Preeti Nalavadi

Preeti Nalavadi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions


Preeti Nalavadi is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Chris Symes and David Brown. Her thesis topic is "Revival of the walking dead -Comparative and functional study of four countries" . She is also an Associate Teacher of law and is involved in tutoring and marking Commercial Laws I & II courses since 2019. 

Preeti is a qualified and an experienced lawyer from  India. Her practice was mainly in the areas of civil litigation, consumer law, commercial law, inheritance and property laws. In 2008, she joined Canara Bank, a leading public sector Bank in India owned by Government of India.  Her key areas in the role were banking laws, corporate laws, insolvency laws, debt enforcement, commercial laws, consumer laws and labour laws.  She has experience in extensive legal research and drafting policies for the bank and liaising with stakeholders like regulators, lawyers, Ombudsman and Ministry on complex issues. 

Her key research interest areas are insolvency law, banking and finance law, commercial law, consumer law, corporate law, industrial relations, employment laws and constitution. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    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
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  • 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). https://ccla.smu.edu.sg/sgri/blog/2021/02/24/flattening-insolvency-curve-have-india-and-australia-done-enough-towards. Singapore Management University.

Commonwealth Scholarship- RTPS

Zelling Gray 

Commercial Laws I & II

Masters by course work 

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  • 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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