Shalini Bhatia Sawhney earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of
Law with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Shalini attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs with a focus on Global Public Health. While in law school, Shalini worked as a Clinic Attorney in the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and clerked for reputable law firms, gaining experience in criminal defense and civil litigation. She served as the founder and president of the Health Law Society, a founding member of the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice, and a member of the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. She was selected to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's Diversity Leadership Institute, Class of 2012, where she contributed to improving and enriching the legal community in Tennessee.
Since earning her J.D., Shalini has practiced civil litigation and estate planning. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and conversational in Spanish. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, dance and spend time with her friends and family.