B.Com (1994) from Mahajan First Grade College , Mysore , LL.B. (1997): J.S.S. Law College, Mysore, LL.M. (1999) and Ph.D. (2006) from University of Mysore .
He joined NLSIU in 2000 as a Research Officer, Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) till 2003. He was Assistant Professor at HNLU, Raipur , [2003-04]. He was Co-ordinator, at G.R. Kare College of Law, Margao, Goa from 2004 -2006. He joined NLSIU as Assistant Professor of Law in 2006.
He received the ‘Young India Environmental Law Fellowship’ in 2003. He was Adjunct Faculty at Golden Gate University , San Francisco , Fall- 2003. He received the Fulbright Fellowship in 2010 and was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University Law Centre. He was Linnaeus-Palme Academic Exchange Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-13, April 14th – May 4th 2013.
He was the ‘Editor’ of Kare Law Journal in 2005 and 2006; Co-author-Sairam Bhat: Environmental law Handbook for Law Practitioners, CEERA, NLSIU, 2002; SAIRAM BHAT [ed]: Law Relating to Business Contracts in India , SAGE India , 2009; Author-SAIRAM BHAT: Natural Resources Conservation Law, SAGE India , 2010. Sairam Bhat; Right to Information, Eastern Book House, Guwahati, 2012
His areas of specialization include Contracts, Environmental Law,Constitutional Law and Right to Information Act.