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Dipika Jain

Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), Executive Director, Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology
LL.B. (Delhi), LL.M. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Harvard)
Phone: 
91-130-3057918
Dipika Jain is currently an Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology (C.H.L.E.T.) at Jindal Global Law School, India. She received a Masters of Law (LL.M. in Health Law) from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2007. The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) granted her the Health Law and Policy Fellowship during the same year, and she earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, USA in 2009. She joined Human Rights Law Network, a national legal NGO in New Delhi in 2004 as a Legal Officer and is responsible for setting up the HIV/AIDS and the Law Initiative at HRLN. She worked in the capacity of National Legal Coordinator for the HIV/AIDS Initiative from August 2004 - Jan 2008. During her stint at HRLN, she worked on precedent setting public interest litigations in the Supreme Court like the Sampurna Bahrua vs. Union of India (praying for implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 in fifteen States in the country. The Act was amended as a result of this petition), Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India (demanding the Government to provide free anti-retro viral drugs to needy positive persons) and People’s Union for Civil Liberties vs. Union of India (Right to Food case) among others. 
 
Her recent work appears in American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law, Houston Journal of International Law, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service, Whittier Law Review and prestigious Indian journals including Seminar and Economics Political Weekly.
 
She has served as an International consultant with the UNDP on Sharia Law in Afghanistan and Centre for Reproductive Rights, New York on access to contraception services by women in India and an advisor to Law Commission of India on Family Law.
 
COURSES TAUGHT
 
  • Family Law I
  • Family Law II
  • Legal Methods
  • Law and Sexuality: Exploration through Films
  • Health Law and Sexuality: Contemporary Challenges
  • Colonial Sexuality and Postcolonial State
  • Body Through Philosophy: Reading Foucault
  • Law, Desire and Popular Culture 
 
Clinical Courses
 
  • Transgender, Gender Non-confirming People and the Law Clinic
  • Hijras, MTF and the Criminal Justice System in Delhi Clinic 
  • Universal Access to Healthcare in Haryana Clinic