Nupur Chowdhury

Participant, Trainer
Associate Professor and Executive Director
CSLG, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India


Environmental Law, Law and Technology, Sociology of Law

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for Environment and Climate Change (CECC), Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, India. She completed her LLM in International and European Law, University of Amsterdam and PhD in law and regulation from University of Twente, Netherlands.

She has researched extensively on the issues of natural resources law, regulation of environmental and health risks, biotechnology and nanotechnology regulation. She teaches Environmental law (mandatory course); State, Globalization and Structure of law (elective course) and Trade and Environment (elective course).

Her current research projects include co-editing the Jindal Global Law Review special issue on Environmental Governance ( and a qualitative study of urban environmental activism in India. She is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law since 2010 and blogs at

Environmental Fields of Interest

  • Biodiversity
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Forest Rights

Papers/Publications Published

  • Sustainable Development as Environmental Justice: Exploring Judicial Discourse in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LI, Nos 26 & 27, 25 June 2016, 84-92.
  • From Judicial Activism to Adventurism: The Godavarman Case in the Supreme Court of India, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law 11/2014; 17(1):177-190.
  • Role of the Indian Supreme Court in Shaping Technology Development, Science Technology & Society 02/2014; 19(1):57-77.
  • Environmental risk regulation and the Indian Supreme Court: an exercise in De-formalization of the law?, Journal of Risk Research 08/2013; DOI:10.1080/13669877.2013.822918
  • Conceptualising Multilevel Regulation in the EU: A Legal Translation of Multilevel Governance? European Law Journal 05/2012; 18(3). DOI:10.1111/j.1468-0386.2012.00603.x