Dr. Sujata Bali

Dr. Sujata Bali

Sr. Associate Professor

Profile Summary

Dr. Sujata Bali is currently serving as a Senior Associate Professor at UPES School of Law in Dehradun, India. She has diverse teaching, research, and administrative experience. Her areas of specialization are Corporate Governance and Banking laws. She also has a keen research interest in women's and children's rights and environmental concerns.

Work Experience

Before joining UPES, she was a Senior Research Fellow (UGC) at the Department of Laws, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla, India, where she completed her Ph.D. (Law) thesis work on Banking Frauds in India: Emerging Trends and Legal Challenges in the 21st Century. Previously, she taught law at the Himachal Pradesh University Institute of Legal Studies in Shimla, India.

Research Interests

Education I Legal Education I Higher Education I Corporate Governance I Law for the Marginalized

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Sujata Bali's teaching style is inspired by Socratic methods. The answers to the questions are truly with the seeker only. She believes that every student matters but also that only a learner can learn. Therefore, a law teacher can inspire, guide, mentor, but never really teach law. Law is as natural to human beings as living in society. Therefore, the teaching of law is limited to familiarizing law students with observing the world around them and noting those aspects of human nature that create law as it is.

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Governance
  • Banking & Negotiable Instruments law
  • Legal Methods & Legal Reasoning
  • Law & justice in a globalized world
  • Research Methods & Legal Writing
  • Law & Economics
  • Insurance Law
  • Law on Commercial Transactions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Company law
  • Law of Contract
  • E-banking & the law
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law
  • Legal Language & Legal Writing
  • Fundamentals of Moot Courts
  • Laws on Securities & Financial Markets
  • Law on International Banking & Finance
  • Understanding Energy Business and Investment Law
  • Online Commercial Arbitration
  • Right to Information
  • Law of Torts and Consumer protection
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Awards and Grants

She received the UGC Senior Research Fellowship for her doctoral thesis. She received the award for Best Faculty - Excellence Award for individual teaching - by UPES in recognition of outstanding contribution to promoting excellence in education in 2019. She had a consultancy project with the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India (2021), and was a contributor to the Expert report "Fuel Blending in India: Learnings and Way Forward" (2016).

Scholarly Activities

Dr. Sujata Bali's areas of formal specialization are Corporate Governance and Banking laws. She has developed a research interest in education, women's and children's rights, techno-legal, and environmental concerns. Some of her recent publications are: