Aditi Fruitwala is a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California in the LGBTQ, Gender, and Reproductive Justice Project. Aditi joined ACLU SoCal as a Munger, Tolles & Olson Legal Fellow in July 2017, where she helped litigate the case Youth Justice Coalition v. The City of Los Angeles, challenging the City's gang injunctions policies and practices.
Her current work focuses on protecting access to healthcare, expanding the rights of pregnant and parenting workers, fighting gender discrimination in sectors traditionally dominated by cisgender men, improving conditions for survivors of gender-based violence, combatting discrimination against transgender and non-binary individuals, and improving the conditions and treatment in incarceration settings for women and LGBTQ individuals.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Southern California, Aditi worked as an Honors Attorney with the California Department of Justice from September 2014 to June 2017.
Aditi graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice and competed on the Vis international moot court team. During law school, Aditi worked at the Institute for Democracy and Justice in Haiti, the plaintiff-side employment firm Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, and the East Bay Community Law Center. She also co-created "Race Monologues," an accessible cultural reader and theatrical script containing hundreds of interviews with people detailing their personal experiences with race and racism in the U.S.
Prior to law school, Aditi worked in policy and communications for the Institute for Policy Studies, the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Green America (formerly Co-op America), and Inspired Adventures.
Aditi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from American University and a Master of Science degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics.
Aditi currently serves as the Education & Advocacy Chair for Satrang and Co-Director of Grants and Fellowships for the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California – Public Interest Foundation.