Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi

Research Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar in Public Law & Jurisprudence

LL.M. (University of Bombay); LL.M. (California at Berkeley); J.S.D. (Berkeley)

Professor Baxi taught law at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, where he remained Dean and Vice-chancellor of the university.

He has taught various courses at Universities of Sydney, Duke University, the American University, the New York University Law School Global Law Program, the University of Toronto and the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He was a former Ford Foundation Professor of Human Rights at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, and was succeeded by Justice Ruma Pal. He has also served as the honorary director (research) at the Indian Law Institute  and the president of the Indian Society of International Law . Professor Baxi’s areas of special expertise in teaching and research include comparative constitutionalism, social theory of human rights, human rights responsibilities in corporate governance and business conduct, and materiality of globalisation.

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, by the Government of India.