Dr. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay, Osgoode Catalyst Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year, holds an SJD from Harvard Law School, Masters’ degrees from Harvard and American University’s Washington College of Law, and a BA LLB from the National University of Juridical Sciences in India. Bandopadhyay’s research interests include disasters governance, environmental law, intellectual property, legal and environmental history, and issues related to risk, technology and society.
From 2006 to 2010, he served as an associate with Radon & Ishizumi in New York, where he negotiated pharmaceutical agreements, and assisted with constitution development in Nepal, as well as environmental policymaking in the Caucasus.
While at Harvard, Bandopadhyay studied disasters in the borderlands between India, Pakistan and China, and more recently in the Philippines; he also served as the Head Teaching Fellow for Harvard Law School’s celebrated networked course: CopyrightX.
Bandopadhyay has received research and advocacy fellowships from the Public International Law and Policy Group, the Center for International Environmental Law, Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and most recently from Harvard Law School.