Gowri Krishna teaches in the Community and Economic Development Clinic. Her areas of interest include transactional lawyering in support of community organizing and social-change movements; creating community-based institutions primarily in communities comprised of low-wage, immigrant workers; and cross-cultural lawyering. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Prof. Krishna taught in the Community Economic Development Clinic at Fordham University School of Law as a Clinical Teaching Fellow.
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 faculty at Fordham in 2010. At the Urban Justice Center, Prof. 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. She earned her AB, magna cum laude, in social thought and analysis and political science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001, and her JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2006, where she was notes and articles editor of the International Law Journal.