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Dr. Nidhi Gupta

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (University of Ghent, Belgium), UGC (NET)

LL.M. (Legal Theory, European Academy of Legal Theory, Catholic University Brussels, Belgium

LL.M. (International Law, University of Rajasthan),

LL.B., B.Sc.

Dr. Nidhi Gupta has more than twenty-five years of experience in teaching, training and research in Law and judicial education in India and Europe. Before joining NLU Delhi she was Associate Professor at National Law University, Jodhpur. At NLUJ she was Executive Director for Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Laws (CARTAL). She was also faculty advisor for the flagship journal of the Centre- Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (IJAL).

Dr. Gupta started her career in legal education in 1996 soon after clearing the UGC NET examination. She joined the Department of College Education, Government of Rajasthan as a lecturer in 1996. She taught in the Government College in Kota and Ajmer. She moved on from the Government job to join National Law University, Jodhpur in 2006, where she served till 2008. She went to explore the world of judicial education in 2009 as she joined National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, the premier institution for training of judges. After six years of involvement with judicial training and education, she joined NLUJ again in 2015 to return to the world of legal education. She continues to be involved with judicial education as a visiting faculty at the Rajasthan State Judicial Academy, Jodhpur. She has also been a guest faculty at the Delhi Judicial Academy.

She attended a summer course in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law way back in 1998. Her research experience includes- visiting researcher at the UNIDROIT, Rome and Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she worked on projects relating to private international law, which resulted in significant publications; research fellowship at the Catholic University, Brussels. She has been a guest faculty in the European Academy of Legal Theory, Belgium and in many universities in Belgium and also in Denmark, teaching courses on Feminist Legal Theory and on the topics related to law, gender justice and cultural diversity. She has also been a visiting faculty in the National Law School (NUSRL), Ranchi as well as in the National Law School (NLIU), Bhopal teaching courses on private international law, jurisprudence and criminal law.

With her interests in gender issues she gained substantial field experience in that area while working as a researcher in the Rajasthan State Women’s Commission on deputation from the Government of Rajasthan on a post sponsored by the UNICEF. Her doctoral work extensively explores the issues of relationship between law, cultural diversity and women’s rights. She has also been involved in conceptualising and conducting gender sensitisation training programs for judges and other professionals.

She has participated and presented papers in many national and international conferences and has published extensively in national and international journals of repute.  She has vast experience of organising various kinds of events and training programs for judges and other legal and non-legal professionals. She has also co-authored two Monographs for International Encyclopaedias of Laws, Kluwer Law International – on Private International Law and on Corporations and Partnerships. In recent years she has been writing extensively on issues relating to international commercial arbitration and conflict of laws.


Areas of Interest

  • Conflict of Laws
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Contract law and Contract Management
  • Legal Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Judicial Education