Amrita Bahri is a lawyer at Delhi High Court, India, and is currently undertaking her doctoral research at Birmingham Law School under the supervision of Dr Luca Rubini. She has been awarded the College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarship to pursue her studies by the College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham.
Amrita completed her LL.M from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010, specialising in international business laws. During 2009, she was awarded British Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Government to pursue her LL.M. She completed her LL.B at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India, in 2009, where she was recipient of the Bhansali Award for outstanding performance in International Trade Laws.
During 2011, Amrita worked at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India, as Assistant Professor, and as an Associate with Fox and Mandal Little, a leading law firm in India. She was the President of Delhi University Students’ Union in 2007, the biggest elected students’ union in Asia
My research deals with the domestically formed public private partnerships (PPPs) and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. More precisely, I am looking at these PPPs as a strategy to assist developing countries to overcome capacity challenges they face at the WTO. India is my case - study.
I am conducting this research with a combination of library and empirical based research. The interesting part of my research is that I get to speak with the practitioners working in international trade law for seeking practical insights and observations. I have conducted around 20 semi-structured interviews at Geneva, Brussels and India, and few more are scheduled for the forthcoming months.