NLSIU Professor to head Law School of BML Munjal University
New Delhi, 30 July 2019: BML Munjal University (BMU) today announced the appointment of Professor Nigam Nuggehalli as the Dean of its newly commenced School of Law. Professor Nigam was a Visiting professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore before joining BMU. Professor Nuggehalli has also taught as an Associate Professor in the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University, during which he was also the head of the university’s newly founded LL.M program. BMU has launched School of Law from academic year 2019 and will be offering the programs of B.A. LLB and B.B.A LLB.
Professor Nuggehalli holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, an LLM in Taxation from New York University and a BA., LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University. Before moving to India, Professor Nuggehalli was a Principal Lecturer teaching tax law and commercial law at BPP Law School, London. He led a team of academics in delivering undergraduate program in jurisprudence and postgraduate program in commercial law and international tax law. Before joining academia, he worked as a tax lawyer in New York and is a member of the New York Bar and the India Bar (Karnataka).
Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Vice Chancellor, BML Munjal University said, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Nigam as the Dean, School of law. With his wealth of teaching experience and global knowledge we are confident that he will bring immense value to the university’s program. We are very excited about the future of the new School of Law under his leadership.”
Speaking about the appointment, Professor Nigam Nuggehalli said, “It gives me a great pleasure to join BML Munjal University and be a part of an institution that’s transforming the education space. I look forward to putting my years of experience to work for this exciting law school and empower our students to be globally recognized practitioners and thought leaders in this competitive world.”
Professor Nuggehalli has been instrumental in teaching a variety of legal subjects (contracts, commercial law, corporate law, taxation) with reference to the legal regimes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.