Suryapratim Roy
Assistant Professor, Law


I'm delighted to join Trinity as an Assistant Professor in Regulatory Law in September 2016. I will be lecturing Environmental Law on the LLB Programme and Law & Risk on the LLM Programme. Prior to this, I have taught and written on climate law, economics of regulation and development studies at the University of Groningen. Given the intimate relationship between regulation and behaviour, I turn to legal theory, comparative legal studies and interdisciplinary epistemology in my work. Researchers seeking to explore how law understands, shapes and responds to individual or institutional behaviour in different fields of activity are most welcome to get in touch. Before joining the academia, I have been a researcher with the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg and practised infrastructure law in the Mumbai offices of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. I hold a BA, LLB (Honours) from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, India, a dual-masters in Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg and the University of Vienna, and a PhD from the University of Groningen.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Suryapratim Roy, Never Any End to an Event: A review essay on Law and Historical Memory, Journal of Comparative Law, 18, (1), 2018, p15 Journal Article, 2018

Suryapratim Roy, Distribution as the Organising Principle of Environmental Regulation, German Law Journal , 19, (3), 2018, p649 - 664 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Distributive Choices in Urgenda and EU Climate Law in, editor(s)Martha Roggenkamp and Catherine Banet , European Energy Law Report XI, Cambridge, UK, Intersentia, 2017, pp47 - 68, [Suryapratim Roy] Book Chapter, 2017

Suryapratim Roy, Mediators and Moderators of Normative Reductionism: Towards a testimonial approach to expertise in legal inquiry, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7, (3), 2016, p532- Journal Article, 2016

Suryapratim Roy/Dimitry Kochenov, The Quality of Nationality in China and India, The Henley-Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index 2016, Henley & Partners, 2016, 7 Report, 2016

Suryapratim Roy, Agency as Responsiveness, European University Institute Department of Law Research Paper No. 2016/04, 2016 Working Paper, 2016

Suryapratim Roy, Situating Urgenda v. The Netherlands within Comparative Climate Litigation, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, 34, (2), 2016, p165- Journal Article, 2016

Suryapratim Roy, Urgenda v. The Netherlands: A new climate change constitutionalism?, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht, 5, 2015, p75- Journal Article, 2015

Justice as Europe's Signifier in, editor(s)Dimitry Kochenov, Gráinne de Búrca, Andrew Williams , Europe's Justice Deficit?, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2015, pp79 - [Suryapratim Roy] Book Chapter, 2015

Suryapratim Roy, Privileging (some forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 12, (3), 2014, p786 - 807 Review Article, 2014

Suryapratim Roy & Giulia Mennillo, Ratings and Regulation: A case of an irreversible marriage? Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Working Paper, 2014 Working Paper, 2014

Suryapratim Roy, From 'Crowding Out' to 'Crowding In': Towards an institutional analysis of Climate Adaptation Funds, South African Institute of International Affairs Occasional Paper , 119, Johannesburg, South African Institute of International Affairs, 2012, 30 Report, 2012

End-user Emissions Trading: What, why, how and when in, editor(s)Martha Roggenkamp and Olivia Woolley , European Energy Law Report IX, Belgium, Intersentia, 2012, pp111 - 142, [Suryapratim Roy & Edwin Woerdman] Book Chapter, 2012

Suryapratim Roy, Tsidiso Disenanya & Sheila Kiratu, Clean Energy Investment in Developing Countries: Domestic Barriers and Opportunities in South Africa, Trade, Investment and Climate Change Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, International Institute for Sustainable Development, June, 2010, 77 Report, 2010

Suryapratim Roy & Sheila Kiratu, Beyond Barriers: the Gender Implications of Trade Liberalisation in Southern Africa, Trade Knowledge Network Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, International Institute for Sustainable Development, February, 2010, 30 Report, 2010

Financing Solutions to Climate Change in sub-Saharan Africa: Towards an assessment of Institutional and Market Challenges in, editor(s)Peter Draper and Ivan Mbiri , Climate Change and Trade: the Challenges for Southern Africa', Johannesburg, Jacana Publishers, 2010, pp27 , [Suryapratim Roy & Sheila Kiratu] Book Chapter, 2010

Suryapratim Roy, The Bengali Press 1800-1850, Journal of the Calcutta Historical Society, 122, p77 - 89 Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Suryapratim Roy, Review of Recent Works in Comparative Law, Review of Practice and Theory of Comparative Law, by Maurice Adams and Jacco Bomhoff , Common Market Law Review, 51, 2014, p3 Review, 2014

Dimitry Kochenov & Suryapratim Roy, ''Turning EU Citizenship into a viable tool of EU Federalism'', Verfassungsblog, 2013, - Digital research resource production, 2013


Awards and Honours

Workshop Grant, Human Development & Capability Association, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, 2014

Promovendus funding, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, 2011

Erasmus Mundus Scholar 2009-2010

Young Leader for a Sustainable Future Grant, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2008


Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

European Union Studies Association

Human Development and Capabilities Association

International Society of Public Law