Madhu Narasimhan

IILJ Scholar

Madhu Narasimhan is a second-year JD candidate (2L) and an Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) Joyce Lowinson Scholar at the New York University (NYU) School of Law. His core interests as an IILJ Scholar are in American foreign policy and Asia, and he maintains a range of other interests spanning the field of foreign/international/global legal studies.

At NYU Law, Madhu is a staff editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Co-President of the Asia Law Society, and a board member of the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA). He is a clinical student in the spring 2021 Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic.

In summer 2020, following his 1L year at NYU Law, Madhu served as a legal intern for the World Bank in Washington, DC. He was awarded the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC (SABA-DC) Public Interest Fellowship in support of this work.

Prior to entering law school, Madhu was Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of a startup at the nexus of education, youth mentorship, and tech; a member of the Legal and Public Policy teams at Google; and a Fulbright Fellow in Malaysia. Additionally, he served as an advisor and writer for a successful Democratic Congressional campaign and a boutique global strategy firm.

Madhu graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013, with a BA in Political Science (Departmental Highest Honors) and a minor in South Asian Studies. He also studied at the London School of Economics and at the University of California’s Washington, DC Center.

Madhu’s writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Foreign Affairs and The Diplomat.

A son of immigrants, Madhu was born and raised in Fremont, California.

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