Prof. Khagesh Gautam received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in May, 2013 where he graduated as a Stone Scholar. He received his LL.B. from Campus Law Centre in June, 2008 and his B.Com. from University College, Kurukshetra University in June, 2005. He was admitted to the Delhi Bar Council in July, 2008 and was an associate in the law firm of Desai & Diwanji (New Delhi office) between June, 2008 and April, 2009. After that he transferred his Bar membership to Punjab & Haryana Bar Council and practiced before the Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh and several direct and indirect taxation tribunals in Haryana and Punjab from July, 2009 till May, 2012. He specialized in indirect taxation, civil and criminal appellate, administrative and constitutional litigation and appeared himself and as assisting counsel in several cases before the High Court and taxation tribunals throughout Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. During this time he also authored three articles (one on constitutional law and two on taxation) that were published in the journal of Value Added and Service Tax Cases (VST).
After graduating from Columbia Law, he joined the faculty at Jindal Global Law School since July, 2013 as an Assistant Professor and is currently Associate Professor of Law at Jindal Global Law School. In addition he is also an Assistant Director with Center on Public Law & Jurisprudence and an Assistant Director with the Mooting and Advocacy Program. He teaches the core courses on Constitutional Law and Evidence and elective courses on Comparative Constitutional Law and Forensic Evidence. He has been awarded the JGLS Award for Research Excellence(awarded ‘In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Research’) thrice in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and the JGLS Award for Teaching Excellence (awarded ‘In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Leading to Improved Learning Outcomes’) in 2015.
He has also taught Evidence and Comparative Evidence at the China Univeristy of Political Science and Law, Changping, Beijing, PRC (June, 2015 & May-June, 2015); and Comparative Constitutional Law at William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, USA (January, 2017). He has been invited to lecture high court judges on constitutional law at the National Judicial Academcy, Bhopal (October, 2015). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (since February, 2017).
His work has been published in the Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, Southwestern Journal of International Law, Boston University International Law Journal, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Journal of Comparative Law, International Tax Journal, The Tax Lawyer, Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law Quarterly and Economic and Political Weekly.