Professor C. Raj Kumar is the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and the Dean of the Jindal Global Law School. Professor Kumar spearheaded the initiative to establish the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India's first global law school, the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS); India's first multi-disciplinary global business school, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS); India's first global policy school, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and India's first public policy school, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Sonipat, Haryana). Professor Kumar is also a Member of the National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC). He was a faculty member at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, where he taught for many years. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK, where he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree; a Landon Gammon Fellow at the Harvard Law School, USA, where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholar at the Harvard University. He was awarded the Doctor of Legal Science (SJD) by the University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Delhi, India; and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from the Loyola College of the University of Madras, India.
Professor Kumar's areas of specialisation, include, human rights and development, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, comparative constitutional law and legal education. He has over hundred publications to his credit and has published widely in journals and law reviews in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and USA, some of which are the American University International Law Review, Asia Pacific Law Review, Australian Journal of Asian Law, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Corporate Governance International, Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, Hong Kong Lawyer, Human Rights Quarterly, Indian Journal of Criminology, Indian Journal of Public Administration, ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Journal of the International Peace Research Institute, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Michigan State Journal of International Law, New England Journal of International and Comparative Law, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, San Diego International Law Journal, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law. He has authored and edited four books: CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSPARENCY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE (2011) published by the Oxford University Press; HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT: LAW, POLICY AND GOVERNANCE (2006) (edited) published by LexisNexis, Butterworths; TSUNAMI AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: LAW AND GOVERNANCE (2006) (edited) published by Sweet & Maxwell Thomson; and HUMAN RIGHTS, JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL EMPOWERMENT (2007) (edited) published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). He has contributed shorter articles in newspapers and magazines published from Hong Kong, India and the UK, which include, South China Morning Post, The Standard, Frontline, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Open Democracy. He has been interviewed on issues relating to human rights and governance by the media in Hong Kong and Japan, including radio and television, which include, Star News & ATV (both TV), and RTHK & NHK (both Radio).
Professor Kumar has held consultancy
assignments in the field of human rights and governance. He has
been a Consultant to the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo;
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the International
Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP), Geneva. He has advised
the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption
(CIABOC) in Sri Lanka and the National Human Rights Commission
(NHRC) in India on issues relating to corruption and good governance.
Professor Kumar is an Attorney at Law and is admitted to the Bar
Council of Delhi, India and the Bar of the State of New York,