Prof. Ajita Sharma

Prof. Ajita Sharma

Associate Professor of Legal Practice

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (O.P. Jindal Global University);

LL.M. (University of Illinois)

Prof. Sharma is Associate Professor of Legal Practice at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University. In this role, she has taught courses including Constitutional Law, Introduction to World’s Legal Systems, Legal Methods, and Professional Ethics & Bar-Bench relations to students pursuing law and B.A. Legal Studies.

Since 2017, she has served as a mentor for a law student from Cambodia to achieve her personal and professional goals through the WEDU programme. Before joining academia in August 2019, she was a practicing lawyer who has experience appearing before the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court and various district courts in India. She has assisted senior counsel Indira Jaising on landmark cases relating to constitutional law and human rights, including prominently the beef ban case and the Sabarimala case, among others. While on deputation to Lawyers Collective in 2016, she has also worked on the Global Health & Human Rights Database developed by O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, U.S.A.

Prof. Sharma received her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from JGLS and her LL.M. from College of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. She has held several scholarships in these schools, including notably the pro bono notation award on the completion of her LL.M. She has also completed a summer school on ‘International Law and Global Governance’ at Somerville College, University of Oxford.

Prof. Sharma is on the editorial board of the Jindal Global Law Review and is the faculty coordinator for the student-run Human Rights Society at JGLS. Her research interests include intersections of jurisprudence, constitution law, constitutional theory, post-colonial feminist theory and Third World Approach to International Law (TWAIL).