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Dr Navajyoti Samanta

Position: Lecturer in Commercial Law
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Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6838

Academic Profile

I joined Sheffield as lecturer in commercial law in September 2015. Much of my teaching and research is focused on empirical company law and corporate governance. My doctoral research quantitatively investigated the long term impact of adopting shareholder primacy corporate governance on growth of financial markets in a multi-country framework. Prior to commencing my doctoral studies, I worked as an Assistant Professor at National Law University, Orissa.


  • PhD, University of Sheffield
  • LLM, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • BA LLB (Hons.), National University of Juridical Sciences

Teaching and Learning

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Law of Obligations (Contract, Torts and Restitution) Legal Research and Writing Skills
The Law Relating to Private Companies
The Law Relating to Public Companies

Research Interests

  • Company law and corporate governance
  • Quantitative legal research
  • Law and Economics