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Jagteshwar Singh Sohi

I first came to NALSAR for my Masters’ degree which I completed top of my class in 2013. Subsequently, I joined as an Assistant Professor. Over the past six years, I have taught core courses in Environmental Law, Public International Law and Law & Poverty while offering seminar courses on related themes. I also retain an interest in Constitutional law, specifically on the question of rights of Adivasi communities.

My research interests also lie within these broad legal specialisations. To this end, I pursued a second LLM at Osgoode Hall, York University Toronto on a graduate student fellowship. I completed my thesis at York in 2018 on the struggle of the Dongria Kondh people at Niyamgiri in Orissa. I am currently working on identifying other environmental struggles in India which I shall research in my next project.

Earlier, I graduated law school in 2009 from the Army Institute of Law, Mohali. I was an avid mooter and won honours at the international rounds of Jessup and Stetson moot court competitions, along with a host of national awards. I remain committed to the activity and regularly judge competitions and coach teams on the national and international circuits.   

B.A LL. B (2009) – Army Institute of Law, Mohali

LL.M (2013) – NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

LL.M (2018) – Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto

My research interests lie within the fields of Environmental law and Constitutional law, particularly in environmental and social justice. I have been researching the struggle of the Dongria Kondh people at Niyamgiri in Orissa for the last two years. This was the focus of my recently completed Masters’ thesis titled – Aranyer Adhikar (The Right to the Forest): The Story of the Struggle at Niyamgiri – at York University, Toronto. I am currently in the process of publishing this work.

Concurrently, I have begun the process of identifying other environmental struggles in India for future research. Through this project, I hope to bring out the manner in which legal rules and norms are flouted by the state in favour of developmental activities, while overlooking the rights of local (often adivasi/tribal) communities. I also hope to identify the ways in which some of these movements have achieved success in face of overwhelming odds.

I also retain an interest in analysing the functioning and failures of Pollution Control boards in India.


Project Report

Faizan Mustafa, Jagteshwar Singh Sohi, Sidharth Chauhan, Sudhanshu Kumar and Vaibhav Ganjiwale, “Suggestions for Reforms at the National Law Universities set up through State Legislations” (2018) - Click Here


Faizan Mustafa & Jagteshwar Singh Soh “Freedom of Religion in India: Current Issues and Supreme Court Acting as Clergy” 2017:4 BYU L. Rev. 915 (2018) - Click Here

Rajinder Kaur, Rashmi Aggarwal & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi, “Justice Verma Committee: An Illustration of Deliberative Democracy in India” 5:1 International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies 5-31 (2017) -

Rajinder Kaur, Rashmi Aggarwal & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi “Working of Power in Indian Society with Special Reference to Women” Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (Oxford) 2-4 March 2015.

Rajinder Kaur & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi, “Precautionary Principle – A Defined Concept” 4:2 RGNUL Law Review (2013) 110-123.

22nd Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference on ‘Law and Contemporary Problems’ at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 2018).

11th Annual Graduate Law Conference on ‘Hard Cases: The Limits of the Law’ at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (May 2018) - Click Here

Osgoode Graduate Student Conference on ‘Legal Pluralism: Intersections, Interactions, and Embeddedness in Law’ at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (February 2018) - Click Here

Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia on ‘Writing Global Histories in the Anthropocene’ and ‘Voice and Representation in the Anthropocene’ at Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A (October 2017)


Mandatory courses

Constitutional Law (2014)

Environmental Law (2015, 2016 & 2017)

Law & Poverty (2019)

Mooting Clinic (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2019)

Public International Law (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2019)

Optional courses

Commons, State & the Forest laws of India (2017 & 2019)

Deliberative Democracy (2013 & 2016)

Environmental Justice – Stories and Struggles (2019)