Dr Asha Bajpai

Founder Dean

of School of Law,

Rights & Constitutional Governance at TISS

Dr Asha Bajpai is currently a Professor of Law at the Center for Law and Society in the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)Mumbai. She is the founder Dean of the School of Law, at TISS and has designed and conducted a unique LLM course in Access to Justice. A PhD in Law with specialization in Child Rights, Dr Bajpai has been lauded for her thesis on the ‘Best Interest of the Child in the Indian Legal System’. In addition, Dr. Bajpai has played a pivotal role in the teaching, research and training and legislative reform for more than three decades. Dr. Asha Bajpai is recognized as a national and international expert on rights and laws.for the vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society. She is associated with several national and international associations and networks like the Global Alliance for Justice Education and Gender and Law Association. Dr. Bajpai has several publications to her credit in both national and international journals. Her book on Child Rights in India has been published in its third edition by OUP. Her other publications include Adoption law and Justice to the Child, Women’s Rights at Workplace, From Exploitation to Empowerment published by Springer. She has been a visiting professor at several foreign universities like American University, Washington College of Law School of Law, Keele University, University of Warwick. Dr Bajpai has served as a commissioner in the several Public Interest litigations in the Mumbai High Court and currently serving as an amicus curiae in Mumbai High Court PIL and member of the expert committee of Delhi High Court PIL.