B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) (WBNUJS, Kolkata);
LL.M. (Central European University)
Prof. Arpita teaches and writes on constitutional law related issues. She has a B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University, Budapest. After her graduation from NUJS, she has worked as a law clerk with Justice V. Gopala Gowda, then sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India. As a law clerk, she has assisted the judge on a range of issues involving federalism, fundamental rights, labor law, compensation under Motor Vehicles Act, anti-terror laws, medical negligence, land acquisition issues among many others. Thereafter, she has worked as a Research Analyst with the World Bank where she was associated with land rights related projects.
As a student of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law, she has written on secularism, socio-economic rights and rule of law within the framework of the Indian Constitution. She has also written on models of affirmative actions from separation of powers perspective in Canada, India and South Africa. She has served as an Editor with the Journal of Indian Law and Society, a peer reviewed journal run by NUJS and is associated with it in advisory capacity.