Professor Tarunabh Khaitan is a Professor of Public Law & Legal Theory and the Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Oxford. He is also a Professor and Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is the founding General Editor of the Indian Law Review and the founder & Chief Advisor of the Junior Faculty Forum for Indian Law Teachers.
Nick has extensively studied and researched various aspects of legal profession and judicial administration in India. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2006, he spent seven years in South Asia, clerking for Chief Justice Sabharwal of the Indian Supreme Court, and working at Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in New Delhi on rights litigation involving water and health. He has also taught law at National Law School-Bangalore, Lahore University Management Sciences, and Jindal Global Law School.
Advocate, Bombay High Court
Assistant Professor, Political Science and Legal Studies at Ashoka University
Assistant Professor, NLUD
Dayaar Singla is a final year student at NALSAR University of Law.
Namratha Murugeshan is a 4th year student of NALSAR University of Law.
Bhavisha is a penultimate year law student at NALSAR University of Law.
Mariyam is a second-year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Her areas of interest include Public International Law, Criminal Law and Minority Rights. She also likes writing, dancing and reading historical fiction.
Malavika Prasad is a member of our Senior Editorial Board. She is an advocate and doctoral fellow at the NALSAR University of Law. She has worked on both sides of the Bar, clerking for Justice Ravindra Bhat when he served at the Delhi High Court, and as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India and other courts.
Tanvi is a third year student of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Shivaraj Huchhanavar is a PhD student at School of Law, Durham University, UK. He worked with theNational Judicial Academy India. He has research interests in the areas of the court system, judicial appointments, independence, accountability, corruption and conduct enforcement. Currently, he is working on judicial conduct enforcement mechanisms in India and the UK.
Abhinav Sekhri is a lawyer, primarily practising criminal law in New Delhi. He regularly writes about Indian criminal law and procedure in scholarly journals, newspapers, and at www.theproofofguilt.blogspot.in. His scholarly work can be found here https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2801004.
Sholab Arora is a Junior Counsel at BlackRobe Chambers, New Delhi.
Vivek Anandh S.M. is an advocate practising in Delhi.
Sahibnoor Singh Sidhu is a Final Year law student pursuing B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) at the Jindal Global Law School, Delhi NCR. He is currently serving as teaching assistant to Prof. (Dr.) Alexander Christoph Fischer and as a research assistant at the Constitutional Law Centre (JGLS) and the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building, (JGU).
Dipika Jain is Professor of Law, Vice Dean (Research) and the Executive Director of the Centre for Health Law, Ethics, and Technology (C.H.L.E.T.) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India. She works in the area of Law and Marginalisation and teaches Jurisprudence, Legal Methods, and Law and Social Movements.
Anant is a third-year student at NLU-Delhi.
Pranav Verma is an advocate based in Delhi.
Anamika Kundu is a 3rd year student at the NUJS, Kolkatta. Her interest lies in law and technology and gender studies.
Krithika Ashok is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago Law School, and Assistant Professor of Law at Jindal Global Law School. Her research interests include law and politics, the legal profession and judicial behavior.
Zubair Abbasi is an Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hasan School of Law at LUMS, Pakistan. Zubair Abbasi completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Law, Oxford University. The focus of his doctoral thesis was on the transplantation of the English legal system in colonial India and the interaction between Islamic law (Fiqh) and English law in this process. He conducted a case study of the developments in Islamic waqf law under the British legal system by analysing the jurisprudence developed in the judgments of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and various Indian High Courts. His research revealed the crucial role played by Muslim lawyers, judges, ‘ulama’, and politicians in the formation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law (later called Muslim Personal Law). It showed how they simultaneously negotiated and collaborated with, and resisted the colonial administrators in the making and operation of the new Indian legal system. Dr Abbasi is currently exploring the legal process of the ‘judicial Islamisation’ of laws in Pakistan in the historical context of the convergence of the principles of Islamic law and English law in colonial India. He is also examining the relationship between Sharia and the modern state in the larger context of the scholarship that explores the relationship between different legal systems and their impact on the economic and political development of a country.
Dr Abbasi is interested in comparative commercial and organisational law and its impact on economic and political developments in the developing world, especially in South Asia and the Middle East. He holds an LL.M Corporate Governance, Manchester University and LL.B (Hons) Sharia & Law, International Islamic University Islamabad. He practiced as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Islamabad for several years before joining academia. Dr Abbasi has published in the areas of corporate legal theory, classical Islamic law, Indian legal history, law and finance, and law and development.
Upendra Baxi is Professor Emeritus at University of Warwick.
Ankita graduated class of 2014, from ILS Law College, and completed her LLM, specializing in Criminal Law from Department of Law, Pune University in 2017. She worked at the chambers of Advocate S. V. Sirpurkar, before the Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench, and various other Courts and Tribunals in Nagpur.
Dushyant Thakur is a fourth-year student at Gujarat National Law University.
