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About Shubhankar Dam

I am the Professor of Public Law and Governance at the Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Previously, I held academic positions at the Singapore Management University School of Law (2007-2014), the City University of Hong Kong School of Law (2015-2017) and Columbia University where I was the B. R. Ambedkar Chair Faculty Fellow (2017). In addition, I was the James F. Fleming Chair Visitor at the Australian National University, Canberra, and has held visiting professorships and fellowships in India (Institute of Advanced Study), Australia (Melbourne) and Germany (Heidelberg).
 
The winner of several teaching excellence awards (including the Most Promising, and Most Outstanding Teacher Award) and research grants, my primary interests include law and governance in India, public law, common law reasoning, and legal ethics. I have been invited to present his works, among others, at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, Yale Law School, Emory Law School, the Harvard-Stanford International Faculty Forum, Illinois-Princeton-UCLA Annual Comparative Law Workshop, and the Inaugural NUS Asian Comparative Law Workshop.
 
My current focus is on comparative public law and separation of powers – particularly, the migration of British parliamentary concepts to commonwealth jurisdictions, and executive authority. Drawing on empirical and analytical methods, he is studying how branches of government hold themselves internally accountable. My immediate projects include a series of empirical studies on the Supreme Court of India, and monographs on executive legislation in parliamentary and presidential systems.

Teaching Awards
·         Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2015 (made ineligible by resignation).
·         Singapore Management University School of Law Most Outstanding Teacher Award, 2014.
·         Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2013.
·         Singapore Management University Most Promising Teacher Award, 2011.
·         Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2011.
·         Singapore Management University School of Law Most Promising Teacher Award, 2010.
·         Faculty Development Grant, Centre for Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University 2009 (to attend the International Management Teachers Academy, Bled, Slovenia)

Positions

Present Professor of Public Law and Governance, University of Portsmouth ‐ School of Law
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Research Interests

Public Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Presidential Powers, and Law and Democracy in India

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Honors and Awards

  • Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2015 (made ineligible by resignation)
  • Singapore Management University School of Law Most Outstanding Teacher Award, 2014
  • Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2013
  • Singapore Management University Most Promising Teacher Award, 2011
  • Singapore Management University School of Law Teaching Excellence Award, 2011
  • Singapore Management University School of Law Most Promising Teacher Award, 2010

Courses

  • English Legal System
  • Introduction to Legal Method
  • Common Law System, Reasoning & Methodology

Education

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2007 LLM, Harvard Law School
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2006 BCL, University of Oxford ‐ Brasenose College
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Contact Information

University of Portsmouth School of Law
Richmond Building, Portland Street 
Portsmouth 
United Kingdom PO1 3DE

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Anti-corruption law (3)

Executive Power (9)

Property Law (1)

Ordinances (1)

Judicial Process (4)

Constitutional Law (33)