Mala is a PhD student at NYU interested in law & philosophy broadly, with a particular focus on information (intellectual property, privacy, defamation, freedom of speech, technology, and aesthetics). She received her JD summa cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2018, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar, and received the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for outstanding academic achievement, the John Bruce Moore Award for highest excellence in law & philosophy, and the Bradley Fellowship for her scholarly work in freedom of speech. She was a Pomeroy Scholar and a Butler Scholar (awarded to the top ten students after 1L and 2L respectively) and elected to the Order of the Coif. She is now also a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, and has been a summer associate at the law firms Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. She will clerk for the honorable Judge Robert Sack on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2019-2020. She graduated from Stanford with her BA in philosophy in 2014. Aside from philosophy, Mala loves music, art, film, and stories.