Professor Krishna's researching, writing and teaching interests include transactional lawyering in support of community organizing; creating community-based institutions primarily in communities comprised of low-wage, immigrant workers; and cross-cultural lawyering.
Professor Krishna received her A.B. in Social Thought & Analysis and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001, and her J.D. from Fordham Law School in 2006.
During law school, Professor Krishna interned in the Family Law Unit of Queens Legal Services; the Womens' Rights Project at the Americal Civil Liberties Union; at the public-interest firm of Lansner & Kubitschek; and with U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis. At Fordham, she was a Louis Stein Public Interest Scholar, a Joseph R. Crowley Scholar, a Notes & Articles Editor of the International Law Journal, and a board member of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center.
After law school, she was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship from 2006-2008 to work in the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City, where she remained as a staff attorney prior to joining the Law School's faculty. At the Urban Justice Center, Professor Krishna provided transactional legal support (e.g., contract drafting and negotiating, corporate, tax, real estate and regulatory compliance matters) to numerous community-based organizations. Her work also focused on forming worker cooperatives made up of low-wage, immigrant workers.