Dr. Akhila has obtained a Doctoral and M.Phil. Degrees from the Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her doctoral thesis titled ‘National Implementation of International Law: A Study of Indian Practice’ examines the interface between the two legal systems across the sectorial regimes. She further holds an LL.M. degree in International and Business laws from the University of Mysore, securing gold medals and awards.
She previously has taught at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, CHRIST University, Bangalore and KSLU, Hubballi.
Her research interests focus on the interface between international law and domestic law, domestic courts and international law, third world approaches and feminist approaches to international law and water law. She has presented papers in the academic conferences conducted by ISA, AsianSIL, ISIL, AISC etc., both in India and abroad and has membership in a few international academic institutions.