B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)(WBNUJS, Kolkata);
LL.M. (University of Cambridge)
Avantik Tamta is an alumnus of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He was conferred the University Gold Medals for International Environment Law, and Intellectual Property Laws, for the graduating batch of 2017. He stood third in the order of merit. Having secured recruitment with L&L Partners (then Luthra and Luthra), Avantik worked with the tier 1 firm in their Mumbai office, as an Associate in the Banking and Finance Team. He gained significant experience as a transactional corporate lawyer, before deciding to move to the Calcutta High Court, in order to take up responsibility as a Research Associate to Hon’ble Justice Dipankar Datta.
On deciding to pursue higher education thereon, Avantik was offered a place on the LLM at Cambridge University. His education was sponsored by the Cambridge Trust, and he was awarded the distinction of being the Prathiba Singh Cambridge Trust Scholar for the year of 2019. The scholarship is in recognition of his special achievements in the field of Intellectual Property.
During the course of his LLM, Avantik specialised in the field of International Law. Apart from sustaining sincere interest in the realm of IPR, he also carries a passion for the study of Human Rights Law. As a graduate student, his intellectual services have been employed by noted scholars, including that of Prof Henning Khan, and Prof Vinuales (both belonging to the University of Cambridge). His voluntary engagement with Dr Khan, has only evoked greater enthusiasm towards working in the field of International IP, and its intermingling with the field of International Trade law.
Avantik credits his experience as a Teaching Assistant during the final year of his law school, as a determinant towards building a career as an academician. Apart from being a lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, Avantik is also engaged as a Guest Faculty at WBNUJS, wherein he offers courses on IPR and Human Rights. He is a member of the NUJS Centre for Law, Literature and Pop Culture.
As a young academician, Avantik has authored pieces for reputed journals, and blogs. His CV also boasts of inspiring internships, with Indian and International Organisations. He aspires to meaningfully motivate lawyers of tomorrow, and contribute to their outlook by offering newer and more sophisticated interpretations of law, and jurisprudence.