Time: 11:30 AM
Topic: Affirmative Action in India and the U.S.
Speaker: Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud (Advocate, Bombay HC | Author & Constitutional Scholar)
Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud has been a practicing advocate at the Bombay High Court since 2014.
Dr. Chandrachud completed his Bachelor's Degree in law from GLC, Mumbai in the year 2008 and his Masters in law from Harvard Law School in the year 2009. He then worked for a couple of years as an Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Later on, he went to complete his J.S.M (Master of Science of Law) from Stanford Law School in the year 2012, followed by his doctorate (J.S.D.) in 2014 from the same law school.
He is an erudite scholar of Constitutional Law and has authored six books, focusing on subjects like freedom of speech and religion- including Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech in India, Supreme Whispers: Conversations with the Judges of the Supreme Court of India, among others. Recently, his Master's Thesis from Stanford Law School, "The Informal Constitution" also got published. He is a distinguished legal scholar who regularly contributes in the legal academia through his writing and lectures.