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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Tejas Rao is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Land Economy & C-EENRG, University of Cambridge, where he is a Nehru Trust Scholar, and Research Assistant at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. He is also Manager at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law.

His research examines narratives and the political economy of international law-making, with a specific focus on communities of practice and the Rio Treaties. He has previously taught at SOAS, University of London, and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and worked with members of the United Nations International Law Commission.

He holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge (as JN Tata Scholar), and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the Gujarat National Law University. With a cross-cutting interest across the Sustainable Development Goals, he volunteers time as Operations Co-Lead with Project EduAccess, which aims to improve the representation in higher education of marginalized communities in South Asia by providing application mentorship and guidance.


Political Economy, International Environmental Law, Sustainable Development, Anthropocene Studies, Histories of Development & Environment


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Paper 05, MPhil in Environmental Policy, Department of Land Economy

Paper 32: Family Law, BA Law, Faculty of Law
Paper 38: International Law, BA Law, Faculty of Law

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