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Utkarsh Jain

Member & Director

Born in Mumbai, India, Utkarsh Jain is an advocate. He was brought up in the city of Dharamshala in the lap of the Dhauladhar Himalayan range and is deeply committed to giving back to these mountain communities and landscapes through law & design. He has a keen interest in trekking and all things coffee.


Master of Laws from Cornell University, U.S.

Post Graduate Diploma in International Environmental Law from Indian Society of International Law, IN

Bachelor of Arts & Law from Jindal Global University, IN

Cited in

"The top court of India has been sending warnings to National Green Tribunal. Will it listen?", Counterview

"The collaborative in environment lawyering: An ignored legacy?", NLUO Blog for Animal and Environmental Jurisprudence and Rights

"How Proposed Changes to the Biodiversity Act Lie On the Wrong Side of the Law", The Wire

"Dignity in the times of climate change", The Leaflet

"The many Bhopal Gas tragedies behind India’s environmental law framework", The Leaflet

"(De)Regulating the Environment?", Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Previously at

Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment, IN

Appalachian Citizens Law Center, U.S.

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, IN


Bar Council of India 

Namati Legal Empowerment Network 

Global Network for Human Rights and Environment

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