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Nimushakavi Vasanthi

Nimushakavi Vasanthi is a Professor of Constitutional Law and has been instrumental in designing and teaching courses in constitutional law at the undergraduate and post graduate level. She completed her studies from Osmania University and joined the University in 2000. She heads the Committee Against Sexual Harassment since 2013.  She has been associated with several research projects of the University including the Human Rights Education and Criminal Justice Project for the Ford Foundation among others. She has an interest in comparative constitutional law and has taught courses in constitutional law, public law and comparative constitutional law at the University. She has also worked  in the areas of labour law, clinical legal education and women and law. She has over 7 years of experience as a lawyer having practiced at the Andhra Pradesh courts before joining NALSAR. She is a Trainer for the UGC programme on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education and has organised sensitisation and motivation workshops for women academics as well as training programmes and refresher programmes for trainers. She has worked for a year at Council for Social Development, an ICSSR institute as RBI Chair Professor from Nov 2011 to 2012.

B.Com (Hons) LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D (Osmania University)

Her areas of research have been constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, labour law, women and work and clinical legal education. She has been associated with several projects of the University including Human Rights Education and Criminal Justice Project for the Ford Foundation, the UNICEF-CRC-Govt. of A.P. Report on the Status of the child, Environmental Management Capacity Building project under the Ministry of Environment and forests and World Bank and a ICSSR project on regulatory impact assessment of laws on domestic workers. She has also completed a research project on Financial Inclusion of the Chenchu Tribe in Andhra Pradesh in 2012.


  • Constitutional Policy and Environmental Jurisprudence in India (New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2006) with Sarasu Thomas (eds.), Social Exclusion and Rights of Persons with Disabilities, (Bangalore: National Law School of India University, 2013)

Book chapter

  • “The Presumption of Innocence and fair trial” in Azizur Rehman Chowdhury and ors (eds.), Issues in Human Rights (New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2009)
  • Cross-Border Divorce Decrees - Recognition in India and Public Policy Considerations , (Ch.) in Private International Law : South Asian States Practice Springer Publications 2017
  • Prepared study material and delivered lectures for the  MHRD’s National Mission on Education through Information Communication Technologies on Judicial System in India and on Labour Law 2016-17.
  • “Strengthening Clinical Legal Education in India”, 42(4) Social Change (2012) 447-453
  • “Organising domestic workers and workplace rights: A case study from Hyderabad”, 16(1) J. Workplace rights (2011-2012) 31-46
  • “Addressing Paid Domestic Work: A Public Policy Concern”, 46(43) Economic and Political Weekly (October 22, 2011) 85-93
  • with Shirish Deshpande, “Deconstructing Sustainable Development”, Osmania University Law Journal (2007)
  • “Resurrecting/Renegotiating labour rights in a Globalising world: Critical Theory and Contract Labour”, 3(1) NALSAR Law Review (2006) 119
  • “Disability and the Right to Work’, SUPREME (December, 2006)
  • “An analysis of contribution of the Supreme Court to the doctrine of (dis) proportionality of punishment”, Indian Higher Judiciary in 21st Century—Constitutional Perspectives (2009).
  • “Teaching and Learning from Clinical Experiences: Teaching a Domestic Violence Clinic”, Legal Education—Challenges and Perspectives (Hyderabad, June 23–24, 2007)


  • Financial Inclusion of Chenchu tribe in Andhra Pradesh (Council for Social Development, 2013)
  • Regulatory impact assessment of legislation on domestic workers (Indian Council for Social Science Research, 2011).

Online articles: Contributing Member to The Dialogue - Online Policy Communications Initiative

  • Contemporary Struggles towards the realization of socio-economic rights November 2-5th 2017 Panel: The Law and the Reality of the Right to Work
  • Presented a paper Religion at the workplace: Indian perspectives at the International Conference on  ‘Peace, Stability and Sustainable Development: The Role of Religion’ on January 13 – 15, 2017 at NALSAR
  • Clinical legal education and legal pedagogy, Challenges to clinical legal education in contemporary (APUL-CACIR Hyderabad, June 27-28th, 2010)
  • Regulating Transnational Care Work, International Conference on Labour Law and Labour Market in the New World Economy (Milan, Italy May 2010).
  • Revamping curricula to integrate clinical education, Teaching, legal education and strategic planning (IALS Buenos Aires April 13-15th 2011)
  • Unorganised Labour and Law, Legal strategies for the enforcement of social and economic rights (NLSIU 6th September Bangalore, 2011)
  • Achieving financial inclusion Banking law and financial regulation conference,(NLU Delhi 3-4th December 2011)
  • Rights of informal labour: Case study of domestic worker,s Rights of labour in a globalizing India, (HCU Hyderabad, Feb.28-29th 2012)
  • Moderator discussion on representing Adivasi rights, Legal Clinics and Adivasi Rights (CSD Hyderabad, 31st Jan-1st feb.2012)
  • Role of law in financial inclusion, Regulatory aspects of financial inclusion (CSD Hyderabad, August 2012)
  • Lingering colonial heritage in forest laws, National seminar on Environmental law-contemporary issues, challenges and future perspectives (Damodaram Sanjeevayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam, Oct 2012)
  • Domestic Workers and Workplace Rights: A Case Study from Hyderabad, Paid Domestic Work: Emerging Trajectories, Organisational and Regulatory Scenario (CWDS New Delhi, March 15-16, 2013)

Workshops :

  1. Attended two workshops in May 15 and 16 2018 and October 6th and 7th 2018 a Indian Feminist Judgments Project and has written a commentary on rewriting the judgment in Independent Thought vs UOI
  2. Organized a one-day workshop on Internal Complaints Committees in HEI September 2nd  2015 in collaboration with TISS

Taught courses in Administrative Law; Civil Liberties; Clinical Legal Education; Comparative Judicial Process ; Comparative constitutional law; Discrimination law Environmental law; Industrial Jurisprudence; International taxation; Social Welfare Legislations; Direct and Indirect Taxes;; Specific Contracts; Transfer of Property and Law and Poverty.

Presently I teach a course on legal protections for informal labour and a domestic violence clinic for the undergraduate students and International rule of law for the master’s students.

I propose to offer an elective course in labour law and women in the informal sector as well as a seminar in comparative constitutional law and indigenous people.

In addition, I have conducted Workshops on Human Rights Education for the Disabled in 8 districts of Andhra Pradesh under the Human rights Education and Criminal justice Project 2005

  1. Gian course by Justice John Mac Menamin of the Supreme Court of Ireland “Exploring Interconnection: Indian and Irish Constitutions” 11th to 17th September 2017
  2. one week seminar course on Comparative Constitutional Law Perspectives from November 21-26, 2016

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