Riddhi Dasgupta

International law expert

Dr. R. Sohan Dasgupta L’16 led the think-tank team that participated in the drafting of the new Tunisian Constitution. This new Charter, ratified in January 2014, is the first such progressive document in the Arab world and presages a new era for the Tunisian state's relationship with its own citizens and the world. R. Sohan Dasgupta will first clerk for Judge David Faber of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and then for Judge Consuelo Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As a law student, Dr. Dasgupta served as executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the executive editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He is also the author of the monograph International Interplay: The Future of Expropriation Across International Dispute Settlement (2013) and served as chief draftsman of a draft constitution of Tunisia on behalf of a think tank. During law school, Dr. Dasgupta served in the office of the Solicitor General of West Virginia and at a multinational law firm. He holds a B.A. in Economics-Industrial Engineering Operations Research and History from Columbia University, an M.Sc. in Social Policy from the University of Oxford, a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Dasgupta won the Congressional Gold Medal for Youth at age 22.