Priya S. Gupta

PhD Student in Law

Department of Law

Key Expertise

About me

Thesis title

'Financial Capitalism and the Governance of Urban Space' [provisional]


Professor Alain Pottage and Dr Stephen Humphreys

Research interests

property law and theory, law & development, race, critical legal theory

Priya S. Gupta is a PhD candidate in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the General LL.M. Program at Southwestern Law School, where she teaches Property, Public International Law, Law & Development, and Race & the Law. Her research is in property law and theory, law & development, race, and critical legal theory. Prior to joining Southwestern, she was Assistant Professor and (founding) Co-Director of the Centre for Women, Law, & Social Change at the Jindal Global Law School in Delhi NCR, India. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in International Political Economy from LSE, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. After graduating from NYU, she practiced law in the structured finance & derivatives group of Linklaters LLP.

Her recent publications are available on SSRN ( and include:

'The Fleeting, Unhappy Affair of Amazon HQ2 and New York City' LSE Law Working Paper Series 02/2019

‘Governing The Single-Family House: A (Brief) Legal History’ 37 University of Hawai’i Law Review 187-243 (2015)

‘Judicial Constructions: Modernity, Economic Liberalization, and the Urban Poor in India’ 42 Fordham Urban Law Journal 25-90 (2014)