About the Director
Rina Pal is director of GW Law’s India Studies initiative, managing its operations and guiding its focus on intellectual property law reform, corporate affairs, and competition law matters between India and the United States. This work is critical as the Law School accelerates and broadens its international focus, and as India undergoes significant social, economic, and legal transformation. Ms. Pal frequently speaks and writes on topics including Indian and U.S. patent law reform, health care regulatory matters, international human rights, and military tribunals.
Previously, Ms. Pal worked as a life sciences associate in San Francisco, where she focused on litigation and various aspects of technology transfers. She continues to do pro bono work with the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors.
Ms. Pal earned a B.A. in molecular and cell biology and ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002; an M.S. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Oxford in 2004; and a J.D. from Arizona State University in 2007, where she was a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar. She is vice-chair of the Patent Committee of the D.C. Bar Association and also serves as general director and counsel on the Board of D.C.’s South Asian Bar Association.