Central European University
Gaurav is an S.J.D. candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law at the Central European University, Budapest (CEU). His doctoral project focuses on dialogic forms of judicial review in socioeconomic rights cases.
Gaurav’s research at Melbourne will focus on the divergent approaches of the Supreme Court of India and the Constitutional Court of South Africa to concerns regarding polycentricity, expertise, and separation of powers in the adjudication of socioeconomic rights (SER). Through this, he hopes to develop a normative account of SER adjudication which is participatory in nature and can alleviate inter-branch tension by being attentive to the social and political dimensions of judicial review.
Gaurav graduated magna cum laude from the LL.M. program in Comparative Constitutional Law at the CEU in 2017 and also holds an undergraduate law degree from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He has worked with organizations like the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the School of Policy & Governance, Azim Premji University, Bangalore. In 2018, Gaurav was awarded the Indian Law Review Early Career Prize for Case/Legislative Notes for his article on executive law-making power. In 2019, he will be part of the International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog team, as well as a reviewer for the International Journal of Human Rights.
Gaurav has served on the editorial boards of Indian Journal of Constitutional Law and the Jindal Global Law Review and is currently a regional correspondent for India for the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
Feedback on Program
"The IELP was an invaluable experience which helped sharpen my analytical approach to the field of comparative constitutional law. As MLS grows into a global hub for comparative law, my time there was enriched through sharp discussions on the state of global democracy and the role that the legal complex will come to play in strengthening it. The law school provided a young scholar like myself a vibrant academic environment to test new ideas and I am very grateful for the feedback I received, the friends I made, and the enriching conversations I have had."