Anujay Shrivastava

Anujay Shrivastava


B.A. LL.B. (O.P. Jindal Global University);

LL.M. (University of Cambridge)

Anujay read for his Master of Law (LLM) at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge where he undertook modules in legislation, jurisprudence, international human rights law, and criminal justice and human rights law. Anujay concomitantly served as an Editor and a Conference Reviewer to the prestigious Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ), and also worked as a Project Researcher for the Cambridge Pro Bono Project on a project evaluating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Gambia from lens of the best practices under comparative domestic laws and international law for the World Bank, Washington D.C. (USA).

During his undergraduate studies at JGLS, Anujay was among the only two alumni to graduate with four Outstanding Dean’s Awards (2015-20) for ‘academic initiatives’, ‘mooting’, ‘institution building’, and ‘leadership in election commission’, all received from the JGU Vice Chancellor. Anujay was also awarded but did not avail of the coveted CEU Master’s Scholarship (100%) along a stipend to pursue the LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law from the Central European University, Vienna.

Predominantly interested in comparative constitutional law, theory and design, Anujay has written extensively in leading journals and forums such as the Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal (Solicited), NLSIU IJIEL, NUJS IJLPR, NUJS IJLSR, IACL-AIDC Blog, Völkerrechtsblog, The Solitaire Law (UK), The Sunday Guardian, and the IndiaCorpLaw Blog etc., and was previously involved with various research centres at JGLS. Anujay is ranked among the top 5% of SSRN authors by downloads as on February 2023.

Beyond work and scholarly interests, Anujay loves exploring, music, movies, anime/manga, general knowledge, gaming, and world history. Anujay is a vocalist, and has frequently performed Hindi and English songs at Cambridge and JGU.

Select Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Mapping ‘Unconstitutional Informal Constitutional Changes’ By Constitutional Courts – A Comparative Study Of ‘Supreme Courts’ In India, Bangladesh, Honduras, And The USA’ [2022] 7(1) Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal 42-94 (solicited).
  • ‘‘Senior Advocates’ In The Indian Legal Profession – Origins, Evolution, Demerits, And A Call For Reform’ [2022] 11(2) NUJS International Journal of Legal Studies and Research 142-211 (co-authored with Anubhav Khamroi).
  • ‘The Origins, Jurisprudential Fallacies and Practical Limitations of a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in the European Union’ [2021] 10(2) NUJS International Journal of Law and Policy Review 152-203.
  • ‘Understanding The Misunderstood: Mapping The Scope Of A Deity’s Rights In India’ [2021] 10(1) NUJS International Journal of Law and Policy Review 1-45 (co-authored with Yashowardhan Tiwari).
  • ‘Court’s Refusal To Refer Parties To Arbitration In Disputes Involving ‘Time-Barred’ Claims: Analysing The BSNL vs. Nortel Decision’ [2021] 10(2) NUJS International Journal of Legal Studies and Research 167-182.
  • ‘Judicial Appointments, Collegium System, and Unresolved Constitutional Enigmas in India: Proposing an ‘Emergency Collegium’ and the ‘Automatic Elevation Alternative’’ [2021] 1(4) JCLJ 290-304 (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • ‘‘Economic’ Dignity and Transformative Constitutionalism in India – Attempting to Cut the ‘Gordian Knot’’ [2021] 1(4) JCLJ 446-457 (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • ‘Arbitrability Of Fraud In India And The United Kingdom: A Judicial ‘Magnum Opus’’ in R Venkata Rao (ed), Global Thoughts And Opinions On The International Law And International Relations 196-240 (2020) (co-authored with Anirban Chanda).
  • ‘Scouring The Haziness In The Jurisprudence Of Contractual Time-Limitation Clauses In International Commercial Arbitration: Better Three Hours Too Soon Than A Minute Too Late’ in R Venkata Rao (ed), Global Thoughts And Opinions On The International Law And International Relations 474-503 (2020) (co-authored with Anubhav Khamroi).
  • ‘Significance Of International Investment Arbitration In India’s Efforts Toward Instituting A Robust Regulatory Regime’ [2019] 11 NLSIU Indian J. Int’l Econ. L. 82-111 (co-authored with Kaustubh Kapoor).
  • ‘Analysing The Practical Implications Of A Right To Privacy: State Surveillance And Constitution’ [2019] 8 Indian Constitutional Law Review 97-116 (co-authored with Anubhav Khamroi).

