Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Vice-Chancellor & Professor of Law


Director, Department of Professional and Continuing Education, NLSIU

Phone Extension (VC's Office): 201 | Direct Number | 080-23010646


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law, Oxford University – 2008
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University – 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts and Law (Honours), National Law School of India University – 1998


Prof (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy is the Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bengaluru and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Consortium of National Law Universities. He is a Member of the Independent Oversight Board that makes content moderation decisions on Facebook and Instagram platforms.

He is the Co-founder and Managing Trustee of the Centre for Law and Policy Research that engages in law and policy research, social and governance interventions and strategic impact litigation; and the Founder of the Supreme Court  Observer which is the most reliable guide to the work of the Indian Supreme Court.

Previously, he was the Director of the School of Policy and Governance, and Professor of Law and Politics at Azim Premji University and a Professor of Law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law degree from the National Law School of India, Bangalore and completed a postgraduate and doctoral degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the recipient of the Infosys Prize 2022 in the Humanities category.

His current research focuses on constitutional law, the empirical analysis of the legal, political and governance systems and the regulation of new and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and automated decision systems.



Democracy and Constitutionalism in India, Oxford University Press 2009

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