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 – Ongoing


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 graduated with a BBA LLB from Symbiosis Law School, and earned an MA in Law and Politics from Ashoka University, and an LLM from Azim Premji University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina and his 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
Judicial Politics
Comparative Public Law
Legal Education


  • 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.

  • Singh, R. and Hemrajani, R. 2018. Concentric Clientelism: A Case Study of Rural Saharanpur. Studies in Indian Politics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2321023018797482.

  • Links to other publications can be found at https://rahul.uofsccreate.org/