Sumit Baudh, Michael D. Palm Fellow
Sumit Baudh is a candidate in the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) program at the UCLA School of Law. He earned his Master of Laws (L.L.M.) from the London School of Economics, and graduated with honors from the Bachelor of Laws and Arts from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. Baudh is a former British Chevening scholar. He is qualified to practice law in two jurisdictions: in India and in the United Kingdom. Most recently Baudh served as assistant professor and assistant director of the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at NLSIU, Bangalore. Baudh has served as legal advisor, researcher and consultant to various international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CARE India, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, AMAN Trust, and Unilever.
In addition to his legal work, Baudh has published several academic articles and given scholarly presentations at conferences internationally. His areas of interest include caste, gender, sexuality and human rights. Baudh regularly volunteers his expertise and time to advocate for social justice causes and has worked extensively with Voice Against 377 to fight against structural inequalities with the Indian Criminal Justice system.