2019 APABA SILICON VALLEY / BALIF JOINT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Janani Ramachandran is 3L at Berkeley Law. She is an advocate, artist, and activist with a lifelong passion to end domestic violence. Janani grew up in both the Bay Area as well as Bangalore, India. After graduating from Stanford University in 2014, she began her career as a home-visiting case manager for low-income immigrant mothers who were survivors of domestic violence. She later had the opportunity to create and manage a domestic violence advocacy program at a community health clinic, where she conducted trainings for staff and partner agencies, supervised crisis workers, and launched public outreach campaigns. Janani is currently a Board Director at the Family Violence Appellate Project. She has completed internships at Bay Area Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program, ADZ Law, East Bay Community Law Center, and a judicial externship with the Honorable Judge Tara Flanagan. At Berkeley Law, Janani founded Berkeley Resistance Against Inter-Partner Violence (BRAIV), which works to support survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area through court observations, and hosts educational awareness programs for the law school community. She has also served as the Artistic Director of Berkeley Law’s Womxn of Color Collective, and is an active member of APALSA and Queers United in Revolutionary Subversion.