2014, Columbia Law School

2009, The College of Law

2008, The College of Law

2006, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Vipasha Bansal lectures on international development law and policy. She is an international development consultant, working with both government and non-governmental agencies on law and policy issues. Before moving to Japan, she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C., covering legal aspects of the Bank's portfolio in Latin America, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She qualified as a solicitor in 2011 after training with Linklaters LLP in London, where she focused mainly on project finance and corporate transactions in the energy sector.

Bansal holds a BA in Economics and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). She completed the GDL and LPC at the College of Law in London, and earned her LL.M. from Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. At Columbia she was the recipient of the Edwin Parker Prize for International and Comparative Law and a James Kent Scholar. Her current research focus is on identity and access in South and East Asia.