Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies


Dr.james j.Nedumpara

Associate Professor, Executive Director, Centre for International Trade and Economics Laws


LL.B. (MGU),LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.M (NYU), LL.M (NUS), Ph.D. (NLS B’lore)


Professor Nedumpara has an experience of more than a decade and half in the field of international trade and regulatory laws. He is currently an Associate Professor andamp; Assistant Dean (Projects and Institutional Development) and Executive Director, Centre for International Trade and Economics Laws (CITEL) at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, India. He has previously worked in the New Delhi offices of Dua Associates and Luthra and Luthra Law Offices before taking up the position of Trade Officer (Legal) with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), New Delhi. He has also served as a General Manager (Trade and Legal) of a leading Fortune 500 corporation in India. Prof. Nedumpara has undertaken consultancy engagements for international organizations such as UNCTAD, law firms, think tanks and business firms on issues relating to international trade law and, more specifically, trade remedy investigations and free trade agreements. He has also taught specialized courses in trade law at FGV Law School, São Paolo, Brazil, NLSIU Bangalore, ISIL, New Delhi and IIFT, New Delhi. Professor Nedumpara’s current areas of focus include WTO law, trade regulation and taxation law. He has co-authored two books on international trade issues, published by Macmillan Publishers India Ltd entitled Dealing with Trade Distortions in Steel (2006) and Trade Liberalisation and Poverty in India (2005). He also serves in the Editorial Board of Global Trade and Customs Journal, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands. He was recently engaged by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as the Convener of the Group of Legal Studies to introduce legal studies as an optional subject in CBSE schools in India. Professor Nedumpara received his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India and holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK, the New York University School of Law, USA and the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He also served an internship at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. He is a recipient of the Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship.