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Nalsar in 14 full-time fac hiring spree plus 16 part-timers & NLS’ Sid Chauhan

Nalsar Hyderabad
Nalsar Hyderabad

Nalsar Hyderabad hired 14 full-time law faculty members in the last twelve months, while adding 16 non-permanent faculty members for select courses.

The 14 new hires – six of whom are national law school graduates – include a professor, 10 assistant professors and two teaching assistants. The law school now has 35 full-time faculty members.

The US-based Department for Restorative Justice’s Prof Martin Price was appointed a full-time professor at the university in January 2013.

Nalsar Hyderabad 2010 graduates Manav Kapur and Akshaya Kamalnath joined as assistant professors. They were joined at Nalsar by assistant professors Rajesh Kapoor (Symbiosis Pune 2002), Jagteshwar Singh Sohi (AIL Mohali 2009), Sudhanshu Kumar (CNLU Patna 2011), Anshuman Shukla (Delhi University 2011) and Ashwini Kumar (Kakatiya University Warangal).

NLSIU Bangalore 2008-graduate Sidharth Chauhan, who was dismissed from his temporary faculty position at NLSIU Bangalore earlier this year, allegedly for criticising the administration, is also joining Nalsar as an assistant professor.

Two teaching assistants – Nalsar Hyderabad alum Ashrita Prasad Kotha (2010) and Malvika Prasad (2013) - and Hong Kong University alumnus and visiting scholar Irene Kafiza were also hired full time.

Nalsar vice chancellor Faizan Mustafa said: “Tutorship was to test [potential faculty] over one full semester. Similarly, asking people to first teach as scholar in residence or offer one or two credit courses gives us opportunity to observe them over a long period of time. We also conducted Skype interviews this time.

“I think we must invest heavily in the faculty. We want to create a new kind of academic ambience and culture at Nalsar which would truly lead to creation of knowledge and justify our claim as a university.”

Mustafa told Legally India that more than full-time faculty, Nalsar was focusing on hiring subject experts that stayed with the university only for the duration of a credit course, which could range from a month to a semester. He has appointed 12 such teachers to teach in the next semester.

NLU Delhi has hired 10 teachers taking its faculty strength to 33, while NLU Jodhpur bolstered its headcount to 56 with four full-time hires in the same time period, as reported by Legally India.

UPDATE: Anjaneya Das was also appointed a teaching assistant at Nalsar in June 2013

Legally India is collecting faculty hire information from other colleges too. Please let us know if you’ve heard anything interesting in the meantime.

Nalsar Hyderabad 2012-13 academic hires




When joined?


Teaching / work experience

Rajesh Kapoor

Assistant Professor

International Commercial Laws with focus on International Arbitration

August 17, 2012

Symbiosis Pune LLB (2002), King’s College LLM (2010)

Assisted Prof. Martin Hunter (2009 – 2010)

Manav Kapur

Assistant Professor

International Law & Human Rioghts

September 12, 2012

Nalsar Hyderabad LLB (2010), New York University School of Law LLM (2012)

Law clerk to Justice Markandey (2010 – 2011) Katju, Supreme Court of India

Hota Agni Kumar

Assistant Professor


September 12, 2012

JNU Delhi M.Phil. (History) (2008)

Research Associate assisting Prof. B.D. Chattopadhyaya, JNU Delhi (1998 – 2001)

Surya Prakash Misra

Assistant Professor

Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory

January 4, 2013

Symbiosis College, Gokhale Institute Pune MA Economics (2005), Clemson University USA MS in Applied Economics (2009)

Assistant Professor – II (Economics) with the School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. (2010 – 2012)

Akshaya Kamalnath

Assistant Professor

Corporate Law

January 11, 2013

Nalsar LLB (2010), New York University School of Law LLM (2012)

Teaching Assistant at NYU, U.S.A. (2011 – 2012)

Ashrita Prasad Kotha

Teacher Assistant


January 02, 2013

Nalsar LL.B. (2010)

Associate Luthra & Luthra (2010 – 2012)

Sidharth Chauhan

Assistant Professor

Political theory, Statutory interpretation, Indian legal system

June 2013

NLSIU Bangalore LLB (2008), University of Pennsylvania law school LLM (2011)

Research Assistant in the office of the then Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan (2008 – 2010), Taught courses on political theory, statutory interpretation and the Indian legal system for LLB students at NLSIU Bangalore (2011 - 2013)

Jagteshwar Singh Sohi

Assistant Professor


June 2013

AIL Mohali LLB (2009) Nalsar LL.M. 2013)

Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)

Sudhanshu Kumar

Assistant Professor

Corporate law

June 2013

CNLU Patna LLB (2011) Nalsar LL.M. (2013)

Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)

Anshuman Shukla

Assistant Professor


June 2013

Delhi University LLB (2011)

Nalsar LL.M. 2013)

Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)

Ashwini Kumar

Assistant Professor


June 2013

Kakatiya University Warangal LLB

Nalsar LL.M. 2013)

Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)

Irene Kafeza

Visiting Scholar

Information Technology Laws

February 25, 2013

LL.M. University of Hong Kong LLM (2003)

Taught IT Law at Nalsar in Jan – April, 2013

Martin Price


Restorative Justice

January, 2013

Wayne State university Law School Detroit J.D. (U.S.A.)

Director, Victim Offender Reconciliation Program, U.S.A.

Malvika Prasad

Teaching Assistant

Law & Poverty

June 2013

NALSAR LL.B. (2013)

Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)

Anjaneya Das

Teaching Assistant

Contract Law

June 2013


Tutor at Nalsar LLB (2013)


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