Prof. Balraj Chauhan is the First Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur. Before joining Dharmashastra National Law University Prof. Chauhan has served as Director, Amity Law School, Lucknow, Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has also been a member of UP State Law Commission, Member of UP State Legal Services Authority and Executive Member, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute New Delhi, Prof. Chauhan special interest is in the field of Criminal Law, Criminology and Clinical Legal Education. Prof. Chauhan has completed several projects funded by the State and other national and international agencies. Prof. Chauhan is a distinguished scholar and was awarded Dr. Kumarappa Reckless award in 2009 for contributing to the field of Criminology. He has received prestigious fellowships, including the Common Wealth Foundation Fellowship -2011, and Fellowship of Indian Society of Criminology. He is visiting faculty to several National Law Universities, Judiciary Training Research Institute, NIPCED, NJA, etc.
Prof. Chauhan has published several articles in journals of National and International repute and has authored two books as a well-edited book on human rights. Having more than Thirty-Eight years of Teaching & Research experience and serving as a professor for the last 16 years with Lucknow and other universities, Prof. Chauhan is well versed with project formulation, financial planning, budgeting of proposals, resource management, monitoring and organizing workshops training programs and seminars. Several students have completed their LL.D. and Ph.D. under his guidance. At present, 4 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance. He has been associated with the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science and Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, and has visited various universities in U.S, UK, South Africa, Italy, Uganda, Philippines & Canada besides attending seminar, conferences both in the country and abroad.