Lavanya Rajamani

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Lavanya Rajamni
Born (1973-08-19) 19 August 1973 (age 45)
NationalityIndian
EducationUniversity of Cambridge, (PhD)
Yale University, (LLM)
University of Oxford, (DPhil & BCL)
National Law School of India University, (BA LLB) (Honours)
OccupationProfessor, Policy Analyst
Known forInternational Climate Change Law

Lavanya Rajamani (born 19 August 1973) is an Indian lawyer, author and professor whose area of expertise is international climate change law, environment law and policy.[1] She is currently a professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi since 2006.[2]

She has been a Rhodes Scholar[3] and is the youngest Indian academic to be invited to offer a course in public international law at the Hague Academy of International Law in Netherlands.[4]

Background and education[edit]

Lavanya Rajamani grew up in south India.[3] She completed her Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the National Law School of India University in 1996 and her Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford in 1997. In 1998 she completed her Master of Laws (LLM) from Yale University where her supervisor was Professor Daniel Esty. She then went on the complete her Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) from the University of Oxford in 2002 and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (By Incorporation Ad eundem degree) from the University of Cambridge in 2006.[2]

Career[edit]

She is currently a professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi since 2006. She was previously a Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Queen’s College, Cambridge. She has been a visiting professor at Osaka Gakuin University, Aix-Marseille University, University of Bologna.[2][5]

She is as a legal consultant for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, and also worked for the Danish Ministry of Climate Change, UNDP, the World Bank, the Alliance of Small Island States and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests.[6]

She is a frequent contributor to national Indian dailies such as The Indian Express and Livemint where she provides expertise on climate change.[7][8]

Research[edit]

Rajamani has published various articles in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals such International & Comparative Law Quarterly, International Affairs, European Journal of International Law and Theoretical Inquiries in Law.[9]

Author[edit]

  • Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law. Oxford University Press, 2006.ISBN 9780199280704[10]

Co-author[edit]

  • International Climate Change Law. Oxford University Press, 2017. Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee and Lavanya Rajamani.ISBN 9780199664290[11] (Winner of the ASIL 2018 Certificate of Merit for a specialized area of international law)
  • Implementation of International Environmental Law. Hague Academy of International Law, 2011. By S. Maljean Dubois and Lavanya Rajamani[12]

Editor[edit]

  • Promoting Compliance in An Evolving Climate Regime. Cambridge University Press, 2012. Edited by Jutta Brunnee, Meinhard Doelle and Lavanya Rajamani[13]
  • Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice. Cambridge University Press, 2012 Edited by Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanaya Rajamani and Jutta Brunnee[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lavanya Rajamani". Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), University of Pennsylvania. 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Lavanya Rajamani Profile". Centre for Policy Research. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  3. ^ a b "Lavanya Rajamani Profile". The Rhodes Project. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  4. ^ "Brain Gain: Fifteen young academics who have reversed the brain drain at the peak of their careers by returning to India". India Today. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  5. ^ "1p5degrees | SPEAKERS". 1p5degrees. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  6. ^ "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Consultant Profile" (pdf). United National Climate Change. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Lavanya Rajamani". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  8. ^ "Lavanya rajamani news - Livemint". Live Mint. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  9. ^ "Author Lavanya Rajamani". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  10. ^ Rajamani, Lavanya (2006). Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law. Oxford Monographs in International Law. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199280704.
  11. ^ Bodansky, Daniel; Brunnée, Jutta; Rajamani, Lavanya (2017-05-25). International Climate Change Law. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199664290.
  12. ^ "Implementation of International Environmental Law | Centre for Policy Research". www.cprindia.org. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  13. ^ "Promoting compliance evolving climate regime | Environmental law". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  14. ^ "Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice | Centre for Policy Research". www.cprindia.org. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  15. ^ Lord, Richard; Goldberg, Silke; Rajamani, Lavanya; Brunnee, Jutta, eds. (2011). Climate Change Liability. Cambridge Core. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139084383. ISBN 9781139084383.

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