B.A. (Reed College);
J.D. (Lewis & Clark Law School)
Prof. Manasi Kumar is a Professor at Jindal Global Law School. Prior to entering academia, she worked as commercial dispute resolution attorney with well-known law firms in India and the United States, where she was admitted to the Oregon state bar. She had a diverse commercial practice that included construction, oil and gas, government procurements, insurance, and maritime law. Upon joining JGLS, she has been teaching foundational contract law courses, and since 2015 has been teaching a self-designed, highly popular elective on commercial contract drafting. Her research is focused on contract law, alternate dispute resolution, and animal law (she occasionally offers a self-designed elective on animal welfare law in India). She has also served as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in JGLS and later Controller of Examinations for O.P. Jindal Global University, a role she stepped down from to focus on her research in 2018. In 2020, she received the O.P. Jindal Global University Research Excellence Award. She has a Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark Law School in the United States, where she was inducted into the Cornelius Honour Society upon her graduation in 2008, an honour given to select graduates by the law school faculty.