Mr. Kunal Ambasta

Assistant Professor of Law (Ad-Hoc)

Practice Area

National Law School of India University Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560242

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Education :
LL.M., 2013, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., LL.B.(Hons.), 2012, National Law School of India University

Kunal teaches the courses on Jurisprudence, and the Law of Evidence, as core courses at NLSIU. He has also taught seminar courses on Comparative Criminal Procedure, the Death Penalty, and Criminal Investigations at NLSIU.

Publications

Articles :

Sports and Criminal Law, in Game, Set and Matchless: A Reader on Sports & Law, National Law School of India University, (2016).
Medical Negligence as a Criminal Offence: An Analysis of Theory and Practice, National Law School Journal, (2014).
Inter-Subjectivity in Comparative Law: A Tale of Two Cases, VIII(1) Journal of Comparative Law, (2013). (London, U.K.)
Immunity of Trade Unions for Inducing Breach of Contract: A Study of the Evolution of English Law and its Application in India, 3(2) American University Labor & Employment Law Forum (2013). (Washington DC, U.S.A.)
A Leap of Reasoning, but for Special Cases: An Analysis of the “Expiry” of the Directing Mind and Will Test in Attribution of Corporate Liability, 33(8) Company Lawyer (2012). (London, U.K.)
Trademark Licensing and Trafficking in Trademarks: Does the Law Promote it?, 4 Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (2012). (Hyderabad, India)
Informal Bonds and Incomplete Rights: Property Rights of Cohabitees in India and Abroad: The Need for Reform, 3(2) GNLU Law Review (2011). (Gandhinagar, India)
Remission and Commutation of Sentences: Role of Judiciary, 34(1&2) Cochin University Law Review (2010). (Cochin, India)

Reviews :
Unraveling Death’s Saraband, [A Review of Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s Abolishing the Death Penalty: Why India should say No to Capital Punishment], XXII (1&3) Biblio: A Review of Books, (2017). (New Delhi, India)
An Unclear Empiricism: A Review of the Death Penalty India Report, 13(2) Socio-Legal Review, (2017). (Bangalore, India)

Opinion Pieces:
Retribution is not Justice, The Indian Express, 4th December, 2013.
No Exception for Terror, The Indian Express, 2nd September, 2015.
Unworkable but Running: The Death Penalty in India, Quirk, October, 2015.
Now don’t pass the buck, The Indian Express, 2nd December, 2015.
When Process is Punishment, The Indian Express, 10th May, 2016.
A Law Unto Itself, The Indian Express, 8th July, 2016.
Encounter vs Rule of Law, The Indian Express, 3rd November, 2016.
Two Verdicts, One Message, The Indian Express, 16th May, 2017.
The Law will not Hold, The Indian Express, 23rd October, 2018.
The Indian Constitution, Privacy, and Protection of Same-Sex Sexual Conduct, OpinioJuris, 7th November, 2018.

Conferences Attended :

Panelist, Conference on Application of Restorative Justice in Formal and Alternative Justice Delivery Systems, SAARC Law Nepal, Kathmandu, September, 2017.
Panelist, Panel Discussion on Discrimination Laws in India, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, February, 2016.
Panelist, Roundtable on Laws relating to Sexual Offences in India, National Law University, Delhi, February, 2014.
Research Areas:
The criminal justice system, the law of evidence and proof, and the interface between law, sexuality, and gender identity.


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