Presentations

Comparative Constitutional Law and Sexual Minority Rights in India, South Africa and the United States, to be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Summer 2019.

Trump and U.S. Trade Wars with China and India, presented at “International Law in Year Three of the Trump Administration”, Center for Globalization, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine School of Law, March 14, 2019.

Comparative Constitutional Law and Sexual Minority Rights in India, South Africa and the United States, to be presented at 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, American University, March 21-24, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India,  presented at Faculty Workshop, Wake Forest University School of Law, February 27, 2018.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, article selected for presentation at 2019 Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop, Loyola Law School, February 15, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, presented at Faculty Scholarly Roundtable, UC Irvine School of Law, February 13, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India,  presented at Trade and Investment Across Asia, Joint Program of AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and AALS Section on Comparative Law, January 2019.

Building Judicial Power in India, presented at Comparative Constitutional Law and Judicial Politics, AALS Section on Comparative Law Program, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2019.

Trump v. Hawaii and the Establishment Clause, plenary speaker, Western Law Professors of Color and Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty,UNLV Boyd School of Law, October 19, 2018.

Free Speech and Protest Rights in the NFL, presented at “The NFL National Anthem Controversy”, Western Law Professors of Color and Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty,UNLV Boyd School of Law, October 19, 2018.

Panelist, The Trump Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Evening on Law and Politics, Orange County YoungDemocrats, Anaheim, California, October 15, 2018.

Speaker, 10thAnnual Supreme Court Review, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods, October 2, 2018.

Chair, Global Trends in Election Law: Comparative Perspectives, Comparative Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, San Diego, California, January 4, 2018.

Global Solar Trade Wars and the WTO, presented at U.C. Irvine School of Law Faculty Workshop, Irvine, California, November 8, 2017.

Comparative Constitutional Law and Indigenous Rights in Canada: Insights from India, presented at “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution” conference, The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College School of Law, October 19, 2017.

Constructing Transparency in India: Courts and Informational Rights Regimes, to be presented at panel, “Litigation as Participation: Citizens and Courts in Comparative Perspective,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2017.

Global Solar Trade Wars and the WTO, presented at Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 16, 2017.

Elite Institutionalism and Constitutional Transformation in India, presented at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, April 2017.

Reconceptualizing Judicial Supremacy, presented at the Fourth Annual Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, February 10, 2017.

Chair, Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Transitions in South Asia, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, California, January 7, 2017.

Chair, Comparative Constitutional Law in South Asia: Sources, Methods, and Applications, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, California, January 6, 2017.

The Elite Intellectual Origins of Judicial Empowerment, to be presented at panel “Comparative Constitutionalism”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 2016.

Discussant, Contesting Legitimacy: Legal Mobilization, Political Power, and Moral Order in Comparative Contexts, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2, 2016.
India’s Participatory Model, presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, Comparative Law Session: “Comparative Law Expanded: Methodology and Public Law in Nontraditional Comparative Legal Systems” (one of two papers selected from a call for papers).

Rethinking The Participatory Model of Election Law, presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, Whittier Law School, March 28, 2014.

Economic Liberalization, Development, and the Supreme Court of India, presented at:
• Sixth Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, October 17, 2013.
• Class Crits VI Conference, Southwestern Law School, November 2013.
High Courts and Electoral Reform in India and the U.S., presented at:
• 2013 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Boston, MA, May 2013.

High Courts and Electoral Reform in the U.S. and India, presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, California, March 2013.

The Expanding Role of the Indian Judiciary in Political and Electoral Reforms, to be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2012.

The Expansion of the Power of the Supreme Court of India in Governance, presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, San Francisco, California, June 2011.

Learning from the Mistakes of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA): The Mumbai Terror Attacks and the Future of Anti-terrorist Law in India, presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2009.

Priests in the Temple of Justice: Judicial Independence, the Basic Structure Doctrine and the Legal Complex in India, presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2009.

State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India (with A. Naseemullah), presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August 29, 2008 (Winner, Best Paper Award, APSA Human Rights Section).

Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Indian Supreme Court, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2008.

Two Paths to Judicial Power: The Basic Structure Doctrine and Public Interest Litigation, presented at the Andrew W. Mellon-Sawyer Seminar: The Dilemmas of Judicial Power in Comparative Perspective, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, January 31, 2008.

Bush v. Gore and the Microfoundations of Public Support for the U.S. Supreme Court, (with Matthew Wright) presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 31, 2006.

The Origins of Substantive Due Process: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases, presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2006.

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