Assistant Professor of Legal Practice
B.A. LL.B. (NLU, Jodhpur);
LL.M. (SOAS University of London)
Prof. Badapbiang T. Dkhar holds a Master degree (LL.M) in Law, Development and Globalisation from SOAS, University of London, and a B.A. LL.B (IPR Hons.) from National Law University, Jodhpur. She is a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship and Felix Scholarship (Received, not availed) to pursue her LL.M in the U.K.
Prior to her joining JGLS she worked pan-India as an Advocate pertaining to IPR, commercial contracts, and sports law where she also specialises in tribal customary law appearing before the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council. In addition, she worked with the Lawyers Collective at New Delhi in the HIV/AIDS and access to affordable medicines unit which also included case briefings for Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and High Court of New Delhi.
A part from her legal work, she was engaged as a Consultant with Tata Trusts and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh where she worked at the grassroots level with Panchayati Raj Institutions. She has also trained mid-level officers at the Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute (MATI) as well as the police, army and para military forces through her work with the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Meghalaya Branch.
She is passionate about social development issues relating to indigenous rights, water and sanitation, menstrual health and education. During her free time, she crowd sources books for children through The Owl Library Initiative and engages in mentorship programmes pro-bono for students in Meghalaya and other parts of the North Eastern Region of India.