Preeti Nalavadi

Preeti Nalavadi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Preeti Nalavadi is a PhD candidate at Adelaide Law School, where she is supervised by Dr Chris Symes and David Brown. She is currently completing her thesis on the topic "Revival of the Walking Dead: Comparative and Functional Study of Corporate Rescue in three Countries - the US, Australia and India." She is also an Associate Teacher of Law and has been involved in tutoring and marking Commercial Laws I & II courses since 2019. She was a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Zelling- Gray Scholarship. 

Preeti is a qualified and experienced lawyer from India. She has over 18 years of experience in the legal field, with a focus on corporate law, insolvency law, and banking law. She has worked as a lawyer in both private practice and in-house counsel roles. In her previous role as Legal Manager at Canara Bank, a leading public sector bank in India, she was responsible for providing legal advice on a wide range of matters, including corporate law, insolvency law, banking law, and consumer law. She also has experience in drafting policies, collaborating, liaising with stakeholders, and submissions to Parliament of legislation.

Preeti's research interests include Insolvency, Tech Law, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Law, and Corporate Law. She is working towards her research to be published in leading academic journals, and she has presented her work at conferences around the world.

Preeti is a highly skilled and experienced academic with a strong track record of research and teaching. She is passionate about her research and is committed to making a positive contribution to the field of law. She believes that it is essential to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. She strongly believes that by teaching students to think critically, helping them understand the social context of the law, applying the law to real-world problems, and collaborating with others, she can help prepare students for a successful career in law. Preeti is a strong supporter of using Artificial Intelligence in legal education and promotes an ethically sustainable environment to educate students. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Commercial Specialist Data Action
    2021 - 2022 ICT Sourcing Officer Mutual Marketplace
    2020 - 2019 Associate Teacher of Law, University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2018 Manager- Law Canara Bank
    2002 - 2008 Practicing Lawyer- Civil Dharwad District Courts
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Karnataka University India Bachelor of Sciences
    Karnataka University India Bachelor of Laws
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Nalavadi, P. (2021). One Empire, three colonies, common histories but distinct journeys - A comparative study of the evolution of corporate rescue of the US, Australia, and India. Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Nalavadi, P. (2021). Understanding Religious Freedom and Women’s Rights in the 21st Century using the lenses of the judgements in Sabarimala and Shayara Bano - the Indian enigma. In P. Babie, R. Barker, & N. Foster (Eds.), Law and Religion in the Commonwealth.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2021 Nalavadi, P. (2021). Singapore Management University.

Commonwealth Scholarship- RTPS

Zelling Gray 

Commercial Laws I & II

Masters by course work 

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member American Bankruptcy Institute United States
    2020 - ongoing Member INSOL ERA United Kingdom
    2019 - ongoing Member Asian Australian Lawyers Association Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 Guest Talk Scientific Community Engagement IICA New Delhi India
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Re-examining India's insolvency regime under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Ross Parsons Centre Law & Business Sydney Law School Australia
    2021 - 2021 Flattening the insolvency curve during turbulent times- Revisiting informal rescue mechanism in Indian Insolvency Regime Bob Wessels PhD Workshop 2021 Leiden Law School Netherlands
    2021 - 2021 Examining insolvency laws, philosophy and culture under the lenses of Rawls, Jackson, and Nehru - A comparative study of Australia and India Corporate Law Teachers Association University of Sydney Australia
    2020 - 2020 One Empire, Three Colonies, Common Histories But Distinct Journeys- A Comparative Study of Evolution of Corporate Rescue of the US, Australia and India Auckland, New Zealand -virtual University of Auckland New Zealand
    2020 - 2020 Insolvency laws of India ROCIT Adelaide Law School Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Insolvency law paper Peer Review University of Adelaide Australia

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