My name is Swapnil Tripathi and I am an advocate/attorney based out of New Delhi. I am currently reading for the DPhil (in Law) at the Somerville College, University of Oxford. Previously I read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at the Mansfield College, University of Oxford and pursued by undergraduate BBA.LLB (Hons.) degree from the National Law University, Jodhpur, with a specialisation in Constitutional Law . I take an active interest in the subjects of Constitutional Law and Legal History. During my time in law school I have tried contributing towards the scholarship on Constitutional Law through academic writing. You may read about my contributions below.
- “Cinema and Censorship in India: A Political Restriction on Freedom of Speech”, University of Baltimore Journal of Media Law & Ethics, Vol. 9 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2021) 64.
- “What does my belief have to influence? Analyzing the legal position of an Atheist in relation to Family Laws in India”, co-authored with Prof. Poonam Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NLU-Jodhpur, Chandni Ghatak, International Family Law- LexisNexis (UK), Issue 4, 2017.
- “A Report Card of the NGT at the end of seven years since establishment: The Present and Future Ahead”, 1Q Environmental Claims Journal (Taylor & Francis Online) 1 (2018).
- “Enforcement of the Right to Privacy against Private Entities in light of the Privacy Judgment in India”,  6 SCC-Practical Lawyer
- “The National Court of Appeal: Addressing the docket explosion in the Apex Court, impeding the growth of constitutional jurisprudence in India”,  4 SCC-Practical Lawyer.
- “The Interplay of Freedom of Speech and Censorship of movies in India”,  3 SCC Practical Lawyer.
- “S.K. Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra: SC’s failed attempt at curbing the misuse of the SC/ST Act and the side effects”, 8.1 C.U.L.J. 103 .
- “Climate Refugees: Acknowledging the Existence of an Imminent Threat”,  4 NLUJR. 1.
- “A Constitutional Analysis of the Idea of Affirmative Action: Exploring New Standard in Light of the Gujjar Reservation in Rajasthan”,  5.2 NLIUR. 94.
- “My Curtailed Freedoms: A Jurisprudential Take on the JNU Incident”,  6 GNLU L.D.P. 59.
- “253 Law Commission Report- Is the judicial system ready for such a change?”  6 RMLNLUR. 51.
- “The Non-Fundamental Nature of Fundamental Rights in Gujarat: Discerning the Legality on the Mobile Ban for Women in the State”, co-authored with Chandni Ghatak, 5 ALSDJ., 54.
- “Salem Advocates Bar Association, Tamil Nadu v. Union of India: The case that changed the course of Civil Litigation in India”,  4 L.R. 78.
- “The aftermath of Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation in Delhi: Constitutional and Electoral Peculiarities”  AJMS 89.
- “Policy Analysis of the Telangana Government’s Manifesto”,  Univ. L.J.
- “The Supreme Court’s Judgment granting suo motu powers to the NGT” (Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy Blog: Nov. 2, 2021)
- “Law of Abortion: Telangana High Court’s progressive decision” (Bar & Bench: Oct. 31, 2021)
- “We need a ‘3 Idiots’ for Indian Law Schools” (Education South Asia – Oxford: Sep. 20, 2021)
- “Breaking down the law governing usage of India’s National Flag” (The Leaflet: Apr. 11, 2021)
- “When Bollywood for once- got the law right” (The Quint: Feb. 22, 2021)
- “India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘limitation'” (Oxford Human Rights Hub: Feb. 7, 2021)
- “On Nani Palkhivala’s 101st birth anniversary, a case for him to be awarded Bharat Ratna”, (Firstpost: Jan. 16, 2021)
- “UP Police’s Drone Surveillance: A Step towards ‘Orwellian State’? (The Quint; Jan. 3, 2020)
- “Takeaways from the Tripura HC judgment prohibiting animal/bird sacrifice in temples”, (Bar & Bench; Oct. 30 2019)
- “Prorogation of the UK Parliament and its challenge before the UK Supreme Court”, (Live Law; Sept. 24,2019)
- “Anti-Abortion legislations in USA-Understanding the law in America and India” (Live Law; May 19, 2019)
- “Speeches and Elections in India: What can the Electoral Candidates not say?” (Live Law; April 7, 2019).
- “Cow Protection Furor: Can the NSA be invoked?” (Live Law; February 21, 2019)
- “Statue Politics: Understanding the Law and Procedure” (Live Law; February 9, 2019)
- “Government and its Naamkaran Ceremonies: Understanding the procedure of renaming of states and cities in India” (Live Law; December 25, 2018)
- “The Impact of Section 377 Judgment on Heterosexual Relations” (Live Law; September 12, 2018)
- “April 26- Revisiting the Black Day of Indian Judiciary” (Live Law; April 26, 2018)
- “Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on the Atrocities Act against Backward Classes” (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law)
- “Dignity and Rights of Manual Scavengers in India” (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law) republished by the LSE Human Rights Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science
- “Circumventing the Apex? Telangana’s Recent Stint of Legislative Supremacy” (Oxford India Policy Blog, University of Oxford; September 04, 2017)
- “The Unconstitutionality of Prohibiting Differential Pricing”, Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy Blog
- “India and its version of the Right to be Forgotten” (Socio-Legal Review Forum, NLSIU; July 23, 2017)
- “Confidentiality Clause Restricting Divulging of Information to one’s Attorney? Not quite so” [(2017) 82 Taxmann 470 (Article)].
- “Everything wrong with the Madras HC Order, Directing Singing of National Song” (Livelaw; 6th August, 2017)
- “38 years of age, child or an adult? The Special Leave that might be the torchbearer of change in interpretation laws in India” (Livelaw; 4th May, 2016)
- “Interns Not Allowed: How the Apex Court is Stifling its Legacy” (The Quint; 9th January, 2017)
- “How do we ease the SC’s backlog burden? A National Court of Appeal” (The Quint; 29th August, 2017)
- “Jallikattu Row: Customs Greater than an Animal’s Right to Live? (The Quint; 16th January, 2017)
- “Jallikattu Bill a Limp Half Measure That Leaves Scope for Cruelty” (The Quint; 25th January, 2017)
- Teaching Assistant to Prof. I.P. Massey, Dean (Faculty of Law) in the subject of Administrative Law [2018-19].
- Research Associate to Mr. S.K. Kaushik, Asst. Dean (Faculty of Law) for his book titled ‘General Studies’ published by the Eastern Book Company .
Other Scholarly Contributions:
- Contributor (What’s New in Public Law Column) to I-CONnect (International Journal of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law).
- Took an Expert Lecture on the Role of the Constitutional Position of the Governor in India, in the 2nd NLU-Jodhpur, Youth Parliament, Rajasthan (August, 2018).
- Took a Guest Lecture on Public Interest Litigation: Origins and Practice, at Amity University, Raipur (October, 2018).
- Hon’ble Mention for the paper titled “To Repeal or not to Repeal? Section 309, the Conundrum of the Indian Penal Code” at the National Seminar on Criminology, Crime and Justice at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (November, 2015).
You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any doubts or queries.