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Aradhya Sethia is a Ph.D. candidate and a Cambridge International Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where his research focuses on the role and status of political parties in modern constitutionalism. Aradhya has previously taught law at Cambridge, Edinburgh Law School, and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Aradhya was a Bonavero Institute Summer Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and read for MPhil at the University of Oxford. In 2018, Aradhya completed LL.M. at Yale Law School as an Inlaks Scholar, and served as a resident fellow at Yale Information Society Project, an articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, and a member of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Project. Subsequently, he was a visiting scholar and Yale Fox International Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He received the 2019 Indian Law Review Best Article Prize for his article 'Where's the Party?: Towards a Constitutional Biography of Political Parties'. The paper was cited (with approval) by the Supreme Court of India in Association for Democratic Reforms v Union of India 2024 INSC 113.

He has previously assisted Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (the Supreme Court of India), Justice S. Ravindra Bhat (High Court of Delhi), and the Attorney General for India. He has also assisted with the drafting of the Law Commission of India reports on electoral reforms. He received his BA LLB from the National Law School of India University, India (NLSIU) as the Best Outgoing Student (2017), and won three gold medals including H.M. Seervai Medal in Constitutional Law. At NLSIU, Aradhya served as the Joint Convener of the Legal Services Clinic, editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and editor of the National Law School of India Review.

Aradhya writes regularly for print and online media, and has appeared on various public forums to discuss his research and insights on political and constitutional developments. 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Cambridge International Scholarship
  • Fox International Fellowship
  • Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Inlaks Scholarship  
  • Lloyd Cutler Scholarship
  • S.B. Nariman Scholarship



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