Tejas Rao is currently Manager at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, a Research Assistant with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, and a PhD Candidate at the Deparment of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, where he is a Nehru Trust Scholar. His research examines narratives and the political economy of international law-making, with a specific focus on epistemic communities and international environmental law. He has previously taught at SOAS, University of London, and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
He holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge (as JN Tata Scholar), and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the Gujarat National Law University. With a cross-cutting interest across the Sustainable Development Goals, he also volunteers time as Operations Co-Lead with Project EduAccess, which aims to improve the representation in higher education of marginalized communities in South Asia by providing application mentorship and guidance.