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Sannoy Das

Sannoy Das

S.J.D. Candidate

Graduate Fellow, LL.M. Writing Workshop

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, India

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Princes, Politicians and Industrialists: India’s Approaches to International Trade Law

Tentatively, I propose to examine the link between the history of capitalist development in India, and the making of the international trade and investment regime in the second half of the twentieth century. I propose to examine how a newly independent India’s participation in the making of a ‘world trade order’ was a key component of the State’s attempts to discipline the speculative behavior of domestic capital, and how the template for this form of State regulation had been laid out in some of its princely states in the earlier half of the century.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • International Trade and Investment Law with Professor Mark Wu, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Law and Political Economy with Professor Christine Desan, Harvard Law School
  • Imperialism, International Law and Capitalist Development with Professor David Kennedy, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • History of Capitalism
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Theory
  • Business Regulation


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate, 2018-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2015
  • National law University, Jodhpur, India, B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.), 2011

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, 2018-2019, Graduate Program Fellow, Teaching Assistant for LL.M. Writing Workshop
  • Harvard Law School, 2015, Salzburg Cutler Law Fellow
  • Harvard Law School, 2015, Summer Academic Fellowship
  • Jindal Global Law School, 2015 – Present, Assistant Professor of Law

Representative Publications

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Hindi (fluent), Bengali (native)

Last Updated: August 12, 2018