Professor & Associate Dean, Office of Research (Projects, Grants and Publications)
B.A.; LL.B. (University of Delhi);
LL.M. (Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon);
LL.M.; S.J.D. (University of Wisconsin Law School)
Prof. (Dr.) Arpita Gupta is Professor at Jindal Global Law School and an Associate Dean at the Office of Research (Projects, Grants & Publications), O.P. Jindal Global University.
Dr. Gupta earned her LL.M. and S.J.D from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where her doctoral work focused on the evolution of the institution of microfinance in India. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, a Bachelor of Laws from Delhi University, and Bologna Master of Laws – Law in a European and Global Context from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon. She has also worked as a stagiaire in the cabinet of Advocate General Miguel Poiares Maduro at the Court of Justice of European Union, Luxembourg.
At Jindal Global Law School, she teaches Administrative Law and Tort Law. In the past, she has also taught courses on Comparative Constitutional Law and WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism.
Her research interests include Law and Development, International Trade Law, EU Law, Tort Law, Legal Profession, and Legal History. Her work lies at the juncture of law, institutions, and development, with a two-fold emphasis on access to justice and access to finance. As part of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession’s Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (GLEE) research project, she undertook a pioneering qualitative study on the corporate pro bono culture in India. In line with her teaching interests, her recent Liverpool Law Review paper on mass tort jurisprudence lies at the intersection of public and private law. Currently, she is working on a paper on impact finance for the New Frontiers in International Development Finance (Nef Def) project, a multi-institutional collaborative effort.
Apart from her work, she is passionate about health and wellness, and enjoys ecotourism, tea appreciation and attending cultural performances.