Madhav Khosla

Visiting Professor of Law
(spring term)

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2017
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2010
LL.B., National Law School of India University, 2008
B.A., National Law School of India University, 2008

Courses Taught
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Law and Authoritarianism
Madhav Khosla

Madhav Khosla is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. His work focuses on the nature and form of constitutions, particularly from a comparative and theoretical perspective. Prior to his appointment at Columbia Law School, Khosla was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Khosla’s most recent book, India’s Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2020), won the 2021 Order of the Coif Annual Book Award and was named an Economist Best Book of 2020. His writings have appeared in the American Journal of Comparative Law, Harvard Law Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of Democracy, and elsewhere. His edited collections include the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (with Sujit Choudhry and Pratap Bhanu Mehta) and Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia (with Mark Tushnet). Earlier in his career, Khosla clerked for the Honorable S.B. Sinha and the Honorable H.S. Bedi of the Supreme Court of India. Khosla received a joint B.A. and LL.B. from the National Law School of India University. He subsequently earned an LL.M. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Political Theory from Harvard University, where his dissertation was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for “the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace.”