Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Indian Constitutional Law (Fall 2015)

Office: JGH 927
Tel: 212-854-3733

Assistant Info

Name: Rachel Jones
Phone: 212-854-7594

Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Constitutional law
  • Administrative law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Reform of the legal system
  • Legal profession and legal education in India
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2008
  • BCL, University of Oxford, 2000
  • B.A., LL.B., National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 1998

Sudhir Krishnaswamy is on the faculty of Azim Premji University. Perviously he was a 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). Previously, he taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Pembroke College, University of Oxford. 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.

Krishnaswamy has published widely in various academic and non-academic journals and newspapers. His book Democracy and Constitutionalism in India was published by OUP in 2009. 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.