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 particular focus on India. Alongside this, he is also working on research projects dealing with the Indian regulatory state and regulation of online political communication. Aradhya completed LL.M. at Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, a resident fellow at Yale Information Society Project, and a member of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Project. Before joining Oxford, Aradhya was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School. He holds B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from National Law School, Bangalore (India), where he was declared the Best Outgoing Student, won three gold medals including H.M. Seervai Medal in Constitutional Law, and served as an editor of the National Law School of India Review, editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and Joint Convener of the Legal Services Clinic, Bangalore.
He has previously clerked with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat of the Supreme Court of India, and has interned with the Attorney General for India. He has authored columns for Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagaran, Indian Express, and The Hindu. Aradhya’s research interests lie in constitutional law, Indian political thought, law and technology, and regulatory theory.
Lloyd Cutler Scholarship
Fox International Fellowship
Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Research Scholarship
S.B. Nariman Scholarship
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