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

5-Year 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.