Associate Professor & Executive Director- Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence
B.A.B.L. (Hons.) (NALSAR, Hyderabad);
B.C.L. (University of Oxford);
Ph.D. candidate (University College London)
Prof. Pritam Baruah is Associate Professor of Law at Jindal Global Law School. His research and teaching interests are in Legal Philosophy, Constitutional Law, and Constitutional Theory. His current work involves examining how constitutional courts employ moral values such as dignity, liberty and democracy in decision-making. From 2008-2010 Pritam was Assistant Professor of Law at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and has held visiting professorships in constitutional law at the University of Ottawa and the China University of Political Science and Law.
He has conducted research for the Justice MM Poonchi Commission on Centre-State Relations, and the Justice DP Wadhwa Commission on the Public Distribution System. From 2010-13 he was a teaching fellow in jurisprudence while he was a commonwealth doctoral scholar at University College London, and was a founding convener of the UCL Legal Philosophy Forum. Prior to joining academics he was a practising lawyer at the Supreme Court of India and was also a member of the Supreme Court appointed Central Vigilance Commission on the Public Distribution System. As an advocate, he has appeared before the Supreme Court of India and The Delhi High Court; and has assisted senior counsel in matters before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India. He received his legal education at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; University of Oxford (Felix Scholar); and University College London (Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar).
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