Adv. Avani
Adv. Avani Bansal

Avani is an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India, and founding partner of ‘Avani Bansal Chambers‘ (ABC). She runs ‘Hamara Kanoon’, a legal awareness project which explains important laws in simple Hindi in a video format on YouTube.

Avani has stellar academic records winning eight gold medals at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India, where she pursued B.A. LL.B. (Honors). Thereafter she pursued BCL and M.Phil in Law from University of Oxford (UK), and LL.M. from Harvard Law School (USA).

While at Oxford, she was the President of Oxford Lawyers Without Borders, Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth  Law Journal and was the first law student to be ‘highly commended’ as part of the Vice Chancellor’s Civic Award scheme for her pro-bono work and community caring. She was a recipient of scholarship for an Academic Exchange Programme to Max Plank Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany) and has interned with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva amongst others. At Harvard, Avani was the Co-President of her LL.M. class, Vice-President (Speaker Series) of Harvard India Student Group (HISG) and LL.M. Representative with South Asian Law Students Association. She received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership at Harvard Law School.

Avani is passionate about access to justice, gender rights, pro-bono policy in India, constitutional law, environmental law and social change. She has delivered lectures around law schools in India and has been featured in the Week, Times of India, and in a short documentary on travelling amongst others. She loves to read and write in her spare time and has written several editorial pieces for Times of India. Link to Articles on TOI :

She can be contacted at

Here are some other links that have covered Avani’s work :

Interview in Superlawyer :


LinkedIn Profile :


Short Video Covering Her Story:



Recent Interview with Siddharth Varadarajan of The Wire on the SC judges row at Facebook Live :


Interview in Hindi with ‘The Wire’ on Judges Loya’s death :


‘The Week’’s  Cover story :


Link to the project  - ‘Hamara Kanoon’ which aims to create legal awareness by explaining simple laws in Hindi:

Coverage by Oxford Human Rights Hub of Hamara Kanoon :


BBC Hindi Interview on Right to Privacy :


CNN News 18 Panel Discussion on Right to Privacy :


Also, she is one of the 25 professional covered in the book titled ‘On The Rise (Inspiring Stories of Young Legal Professionals in India)’ published by Universal.









  • Supreme Court of India, Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Hidyatullah National Law University, Raipur , LLB , (2018-2018)
  • • Awarded ‘LIFE’ Award by South Asia Region Round Square Social Service for special effort in raising funds and participating to help the destitute and the distressed, 2005-06 • The Chandok Trophy for the Best All-round student at the Daly College, Indore (India), 2005-06 • The Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Overall Best Perfomance in B.A.LL.B (Honors), 2011 • The Dinesh Prasad Shrivastava Memorial Gold Medal for Best Graduating Student B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • Late Syed Afzaal Ahmed Rizvi Gold Medal for Best Performance in Criminal Law and Advocacy in B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • The Dinesh Prasad Shrivastava Memorial Gold Medal for Securing Highest CGPA in Constitutional Law in B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • Late Vighnaharan Singh, Advocate, Kabirdham Gold Medal for Securing Highest CGPA in Intellectual Property Rights (Honours) B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • The University Gold Medal for Securing Highest CGPA in Sociology in B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • Syed Wakil Ahmed Rizvi Gold Medal for Securing Highest CGPA in Civil Procedure Code, Drafting, Pleading & Conveyancing, Transfer of Property Act and Alternative Dispute Resolution in B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • Late Shri Deepak Agrawal Memorial Gold Medal for Securing Highest CGPA in Mercantile Law Group B.A. LL.B. (Honours), 2011 • Highly Commended as part of the Vice Chancellor Civic Award Scheme, 2013, University of Oxford, UK (First Law Student To Be Recognised So) • Given the Dean’s Award For Community Leadership at Harvard Law School, May 2016
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Harvard Law School Alumni Association
  • University of Oxford Alumni Association
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Year: 1970 - 1970 at Chambers of Senior Advocate Harish Salve


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