Dinesh Khosla, Professor, received his early education in India, where he earned B.A., LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Delhi University, and a graduate degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. A passionate devotee of civil disobedience, he spent months in Indian jails during the 1960s. After coming to the United States, he received LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. His fields of interest and areas of publication include international law, contracts, civil disobedience, comparative law, law and aging, human rights, and economic and social development. The author of Myth and Reality of the Protection of Civil Rights Law and co-editor of Legal Systems and Social Systems, he has published articles in the Asian Law Review, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Relevant Sociology: A Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Indian Journal of Public Administration and Indian Journal of International Law, among others. The Senior Schell Fellow at Yale Law School in 2003-2004, he has written reports and papers presented in the U.S., Costa Rica, India, and Mexico, and has served on the boards of several professional organizations, including the Board of Directors of the Policy Sciences Center at Yale Law School.

 

Publications

Law Review Articles

Select Journal Entries on Entry Fee for Inclusion, 2 Colum. J. Gender & L. (1992).

Economies of Mind: A Collaborative Reflection, Nova L. Rev. (1986) (co-written with Patricia Williams).

Law and Social Reality: Towards A Humanistic Perspective, 3 Relevant Soc (1986).

Towards a Viable Social Structure: A Case Study of Burma's Ethnic Conflict, 25 Indian J. Pub. Admin. (1979).

Nuclear Test Cases: Judicial Valour v. Judicial Discretion, 18 Indian J. Int'l L. (1978).

Making Law Effective: Pre-Paid Group Legal Services as a Strategy, 18 J. Indian L. Inst. (1976), reprinted in 17 Indian Advoc. (1977).

Traditional Mechanisms of Resolution of Conflict and the Establishment of Order in Tribal Societies: A Comment on Max Gluckman's Writing on the Anthropology of Law , 29 Panjab Univ. L. Rev. (1977).

Books and Pamphlets

Sanctioning Elderly Delinquents: An Empirical Investigation of Judicial Responses to Shoplifing and Other Misdemeanors Committed by Senior Citizens (1986) (co-written with Gary Feinberg),reprinted in Social Control and Justice: Inside or Outside the Law? (Leslie Sebba ed., 1995).

Myth and Reality of the Protection of Civil Rights Law: A Case Study of Untouchability in Rural India (1986).

Legal Systems and Social Systems (1985) (co-edited with Adam Podgorecki & Christopher J. Whalen).

The Judiciary Confronts the Elderly Defendant: A Study of Judicial Beliefs, Attitudes and Responses Concerning Crimes Committed By Persons Sixty Years of Age and Older (1985) (co-written with Gary Feinberg).

Chapters in Books

Pangs of Change Amid Imponderables: Social Change Mirrored through the Consciousness of Children, Law and Rights: Proc. Int'l Cong. Soc. L. for Ninth Centenary U. Bologna (1994), reprinted in Asian L. Rev. (1995).

Nuclear Weapons, Global Values and International Law, in Nuclear Weapons and Law (Arthur S. Miller ed., 1984).

Email

khosla@law.cuny.edu

Phone

(718) 340-4315

Office

6-315