Sears Clinical Teaching Fellow
Sapna Khatri is the Sears Clinical Law Teaching Fellow for 2021-2024 at UCLA School of Law and the Williams Institute. Her research takes an intersectional approach exploring the discriminatory impact of new technology and barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare. She previously worked as Advocacy and Policy Counsel and Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Illinois. Khatri worked on a range of reproductive health and justice issues, including religious refusals to reproductive healthcare and the connection of crisis pregnancy centers to faith-based medical providers. As Advocacy & Policy Counsel, Khatri focused on privacy, technology, and surveillance matters. She built an expertise in protecting biometric information privacy and successfully drafted and lobbied for the passage of the Protecting Household Privacy Act—a first of its kind law regulating government access to smart home devices.
Khatri received her B.A. cum laude in International Studies and B.J. magna cum laude in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014 and her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. At WashU, Khatri was the Managing Editor of the Global Studies Law Review, Captain of the competitive National Trial Team, and awarded the sole distinction as the Public Service Student of the Year for her graduating class.
Khatri’s publications have appeared in the Washington University Global Studies Law Review and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others.