Aradhya Sethia is an MPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford, where he is studying the role, status and regulation of political parties and partisanship in modern constitutionalism with a focus on India. Aradhya completed LL.M. at Yale Law School as an Inlaks Scholar, and served as a resident fellow at Yale Information Society Project, an articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, and a member of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Project. Before joining Oxford, he was a visiting scholar and Yale Fox International Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School. He completed BA LLB (Hons) at the National Law School of India University (India) as the Best Outgoing Student. He also won three gold medals including H.M. Seervai Medal in Constitutional Law, and served as the Joint Convener of the Legal Services Clinic, editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and an editor of the National Law School of India Review. He has received the 2019 Indian Law Review Best Article Prize for his article 'Where's the Party?: Towards a Constitutional Biography of Political Parties'.
He has previously clerked with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (the Supreme Court of India) and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat (High Court of Delhi), and has interned with the Attorney General for India. Aradhya has authored columns for Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagaran, Indian Express, and The Hindu. His research interests lie in public law, law and technology, political economy, and regulation.
Lloyd Cutler Scholarship
Fox International Fellowship
Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Research Scholarship
S.B. Nariman Scholarship