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Dr. Suryapratim Roy

Assistant Professor (Law)

I'm delighted to join Trinity as an Assistant Professor in Regulatory Law. I will be lecturing Environmental Law on the LLB Programme and Law & Risk on the LLM Programme. Prior to this, I have taught and written on climate law, economics of regulation and development studies at the University of Groningen. Given the intimate relationship between regulation and behaviour, I turn to legal theory, comparative legal studies and interdisciplinary epistemology in my work. Researchers seeking to explore how law understands, shapes and responds to individual or institutional behaviour in different fields of activity are most welcome to get in touch. Before joining academia, I have been a researcher with the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg and practised infrastructure law in the Mumbai offices of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. I hold a BA, LLB (Honours) from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, India, a dual-masters in Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg and the University of Vienna, and a PhD from the University of Groningen.
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Reviewer for the following journals: 1) Carbon and Climate Law Review 2) Climate Policy 3) European Journal of Risk Regulation 4) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 5) European Journal of Law & Economics 6) Environmental Science & Policy 7) Dublin University Law Journal 8) German Yearbook of International Law
Visiting Lecturer, Bocconi University, Milan 2017
Designed preliminary materials on 'Conceptualising Investment Migration' for the Investment Migration Council Education Project 2019
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Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) 2020
Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT) 2020
Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 2015
European Union Studies Association 2016
Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) 2014
Human Development and Capabilities Association 2015
International Society of Public Law
Dutch Energy Law Association 2014
Bar Council of India 2008
Law and Society Association 2017
The Visual Culture of Law in India: A response to Rahela Khorakiwala in, editor(s)Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Sara Dezalay , Invisible Institutionalisms, United Kingdom, Hart Publishing, 2021, pp107 - 114, [Suryapratim Roy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
The 'Streetlight Effect' in Commentary on Citizenship by Investment in, editor(s)Dimitry Kochenov and Kristin Surak , Citizenship and Residence Sales: Rethinking the Boundaries of Belonging, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp25 , [Suryapratim Roy], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Suryapratim Roy, Constitutive Reasons and Consequences of Expressive Norms, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 34, (2), 2021, p389 - 408, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Distributional Concerns in Environmental Policy Instruments in, editor(s)Kenneth R. Richards and Josephine van Zeben , Policy Instruments in Environmental Law, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, pp27 , [Suryapratim Roy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Commentary on China and India in, editor(s)Dimitry Kochenov and Justin Lindeboom , K√§lin and Kochenov's Quality of Nationality Index, United Kingdom, Hart Publishing, 2020, pp265 - 268, [Suryapratim Roy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108, Notes: [Contributes to national public debate on COVID-19 and policy-making by the State.], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Suryapratim Roy and Giulia Mennillo, The Credit Rating Agency Paradox: Looking behind the Regulatory License, Governing through Instruments II: Standards, Ratings, and Certification, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Annual Conference , The New School, New York, June 27, 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Suryapratim Roy, Urgenda II and its Discontents , Carbon and Climate Law Review , 13, (2), 2019, p130 - 141, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Suryapratim Roy, Distribution as the Organising Principle of Environmental Regulation, German Law Journal , 19, (3), 2018, p649 - 664, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Suryapratim Roy, Never Any End to an Event: A review essay on Law and Historical Memory, Journal of Comparative Law, 18, (1), 2018, p15 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Suryapratim Roy, A Naipauline Conversion?, Dublin Review of Books, (130), 2021, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, Human Rights and Democracy after COVID-19, June 2, 2020, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy & Rahul Sambaraju , Indian citizenship has now been reduced to 'us' versus 'them', The Conversation, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Alexandru Gociu & Suryapratim Roy , Norway's Supreme Court set to rule on whether the country can keep searching for new Arctic oil, The Conversation, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, Negotiating Interdisciplinarity in Environmental Law, Asian Development Bank- United Nations Environment Programme 'Train the Trainers' Workshop, New Delhi, November 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, Law and the Non-human, Workshop on Animal Rights, University of Cambridge, March 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, The Visual Culture of Law, Panel on Invisible Institutionalisms, Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Denver, May 2020, 2020, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, Comparative Climate Litigation and Human Rights, European Society of International Law Climate Change Conference, Dundee, September, 2019, University of Dundee, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, Is Climate Change an Issue of Human Rights, The Irish Times, October 15, 2019, 2019, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Suryapratim Roy, What is Residency?, Critical Perspectives in Investment Migration, Geneva, July , 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED


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Workshop Grant, Human Development & Capability Association, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, 2014
Promovendus funding, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, 2011
Erasmus Mundus Scholar 2009-2010
Young Leader for a Sustainable Future Grant, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2008