Dr. Rahul Hemrajani

Assistant Professor of Law


Affiliated Faculty, Project on Consumer Law with Meta, IIT-B & Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Phone Extension: 506 | Direct Number: 080-23010506


Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)


Master's Programme in Public Policy



  • BBA LLB, Symbiosis Law School, Pune – 2013
  • MA (Law and Politics), Ashoka University, Sonepat – 2016
  • LLM (Law and Development), Azim Premj University, Bangalore – 2017
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia – 2023


Rahul has previously practiced with Lakshmikumaran Sridharan Associates and has taught at the Tamil Nadu National Law University, Trichy. He has taught courses on jurisprudence, political obligations, taxation law, and law & social transformation.

Rahul’s doctoral thesis is titled: “A Comparative Measure of Judicial Legitimacy”. His main area of research centers around the empirical analysis and evaluation of judicial institutions. His published and ongoing work also focuses on adjudication in the Supreme Court of India, protest policing, and heuristic biases in judicial decision-making.

Research Interests

Empirical Legal Studies
Artificial Intelligence and the Law
Comparative Public Law
Legal Education


  • Hemrajani, R. and Hobert, A. (2024). The Effects of Decision Fatigue on Judicial Behavior: A Study of Arkansas Traffic Court Outcomes. Journal of Law and Courts. https://doi.org/10.1017/jlc.2023.21
  • Singh, R. Hemrajani, R. and Ahuja, A. 2023. Preventive Repression: Protest Policing in New Delhi. Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2022.2147075.

  • Case, C. Eddy, C. Hemrajani, R. Howell, C. Lyons, D., Sung Y and Connors E.C. 2021. The Effects of Source Cues and Issue Frames During COVID-19. Journal of Experimental Political Science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2021.3.

  • Hemrajani, R. 2020. The Empty Court: A Quantitative Analysis of Vacancies in the Supreme Court of India. 35 Delhi Law Review 55-73.

  • Hemrajani, R and Agarwal, H. 2019. A Temporal Analysis of the Supreme Court of India. Indian Law Review, DOI: 10.1080/24730580.2019.1636751.

Links to his other publications can be found at https://rahulh.com/