Sahithi Somarapu

  • Research Assistant
  • 09/10/2022
Research assistant Law Trade and Investment

Personal Summary

I am an LL.M. (Master of Laws) candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am a motivated individual with a demonstrated interest in the areas of International Trade Law and Investment Treaty Law (and their linkage with developmental, environmental and human rights studies).

Currently, I am a part-time research assistant at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the World Trade Organisation.  I have previously interned at the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Here, I undertook research on the usage of non-WTO law as substantive law before WTO disputes, on the dispute settlement history of various cases before the WTO, on matters of international taxation and on the establishment narrative of globalisation.

I was chosen to participate as a youth delegate at the UNCTAD15 Youth Forum. I contributed to the drafting of the UNCTAD Youth Declaration and examined carbon border taxes, from a trade, developmental and environmental perspective. It enhanced my ability to work closely with people from different ethnicities and diverse backgrounds and arrive at mediated solutions accounting for multiple interests. 

I also interned at the Department of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare, Government of the State of Telangana, India, through which I gained crucial managerial skills in addition to an insight into the child rights paradigm in India.

I am proficient in the usage of MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

I am fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu and possess a basic knowledge of French.


B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law