Prof. Dr. S. Shantha kumar is Dean, School of Law, G.D. Goenka University. Earlier, he was Dean, Faculty of Law at SGT University, Gurgaon;Director of ITM Law School, ITM University, Gurgaon; Associate Professor of Law and Controller of Examinations at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur; Senior Lecturer at Government, Law College, Madurai; and Senior Lecturer at Government Law College, Chennai. Before joining the legal academia he had practiced at the Madras High Court for seven years.He is an alumnus of Madras University where he obtained his graduation, post graduation and doctorate degree in law. His areas of specialization are Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, and Constitutional Law. He has authored 3 books on Environmental Law and 2 books on Human Rights Law. He has published a number of research articles on various contemporary legal issues in various reputed national and international journals and edited volumes. He has presented papers and delivered key note addresses in many national and international conferences in India and abroad. He had executed the Environmental Law Capacity Building Project funded by World Bank; the Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills Project of the British Council and Cardiff University, U.K. and a Research Project on "Audio Piracy" funded by the MHRD, Government of India. He has been a very active member of the International Association of Law Schools, U.S.A.He was awarded the "Environmental Law Champions Development Award" from the Asian Development Bank, Philippines.