Abhinav Chandrachud Biography – Early Life, Education and Career!

Amidst the announcement of the Indian government on CAA implementation, an old video of Advocate Abhinav Chandrachud has surfaced, where he talked about the law and constitutional gaps over citizenship. The article covers who Advocate Abhinav Chandrachud is and everything about him.

Abhinav Chandrachud Biography

Abhinav Chandrachund is the elder son of Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, the current and 50th Chief Justice of India. He comes from a family of lawyers and followed the path of his grandfather and father. 

Abhinav’s grandfather Justice Y.V. Chnadrachud was the longest-serving 16th CJI. Currently, he is practicing law in Bombay High Court. He is a writer as well and often comes to the news for his books and articles. He is known for his books Republic of Rhetoric, Soli Sorajbee, and many more. 

As of date, we don’t have his personal information like DOB, age, etc. 

Full Name Abhinav Chandrachud
Age  30-35 (expected)
Profession Advocate
Father Name Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud
Mother’s Name Late Rashmi Chandrachud
Grandfather Justice Y.V. Chandrachud

Education and Early Life of Abhinav Chandrachud 

Abhinav Chandrachud followed his father and grandfather’s path and completed his graduation from Government Law College, Mumbai with an LLB. 

In 2006, he received the degree of Justice D.P. in Constitutional Law from Mumbai University. During his days at Mumbai University, he received many awards for his excellent academic performance. He used to be a rank holder at Mumbai University.

The awards he received during his academic year at Mumbai University for being the Best student were Yashwant Dalal and Ranganath Awards (2007-2008). 

Afterward, he did his LLM program at Harvard Law School. He was a Dana scholar at Harvard meaning he was nominated by the faculty, staff, coaches, and other students for his academic excellence, service to the college and community, and his leadership potential.

This title offers intellectual and outstanding students and provides them an opportunity to engage with a community of scholars that engages in conversations regarding citizenship and leadership. 

Later on, he went to Stanford Law School for his Master of Science Law in 2011. At Stanford, he was awarded the Franklin Family Scholar. He also obtained a degree in Doctor of Science Law from Stanford Law School in the academic year 2012-2014.

LLB Government Law College, Mumbai (2006)
LLM  Harvard Law School (2009)
Master of the Science of Law Stanford Law School (2011)
Doctor of Science Law Stanford Law School (2012-2024)

According to his interviews, he wanted to become a professor and got an offer to join the London School of Economics under a fellowship program, but he decided to come back to his homeland and utilize his learnings. 

Abhinav Chandrachud Career

Abhinav is an advocate now, his career started as a legal professional when he worked at AZB & Partners, a leading legal firm in India as a paralegal. 

He worked as an associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a global law firm.  He worked at Gibson till 2011. 

He worked as a Trainee Law Clerk at the CJI Supreme Court of India around 2006. 

Since 2014, he has been practicing law at Bombay High Court. During his career as a legal professional, he wrote many books that shed light on legal laws. 

Many law students read his books to learn new perspectives on law. According to the sources, he wrote his first book at the age of 26 and now, he has written more than 9 books on different aspects of law. 

He has also written some articles and journals during his doctorate of Law. Till now, he has written books and articles and shared his knowledge with people. 

Some famous books of Abhinav Chandrachud are The Republic of Rhetoric, Supreme Whispers, a biography of Soli Sorabjee, and many more. 

Abhinav Chandrachud’s perspective on CAA

In the video, Abhinav shares his view on CAA calling it unconstitutional. He argued that some minorities are excluded from CAA because those who do not fall under CAA would have to wait for 11 years to earn Indian Citizenship.

He argues that the residency requirement for people who come under CAA is only 5 years while those who don’t fall into CAA have to reside in India for 11 years.

His other argument was on not including Muslims in CAA. The advocate has explained the constitutional gaps we have over the years regarding citizenship. 

With CAA being the hot topic, the argument and statements of Abhinav Chandrachud have gone viral. It will be interesting to see how the government will tackle the questions raised on CAA and implement it. 

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