Nupur Chowdhury, LL.M.

Nupur Chowdhury
Former PhD-Fellow in Law

General Information

Nupur Chowdhury studied Public International Law at the Amsterdam Law School (University of Amsterdam, LL.M.) in 2007. She has done her LL.B. at University of Delhi (Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, 2004) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science (Lady Shri Ram College, 2001).

She joined the Department of Legal and Economic Governance Studies (LEGS) as a PhD student in March 2009. She was earlier an associate fellow with the Science and Technology Area of the Resources and Global Security Division at TERI. She is trained as a lawyer with a specialisation in environmental law. She has researched extensively on the issues of natural resources law, intellectual property rights and biodiversity, biotechnology and nanotechnology regulation. She was also an adjunct faculty at the TERI University, where she lectured on biodiversity, wildlife, forestry law and international environmental law, a member of the CISDL (Centre for International Sustainable Development Law) Research Group, McGill Law Faculty. She was also a member of the editorial team of ILDC (International law in Domestic Courts) and is a member of the team authoring the ASIL Reports on International Organization – Report on WIPO. She is also a member of the Bar Council of Delhi; India, Netherlands Institute of Government, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.

Research Interests

The issue of legal certainty, in the context of a multilevel product quality and safety regulation of medical products.


For an extended list of publications please refer here.


  • Nanotechnology and State Regulation (India) – in Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability; Edited by Donald Maclurcan & Natalia Radywyl, CRC Press, December 2011
  • Indian Sate and Expectations from Technology: Comparing Interventions by the Executive and the Courts – International seminar: Institution, Structure and Organization in Globalizing India, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 20-21 January 2012.
  • Pursuing legal certainty within multilevel regulation: An empirical investigation of manufacturer perceptions of medical device regulation in Europe - Panel on the organization and coordination of regulation: complexities, dynamics and multi-level issues - organized by Koen Verhoest and Jacint Jordana, 4th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference on 'New Perspectives on Regulation, Governance and Learning, University of Exeter, 27-29 June 2012