Peter A Allard School of Law

Dr. Yuvraj Joshi

Assistant Professor
JSD (Yale)



Yuvraj Joshi is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, where he teaches constitutional and transnational law and writes on issues of equality. He is also a Fellow of the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights and a Faculty Affiliate at the UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights.

Professor Joshi received his doctoral degree in law from the Yale Law School, where he was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. He holds an LLM from Yale University, an LLB from University College London, and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto. His career experience includes extensive work in human rights research and advocacy, including for Human Rights Watch and Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund. He practiced with Linklaters LLP in London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.

Joshi’s research is in the areas of constitutional and comparative law, racial equality law, gender and sexuality law, and critical perspectives on human rights. He has published his work in several US law reviews and elsewhere, and is a commentator in media including The Washington Post, Slate Magazine, and Teen Vogue. His latest article, Racial Justice and Peace, will appear in The Georgetown Law Journal in 2022.


Law 349: Topics in Constitutional Law (Law and Inequality)

Law 261: Transnational Law



Racial Justice and Peace, 110 Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2022)

Racial Transition, 98 Washington University Law Review 1181 (2021)

Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice, 2020 Wisconsin Law Review 1 (2020)

Racial Indirection, 52 University of California Davis Law Review 2495 (2019)

“Being LGBTI” in International Development, in The Routledge Handbook of Development Ethics 310 (Jay Drydyk & Lori Keleher, eds., 2018)

Measuring Diversity, 116 Columbia Law Review Online 54 (2017)

Bakke to the Future: Affirmative Action after Fisher, 69 Stanford Law Review Online 17 (2016)

The Respectable Dignity of Obergefell v. Hodges, 6 California Law Review Circuit 117 (2015)

The Trouble with Inclusion, 21 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & Law 207 (2014)

Respectable Queerness, 43 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 415 (2012)


“I aim to contribute to our understanding of the law’s emancipatory potential and its place in broader social change.”

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