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Aradhya Sethia is a PhD Candidate and Cambridge International Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he is studying the role and regulation of political parties and party systems in modern constitutional states. Aradhya is a Supervisor in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law, and an Executive Director of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project.

Before joining Cambridge, 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 the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School. 

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 has authored columns for Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagaran, Indian Express, and The Hindu, and has appeared on various public forums to discuss his research and insights on political and constitutional developments in India. He received the 2019 Indian Law Review Best Article Prize for his article 'Where's the Party?: Towards a Constitutional Biography of Political Parties'.

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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