International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dipika Jain

Prof. Dipika Jain is currently a Professor & Vice Dean and Executive Director- Centre for Health Law Ethics & Technology (C.H.L.E.T.) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India. She pursued her B.A. in Political Science (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College and LL. B from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. She received the Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowship Award in Health Law & Policy, 2006 to pursue a Master’s degree at Dalhousie University, Canada. She earned her LL.M from Harvard Law School. At JGLS, she is the recipient of several teaching excellence and research excellence awards since 2009.

Jain’s research is at the intersection of Law and Marginalization. She writes on Gender and Sexuality, Postcolonial Feminism, Public Health Law, Transgender Law, Minor Jurisprudence, Critical Legal Theory, Constitution and Social Movements, Reproductive Justice, Legal Education and Pedagogies and Empirical Legal Studies. Her research was recently cited by the Supreme Court in the landmark decision of Navtej Johar v. Union of India (2018). In 2018, she was designated as the first Research Professor at JGLS.

She served as an International consultant with the UNDP on Sharia Law in Afghanistan and the Centre for Reproductive Rights New York on Reproductive Justice.