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Royal Raj S obtained his Bachelors in Arts and Bachelors in Law (B.A., B.L.,) from Government Law College, Coimbatore, India. He then pursued his Masters in Law (LL.M) specializing in Intellectual Property Laws, from Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), India topping the class with a gold medal.

Prior to his doctoral study, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at TNNLU, Tiruchirappalli from July 2019 to December 2022. He also holds a Diploma in Cyber Law, from the Asian School of Cyber Law, Pune. He is a recipient of the “Law Student Excellence Award-2018” conferred at Legal Desire Summits and Awards, 2018. Notably, he received the “(Young) Asian Intellectual Property Scholar Award – 2019” at the 4th Intellectual Property Scholars of Asia Conference at SMU, Singapore.

In addition, he co-authored a paper with his professor, and the same was presented at the First IP Researchers of Asia Conference at Malaysia, in February 2019. As an awardee of the Global South Scholar Travel Grant, he presented the policy brief at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting, 2022 hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and the United Nations, Switzerland from June 23 to 25, 2022. He is an enrolled Advocate with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry affiliated with the Bar Council of India.

HDR Project Title: Managing the Intangible Cultural Heritage of India’s Forest Dwelling Scheduled Tribes: At the intersection of cultural property and human rights law.

Supervisors: Dr Allison Fish, Dr Dylan Lino


Conference Proceedings

  • “Social and Economic Challenges Faced by the Migrant Workers (With Special Reference to Tamil Nadu)”, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology conference. (ISBN: 987-93-80095-89-9)
  • “Agrarian and other land reforms”, University of Madras conference. (ISBN: 987-93- 81992-48-7)

National Journals

  • “Rising Sea Levels and Potential Climate Refugees – With Special Reference to the City of Chennai,” RMNLU Journal, Volume 14, (2022), 208 – 219
  • “Dynamic Injunction: A Real Juggernaut or a Paper Tiger to Rogue Websites?”, Lexigentia, Volume 6 Issue (2) (2019) (Published by Thomson Reuters)
  • “Institution of Marriage”, Journal of Juvenile and Family Law (ISSN: 2446-2101), Volume 2 Issue 1
  • “Rarest of the Rare Doctrine – An Analysis”, Law Mantra Online Journal (ISSN: 2321- 6417), Volume 4, Issue 5 & 6
  • “Prospective Amendments in Criminal Law”, RGNUL Book on Criminal Law (ISBN: 978-93-84166-27-4)

International Journals

  • “Effectiveness of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (ISSN: 2277-7881), Volume 6, Issue 6 (5) (Impact Factor 4.73)
  • “Legal and Ethical Issues in Crimes Against Women”, International Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis and Rural Development (ISSN: 2455 4049), Volume 3, Issue 2
  • “Rights of Women – A Legal Perspective”, International Journal of Legal Insight (ISSN: 2456-3595), Volume 1, Issue 4
  • “Demonetization and Its Aftermath”, International Journal of Intellectual Property Law& Economic Growth (ISSN: 2504-7175), Volume 1, Issue 2
  • “Environmental Protection – A legal perspective”, International Journal of Enviro-legal Research (ISSN: 2463-6401), Volume 2, Issue 1