Lavanya Rajamani is a Professor of International Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and Yamani Fellow in Public International Law, St Peter's College, Oxford. She was formerly a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, where she now holds a Visiting Professorship. Before that she was a University Lecturer in Environmental Law, and Fellow & Director of Studies in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Lavanya holds an LLM from Yale, a DPhil and BCL from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar, and a B.A.LL.B. (Honours) from National Law School, Bangalore, where she graduated at the top of her class with several gold medals.
Lavanya writes, teaches and advises on international environmental law, in particular international climate change law and policy. Her latest book titled, 'Innovation and Experimentation in the International Climate Change Regime', based on a Special Course she delivered at the Hague Academy of International Law, was published in March 2020 as part of the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law/ Receuil des Cours. Her previous book ‘International Climate Change Law’ (Oxford University Press, UK, 2017), co-authored with Daniel Bodansky and Jutta Brunnée won the 2018 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law. Her other books include ‘Promoting Compliance in the Emerging Climate Regime (CUP, 2011, co-editor), ‘Implementation of International Environmental Law’ (Hague Academy of International Law, 2011, co-editor), ‘Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice’ (CUP, 2011, co-editor), ‘Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law’ (Oxford University Press, UK, 2006, author), and numerous peer-reviewed articles in law journals. She is currently in the final stages of co-editing the second edition of the ‘Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law’ with Professor Jacqueline Peel, University of Melbourne.
Journal Article (40)
Edited Book (4)
International Environmental Law, International Climate Change Law, Climate Litigation, Compliance, Differentiation and Equity in International Law, Human Rights and the Environment
Options taughtJurisprudence, Public International Law
News articles for Lavanya Rajamani
Faculty members part of new research initiative tackling global carbon emissions
Lecture by Lavanya Rajamani selected for inclusion in the UN's Audiovisual Library of International Law
Lavanya Rajamani's lectures published by the Hague Academy
Podcast on 'International Climate Change Regime' by Lavanya Rajamani released by the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law for Earth Day