RAI, Sheela (Dr)


RAI, Sheela (Dr)
Professor (Law)

+91 671 2338014 – 2338017, Ext.No. 5033
Dr. Sheela Rai has done her LL.B. from DDU Gorakhpur University and LL.M. and Ph.D. from National Law School of India University Bangalore. Before joining NLUO she has worked as Associate Professor in HNLU Raipur, as lecturer in WBNUJS and as Assistant Professor in Amity Law School, Amity University Rajasthan. She has published three books, Recognition and Regulation of Antidumping Measures under GATT/WTO (Eastern Book Company), Recognition and Regulation of Safeguard Measures (Routledge, London and New York) and Antidumping Measures: Policy Law and Practice in India (Partridge). She has also published articles and Paper in various reputed Indian and International journals and presented papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad.


  • State and Market: A Collaboration for Social Justice  Critical Legal Conference 4-6 September 2014 Organised by University of Sussex, Brighton (UK)
  • The Causal Link Debate International Trade and Academic Research Conference held in London 4th to 5th November 2013. Organised by Academy of Business Studies. Awarded best paper of the session.
  • Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement System Paper Presented in International Conference on Law and Justice 2013 held 24th and 25th June 2013 in Colombo Srilanka.Organised by International Centre for Research and Development.
  • Antidumping Measures in India: A Reflection on the Role of the State and Globalisation Presented in the Fourth biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law-Asia and International Law in the Twenty First Century Organised jointly by the Asian Society of International Law and Indian Society of International Law in Delhi, 14-16 November, 2013.
  • Liberalisation of Higher Education Services: Challenges and Opportunities for India, Paper presented in International Seminar organised by Law Department North Bengal University, Siliguri 26th and 27th November 2011 on Privatisation of Higher Education and Entry of Foreign Universities in India: Legal Challenges
  • Linking Cyber to Soil paper presented in International Conference on Access to Legal  and Research in Digital Age Organised by National Law University, Delhi  between Feb. 29th and 2nd March 2012. Published in conference proceedings ISBN 978-81-923638-3-7


  • Overview of WTO Invited Lecture Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Kolkata) in workshop on WTO: Some Basic Issues on January, 31st 2008.
  • Protection of Domestic Industries and Consumers’ Interest in National Seminar on Consumerism: Challenges and Possibilities organised by Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 27th and 28th December 2008.
  • Regulation and Globalisation of Higher Education Services in India in National Seminar on Challenges to human Development in National Seminar organised by Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum, Kerala, January 24-25, 2009.
  • Environment, Trade and Development in National Seminar on impact of Polluted Environment and Global Warming on Agriculture UGC sponsored National seminar organised by Faculty of Agriculture, B.S.M. P.G. College, Roorkee, (Hardwar) Uttarakhand on 3 to 5 December 2010.
  • Trade Remedy Measures and Social Justice in National Seminar on Social Justice, Indian Constitution and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar organised by Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow on 14th April 2011.
  • Trade in Energy Services and Sustainable Use of Energy in National Conference organised by NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad on April 9-10, 2011.
  • Independent Tribunals and Role of Judiciary Paper presented in UGC Sponsored National Conference on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution in India organised by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur on 24th- 25th March, 2012
  • Group Politics in India: A Source of Many Maladies  National Conference on Electoral Reforms 9-10 June 2012. Organised by MATS University, Raipur.


