2020 applicants

Mallika Tamvada

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Mallika Tamvada



Mallika Tamvada is a Doctoral Candidate at the Law School, University of Essex. Her research areas are Corporate Social Responsibility and Business and Human Rights. She teaches EU law and has worked on impact studies for the Law School. She has a Masters in Law from the University of Houston, USA, and a BA LLB (Hons.) from Maharshi Dayanand University, India. Before joining Essex, Mallika worked at the Jindal Global Law School and Amity University where she taught contract law, company law, law on securities and financial markets, labour law and business law subjects to undergraduate, masters and MBA students. Previously, Mallika has worked on commercial law matters while working with Indias leading corporate law firm, Kochhar & Co. She practiced Commercial and Constitutional laws at the High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India. She also worked at the offices of D V Sitaram Murthy, former Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh High Court, where she focused on corporate, labour and land law matters. For a brief stint, she worked with YMCA international in the United States of America and rendered her services on refugee resettlement, asylum and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cases. TEACHING: Law of the European Union (LW 302) AWARDS Award of Grant by ESRC Impact Acceleration Funding, South East Network for Social Sciences, UK (2018). Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award at the Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (2018). Awarded University of Essex Doctoral Scholarship, University of Essex, UK (2017). Awarded in March 2013 for proactive initiatives and contribution, YMCA international, USA. CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS 18th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and 9th Organisational Governance Conference: CSR: Public and Private Perspectives, Presenting on Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Performance: A Case Study of a Public Sector Enterprise in India, Barcelos, Portugal (2019) (Upcoming). Corporate Power and Globalisation, Annual Meeting on Law and Society, Presenting on Private Law Remedies for Corporate Human Rights Abuses for Access to Justice: A New Approach to Corporate Accountability in the EU Context, Washington, DC, USA (2019) (Upcoming). Round Table Conference, CSR in India and CSR Projects: Approaches, Practices and Challenges - A way forward, Gurgaon, India (2019), Presented on Global Context & Indian Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility- New Challenges and Approaches. UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2018). Erasmus Early-Career Scholars Conference, New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (2018), Presented on Corporate Social Responsibilities and Accountability: A new theoretical approach for regulating Corporate Social Responsibility. British Federation of Women Graduates, London (2018), Presented on Corporate abuse of rights and access to justice in the EU. Access to Justice in theory and practice, European tendencies and perspectives, International workshop at International and Transnational Tendencies in Law (INTRAlaw), Aarhus, Denmark (2018). PGR conference, University of Essex, United Kingdom (2018) presented on Synthesizing Synergies between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Accountability: An Integrated View.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Business and Human Rights, Commercial Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution




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