Prof. Kshitij Bansal is a Delhi based academic; and law & policy practitioner. His office deals with legal disputes in India’s Supreme Court and High Courts. He also deals with policy advisory services in the domain of environment compliance and climate change mitigation. As an academic, he teaches a full credit course on Environment Law at Jindal Global Law School as an Assistant Professor.
With a bachelor’s degree in law from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India, he studied the International Economic Law & Policy (IELPO) LLM programme at University of Barcelona in the year 2014. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab awarded him with the highest medal of the University, The Chancellor’s Medal, for the Best Overall Performance along with three other Gold Medals for Academic Excellence.
Before starting his own practice alongside an academic career, he practiced with India’s largest law firm, AmarchandMangaldas (now Cyril AmarchandMangaldas)at Mumbai. He has taught courses and delivered lectures on climate change at Queen Mary University London (UK) and University of Tasmania Hobart (Australia).
Prof. Bansal is the Founding President of International Policy Analysis Network (IPAN) (www.ipan.in). It constitutes a network of university students and early career professionals spread across the globe who are motivated to work on contemporary public policy matters. Some of IPAN’s major activities include coming out with regular articles and research briefs, a DAAD funded scholarship, capacity building projects & providing legislative and policy feedback to the governments.
An engaging public speaker and an outspoken debater, he is fiercely liberal in his thoughts and centre-leftist in political ideology. He is an active research scholar with numerous papers/articles having been published in leading journals, magazines and newspapers. He was also the Robert Bosch Stiftung Scholar for the year 2012. Prof. Bansal represented India as the Head of State at G20 Youth Summit 2012, Washington D.C. and was also the UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador 2012.
Apart from his academic and professional engagements, Prof. Bansal splits his time between a fitness routine and singing. He regularly records covers for Bollywood Hindi songs. During some free time over the weekends, you can find him in one of South Delhi’s popular breweries.