Siddharth Saxena


Siddharth is a MPhil in Law candidate at the Faculty of Law (under the supervision of Dr Tarunabh Khaitan) and a Dr (Mrs) Ambriti Salve Scholar at Exeter College. His thesis examines the discourses surrounding the idea of a university and the regulation of higher education in post-independence India. He is also a Graduate Research Resident at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. 

He completed his undergraduate degree (BA LLB Hons) at the OP Jindal Global University in India with an exchange semester at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Subsequently, he read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford as a Salve Scholar. Prior to studying at Oxford, Siddharth was a Graduate Research Fellow at the Centre for Justice, Law & Society; at the Centre, he worked on issues concerning public health, sexual and reproductive rights, transgender rights, and law and marginalisation. Additionally, during his undergraduate studies, his team was awarded the runners-up best memorial and placed amongst the semi-finalists of the 25th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

Research Interests

Public law, human rights law, constitutional theory, comparative law, and jurisprudence.

Research projects & programmes

Graduate Research Student Residency Programme