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The Singhvi Trinity Scholarship

The Singhvi Fund was established in 2017 by Dr Abhishek Singhvi (1979), in memory of his late father, Mr Laxmi Mall Singhvi. The Singhvi Trinity Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to a resident of India to undertake the LLM at the University of Cambridge, aims to provide an international experience and a world-class education to Indian students.

“It is important for Indian students to get exposed to international terrains, and world-class education so that they can transform themselves into global leaders, who can be flag-bearers of India in creating history not only for our nation, but for the world around us. The ‘Singhvi Trinity Scholarship’ has been conceptualised with one single objective of providing international exposure and world-class education to Indian students. I truly hope that this scholarship will facilitate the aspirations of Indian students in pursuing their dreams of accessing global education.”  – Dr Abhishek Singhvi (1979)

Credit: Raj Kumar

Awardees

Jai is the 2023-2024 awardee, joining Trinity from the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). He completed his Undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, after which he joined JGLS for the three-year LLB programme. The Trinity Singhvi Scholarship has enabled him to pursue a Masters Degree Programme in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge.

“I completed my qualifying law degree by earning a First Division with Distinction in BA LLB (Hons) at the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Being the youngest scholar to have had his work published by the University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal and as the first person in my Punjabi family to get professional education at the university level, I take academia’s immense emancipative potential for those at the fringes of access to justice quite seriously. This motivated my choice of papers in the LLM (International Human Rights Law; Jurisprudence; Legislation; and Criminal Justice & Human Rights) and even inspired me to head the Cambridge Pro Bono Project’s World Bank research on female genital mutilation and gender-based violence. As a part of my work on the project, my colleague and I head a team of ten researchers with the aim of producing actionable recommendations for Gambia’s legislation on those issues.

The Singhvi Trinity Scholarship opened doors for me that I once believed would remain shut forever. For that and much more, I am eternally grateful to Trinity College and Dr Singhvi.” – Jaideep Singh Lalli (2022)

Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi (1979)

Credit: Raj Kumar

Dr Singhvi is an eminent jurist, politician, visible media personality, well-known columnist, author, thinker, and commentator. He is a Member of Parliament (third-term), the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party and was the youngest designated Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India (at age 34). He was the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India at the young age of 37 and a former elected Vice President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

Additionally, Dr Singhvi was also the former Vice Chairman of the Congress’ Media Department, and the former Chairman of the All India Congress Committee, Human Rights Department, and the Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel & Grievances. He has been a member of the Indian Supreme Court, where he created and administered bilateral legal forums, including the Indo-British, Indo-US, Indo-Canadian and Indo-Israel forums.

After obtaining his BA (Economics) degree from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, Dr Singhvi went on to complete his MA and PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK and Harvard University, USA, respectively.

He has taught at St John’s College, Cambridge, and has joined a brief summer programme at Harvard University as well. He has delivered lectures to student/faculty groups and general audiences at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Boston, MIT and George Washington universities, as well as NGOs and think-tanks, and has addressed several international conferences, including those at Paris and Pakistan. He was a visiting Trumbull Lecturer at Yale University, USA, in 2011 and is currently an Honorary Adjunct Professor at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University.

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