Kaleeswaram Raj is an Indian lawyer practising in the fields of civil, criminal and constitutional law in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Kerala. He was the lead counsel for the petitioner in Joseph Shine v Union of India & successfully argued for decriminalisation of the offence of adultery in India. He also appeared before the Supreme Court of India in the Government advertisements case (2015), Kerala Liquor Policy case, and National Highway liquor ban case (2017). He writes regularly in leading newspapers in India, including The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, as well as journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Frontline and Mainstream Weekly.
Adithya Reddy is an advocate practising at the High Court of Madras
Sumathi Chandrashekaran is an independent policy lawyer
and researcher in New Delhi. She has advised various Indian government
bodies and other agencies, such as the Ministry of Law & Justice and the
Law Commission, and has been a consultant at think-tanks, including the
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, and the Vidhi Centre
for Legal Policy, where she was Senior Resident Fellow heading the team
studying Judicial Reforms.
Jeffrey A. Redding writes and teaches in the areas of law, religion, and gender in South Asia and beyond. He is presently a New Generation Network Scholar at the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, and also a Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He has lectured widely on these topics in North America, South Asia, and Europe, including recently being a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, a Visiting Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Advanced Study of Law as Culture (Recht Als Kultur) in Germany, and Visiting Faculty at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. Jeff has held research fellowships at Yale Law School (Oscar M. Ruebhausen program), Harvard Law School (Islamic Legal Studies Program), and Columbia Law School (Center for the Study of Law and Culture). He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. While with the AII and the Melbourne Law School, Jeff will further his study of a network of non-state Muslim courts in India and the relationship of the Indian state with these Muslim courts. His current research projects also include “recent developments in transgender rights in Pakistan and India”.
Parimal Kashyap is a 3rd-year law student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He is an editor of RMLNLU Law Review. He has a keen interest in International Commercial Arbitration.
Rangin completed his Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Harvard Law School (2019-20) and currently teaches at National Law University Odisha. His research primarily focuses on issues related constitutional governance and civil liberties.
Prof Jhuma Sen is an Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies and Assistant Director, Mooting and Advocacy at the Jindal Global Law School. Her research interests lie at the intersection of courts and gender, citizenship and constitutionalism and transnational feminist movements and law reforms. She interrogates the multiple ways in which courts and the legislature accommodate, negotiate, resist or facilitate the agenda of the postcolonial nation state. Her current research has two broad themes. She uses the framework of governance feminism to locate how gender is enframed in law at the ‘workplace’ and how ‘workplace’ is regulated and engendered by the courts and the legislature. More broadly, she also looks at the women’s movement in India, and the feminist legal interventions in the 1970s and beyond that informed/transformed the processes of legal reform by the legislature and the courts. Her work also embraces partition historiography, especially in mapping the multiple ways in which the ‘process’ of partition shaped and modified postcolonial India’s legal (and constitutional) order.
She convenes the Indian Feminist Judgment Project, a project that situates writing alternative judgments to judgments that could have been written better or written differently by using a feminist lens.
She holds an undergraduate law degree from Symbiosis Law School (Pune), and a postgraduate law degree from University of California (Berkeley). She has also been an American Association of University Women’s International Fellow and a member of Translocal Law Research Group (King’s College, London) and a researcher with South Asia Institute (Harvard University) project titled ‘The 1947 Partition of British India: Humanitarian and Demographic Consequences’. She has been a Visiting/Research Fellow with Cornell Law School (USA), Erik Castren Institute (Helsinki) and National University of Singapore (Singapore).
Suman is a faculty member at National Law University Odisha. She focuses on issues of Gender, Criminalization and Access to Justice.
Adil Saifudheen is currently a 5th year student at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is interested in International Humanitarian Law and comparative Constitutional Law.
Pooja Satyogi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Law, Governance and Citizenship at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and previously taught political science at Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi. Trained as both a cultural anthropologist and a political scientist, her work examines the relationship between the law and the police in the Special Protection Unit for Women and Children (Unit/Cell), Delhi. More specifically, she is interested in an exploration of how law and the police co-constitute each other. In her future research project she would like to explore the interconnections between the pedagogy of police training, policing as a labour question and policing practices in the city of Delhi. She is currently working on her book manuscript titled Intimate Public Spaces: Policing “Domestic Cruelty” in Women’s Cells, Delhi. She has written several scholarly and newspaper articles (link https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/columnists/090220/how-apps-undermine-the-security-of-women.html), on the intersection of law, policing and urban governance.
Himanshu graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2013. Before joining Project 39A, he worked in the litigation chambers of Dr. Menaka Guruswamy and assisted her work in the Supreme Court. He has also practiced in courts and tribunals across Delhi. He is currently working at Project 39, National Law University, Delhi as an Associate (Litigation).
Aditya Saraswat is a third-year law student at National Law University, Jodhpur. He traces his interests in commercial law studies.
Tanishk is a student of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
Rishad A. Chowdhury is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India, and a New Delhi-based partner with the law firm VERUS. He holds an undergraduate degree in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the University of Chicago Law School. His area of research interest is Indian and comparative constitutional law.
Darsan Guruvayurappan is a third-year student of law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. You can reach him at darsang[at]nls[dot]ac[dot]in.