Ajay Pandey is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Programs at Jindal Global Law School in India. He has worked with nongovernmental organizations on issues of human rights, consumer rights, the right to information, good rural governance, and legal aid to the poor. He was Director of the Policy, Governance and Advocacy Centre of the Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD), where he continues to be associated as an advisor. Professor Pandey was also a program officer in the Legal Aid Department of the Indian Social Institute, where he was editor of Legal News and Views.
Currently, Professor Pandey is working with rural communities in Haryana (India) to develop a model of effective community participation in governance to address the disconnect between the larger Constitutional promise of a dignified life to every citizen and the reality of undignified human existence of majority of population, especially in rural India. This model experiments with elements of clinical legal education to secure effective community participation in building justice compliant societies.
Professor Pandey was a Fulbright Scholar at the Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, USA, where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.). He holds a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) degree in International Law, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Lucknow, India.