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Pritam Baruah
B.A.,B.L. (Hons), NALSAR, India (2005), BCL, University of Oxford (2006)
PhD Candidate, Co-convener UCL Legal Philosophy Forum
Research Topic: Moral Concepts in Adjudication
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Pritam Baruah joined the faculty in September 2010 as an MPhil/PhD Candidate on the Commonwealth Scholarship. He holds a masters degree in law (BCL) from the University of Oxford (Felix Scholarship) and an Undergraduate in Arts and Law (B.A.,B.L) from the NALSAR University of Law in India.

From 2008-2010 Pritam taught Legal Philosophy at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, one of the leading law schools in India. He also taught at the University of Ottawa as a January Term Professor in 2010. Previously he practiced law at the Supreme Court of India from 2006-2008 and has worked with the Central Vigilance Commission on the Public Distribution System constituted by the Supreme Court of India.
Areas of Expertise

Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Public, Admin and Constitutional

Research Projects

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Research Interests

Legal Reasoning, Justification and Legitimacy, Contested Concepts, Judicial Review

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships

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Current Teaching
LAWS2004 - Jurisprudence for 2nd yr LLB
Professional Experience
  • 2006 - 2008: Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • 2007 - 2008: Member, Legal Team, Supreme Court of India Central Vigilance Commission on the Public Distribution System
  • 2008 - 2012: Assistant Professor of Law, WBNUJS, India
  • 2010 : Teaching Fellow, UCL
  • 2011 : Teaching Fellow, UCL
Public Engagements & Media Coverage

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Pritam's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • Dworkin's Value Holism (McMaster Graduate Conference for Legal Theory 2014 )
  • Human Dignity in Adjudication: The Indeterminacy Challenge, SLS Conference Bristol
  • Pluralism from Below: Building Constitutional Pluralism from Value Pluralism, (Forthcoming conference publication by WBNUJS. Co-authored with Nicolas M. Rouleau)
  • Human Rights Theory and Sustainable Development, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Human Dignity in Adjudication: The Limits of Placeholding and Essential Contestability Accounts (Forthcoming, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 2014)
  • Book Review: Kai Moller, The Global Model of Constitutional Rights (Oxford University Press, 2012 ), (2013) 76 MLR 1162
  • Democracy, Representation, and Self-Rule in the Indian Constitution,Verfassung und Recht in Übersee VRÜ/Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 44 (2011) 177
  • Logic and Coherence in Naz Foundation: The Arguments of Non-Discrimination, Privacy, and Dignity, (2009) 3 NUJS L. Rev 504
  • Book Review: Mahendra P Singh (ed.), VN Shukla’s Constitution of India (11th Edition), (2009) 2 NUJS L. Rev. 351
  • Book Review: Kamala Sankaran and Ujjwal Kumar Singh (ed.), Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Law in India, (2008) 1 NUJS L. Rev. 379
  • The Embarrassment of Poverty- A Critique of State Power and Responsibility (2005) 1 NSLR 1, (Co-authored with Saurabh Bhattacharjee and Geetanjali Swamy)
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