School of Law, Gender and Media

Amber Lakhani

Key information

School of Law, Gender and Media PhD researcher
LLB (HONS), University of London; LLM, University College London
Email address
Thesis title
Exploring Institutional Legal Consciousness within the Karachi Police
Internal Supervisors
Dr Mayur Suresh & Dr Samia Bano


Amber Lakhani has practiced law for twelve years in Karachi, Pakistan, in a broad range of areas including constitutional, contract, corporate, environmental, property, taxation, civil rights and family law. She obtained her LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of London and her LLM (in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory) from University College London. Amber has previously served as a consultant to the Attorney General of Pakistan and is a founding/board member of the Women Lawyers Association based in Karachi. In addition to her ongoing doctoral research work at SOAS, Amber has been conducting tutorials in Criminal Law as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at SOAS since 2022

Research interests

Legal Consciousness; Legal Anthropology; Law in South Asia; Critical and post-colonial legal studies; Socio-Legal Studies; Policing and Criminal Justice