Madhavi Divan

Madhavi Divan | India

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Madhavi Goradia Divan is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India on a range of subjects which include constitutional law, media law and environment law. She holds a degree in law from Cambridge University where she was a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar. Prior to 2007 she was based in Mumbai where she practiced as a counsel before the Bombay High Court and had a largely commercial law practice. She has also appeared pro bono in several public causes which involve environmental issues, gender rights, child rights and rights of the visually challenged. She has represented the Government of India in several landmark constitutional cases in the Supreme Court including the Triple Talaq case and the NJAC case on judges’ appointments.
Madhavi is the author of a leading book on media law titled “Facets of Media Law” published by Eastern Book Company and now in its second edition. The book is widely used by practitioners and media persons and is a recommended text book in several law schools across India.

Apart from her law book, Madhavi Divan regularly writes for leading law journals and newspapers. She is the editor of The Indian Advocate, a journal published by the Bar Association of India. She has been a guest lecturer at several law colleges across India and has participated in several law conferences as a speaker on media law and gender rights.