Dr Karamvir Chadha is Assistant Professor in Legal Theory and Deputy Director of the Centre for Indian Law and Policy in Durham Law School.
Tell us about your role within Durham Law School
My role involves developing partnerships with leading Indian law schools to strengthen Durham’s reputation as a truly global law school.
Tell us about your research interests / specialisms within Durham Law School
My current research focuses on consent in sexual offences law and how Indian law approaches these issues. I’m also interested in the British Indian diaspora particularly whether Sikhs are an ethnic group and how best to understand discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity.
What can students expect from their first few weeks at Durham Law School?
The students can expect to enter a challenging yet supportive and educational programme taught by subject matter experts in small classes. They will also notice that although they are studying in a very traditional looking English town (with the castle and other trappings), the town and student body is very global in its outlook.
What do you think makes Durham Law School unique?
We are engaged in research-driven teaching with students taught by subject matter experts and teach in smaller classes than most universities. Students can benefit from the additional attention and opportunities for participation that are available in such a teaching environment.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying at Durham Law School?
You will be studying in a world-leading law school and taught by subject matter experts in small classes at one of the most internationally oriented universities in the UK.
What have your students gone on to do after graduating from Durham?
Our students are practising law in most common law jurisdictions so many have gone on to become judges and to work in other jurisdictions. Others have become successful legal academics, civil servants, or working with NGOs or in the private (non-legal) sector.
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