Academic Programmes

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




Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.), Yale Law School, 2015-present.
M.Sc, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Oxford, 2015.
LL.M. Yale Law School, 2014
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), National Law School of India University, 2011.


Tasneem Deo is currently a doctoral student at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on aspects of criminal law and gender. She is particularly interested in the empirical study of criminal justice institutions. She completed her BA, LLB (Hons.) degree from NLSIU before going on to pursue an LLM at Yale Law School and then MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford. She recently worked with the Bureau of Police Research and Development on India’s first ever crime victimisation survey.


  • Book Review: Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker and Rosemary Hunter (eds), Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law, Oxford University CommonWealth Law Journal (2016).
  • Book Review: Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts by Yuval Shany, 39 Yale Journal of International Law 395, 408 (2014).
  • Book Review: The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India by Abhinav Chandrachud, 5 Journal of Indian Law and Society 263 (2014).
  • Treatment of Women Accused in the Indian Supreme Court: A Study of Gender Bias in the determination of
    Culpability and Sentencing, in 1 Gender, Human Rights and Law (Sarasu Esther Thomas ed., 2011).
  • Restorative Juvenile Justice and the Child Soldier: Protection of the Perpetrator?, in Unicef Toolkit on Diversion and Alternatives to Detention (2009)
  •  Fair and Equitable Treatment: An Unfair Standard? A Third World Critique of the Interpretation of FET, in International Law Association Regional Conference on International Trade Law & Legal Aspects of Trans-Border Investment, New Delhi (International Law Association Regional Branch, India ed., 2009) (co-authored).
  •  An Argument for the Accused: The Importance of Due Process Rights in International Criminal Prosecutions, paper
    presented at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung XII Law Talk, Sihanouk, Cambodia (Aug 1-3, 2014).
  • Socio-Economic Indicators and Crime Rates: Looking for Correlations, paper presented at the First Azim Premji
    University International Conference on Law, Governance and Development – Indian Legal System Reform: Empirical
    Baselines and Normative Frameworks, Bangalore (May 18 and 19, 2012).
  • Subsidising the Environment – The Need for Good Governance Solutions to Environmental Challenges of Agricultural
    Subsidies, paper presented at the 2nd ILSA International Law Conference, Kolkata (Jul 22-25, 2009).


  • Best Delegate – Harvard National Model United Nations, Committee of Special Court for Sierra Leone, 2009.
  • Best Article – ‘Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education Bill, 2008: An Economic Analysis – Reconciling the Individual’s Right to Human Capabilities with the Nation’s Need for Human Capital’. Awarded by the Chief Justice ofIndia at the Right to Education Seminar conducted by National Legal Services Authority, 2009.
  •  2008 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award – One among 150 students from 100 Universities across the world to receive the award which included a $3000 scholarship. One among 75 such students to additionally receive the 2008, Global Leadership Institute Participant Award.
  • Global Scholar – Nominated to represent India at the 2005 Global Young Leaders Conference.