Namita Wahi is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, where she leads the Land Rights Initiative. Namita holds a doctorate in law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School, where she was an American Association of University Women Fellow, and wrote her dissertation on ‘The Right to Property and Economic Development in India’. Namita’s research interests are broadly in the areas of property rights, social and economic rights, rights of vulnerable communities, and eminent domain or expropriation law. She has written extensively on these issues in various academic journals and edited volumes, as well as for newspapers and magazines, and has spoken about these issues on prime time television. Namita has taught courses in these areas at Harvard University, both at the Law School and the Department of Government, and at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She is also a member of the Technical Committee reviewing the Pilot Study led by a consortium of research organisations on the Digital Land Records Modernisation Programme of the Department of Land Resources. Before entering academia, Namita was a litigator with Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York.