Dr. Nupur Chowdhury is Assistant Professor of Law at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India. She is the Co-coordinator of the Transdisciplinary Research Cluster on Frugality Studies (https://trcfrugal.in/ ) and Co-Editor of Adjure: Journal of Law and Governance Studies, the flagship academic journal of CSLG, JNU.
She completed her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science (Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University); LL.B. from (Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law) Delhi University, LL.M. in International and European Law, University of Amsterdam and PhD in Law and Regulation from University of Twente, Netherlands.
Prior to this she was an Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School and Associate Fellow at the Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
She teaches courses on Political Science; Constitutional History, Research Methodology, Environmental law and Law and Technology. She has undertaken research projects in natural resources law, environment impact assessment, health regulation and regulation of emerging technologies. She is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and of the TERI Institutional Ethics Committee.
Research contributions can be accessed: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nupur-Chowdhury-2 and
European Regulation of Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals: Regulatee Expectations of Legal Certainty, Springer International, (2014)
JOURNAL ARTICLES/WORKING PAPERS
1. DNA Technology Use and Application (Regulation) Bill, 2019: A Critical Analysis, ILI Law Review, Winter 2021. Co-authored.
2. Biodiversity and the Judiciary: Tracing the Trajectory, BRICS Law Journal, 8(2), 10-40 (2021). Co-authored.
3. Judicial Cartography in Public Interest Litigation in India: Re-reading the Kudankulam case (Special Issue on Science and Democracy (Ed. Dhruv Raina), Dialogue: Science, Society, Scientists, Indian Academy of Sciences) (2020).
4. National Green Tribunal in India: Examining the Question of Jurisdiction, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 21 (2), 190-216 (2018). Co-authored.
5. Privacy and Citizenship in India: Exploring Constitutional Morality and Data Privacy,NUJS Law Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, (2018).
6. Public Participation in Environmental Governance in India and Indonesia, Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2016, Oxford University Press, (2017). Co-authored.
7. Sustainable Development as Environmental Justice: Exploring Judicial Discourse in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LI, Nos 26 & 27, 84-92, (2016).
8. Administrative Structure and Functions of Drug Regulatory Authorities in India, ICRIER Working Paper 309, ICRIER’s research project on Drug Regulatory Reforms in India. (2015). Co-authored.
9. Environmental Risk Regulation and the Indian Supreme Court: An Exercise in De- formalization of the law? Journal of Risk Research, 17(1), 61-80 (2014).
10. Role of the Indian Supreme Court in Shaping Technology Development, Science Technology & Society, 19(1), 57-77 (2014).
From Judicial Activism to Adventurism: The Godavarman Case in the Supreme Court of India, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 17(1), 177-190I (2014).
11. World Trade Organization (WTO) Disputes, Yearbook on International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press, 24 (1), 539-543, (2014).
12. Environmental impact assessment in India: reviewing two decades of jurisprudence,IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 5, 28-32 (2014).
1. Constitutionally Shackled: The Story of Environmental Jurisprudence in India, in Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene, Ed. Michelle Lim, Springer International, (2019).
2. On India’s Plunge into Nanotechnology, in Nanotechnology and Development: What’s in it for Emerging Countries? Ed. Shyama V Ramani, Cambridge University Press. (2014). Co-authored.
3. Nanotechnology and State Regulation, in Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability, Ed. Donald Maclurcan and Natalia Radywyl, CRC Press. (2011). Co-authored.
4. Transnational Regulation of Nanotechnology: Institutional Diversity in Agenda Setting and State Support, in Regulating Technological Innovation, Ed. Michiel Heldeweg and Evisa Kica, Palgrave Macmillan. (2011).