Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, Executive Director, Centre for South Asian Legal Studies
B.A.LL.B.(Andhra), M.Phil. (JNU), P.G.D.A. (Turin)
Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik is an international lawyer by training. His research interests are International and Humanitarian Legal Studies, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law, Globalization and Legal Education. His current research inter alia is focused on Legal Aspects of Humanitarian Affairs, Contemporary Ideas of State Sovereignty and Protection of Human Rights, Cultural Commons, Work of the International Law Commission, Law of Treaties, Human Security Approaches to Post-Conflict Peace Building, Globalism in Action and Legal Education. He is the founding Director of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies at the Jindal Global Law School. Professor Patnaik teaches courses on Research Methods and Legal Writing (LLM), Comparative Public Law (LLM), Law and Justice in a Globalizing World (LLM) and Seminar on Globalization and International Law. Professor Patnaik is also the Executive Director of the Centre for South Asian Legal Studies (CSALS). The objective of the Center for South Asian Legal Studies is to be a key focal point of research excellence in the region. Broadly the disciplinary interests of the Center include international law, comparative law, constitutional law, trade law, intellectual property right law, human rights law, environmental law, legal education and legal profession.
The CSALS coordinates and promotes activities relating to South Asia by conducting public lectures, conferences, research and scholarship with a multidisciplinary approach, and also facilitates scholarly exchanges among the JGU faculty members, students and visiting scholars with a specialization in South Asian studies. Currently, Professor Patnaik is serving as Member of the Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law; Member of the Nomination Council (2012 onwards), Infosys Prize, Infosys Science Foundation and was Member of the Expert Group on 'International Law of Humanitarian Action' Project of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. Professor is a Guest Faculty to the Ministry of External Affairs Foreign Service Institute; The Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy and the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. Sridhar is an avid nature lover and enjoys reading, blogging and traveling and an occasional columnist on International Law issues for The Indian Express and Hindustan Times.
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