Select Online Publications

  • ‘Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment on ‘Horizontal Application’ of Fundamental Rights: An ‘Unconstitutional Informal Constitutional Change’?’ (IACL-AIDC Blog, 31 January 2023).
  • ‘How “Attack On Titan” Complicates The Genocide Convention’ (Völkerrechtsblog, Germany, 7 December 2022) (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • ‘Mahatma Gandhi and law: A historico-legal perspective’ (The Daily Guardian, 2 October 2021) (co-authored with Anirban Chanda and Yashowardhan Tiwari).
  • ‘‘Anti-Anti-Suit Injunctions’ and ‘Anti-Enforcement Injunctions’ in the United Kingdom and Abroad – A Comparative Overview’ (The Solitaire Law, United Kingdom, 1 September 2021) (solicited) (co-authored with Anirban Chanda).
  • ‘Significance of increasing representation of women judges in higher judiciary’ (The Daily Guardian, 27 August 2021).
  • ‘Principles Governing ‘Anti-Enforcement Injunctions’ in India: Part 1 & 2’ (IndiaCorpLaw Blog, 9-12 June 2021).
  • ‘Oriental Judgment: How Objective is “Just and Equitable” Interest Rate Modification?’ (IndiaCorpLaw Blog, 26 May 2021).
  • ‘On Senior Advocate Designations And The Disproportionate Representation Of Women’ (The Sunday Guardian, 16 May 2021).
  • ‘The Peculiar Introduction of ‘Collegium Approvals’ in ‘Ad-Hoc’ High Court Judge Appointments’ (NLSIU Law School Policy Review, 26 April 2021) (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • ‘Is Appointment Of ‘Ad-hoc’ Judges Subject To Filling ‘Regular’ Vacancies In The High Courts?’ (NLSIU Law School Policy Review, 11 April 2021).
  • ‘WhatsApp Privacy Case: Does WhatsApp Perform A ‘Public Function’ Under Article 226 Of The Constitution?’ (Constitutional Law Society of NLU Odisha, 15 February 2021) (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • ‘Is The PM CARES Fund Open To Writ Litigation Challenges?’ (NUJS Constitutional Law Society, 12 August 2020) (co-authored with Abhijeet Shrivastava).
  • How Serious is Serious Enough? Understanding Arbitrability of Fraud in India’ (The Indian Review of Corporate and Commercial Laws Blog, 6 October 2020) (co-authored with Shourya Bari).
  • ‘Arbitrability of Fraud in India: The Rashid Raza test for Complex Fraud’ (IndiaCorpLaw Blog, 23 December 2019) (co-authored with Anirban Chanda).
  • ‘Anti-arbitration Injunctions in International Investment Arbitration: An Indian Overview’ (IndiaCorpLaw Blog, 25 December 2018) (co-authored with Anubhav Khamroi).

Select Reports

  • Cambridge Pro Bono Project (CPP), University of Cambridge & World Bank – Report on ‘Gender Based Violence’ and ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ in Gambia (forthcoming; co-authored).
  • ‘Trade Policy Monitoring Report on Japan (January 2017 to March 2017)’, [2017] 20 Trade Policy Monitoring Report on Japan pp. 1-64 [ISSN: 2394-8752] (co-authored with Professor (Dr.) James J. Nedumpara and Archana Subramanian).
  • Cambridge Pro Bono Gold Award (Chair – Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 2023)
  • Top 10% of Authors on SSRN (by downloads) (September 2021 to January 2023)
  • CEU Master’s Scholarship and Stipends (Received, Not Availed) (Central European University, Vienna, 2022)
  • Invited as a Distinguished Alumnus and Panellist to speak at the 7th JGLS Young Scholars Colloquium, 2021 (JGU, 2021)
  • Dean’s Award (Certificate of Achievement) for “Outstanding Contribution to Institution Building” (JGU Vice Chancellor, 2020)
  • Dean’s Award (Certificate of Achievement) for “Outstanding Performance in Mooting” (JGU Vice Chancellor, 2020)
  • Dean’s Award (Certificate of Achievement) for “Outstanding Contribution to Academic Initiatives” (JGU Vice Chancellor, 2020)
  • Dean’s Award (Certificate of Leadership) for “Outstanding Contribution as Member of the Election Commission 2020” (JGU Vice Chancellor, 2020)
  • World Rounds Quarterfinalist & recipient of ‘Herbert Smith Freehills Scholarship Award’ for ‘Best Combined Written Pleadings’ at Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot (London, 2019)
  • Qualified to the World Rounds of the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot (London, 2019)
  • Savitri Jindal Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (2017-20)
  • Savitri Jindal Studentship (2015-20)

Primary Research Interest

  • Comparative Constitutional Law, Theory and Design

Secondary Research Interests

  • Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Constitutional Values
  • Legislations, Legislative Drafting & Legislative Design
  • Legal Professions & Judicial Institutions
  • Administrative Laws & Interpretation of Law
  • International and European Human Rights Law

Current Research

  • Constitutional Changes
  • Constitutionalism(s)
  • Constitutional Design