Fulbright-Nehru Post-Doctoral Research Scholar (Harvard Law School) 2019-20
Ph.D. (National Law University Odisha, Cuttack) 2015
LLM (National Law School of India University, Bangalore) 2010
BA. LL.B Hons (University Law College, Bhubaneswar) 2008
Judicial Reforms, Civil Liberties, Electoral Reforms, Access to Justice, Criminal Law
Comparative Judicial Reforms
Rangin has been teaching at National Law University Odisha since 2010 and works in the area of constitutional governance, civil liberties, criminal law and human rights. His current research focuses on the functioning of institutions within constitutional democracies and the way they affect realization of democratic rights.
He was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at Harvard Law School (2019-2020) where he researched on the competing methods of appointing judges in democracies. His doctoral thesis is the first work of its kind in India on performance evaluation of judges in the higher judiciary. He has completed two research projects funded by the Department of Justice, Government of India in the area of judicial reforms. He has also provided consultancy services to Odisha Judicial Academy for preparation of research materials for judicial officers.
Rights Without Law, 2010, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 1st Edition, Saarbrücken
Articles in Referred Journals
The Supreme Court Collegium and Transparency: An Empirical Enquiry, 2021 (56) 22 Economic and Political Weekly 33 Read
An Empirical Assessment of the Collegiums Impact on Composition of the Indian Supreme Court,2020 (32) National Law School of India Review 118 (Co-authored) Read
Who are our judges? Assessing the Information Disclosure Practices of Indian Supreme Court Judges, 2020 (9) Indian Journal of Constitutional Law 92 (Co-authored) Read
Standard of Proof in Inquiry Against Judges: A Case for a Lower Threshold,2018 (5) 2 NLUJ Law Review 85Read
Appointment of Judges of the High Court in Australia: A Critique,(2017) 3 (2) Rostrums Law Review 116Read
A Critical Analysis of Appointment of Federal Supreme Court Judges in United States of America,(2017) 5 (2) Christ University Law Journal 23Read
A Child No More, (2016) 3 (1) NLUO Law Journal, Special Edition on Child Rights 178
Comparative Analysis of The Consultative Process in Appointment of Judges,2015(7) RMLNLU Journal 94
Access to Justice and Judicial Performance Evaluation, (2015) 2 (1) NLUO Law Journal Special Edition on Access to Justice 106
Defining Misbehaviour for Removal of Judges: The Logical Fallacy and Necessary Politicisation, (2015) 5 (1) NIRMA University Law Journal 1Read
Promoting a Notion of Refugee Protection: Role of Religion as a Value Influence on Law, (2012) 3 (2) GNLU Law Review
Judicial Tenure: An Empirical Appraisal of Incumbency of Supreme Court Judges,ShrutiVidyasagar, Harish Narasappa and Ramya Sridhar Tirumalai (eds), Approaches to Justice in India- A Report by DAKSH (DAKSH, 2017) (Co-Author)Read
Critical Overview of Judicial Selection Methods,Vijender Kumar, NareshKumar Vats and Vijay Pratap Tiwari (eds), Law, Judiciary and Governance: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Mool Chand Sharma(Universal Law Publishing, 2017)
Chief Justice of India and Right to Information, Dr. Sukanta K. Nanda (ed) Right to Information Act: Implementation and Challenges,(OJR Publishing Company 2017) (Co-Author)
Constitutional Deficiencies in Redressal of Violations of International Human Rights Obligations in India,International Human Rights Law: Prospects and Challenges(RGNUL, 2016)
Human Rights: A Neverland,Gurdip Singh & V.K. Ahuja (eds) Human Rights in 21st Century- Changing Dimensions(Universal Law Publishing, 2012)(Co-Author)
India's higher judiciary lacks professional diversity. It's now a monopoly of lawyer-judges, The Print, 11.06.2021 Read
'India’s effort to criminalize adultery for the armed forces reflects a paternalistic mindset', Scroll, 01.02.2021 (Co-authored) Read
“Role of the Bar Council of India as a Regulator: Untenable with the real vision of legal education?” Bar and Bench, 10.01.2021 (Co-authored) Read
Scrapping one-year LLM smart, but BCI’s common post-grad entrance is a problem, The Print, 08.01.2021 (Co-authored) Read
With ShaheenBagh ruling, court gifts state more power to control democratic dissent, Scroll, 13.10.2020 Read
Some Gain, Some Pain, Orissa Post, 02.09.2020 Read
Orissa HC judgement highlights the challenge of protecting privacy of COVID-19 patients, Law and Other Things 21.08.2020 (Co-authored) Read
Do we lose our basic rights because there is a pandemic? Deccan Herald, 04.06.2020 Read
UPs Migrant Commission seems to imagine that its workers are the absolute property of the state, Scroll, 02.06.2020 Read
