Geeta Tewari is the Associate Director | Urban Law Fellow for the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School, where she is launching the Women in Urban Law Leadership Initiative in Spring 2019. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government, and from Fordham University School of Law. At the Law School, she served as an editor for the Fordham International Law Journal and was granted the Archibald R. Murray Dean’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Public Service. Tewari is admitted to practice in New York, and has practiced public interest law for the New York City Law Department and the Washington D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Tewari also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University, where she taught creative and expository writing to the Columbia undergraduate and alumni community, and served on the Fiction Board of the Columbia Journal of Literature and Art. Her fiction has appeared in Granta Magazine, New England Review, and other literary publications. She has served as a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writing Conference at Middlebury College, as a Fiction Merit Scholar at the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College, and presently, as a juror for the New York City Book Awards. Her current legal research focuses on the ethics of gender quotas for corporate boards, and her fiction and poetry span across disciplines and issues including gender, sexuality, race, law, politics, health, and economics. She lives in New York and is raising three children. To follow her work: @tewarigirl!
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