Prof. (Dr.) Moiz Tundawala

Assistant Professor

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (WBNUJS, Kolkata);
LL.M. (University of London);
Ph.D. (London School of Economics, London)

Prof. (Dr.) Moiz Tundawala completed his doctoral studies at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘In the shadow of swaraj: constituent power and the Indian political’ in April 2019. Before this in 2011-12, Moiz read for his LLM at the School of Oriental and African Studies and received the best dissertation prize alongwith Distinction in all the courses that he registered for. He had earlier completed his BA, LLB (Hons) from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in 2010 with a CGPA of 6.28 out of 7. All through his academic career, Moiz has been a recipient of prestigious scholarships including a fully-funded scholarship from the LSE for PhD, Felix scholarship for his Masters at SOAS and a Microsoft Intellectual Property scholarship during the final year at the WBNUJS.

Moiz has already involved himself in rigorous teaching and research activities in various institutions including the LSE, WBNUJS and the National Law University, Delhi. He mainly works in the intersection of Indian constitutional thought, legal and political theory, modern intellectual history and comparative public law.

  • ‘Ambedkar’s Liberty Concept in Comparative Constitutional Thought’ with Salmoli Choudhuri, Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law (Oxford, 2016).
  • ‘On India’s Postcolonial Engagement with the Rule of Law’, NUJS Law Review, 6:1 (2013).
  • ‘Dignity – Post Script’ in Mahendra P. Singh (ed.), Comparative Constitutional Law (Eastern Book Company: Lucknow, 2011).
  • ‘Invocation of Strict Scrutiny in India: Why the Opposition?’, 3 NUJS Law Review 465 (2010).
  • ‘Hinsa Virodhak Sangh v. Mirzapur Modi Kuresh Jamat: A Critique of the State Enforcement of Toleration’ with Arpita Sarkar, Journal of Indian Law and Society, Vol. I (2010).
  • ‘Constitution: Amended it Stands?’ with Shouvik Kumar Guha, 1 NUJS Law Review 533 (2008).
  • Other short commentaries published in online media such as the Wire and Kafila.