Academic Programmes

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


Civil Procedure
Drafting of Pleadings and Conveyancing
Statutory Interpretation


B.Com, Banglore University
LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science
LLM in Legal Theory and History, London School of Economics and Political Science
MPhil, NLSIU, Bangalore
PhD, NLSIU, Bangalore


Dr. Nanda Kishore studied for his LLB and LLM (Legal Theory and History) degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, having been awarded scholarships by the school. After returning, he has been a practising advocate for more than 25 years at Bangalore and New Delhi – where he is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. He has practised extensively in writ, civil and commercial matters and represented a large number of private and public entities.

Along with his practice, he has always been passionate about teaching and has managed to retain a foot in academia throughout. He was earlier a full-time Assistant Professor at NLS and has subsequently been a Visiting Professor for several years. His areas of research and academic interest include Procedure, Legal Reforms, Human Rights and Legal Theory. He is currently Professor of Practice at National Law School and teaches civil procedure and drafting of pleadings.

Publications and Research Papers

  • Migration and the Laws: A Study of Aspects of the Legal Frameworks of India and the United Kingdom, presented at the Institute for Regional Migration, Trier, Germany, on their invitation – the paper forms part of a book – Arbeitsmigration, Thomas Geisen (Editor), IKO Publications, London 2005.
  • Checks Against Atrocities, with Professor S. Japhet, The Hindu, 21-04-2018.
  • Indian Civil Procedure – Scholarship Urgently Required! Paper delivered at the First Azim Premji University International Conference on Law, Governance and Development on the 18thand 19th of May, 2012 upon their invitation.
  • Daughter as a Coparcener: Revolution, Anomalies and the Search for Conceptual Clarity – paper delivered at the request of the Karnataka Jurist Commission, Bangalore, at their invitation 20-02-2016.
  • Untouchability and the Law in India with Professor S. Japhet, Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore Central University, book currently underway.