Dr. James J. Nedumpara
James J. Nedumpara is Professor and Head of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), established by the Government of India at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. In this capacity, he advises the government on international trade, investment and dispute settlement matters. He is currently on leave from Jindal Global Law School, where he joined as a founding faculty member.

James received his PhD from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and holds graduate degrees in Law from the University of Cambridge, UK; the NYU School of Law, USA; and the National University of Singapore. He has appeared in various WTO dispute proceedings as part of the Indian delegation, including India: Agricultural Products and India: Export-Related Measures, and other dispute consultation proceedings. James has published widely in the field of trade remedy law, most recently, Non-Market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China (2018). James has also co-authored a comprehensive text book with Professor Leila Choukroune titled International Economic Law: Text, Cases and Materials, published by Cambridge University Press (2021)

James has also served visiting fellowships and taught in a number of law schools including University of New South Wales (UNSW) (2019), ITAM Mexico City (2018), FGV Law School, São Paolo, Brazil (2011) and National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2013 & 2016). He is an Member of the Executive Committee of TradeLab, a global network of legal clinics and practica founded by Professors Joost Pauwelyn and Sergio Puig that seeks to establish and empower developing countries, SMEs, universities and civil society to build lasting legal capacity in international trade and investment law.

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