Ms. Devdatta Mukherjee

Devdatta Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at the Symbiosis Law School, Noida. Having completed her BA LLB (Hons) in the year 2013 from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow, she has pursued LLM from the Indian Law Institute (ILI) New Delhi and completed the course in 2014 with specializations in Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Legal Pedagogy. She has been the awardee of the gold medal for becoming the topper in her batch. She has qualified the UGC/ NET and has been awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in December, 2013. She has thereafter completed MPhil in International Legal Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (July 2014- July ’16). She has also been the awardee of the Scholarship to attend Public International Law Session, 2016 of the Summer Course and the Directed Studies Programme in The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands.

Her areas of interest include the Theories of Justice and Fairness, International Trade Law, Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law and Public International Law.

Seminars and Conferences

  • Presented Paper titled “Food Security Implications of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture: Few Suggestions towards a Fair Economic Order” in the International Conference on Socio-Economic Justice after Seventy Years of India’s Independence: Domestic and Global Challenges, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, New Delhi (November 18-20, 2016).
  • Presented Paper titled “Fairness in International Trade Law: A Historical Assessment of Free and Fair Trade under GATT/WTO Law” in the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Law Conference: Coherence, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad (October 20-21, 2016); paper published in Dari S. S. Interdisciplinary Integration for Legal Enrichment, Asia Law House, Hyderabad, pp. 389-412 (ISBN: 9789385989988).
  • Participated in a Seminar on Implementation of IPR: Role of IP & Economic Development jointly organized by The Indian Society of International Law, Japan Patent Office (JPO), Patent Office, India (IPO), Indian IP Alumni Association (INIPAA) and Asia Pacific Industrial Property Center (APIC, JIPII), New Delhi (December 22, 2012).
  • Presented Paper titled “Untouchability in India glimpsed through a Socio-legal Prism: A Pursuit for Social Justice through the Constitutional Perspective” in the National Seminar on ‘Social Justice, Indian Constitution and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’, Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow (2011).

Publications and Major Academic Works Undertaken

  • “International Intellectual Property Regime and Public Health: Global Administrative Law as an Instrument of Resistance”, Winning Essays on International Law (1st Prize, 2015), Virtual Centre of International Law (in memory of Prof. R.P. Anand), available at:
  • “Copyright Issues in Net Neutrality Debate: A Normative Analysis”, (2015) International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence Studies, Volume 2 (4), Article available at: (ISSN: 2348-8212).
  • “Judicial Implementation of Directive Principles of State Policy: Critical Perspectives”, (2014) Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 1 (1), pp. 13-28 (ISSN: 2394- 2657).
  • Co-authored Chapter 20, “The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011: A Critical Appraisal” in P.K. Pandey (ed.), Children’s Rights: Laws, Policies and Practice, Regal Publications: New Delhi (2013), pp. 360- 380 (ISBN: 9788184842340).
  • “Juvenile Justice System In India: Do We Really Care?”, (2011), Article available at:

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