Rohit De

Associate Research Scholar in Law


Rohit De is an Associate Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Yale University. Rohit's research focuses on South Asian legal history and comparative constitutional law.

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Rohit De is an Associate Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Yale University. Until 2014 he was a Melon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for History and Economics, University of Cambridge and Harvard University. Rohit's research focuses on South Asian legal history and comparative constitutional law; he is currently writing a book that explores everyday life of constitutional law in the first decade of independent India. He has also written extensively on the role played by lawyers and legal networks in shaping debates over diverse subjects like Islamic law, market regulation, and civil liberties in colonial India. De holds degrees from Princeton, Yale, and the National Law School of India University. He has assisted at the Supreme Court of India with Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan and has worked with constitutional reform projects in Sri Lanka and Nepal.