PATTAJOSHI, Nikita (Ms.)

PATTAJOSHI, Nikita (Ms.)

Asst. Professor of Law


  • B.B.A. LL.B. (H) (National Law University, Odisha) 2015
  • LL.M. (National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata) 2016
  • UGC NET (JRF) 2017
  • Ph.D. (Pursuing) (National Law University, Odisha)
Research Interests:
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Natural Resources Laws
  • International Arbitration
Subjects Taught:
  • Environmental Law
  • Competition Law
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • Personal Laws
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Law on Mines and Minerals
Profile: Ms. Nikita Pattajoshi has over 4 years of teaching experience in 3 different National Law Schools. She has worked as an Assistant Professor (Law) in Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli and National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi, before joining NLUO in 2018. Ms. Pattajoshi takes pride in joining back her own alma mater as an Assistant Professor. As a student, Nikita was an avid mooter and has a number of citations to her credit at various national moot court competitions. During her stint as an academician, she has acted as a judge in the 22nd Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, 2017 (India rounds), 2nd TNNLU National Med-Arb Competition, 2020. She is also a part of the Regional Network of Environmental Law Champions identified by Office of General Counsel, Law and Policy Reform Program, Asian Development Bank (ADB). Apart from academics, Nikita takes deep interest in classical dance. She holds a Diploma degree in Classical Dance (Odissi) from GandharvMahavidyala Mumbai and the prestigious Talent Search scholarship awarded by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India She has performed in various platforms across the country in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Pondicherry, Thanjavur and Puri.
Journal Articles: 2021: ‘Mediation: The New Trump Card in Commercial Dispute Resolution?’ (2021) 1 NUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution 74 (with Shweta Sahu) 2020: ‘A missed chance to de-criminalise Indian Politics: A comment on Manoj Narula v. Union of India’ (2020) 7 NLUO Law Journal 184 (with Swayamsiddha Mishra) 2019: ‘Rules of Evidentiary Procedure in International Commercial Arbitration: Issues and Challenges’ (July – Sept, 2019) 8(1) Bharati Law Review 37 2019: ‘Ridhima Pandey v. Union of India: The Onset of Climate Change Litigation in India’ (2019) 6 NLS Journal on Environmental Law, Policy and Development 83 [UGC Care Listed] Book Chapters:
  • 2019: ‘Analysis of Competition Commission of India v. Co-ordination Committee of Artists and Technicians of W.B. Film and Television and Ors.’ in S. Prathyusha (ed.,) Cases and Materials on Competition Law (DSNLU and Asia Law House)
  • 2018: ‘IP in the way of clean and green environment: Is licensing the solution?’ in Dr. Usha Tandon (ed.), Energy Law and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2018) (with Akash Kumar)
Magazines: 2019: ‘Gender specific maternity leave to Gender Neutral Parental Leave Policy in India’, 6(10) Flair Talk by All India Reporter 14 (December, 2019) Blogs: 2020: ‘Is the Environmental Impact Assessment a Gendered Process in India?’ in NLUO Blog for Animal and Environmental Jurisprudence and Rights (June, 2020) (
Paper presentations in conferences/seminars
  • 2021: ‘Shareholder based Climate Change Litigation: A Global South perspective’ presented in 10th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, Cambridge Law School (18 – 20 March, 2021).
  • 2019: ‘Shareholder Activism and Engagement for Environmental Issues: A comparison between developing economies of India and China’ presented in International Conference on Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economies, National Law University, (NLU), Delhi (23 – 24 November, 2019).
  • 2020: ‘Need for an Economic Incentive based Environmental Regulation in India’ presented in 6th Conference on Law and Economics, National Law India University (NLIU) Bhopal (26 – 28 December, 2020).
  • 2020: ‘Climate Change Litigation in India: Mapping the role of the National Green Tribunal’ presented in National e-Conference on Future of Environmental Litigation in India, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore (7 – 8 August, 2020).
  • 2019: ‘Protection of Climate Change Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities in Legal Framework’ presented at International Seminar on Global Refugee Crisis, Utkal University, (April, 2019).
  • 2018: ‘Ensuring workplace fairness: Need to travel beyond maternity benefits’ presented in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Gender-biased laws in India and Feminine Jurisprudence, Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna (September, 2018).
  • 2016: ‘Towards Harmonization of Rules of Evidentiary Procedure in International Commercial Arbitration’ presented in UNCITRAL International Seminar on Harmonization of Global Trade Rules, KIIT University (December, 2016).
  • 2016: ‘IP in the way of clean and green environment: Is licensing the solution?’ presented in International Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy: Law and Practice, Campus Law Centre (CLC), University of Delhi (January, 2016).
Participation in refresher courses/workshops/Faculty development programmes
  • 2020: Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Train the Trainer Programme on Environmental Law and Climate Change Law in Asia and Pacific (22 – 28 November, 2020).
  • 2020: Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Climate Change and Environmental Legal Protection, Central University of Tamil Nadu (7 – 11 September, 2020).
  • 2017: One week Refresher Course on March of Law: Analysing Legal Developments in Pursuit of Constitutional Governance and Social Justice,NLSIU, Bangalore (June, 2017).
  • 2017: National Workshop on New Approaches to Human Rights teaching for Protection of Rights of Weaker Sections’, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (April, 2017).

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