Akanksha Shah 

Summer Associate


  • B.A., University of Chicago
    Phi Beta Kappa

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Associate Managing Editor, Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School
  • Articles Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
  • Potter Stewart Prize, Yale Law School
  • Howell Murray Alumni Association Award, University of Chicago

Akanksha Shah is a summer associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at Yale Law School.  

At Yale, Akanksha is the associate managing editor of the Global Constitutionalism Seminar, an articles editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, and a research assistant for Professor Reva Siegel. She won the Potter Stewart Prize for best overall oral and written advocacy in Yale’s Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals along with her co-counsel. Akanksha has also served as data analysis chair for the Yale Law Women Top Firms Committee, treasurer for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and a teaching assistant for constitutional law. As a volunteer with the Yale Civil Rights Project, Akanksha researched how anti-SLAPP laws can protect victims of sexual harassment and assault and completed an externship at the Mississippi Center for Justice. Through her work with the International Refugee Assistance Project clinic, she drafted motions for trial, wrote FOIA appeals, and worked directly with clients to help them navigate government proceedings. 

Akanksha received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Howell Murray Alumni Association Award, the University’s highest honor for leadership.