Prof. Eesha Mohapatra

Prof. Eesha Mohapatra

Professor (Law)

BSL LL.B. (Pune);

LL.M. (London)


Prof. Eesha Mohapatra is a Professor at JGLS and currently teaches an elective course on Bail or Jail along with compulsory courses on Procedural Law- Civil Procedure Codeand Code of Criminal Procedure.

Prior to joining JGLS, she practiced in the Supreme Court and High Courts of Delhi and Bombay. She also appeared regularly before various tribunals such as the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), National Green Tribunal, National Consumer District Redressal Commission etc. She worked in the chambers of Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra (before Justice Malhotra’s elevation to the Supreme Court as a judge) wherein she appeared before the Supreme Court in many cases. She was part of the legal team that represented the petitioner in the landmark judgment ABC v. The State (NCT of Delhi), reported in (2015) 10 SCC 1, in which a division bench of the Supreme Court comprising Mr. Justice Vikarmjit Sen and Mr. Justice Abhay Sapre, held that an unwed Christian mother can be the sole legal guardian of her child under section 11 of the Guardians and Wards Act without the consent of the father. The judgment was hailed as a progressive judgment that recognized the rights of an unwed mother without there being any necessity to disclose the name of the child’s father for any legal purpose.

She also appeared (on behalf of NALSA) in a Public Interest Litigation petition filed by NGO, Prajwala against the Union of India, wherein a three judge bench of the apex court constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India for preparing a comprehensive legislation dealing with human trafficking from the point of view of prevention, pre-rescue, rescue, post-rescue and rehabilitation of victims, to strengthen victim protection protocol so as to ensure that victims are treated as victims not as offendersand to provide for adequate shelter homes for the rescued victims.

While working in the chambers of Ms. Malhotra, she also assisted in preparing guidelines to govern the procedure to be followed by the Internal Sub-Committee constituted by the Gender Sensitization & Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) constituted by the Supreme Court of India.

In 2015, Eesha joined M/s Karanjawala & Co. as a Senior Associate and was part of the legal team in one of the most high-profile corporate legal battles between Late Mr. Cyrus Mistry and Tata Sons Ltd.
appearing for Tata Sons Ltd. in NCLT and NCLAT in the petition for oppression and mismanagement filed against Tata Sons Ltd.
Eesha has worked and appeared alongside many senior counsels such as Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Mr. P Chidambaram, Mr. Arvind Datar, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, Mr. S.N. Mookherjee in many reported judgments, details of some of which are mentioned herein below:

Susheela v. University Grants Commission, (2015) 8 SCC 129

S.N. Wadiyar v. Commissioner Wealth Tax (2015) 15 SCC 38

Cyrus Investment Pvt. Ltd. V. Tata Sons Ltd. Manu/NL/0100/2017

Pramod P. Shah v. Ratan N. Tata, 2017 SCC Online Bom 5269

Proctor & Gamble Home Products Ltd. Hindustan Unilever Ltd Manu/De/0389/2017

Priya Hiranadani v. Niranjan Hiranandani, 2016 (4) Arb LR 18 (DB)

She has a wide range of experience in civil, commercial, and criminal litigation and she particularly enjoys reading and researching on Bail laws and teaches an elective by the name of Bail or Jail: Understanding the Bail laws of India.

She has also conducted various training programs for IAS officers on procedural law related to civil litigation and injunctions. She was the faculty coordinator for the Jindal-Oxford Short Term Study Abroad Program conducted in Somerville College, University of Oxford in 2018, 2019 and 2022. She also served as an Assistant Dean of International Collaborations, JGLS between 2018-2020.