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Rajeev Kadambi - LL.M., 2010

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Kadambi

Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A..  Research Scholar, Center for Disability Studies, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, India. B.A., B.L, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.

“The strength of the BC Law LL.M. program is that it lets you freely explore your interests and at the same time offers needed supervision.  I came to BC with some rough ideas about everything in general, but the interactions with the faculty and my peers opened new gates of enquiry and demonstrated the value of intellectual dialogue.  The strength of BC’s comparative constitutional theory faculty, and its strong focus on democratic theory, made it an ideal home for my research interests. As an alumnus, I continue to rely on perspectives from my professors at BC, as they will always play a role in guiding me--even in the years to come!”    

Rajeev Kadambi was a scholar-in-formation even before coming to BC Law:  he had been a Lecturer in Law at Christ University in Bangalore, India, teaching jurisprudence, torts and legal writing, and had previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in constitutional law at Bangalore’s National Law School of India University.  He had also spent four years as a litigation lawyer, initially with a leading Bangalore law firm, and subsequently in his own practice in Bangalore.

Rajeev found a congenial and supportive home in BC Law’s academic community.  His LL.M. studies focused primarily on jurisprudence and philosophy of law, and included a comprehensive independent study paper on the duty to rescue in tort law. After graduating he continued on as a Visiting Scholar for most of the 2010-11 academic year. During his eighteen months with us, he produced a record-breaking six articles for publication, on subjects ranging from tort law to constitutional law to democratic theory to Indian legal education.  Upon his return to India, he taught for a year at Jindal Global Law School, a bold new initiative in multi-disciplinary legal education.  Now a Ph.D. student in political science at Brown University, he ultimately plans an academic career in India.