Dr. Pritam Baruah is Professor and Dean of the School of Law. He researches and teaches in the areas of legal philosophy, constitutional law, constitutional theory, and philosophical foundations of tort law. His research specifically focuses on how moral values are applied in constitutional reasoning and the theory and practice of democracy. Previously he was Professor of law at Jindal Global Law School, and has also taught at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and held visiting professorships at the University of Ottawa, CUPL (Beijing), Humboldt University, and NLSIU (Bangalore). He has an integrated undergraduate degree in law and social sciences from NALSAR University of Law, a masters in law from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in the Philosophy of Law from University College London. He was awarded the Felix Scholarship for the BCL programme at Oxford, and the Commonwealth Scholarship for his PhD.
Prior to joining academia Dr. Baruah practiced as an advocate, primarily before the Supreme Court of India. He has appeared and assisted in litigation in diverse forums including the Supreme Court of India, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, and the High Courts of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala.
In his spare time he enjoys being out in nature, reading popular science, playing sports, playing the tabla, and spending quality time with his dogs.