Faculty of Legal Studies




The study of law at South Asian University aims at an analytical understanding of the subjects, systems, theories and institutions in this field. Towards this end, the Faculty of Legal Studies has introduced the LL.M Programme with an emphasis on international law. It is widely known that international law has become the common language of relations between states and other subjects. Keeping this in view, the Programme is sensitive to the perspective of South Asian countries. It is believed that the countries of the South Asian region would be able to explore new areas of cooperation if the study of their common legal problems is pursued with greater commitment. To be able to build a strong foundation for future research abilities of students in the region, the Faculty focuses on some important areas of international law as part of the LL.M course structure.


Among the courses offered by the Faculty are: General Principles of International Law, International Trade Law, Law of International Organisations, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian, International Criminal Law, Law of the Sea, Private International Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Legal Theory and Jurisprudence. The Faculty equally emphasises on developing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law in general and international law in particular. Further, the Faculty offers some innovative courses such as Comparative Constitutional Law of South Asian countries.


Apart from traditional pedagogic methods of teaching, the Faculty adopts seminar methods, wherein weekly legal discourses are organised. Eminent law scholars from India and abroad are invited to interact with faculty and students. The Faculty also organises discussions on contemporary legal problems, through joint seminars with other institutions. Further, the Faculty intends to engage the available human resources in the region and other parts of the world to contribute towards establishing centres of excellence in the field of international law and other important fields of law.

Contact Us

Faculty of Legal Studies
South Asian University

Telephone: +91-11-24195139, Mobile:+91-8800769908
Address:Room No. 237, 2nd Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110 021, India

  • Shweta Singh

    Shweta Singh
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University, 2012)

  • Snehashish Bhattacharya

    Snehashish Bhattacharya
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (University of Notre Dame, 2010)

  • Soumita Basu

    Soumita Basu
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2009)

  • Soumya Datta

    Soumya Datta
    Assistant Professor (SG)
    PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011)

  • Srinivas Burra

    Srinivas Burra
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2002)

  • Stellina Jolly

    Stellina Jolly
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (Panjab University, 2009)

  • Sunil Kumar

    Sunil Kumar
    Professor & Dean of Students
    PhD (Guru Nanak Dev University, 2000)

  • Yuba Raj Pokharel

    Yuba Raj Pokharel
    Assistant professor
    PhD (Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2009)

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