Alyssa Brierley is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University. Her dissertation, titled Public Interest Litigation as a Development Strategy: An Examination of the Campaigns for the Right to Food, Health and Housing in India, will explore how non-governmental organizations have utilized litigation to advance development objectives in India and the extent to which this has been effective. Alyssa completed her Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School with a specialization in International, Transnational and Comparative Law and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010. Prior to law school, she completed a Masters degree in Political Science at York and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.
Keywords: Public interest litigation; non-governmental organizations; development; India