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Dr. Deepa Badrinarayana

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Expertise: Torts; Environmental Law; Comparative and International Law; India's Legal System
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 412
Phone: (714) 628-2673
Scholarly Works:
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National Law School of India University, Bachelor of Arts
National Law School of India University, Bachelor of Laws
Pace University, Master of Laws
Pace University, Doctor of Juridical Science


Professor Badrinarayana came to Chapman from Pace Law School, where she completed her Doctorate in Juridicial Studies in Environmental Law. Professor Badrinarayana researched for Professor Frank P. Grad at Columbia Law School on environmental and public health laws. Between 2005 and 2006, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Legal Studies, Columbia Law School. Professor Badrinarayana is also a consultant to the United Nations Global Compact, on issues of corporate voluntarism and regulations. Before coming to the United States, Professor Badrinarayana was a Research Officer for a Government of India-World Bank Environmental Capacity-Building Project, at the National Law School of India University.

In addition to research and advocacy, she also trained government officials and legal professionals in environmental law. Professor Badrinarayana was part of a team that advised the Government of India on its new legislation to manage biomedical waste. Professor Badrinarayana holds an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace Law School and a B.A.LL.B.(Hons) from the National Law School of India University. She is also a member of the World Conservation Union, Committee on Environmental Law and serves as Chair of the AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies and as an Executive Committee member of the AALS Section on Environmental Law.

B.A., LL.B., National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
LL.M., Pace University School of Law
S.J.D., Pace University School of Law

Courses Taught:

Torts I and II
Advanced Topic: Markets & International Environmental Law
International Environmental Law
International Trade Law

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

india's climate change mitigation strategy, in Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Climate Change Law 503-514, (Daniel A. Farber & Marjan Peeters eds., 2016).
Paris talks: don't break out the bubbly yet, L.A. Daily Journal, Thursday, December 17, 2015.