Orissa court order on testing migrants highlights needless judicial intervention in COVID-19 crisis, Scroll, 09.05.2020 Read
Indian government has multiple legal options to force citizens to vaccinate against Covid, The Print, 30.04.2020 Read
This is how Odisha quarantined me after I returned from Harvard. Other states should learn, The Print, 03.04.2020 Read
Reservation as a Right: The Supreme Court is both wrong and right on the government’s discretion to implement quota, Bar and Bench, 11.02.2020 Read
So far, OCI cardholders have enjoyed benefits. With CAA, India has put a price on the scheme, Scroll, 27.01.2020 Read
Immorality of Protesting Lawyers: Role of lawyers in hampering judicial productivity should be recognized and remedied, Firstpost, 21.01.2020 Read
Are lawyers right to strike work, Deccan Herald, 20.01.2020 Read
Forget Modi’s ‘Justice for all’ mission, Indian judiciary must to justice to its data first, The Print, 07.11.2019 Read
Dealing with a more assertive Executive: Collegium Needs to clarify policy on Regional Diversity, Bar and Bench, 02.11.2019 Read
Odisha Lawyers’ Boycott of High Court focuses attention yet again on opacity of collegium system, Scroll, 25.10.2019 Read
Assessing Judicial officers: An Exercise in Unfettered Subjectivity, Deccan Herald, 11.10.2019 Read
Don’t Judges Need the Trust of People More than People Need to Trust Judges?, The Wire, 07.10.2019 Read
Who’s a Good Judge? Inconsistent, Vague Parameters Across HCs make appraisal of judicial officers muddled, Firstpost, 01.10.2019 Read
Lessons Unlearnt: Linguistic Policy should not be driven by Politic of Identity, Indian Express, 24.09.2019 Read
Co-Investigator in the research project on ‘A Comparative Analysis of Performance Appraisal Mechanisms and Schemes of Promotion in relation to the Judges of Subordinate Judiciary in different States in India’ funded by the Department of Justice (Government of India) Read
Co-Investigator in the research project on ‘An Analysis of the Functioning of Look Adalats in the Eastern Region of India’ funded by the Department of Justice (Government of India) Read
Presented a paper on “Future of Judicial Appointments: The Experiment of Realigned Democratic Principles in India” in the 15th Asian Law Institute Annual Conference organised by School of Law, Seoul National University on 10.05.2018 and 11.05.2018.
Presented a paper on “Rights of Transgender: Exploring Constitutional Values” in the National Seminar on Rights of Transgender: Issues and Challenges organised by University Law College, Utkal University on 18.03.2018.
Presented a paper on “Tribal Rights in the Context of Biodiversity Conservation- The Need of an Inclusive Process” in the National Seminar on Tribal Rights and Rights of Indigenous People organised by Madhusudan Law College, Utkal University on 29.03.2017.
Presented a paper on “Understanding the Idea of Public Interest in the Context of Right to Privacy and Media’s Freedom of Speech” in the National Seminar on Role of Media in Protection of Human Rights organised by University Law College, Utkal University on 18.03.2017.
Participated as a Leading Discussant in the National Consultation on Universal Periodic Review organised by National Law University Delhi on 29.04.2016.
Presented a Paper on “Chief Justice of India and the Right to Information” at the National Seminar on Right to Information Act- Implementation and Challenges organised by MS Law College, Cuttack on 28th February 2016.
Presented a Paper on “Constitutional Deficiencies in Redressal of Violations of International Human Rights Obligations in India” at National Seminar on International Human Rights Law: Prospects and Challenges organised by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala on 20th February 2016.
Presented a paper on “A Statistical Model of Evaluating the Performance of Judges in India” at the National Seminar on Judiciary Ethics and Justice Delivery System organised by National Law University Odisha and Institute of Objective Studies held on 21st and 22nd of January, 2012
Presented a Paper on “Legal Response to Surrogacy Contracts” at National Seminar on Surrogacy in India: Problem and Law organized by University Law College, Utkal University held on 28-29 March 2011.
Presented a paper on “The Role of Indian Judiciary in the Absence of Implementing Legislation” at the National Conference on Indian Constitution in the 21st Century; A Conceptual and Contextual Audit at Bangalore conducted by School of Law, Christ University on 24th and 25th of February 2011.
Presented a Paper on “Performance Evaluation of Teachers; Emerging Dynamics” at All India Teachers’ Congress organized at KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar on 19.12.2010.