B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (HNLU, Raipur);
LL.M. (National University of Singapore)
Prof. Aakanksha Kumar is an Associat Professor at JGLS, having most recently served as full-time Assistant Professor at NALSAR Hyderabad between July 2019-June 2020. She administered the mandatory courses on Constitutional Law-II and Legal Methods as well as taught elective courses on Comparative Celebrity Laws and Law of IPR in International Trade, during her stint at NALSAR.
She has previously also served as Assistant Professor at the Amity University Chhattisgarh from March 2018-Feb 2019 and at the National Law University, Jodhpur from July 2014 till May 2017. At NLUJ she headed the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) and handled activities of the flagship journal – Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (IJAL). She is also enrolled at NLU Jodhpur as a Doctoral Scholar since July 2016, and is currently working on completing her PhD dissertation in the area of celebrity personality rights and looking at defining the contours for a Right of Publicity regime in India. She has a teaching experience of over six years; having earlier also taught at the ITM University, Gurgaon (Now, North Cap University, Gurugram).
She regularly teaches courses in Law of IPR in International Trade and International Commercial Arbitration and Law of Arbitration and ADR.
She is an alumnus of the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur [Class of 2012, BALLB Hons], India and secured 15 gold medals for stellar academic performance during undergraduate studies. She then graduated from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, in June 2013 with specialized Masters in International and Comparative Law. At NUS, she completed the directed research dissertation titled “The Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: A New Legal Regime“, supervised by Prof. Gary F. Bell. She has also successfully completed the WIPO Singapore Summer School organized jointly by WIPO, IPA Singapore and IPOS in June 2013; and has worked under the tutelage of Prof. Irene Calboli as her summer research assistant on a project on sustainable development and economic value of Geographical Indications from May to July 2013. Recently, in a personal capacity, she has completed working on a project from the NUS Centre for Law and Business, on the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law adoption in Asia, as the India rapporteur with Mr. Harisankar K S. The same has now been published in a conference volume book by Cambridge University Publications.
She continues to write in the areas of domestic and international arbitration, and nurtures a special interest in Intellectual Property Law; and also speaks as a guest faculty at CII and CREDAI Arbitration workshops and conferences, and conducts training workshops for police personnel on IP Infringement and piracy; as well as for HEIs on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace and the UGC Regulations on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at HEIs.
When not studying or in classes, she busies herself by engaging in educating herself on, and nerd-ing over the beauty of handloom weaves a