Ashwin Pillai

Hume Honors Fellow
Philosophy and Political Science; Minor in Music

Ashwin (he/him) is a senior from Santa Clara, CA double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, minoring in Music, and pursuing a coterminal master’s degree in Philosophy. His thesis in the Ethics in Society honors program was inspired by research he did while working for the fair housing project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law during his sophomore and junior years. On campus, Ashwin is an intern at the Stanford Center for Racial Justice, an undergraduate fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, a Political Science department peer advisor, a Structured Liberal Education tutor and community connection, and an avid member of Stanford Mixed Company A Cappella. His academic interests are primarily in political theory and in thinking about the role of the judiciary in a democratic society, and he hopes to attend law school in the future. In his free time, he loves going on long bike rides, listening to Supreme Court podcasts, and singing with his friends.

SHC Project

Standing Doctrine, Generalized Grievances, and the Separation of Powers

Ashwin Pillai