Shiwali Patel

Shiwali Patel is the Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center. She works on litigation and advocacy to promote educational equity and empowerment for girls and women, with a specific focus on Title IX and sexual harassment. Previously, she was at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where she worked on civil rights policy and legal guidance interpreting Title IX.  Before becoming a lawyer, Shiwali was a community educator and hotline counselor for the District of Columbia Rape Crisis Center, where she conducted workshops and educational presentations for adults and adolescents on sexual assault, domestic and dating abuse, and sexual harassment.