Dr Bimal N. Patel is Director and Professor of Public International Law of Gujarat National Law University, India. He obtained his PhD in International Law from Leiden University (State Practice of India and Development of International Law) and PhD in International Law and Governance from Jaipur National University, India (Responsibility of International Organisations).
Professor Patel teaches courses and supervises thesis and seminar papers in Public International Law, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes and Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. Professor Patel possesses more than 20 years teaching and research experience various areas in international law. He has extensively studied and published the jurisprudence of the international tribunals including ICJ, ITLOS, etc. He has published, edited several books, research papers/articles/surveys in leading academic and international law journals. He has been involved in drafting several national and state primary and secondary legislations, regulations, rules and given lectures at various universities across the world.