Neha Jain

Associate Professor of Law
McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2016-18)
National Law School of India University, B.A., LL.B.
Oxford University, B.C.L., D.Phil.
Office: 340
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
P: 612-625-7809
F: 612-625-2011

Professor Neha Jain is on leave serving as a Professor of Public International Law at the European University Institute in Italy until Fall 2022.


Professor Neha Jain is an associate professor of law and a McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2016-18) at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is currently on leave serving as a Professor of Public International Law and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Italy. Jain's scholarship focuses on public international law, criminal law, and comparative law. Jain is the author of Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law (Hart, 2014) and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including the American Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal, Virginia Journal of International Law, and European Journal of International Law. Her research has been selected for presentation at the peer-reviewed NYU/Nottingham/Melbourne Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, and the ASCL/Princeton/Illinois/UCLA Annual Comparative Law Workshop. 

Jain has held visiting fellowships at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study; the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts; the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg; and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of Cambridge. She was an invited expert at the 2016 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems at the United Nations in Geneva. Jain is a Board Member of the European Society of International Law and has served as a nominated member of the Asian Society of International Law’s Planning Committee and Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Midwest Interest Group. She is Managing Editor of AJIL Unbound and an editorial board member of the Criminal Law Forum.

Jain received her B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University and her B.C.L. and D.Phil. in law from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar and Jowett Senior Scholar at Balliol College. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, she was a law research fellow at Georgetown University Law Center (2010-12) and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany (2008-10). She has also served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice V.N. Khare of the Supreme Court of India and has interned with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and with the Legal and Treaties Division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

For further information on Professor Jain, please see her curriculum vitae.