MPhil, BCL/LL.M., University of Oxford
Anupriya Dhonchak currently serves as Graduate Solicitor in the Competition, Regulatory and Trade practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, London.
She graduated with an MPhil in Law and a BCL/LL.M. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (India and Balliol, 2021). Her MPhil thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Dev Gangjee, focused on a feminist approach to publicity rights in India to deal with unauthorized image distortion, reproduction and circulation concerns in the digital age. During the BCL, she was awarded the Monckton Chambers prize for best performance in Competition Law and the Faculty of Law prize for best performance in Comparative Copyright Law. She graduated as a Gold Medalist with a dual degree in humanities and law from National Law University, Delhi [B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)]. Post the MPhil, she worked as a foreign law clerk and Oxford & Bonavero Human Rights Fellow at the Supreme Court of Namibia. She also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Supreme Court of Namibia.
At Oxford, Anupriya co-convened the Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group and worked for the Oxford IP Research Centre as well as Oxford Pro Bono Publico. She was a Graduate Research Assistant to Prof. Ariel Ezrachi for the 'Value of Competition Law Programme' and to Prof. Shazia Choudhry and Prof. Philippa Williams for a project on 'Surviving Violence: Everyday Resilience and Gender Justice in Rural-Urban India.' Currently, she is working on an ongoing project on Non-Personal Data Governance in India with the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property & Competition (CIIPC) and IPR Chair instituted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.
Her academic works have been published by renowned publishers including Edward Elgar Publishing and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice. She enjoys mainstreaming her legal research in technology law by writing regularly for widely circulated national dailies such as The Indian Express, The Hindu and Scroll.in. Apart from presenting her work at various international conferences and workshops, she has also been a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, Ditchley Conference speaker, and an invited lecturer on technology law at leading law schools across India.