5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
LL.M., (Specialisation in International Law), University of Cambridge
(Prathiba M Singh Cambridge Trust Scholar for 2019)
Avantik Tamta is an alumnus of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He was conferred the University Gold Medal for International Environment Law, and Intellectual Property Laws, for the graduating batch of 2017. Having been recruited by L&L Partners (then Luthra and Luthra), Avantik worked with the tier 1 firm in their Mumbai office, as an Associate in the Banking and Finance Team. He gained significant experience as a transactional corporate lawyer, before deciding to move to the Calcutta High Court, in order to take up responsibility as a Research Associate to Hon’ble Justice Dipankar Datta.
Apart from his interest in the realm of IPR, he also carries a passion for the study of Human Rights Law. He is a member of the NUJS Centre for Law, Literature and Pop Culture, and also the NUJS Centre for IP and Technology Laws.
Avantik credits his experience as a Teaching Assistant during the final year of his law school, as a determinant towards building a career as an academician. In addition to being a Visiting Assistant Professor at NLSIU, Avantik is also engaged as a Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School. Furthermore, he is involved with his alma mater, WBNUJS, in the capacity of a Guest Faculty, wherein he offers courses on IPR and Human Rights.
As a young academician, Avantik has authored pieces for many reputed journals, and blogs. He aspires to meaningfully motivate lawyers of tomorrow, and contribute to their outlook by invoking newer and more sophisticated interpretations of law, and jurisprudence.