Dr. Sairam Bhat


Professor of Law & Co-Director, Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

“JSS Law college blends the study law with social responsibility. The institution gave us the infrastructure, curriculum and the intellectual capital to succeed. As students we were disciplined to learn the practice of law along with the theories. We took pride in legal aid as early as in 1996 and established a culture of moot court exercises. ‘Young India Environmental Law Fellowship’ was awarded to Dr. Sairam Bhat in 2003. In the autumn of 2003, he served as adjunct faculty at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In 2010, he was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Centre and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. At the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, he held the position of Linnaeus-Palme Academic Exchange Fellow from 2012-17.

Among his writings are SAIRAM BHAT [ed]: Law Relating to Business Contracts in India, SAGE India, 2009; Author: SAIRAM BHAT: Natural Resources Conservation Law, SAGE India, 2010; Co-author: Environmental law Handbook for Law Practitioners, CEERA, NLSIU, 2002. Right to Information, Sairam Bhat, Eastern Book House, Guwahati, 2012. He serves as the Chief Editor of the following publications produced by NLSIU: Journal of Law and Public Policy; CEERA March of Environmental Law; Journal on Environmental Law, Policy and Development; and IN LAW Magazine. He specialises in environmental law, contract law, and right to information.”