Professor & Executive Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence
B.S.L; LL.B (Pune); B.C.L (Oxford); D.Phil (Oxford)
Dr. Swaminathan is Professor and Executive Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence at Jindal Global Law School. He got his undergraduate law degree from Indian Law Society, Pune before going on to read for B.C.L at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford; and D. Phil , at Balliol College, Oxford where he was a Clarendon Scholar. He has previously practised at the bar in the Bombay High Court, where he read in the chambers of Navroz Seervai, Senior Advocate. He works primarily in legal philosophy; and teaches Jurisprudence and Contract law. His papers have been published in leading journals including Modern Law Review, Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and Asian Journal of Comparative Law.
Dr. Swaminathan teaches Jurisprudence and Contract law. He has previously taught an elective, Genealogy of Central Doctrines of Indian Contract Law; and co-taught an elective, Common Law Mind.
Awarded for Teaching Excellence 2012-13 , 2013-14 (notable mention) and 2014-15 (notable mention).
Awarded for Research Excellence in 2015-16; 2016-17 and 2018-19.
Received the Scholarship for International Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (2017).
Invited for the Stanford-Pennsylvania International Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford University (2017).
Awarded the Clarendon Scholarship (University of Oxford) 2008.
Awarded the Balliol Eddie Dinshaw Scholarship (University of Oxford) 2008
Awarded the Balliol Luis Stuart Fund Bursary (University of Oxford) 2011.