees for Menaka Guruswamy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Menaka Guruswamy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Menaka Guruswamy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Menaka Guruswamy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Menaka Guruswamy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Menaka Guruswamy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Menaka Guruswamy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Menaka Guruswamy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Menaka Guruswamy for your event is available upon request. Menaka Guruswamy generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Arundhati Katju, Lillian Faderman, Ría Tabacco Mar, Anthony Romero and Charlene Carruthers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Menaka Guruswamy for an upcoming event.

Menaka Guruswamy Speaker Videos

  • My Constitution's Country - Menaka Guruswamy
    Dr Menaka Guruswamy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India talks on My Constitution's Country at Manthan Samvaad 2019.
    Arundhati Katju & Menaka Guruswamy On Same Sex Marriage
    Supreme Court advocates Arundhati Katju & Menaka Guruswamy recall the day that the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality in their 2019 TIME 100 interview.
  • Menaka Guruswamy – India: My Constitution's Country
    On January 26, 1950, the world's largest democracy adopted its Constitution. As a constitutional-rights litigator before India's Supreme Court, ...
    Dr. Menaka Guruswamy: "The last great revolution will be gender equality."
    Dr. Menaka Guruswamy, Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and Professor at Yale Law School, sits down with Sumi Das to discuss women's rights in India and globally. They chat in the Toyota...

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