Professor Rishikesh Wagle is an expert of human rights and transitional justice, law of contract, civil law and procedures, and constitutional law. He teaches contract law and Civil Code to the law students. Wagle is involved with many legal reform and justice sector issues in contemporary Nepal.
As the Dean of School of Law, he leads the faculty board and is in charge of all academic programmes of the School and performs academic, programmatic, managerial, and fiscal responsibilities that come with the position. He also verifies the adequacy of instruction, monitor academic integrity, confer degrees, and add responsible for student recruitment, admission, and academic progress.
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Pune, India and PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Wagley was the recipient of King Mahendra Vidhya Bhusan "B" Gold Medal for standing first in LL. M. He was also awarded with Lokraj Gyawali Gold Medal for Standing First in Bachelor of Law. He studied LL.M under the Colombo Plan Scholarship Award – a prestigious multinational higher education funding system of which Nepal is a party.
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor Wagle has a legal career of more than thirty years and comes to the School of Law from the judicial sector of Nepal. Before accepting the appointment as law dean at Kathmandu University, in August 2019, he worked as the District Court Judge having jurisdiction over both civil and criminal cases for about 10 years.
Wagle brings in significant experience as a public prosecutor as well. He served as Government Attorney (1993-2009) performing under the Office of the Attorney General of Nepal. As a Government Attorney, he acted on the behalf of and gave legal advice to the Government of Nepal and its Ministries, Departments and public sector organizations in all types of government cases. He has the experience of representing the government as public prosecutor in hundreds of criminal case civil suits falling under public domain.
Wagle has been an APCAM (Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation) Certified Arbitrator. He was admitted to the Bar in 1991.
King Mahendra Vidhya Bhusan "B" Gold Medal for standing first in LL. M.
Lokraj Gyawali Gold Medal for standing first in Bachelor of Law
Colombo Plan Scholarship Award for LL. M. Study in India