Prerna Dhoop

Assistant Professor of Law


Affiliated Faculty, Ford Foundation Chair on Public Interest Law

Phone Extension: 134 | Direct Number: 080-23010622


Academic Programmes

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



B.B.A.LL.B (KIIT University School of Law) – 2013
LL.M (Duke University School of Law) – 2014


Prerna Dhoop worked as an Assistant Professor of Law at the National University of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad-Telangana, India from 2016 to 2019 where she taught public law courses such as Legal Methods; Law and Poverty; Administrative Law; Comparative Public Law; Law and Justice in a Globalizing World; and LGBTQI+ Rights Impact Litigation. In 2019, she was awarded NALSAR’s Excellence in Research Award for outstanding publications during the academic year 2018-19.

She has research and writing experience in the US as well as India. At Duke Law School, she was a participant at the International Human Rights Clinic which assisted the United Nations in developing basic principles on the right to an effective remedy for victims of human trafficking, especially women and children. She also worked as a Research Assistant with Prof. Adrienne Davis at Duke. Later, she worked at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Washington DC., as a Policy Clerk during May- July 2014.

After completion of the policy clerkship at the non-profit organization, she returned to India in order to pursue a career in legal academics and research. In 2015, she worked as a Research Assistant at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) Kolkata, under Sir Justice Asutosh Mookerjee Chair on Tradition, Law and Social Transformation in Bengal. Whilst a student at KIIT Law School in 2009, she along with her two batch-mates had raised the issue of the Right to Self-Identification for the Indian transgender community before the Chief Election Commissioner of India. Their concerted efforts resulted in the Government of India’s official decision of assigning a distinct gender identity to the one million transgender population, in the Voter Identity cards.

Research work

Comparative Constitutional Law
Legal Theory
International Human Rights Law


Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Prerna Dhoop et al., “Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Natural Resources Law”, in P. Ishwara Bhat (ed.), Natural Resources Law: Concepts and Approaches (Eastern Book Company, 2016), pp. 41-74.

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