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Werner Menski South Asia Institute, SOAS, London, UK

Werner Menski is emeritus professor of South Asian Laws, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he taught from 1981 to 2014. Over the years, he developed particularly the teaching of comparative legal studies with an interdisciplinary South Asian focus, in courses including Legal Systems of Asia and Africa, Law and Society in South Asia and Ethnic minorities and the Law, as well as supervising more than 40 doctoral students. He has published 14 books, including Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa (2nd edn, 2006), and has contributed almost 300 published articles. He continues to be the editor of South Asia Research and remains active in mentoring young scholars.