Prof. Balraj Chouhan, has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur. Before joining Dharamshastra National Law University Prof Chauhan has served as Director, Amity Law School, Lucknow , Vice Chancellor of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow and NLIU, Bhopal. He has also been the member of UP State Law Commission, Member of UP State Legal Services Authority and Executive Member, Shastri Indo Candian 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 in 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 well edited book on human rights. Having more than thirty eight years of teaching & research experience and serving as professor for 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 programmes and seminars. Several students have completed their LL.D. and Ph.D. under his guidance. At present 4 students are pursuing their PhD 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 US, UK, South Africa, Italy, Uganda &Philippines, Canada besides attending seminar, conferences both in the country and abroad.