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Upendra Baxi



Research Professor


School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: +44(0)24 76523075

Research Interests

Professor Baxi's current areas of teaching and research include comparative constitutionalism, social theory of human rights, human rights responsibilities in corporate governance and business conduct, and materiality of globalization.


Professor Upendra Baxi, currently (since 1996) Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick, served as Professor of Law, University of Delhi (1973-1996) and as its Vice Chancellor (1990-1994.) He as also served as: Vice Chancellor, University of South Gujarat, Surat (1982-1985); Honorary Director (Research) The Indian Law Institute (1885-1988.) He was the President of the Indian Society of International Law (1992-1995.)

Professor Baxi graduated from Rajkot (Gujarat University), read law in University of Bombay, and holds LLM degrees from University of Bombay and University of California at Berkeley, which also awarded him with a Doctorate in Juristic Sciences. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Law by the National Law School University of India, Bangalore, and the University of La Trobe, Melbourne.

Professor Baxi has taught various courses in law and science, comparative constitutionalism and social theory of human rights at Universities of Sydney, Duke University, The American University, the New York University Law School Global Law Program, and the University of Toronto.

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Scholarship Opportunites

The Law School now offers two LLM Scholarships in honour of Upendra Baxi's time at Warwick For more information please visit the pages below: