Professor V. Nagraj completed his LL.B.,(1987) from Gulbarga University, LL.M (1989) Bangalore University, M.Phil (1993) from NLSIU Bangalore and Ph.D (2000) from Mysore University. Lecturer in Law at Havanur College of Law, Bangalore , during 1989-1992, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Law at the Law School in 1992,
Associate Professor of Law in 1997, Additional Professor of Law in 2000 and Professor of Law in 2006. Presently he is ADR Chair Professor and Executive Faculty for IBA-CLE Chair on Continuing Legal Education. He is also the Coordinator of the Centre for The Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine (TILEM) at the Law School and is in charge of the Legal Services Clinic of NLSIU. Professor Nagraj was Chairman of Under-Graduate Council, NLSIU during 1999-2001 and 2006-07 and Chairman of Post Graduate Council during 2005-2006. He was Registrar of NLSIU from 8th September, 2008 - 13th March, 2013 and Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack between 15th March, 2013 and 5th June, 2014. He was a Research Scholar at Vanderbilt Law School, USA, during 1994 and at Warwick University UK during 1997.