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Dr. Upendra Baxi, at NUALS
|Born||November 9, 1938 (age 77)|
Upendra Baxi (born November 9, 1938) is a legal scholar, since 1996 professor of law in development at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He has been the vice chancellor of University of Delhi (1990–1994), prior to which he held the position of professor of law at the same university for 23 years (1973–1996). He has also served as the vice chancellor of the University of South Gujarat, Surat, India (1982–1985).
Early life and education
Baxi earned LL.B. from Rajkot (South Gujarat) University. He holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Bombay and the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he holds a degree of Doctorate of Juristic Sciences (S.J.D.), also from the University of California, Berkeley.
He was a former Ford Foundation Professor of Human Rights at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, and was succeeded by Justice Ruma Pal. He has also served as the honorary director (research) at the Indian Law Institute (1985–1988) and the president of the Indian Society of International Law (1992–1995).
Baxi's areas of special expertise in teaching and research include comparative constitutionalism, social theory of human rights, human rights responsibilities in corporate governance and business conduct, and materiality of globalization.
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