Salil K. Mehra

Professor of Law
Director of the LL.M. in Asian Law

Professor Salil Mehra joined the Temple Law faculty in 2000. His research focuses on antitrust/competition law and technology. A sample of Professor Mehra’s publications can be found below and on his publications page.

Professor Mehra is a past Chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and is a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network. He is a former Abe Fellow of Japan’s Center for Global Partnership and the Social Science Research Center.

Since 2020, Professor Mehra has served on Temple University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, charged with long term planning for the university as a whole. Additionally, with Professor Duncan Hollis, Professor Mehra co-directs Temple University’s Institute for Law, Innovation and Technology (“iLIT”), which is housed at the law School.

Prior to his career with Temple Law, Professor Mehra clerked for Chief Judge Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then worked at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and then subsequently at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his practice included antitrust, first amendment, and takeover defense litigation.

Professor Mehra graduated with honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was on the law review and was named an Olin Student Fellow. In 2016, Professor Mehra won the University Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2023, Professor Mehra won the law school’s Friel-Scanlon award for ‘outstanding faculty scholarship.’


J.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of California at Berkeley
A.B., Harvard University

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