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India's Republican Constitution: Locating Directive Principles of State Policy | Sudhir Krishnaswamy

November 11, 2013

Join us this Friday for a talk by Sudhir Krishnaswamy, professor at Azim Premji University in Bangalore and currently Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Indian Constitutional Law at Columbia University.

Professor Krishnaswamy, whose book Democracy and Constitutionalism in India was published by OUP in 2009, has published widely in various academic and non-academic journals and newspapers. His research interests include constitutional law, administrative law, and intellectual property law, as well as reform of the legal system, legal profession, and legal education in India. He has engaged with the government at various levels, including the Prime Minister’s Committee on Infrastructure and the Kasturirangan Committee on Bangalore’s Governance.

Prior to his current work at Azim Premji University and Columbia University, prof. Krishnaswamy was professor of law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata India, where he taught constitutional law and jurisprudence. He studied law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A., LL.B. 1998) and the University of Oxford (BCL 2000 and D.Phil. 2008). He has taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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