    • Recognition and Regulation of Antidumping Measures under GATT/WTO (2004)
      Published by The Eastern Book Company, Lucknow (India). (National) ISBN No. 8170128161
    • Recognition and Regulation of Safeguard Measures under GATT/WTO (2011) Published by Routledge, London & New York (International) ISBN No. 978-0-415-61959-2
    • Antidumping Measures: Policy, Law and Practice in India (2014) Published by  Partridge: A Penguin Random House Company.ISBN 978-1-4828-2176-5;  978-1-4828-2177-2; 978-1-4828-2175-8.
      • National Accountability of International Business: Indian Developments Co-authored with Anil Kr. Rai Business Law Review Vol 36 No. 2 pp. 72-77 (ISSN 0143-6295)
      • WTO Dispute Settlement System and Democracy: Some Issues to Ponder Journal of International Trade Law and Policy: Vol 13 Issue 2 (ISSN 1477-0024)
      • Regulation of Cartels in India World Competition  Vol 35 (Issue 2) 2012 pp. 233-248.( ISSN SS10114548)
      • Protection of Competition through Antidumping Law: A case Study of Vitamin Industry in India    Journal of World Trade 40(5): 969-977 (ISSN SS10116702)
      • Most Favoured Nation Treatment under the General Agreement on Trade in Services          Published in the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law vol. 4 Issue 2007. (ISSN 1742-3945)
      • Analysis of the Draft Antidumping Agreement, Chairperson’s Text 2007 In Light of the Jurisprudential Background Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 5, issue 2:126-145, 2008. (ISSN 1742-3945)
      • India’s Tryst with Independent Tribunals and Regulatory Bodies and Role of the Judiciary Published in Journal of Indian Law Institute (2013)
      • Imposition of Safeguard Measures and Unforeseen Developments Foreign Trade Review Vol XLI No. 4 January-March 2007, 48 (ISSN/Registration No. 0015-7325)
      • Trade Related Investment Measures Under the WTO: A Study Published in Vol. 41 no. 3 (2000) p. 435 of the Indian Journal of International Law (ISSN/Registration No.0019-5294)
      • From Bilateral to Multilateral Investment Treaties Published in the Foreign Trade Review, Vol. xxxvi, Nos. 3&4 p.66. ( ISSN/ Registration No. 0015-7325)
      • Electronic Commerce and the General Agreement on Trade in Services Published in the Foreign Trade Review Vol. XXXVIII Nos. 3&4 P.79. ( ISSN/ Registration No. 0015-7325)
      • National Treatment under the General Agreement on Trade in Services Published in 28(4) 2001 Indian Bar Review, 147. .(ISSN/Registration No.F.2/1/6PRESS/83)
      • Determination of Injury in Antidumping Cases in India Published in SEBI & Corporate Laws vol. 39 part 5, p.75. (ISSN/ RegistrationNo.:00972-818X)
      • Hart’s Concept of Law and the Indian Constitution. Published in (2002) 2SCC(Jour) 1.( ISSN/ Registration No 0039-5951)
      • Natural Law and the Indian Constitution Published in Vol. 28 (2&3)2001p.201 of the Indian Bar Review.(ISSN/Registration No.F.2/1/6PRESS/83)
      • Secularism under the Indian Constitution Published in the Indian Journal of Secularism, April-June, 2002, vol. 6 No. 1 p. 51 (ISSN/ Registration No.66034/97)
      • Social and Conceptual Background to the Policy of Reservation Published in the Economic and Political Weekly Vol. XXXVII, No. 42 pp. 4309-4318.(ISSN/Registration No. 0012-9976)
      • Harmonising Interest and Efficiency: A Study of Corporate Structure Published in vol. 49 SEBI & Corporate Law Part V, p. 61. (ISSN/ Registration No.:00972-818X)
      • Role of Management in Take-overs. Published in Part 7 of Volume 34 of SEBI & Corporate Laws. (ISSN/ Registration No.:00972-818X)
      • India and Competition Policy: A Step Towards Liberalisation and a Step Back from Globalisation.( Co-authored with Ms. Alice Pham). Published in WTO and Indian Economic  Policy Reforms(ed.)V.B.Jugale,Serial Publications, New Delhi,2005; 3-85. ISBN No. 8186771794, 9788186771792
      • India’s Initiatives and Opposition Within WTO: A Study Focusing on the Singapore Issues Published in Globalisation and World Economic Policies (Edited by Prof. Clem Tisdell Professor of Economics, Queensland University, Australia). ISBN 8186771816
      • WTO and Developing Countries: Are Countries such as India, Disadvantaged? Published in Prof Clem Tisdell (ed.) Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage Serial Publications, New Delhi. ISBN 9788183871112