Student Spotlight: The Power to Change a Country
Laya Madhavan, B.A. LL.B. ’17, had wanted to be a lawyer since she was nine years old. Years later, she was a part of a historic case that demonstrated the full power of the law.
Madhavan, who has been practicing law since 2018, played a key role in a landmark effort to decriminalize adultery in her home country of India. Her team's work resulted in an outcome in which the Supreme Court of India struck down the law, which the court ruled unconstitutional because "it treat[ed] the husband as the master [of the wife].”
The experience inspired Laya to explore future opportunities to change the world, and she decided to move halfway around the globe to join the General Law LL.M. program at UW Law.
Hear her share her story and learn how she plans to use the tools she has acquired to make an impact in the field of U.S. immigration law.