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Dr. Shameek Sen

Bio-note

Dr. Shameek Sen is an Associate Professor in the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. He specializes in Public Law disciplines like Constitutional Law and Media Law. After graduating from the NUJS in 2005 as a part of the very first graduating batch of the University and finishing his LL.M. in 2007 (where he won the prestigious Nani Palkivala Gold Medal for securing the highest marks in his batch), Sen joined as an Associate Professor in NUJS. He completed his M.Phil. in the year 2008 and Ph.D. in the year 2016. His Ph.D. thesis is titled “Free Speech and Censorship, with special reference to the Law of Obscenity”.

Sen has several publications as books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. A book titled ‘Sports Law in India: Policy, Regulation and Commercialisation’ (published by Sage Publishers) co-edited by him is considered to be one of the leading Indian books on the subject.
He has also presented several papers in international conferences and symposia. His co-authored paper titled ‘Constitutional Crisis, Autocratic Legalism and the Indian Constitution: Constitutionalism at Crossroads?’ was selected as the sole Indian entry at a project on Constitutional Struggles in Asia and was presented at an International Webinar organized by Australian National University and the National University of Singapore Centre for Asian Legal Studies Faculty of Law. The paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Federal Law Review, a globally reputed Journal. He has also been invited to be a panelist at the 9th Asian Constitutional Law Forum to be held in May 2022, where he shall be presenting his paper titled ‘Constitutional Struggles in Times of a Pandemic: The India Story’.
Sen has been the Assistant Co-ordinator of the Sir Justice Asutosh Mookerjee Chair for Studies in Tradition, Law and Social Transformation in Bengal funded by the Government of West Bengal and the Co-investigator of a Research Project on ‘Urbanization and Environmental Protection’ funded by the West Bengal Judicial Academy. He also currently holds the position of Director at the Centre for Studies in Entertainment and Media Law at WBNUJS, Kolkata and is working as a Principal Investigator of a University-funded Minor Research Project titled ‘Identifying Media Malpractices and Suggesting Recommendations’.
Sen has been a State Coordinator of KARTAVYA, a Government of India initiative to commemorate 70 years of the Constitution of India. He has delivered lectures as a Resource Person in many reputed institutions of Kolkata and elsewhere.