Having nineteen years of experience in teaching, training and research in Law in India and Europe, Ms. Nidhi Gupta joined National Law University as Assistant Professor in March 2015. With LL.M. degrees, first one in International Law from the University of Rajasthan and the second one in Legal Theory from the Catholic University, Brussels, Belgium, her main areas of teaching and research are: Private Law, Private International law, International Commercial Arbitration, Jurisprudence, Law and Pluralism, Critical Legal Studies. She is enrolled for Ph.D. at the University of Ghent, Belgium. She is writing a doctoral dissertation in the domain of comparative law and legal anthropology.
She started her career in legal education in 1996 soon after clearing the UGC’s NET examination. She joined Department of College Education, Government of Rajasthan as a lecturer in 1996. She taught in the Government College in Kota and Ajmer. Before joining NLUJ, she was a faculty at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal from 2009 to 2015. Before shifting to the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, the premier institution for training of judges, she also worked at National Law University, Jodhpur from 2006-2008. With her interests in gender issues she gained substantial field experience in that area while working as a researcher in the Rajasthan State Women’s Commission on deputation from the Government of Rajasthan on a post sponsored by the UNICEF. She has also been a guest faculty in Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur.
In 1998 she attended summer course in the International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law. In 2001, she was a visiting researcher in the UNIDROIT, Rome and Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she worked on the projects relating to private international law, which resulted in significant publications. She has been a guest faculty in the European Academy of Legal Theory, Belgium and in many universities in Belgium and also in Denmark, teaching courses on Feminist Legal Theory and on the topics related to law, gender justice and cultural diversity. She has also been a guest lecturer in the National Law School (NUSRL), Ranchi as well as in the National Law School (NLSUI), Bhopal teaching courses on private international law, jurisprudence and criminal law.
She has participated and presented papers in many national and international conferences and has published extensively in national and international journals of repute. She has also co-authored two Monographs for International Encyclopedias of Laws, Kluwer Law International - on Private International Law and on Corporations and Partnerships.