Abhayraj Naik

Visiting Faculty


Visiting Faculty, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Co-Founder, Initiative for Climate Action

Member, Board of Urban Studies, Bengaluru Central University


Academic Programmes

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)




Abhayraj previously taught Public Law at the Jindal Global Law School of the OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana where he also co-directed the Centre for Public Law & Jurisprudence from September 2009 to July 2012. He is actively associated with the Environment Support Group, Bangalore, and has also been associated with the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, Berkeley, USA; Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, USA; Culture Move, Bangalore and other national and international advocacy, activism and research groups for several years.


LLM, Yale Law School, New Haven – 2009
BA LLB (Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore – 2006


Current research projects include interdisciplinary studies of urban street vending, information privacy, fiduciary duties, forgiveness, biopiracy, and criminal justice reform.


  • Co-authored ‘Green Tapism: A Review of the EIA Notification 2006’ (published in 2007)
  • Authored a number of articles, chapters, reports and essays published in both academic and non-academic media.