Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

Jurisprudence | Human Rights Theory | Philosophy

Neha Tayshete completed her Joint Ph.D. degree from Université Libre de Bruxelle (ULB), Belgium, and Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), Italy, between 2015 and 2020. She was also a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Oxford in October 2019 to November 2019. Her doctoral thesis result mentioned  “innovative, excellent”. Her academic journey includes a Masters (BCL) from the University of Oxford with a Distinction and a second Masters (LLM) from Yale Law School with Honors. She obtained her BLS LLB from Government Law College, Mumbai where she twice received “Best Student” award in her year. Previously, she held positions as a Lecturer at Université Libre de Bruxelle (ULB), Belgium, Visiting Faculty at National Law School, Bangalore, India.  

Dr. Tayshete has substantial teaching experience, having worked as an Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate at Jindal Global Law School. In her early professional career, she worked as a Legal Associate at Platinum Partners in Mumbai, associated with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London from July 2009 to June 2010. 

Dr. Tayshete has received various awards and scholarships, including European Commission funded joint Ph.D. work, the Wiener-Anspach Foundation funding for a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Oxford, the Prix Van Buuren- Jaumotte Demoulin Prize in 2020 and part scholarship for her first Masters and full funding for her second Masters. Her research and publications cover topics such as Gandhi’s ethics, distributive justice, and the philosophy of John Rawls. Her research is published in highly ranked journals in the world.


Neha Tayshete, 2023, “Can Gandhi’s and Dostoevsky’s unique conception of humility enhance Rawls’ distributive justice?” Ethical Perspectives 30 (2):155-192 (2023)

available at

DOI 10.2143/EP.30.2.3292665

Neha Tayshete, 2021, “Can Mohandas Gandhi’s ethics remedy the self-interest maximization of existing theories of justice?” European Journal of Social Sciences/ Revue européenne des sciences sociales, peer reviewed.

Neha Tayshete, 2013, “Dworkin’s philosophy in the European Court of Human Rights” European Human Rights Law Review, issue 4, peer reviewed. 

Neha Tayshete, 2012, “Recent European Court of Human Rights Decisions and the Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin: An Issue Of ‘Ethical Independence’ Versus ‘Freedom Of Religion?’” Columbia Journal of European Law Online (Volume 18), peer reviewed. 

Neha Tayshete and Devaang Kevat, 2012, “Turning to the Oracle (medical ethics)” Civil Justice Quarterly Issue 4, p. 451, peer reviewed. 

Neha Tayshete, 2007, “Beyond A Tudor Approach To Transfer Pricing: Evolving A Model For Effective Use Of Secret Comparables (pertaining to tax and distributive justice)” Government Law College Mumbai Law Review, peer reviewed. 

Shivprasad Swaminathan and Neha Tayshete, 2012, “Saving free speech from the police”, op-ed at national newspaper “The Hindu”.