Dema Lham works as a faculty for JSW School of Law. Dema received her LLB from Government Law College, Mumbai, India and Master of Law with specialization in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of New South Wales (Australia). At the law school, Dema teaches Penal Law and Restorative Justice, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law, co-taught Human Dignity and is also the Director for Human Dignity Clinic. Apart from that, she also co-taught a course on Law and Development at the University of Vienna.
Apart from teaching, Dema has facilitated workshops on “ Criminal law and litigation” with Prof. Stanley Yeo for Bhutan National Legal Institute and “justice for all; Civil Society Engagement in Bhutan” with Prof. Mark Brown from University of Sheffield. She has also done presentations at various workshops and conferences, recent one being, “Understanding restorative justice for children in Bhutan” at the National Stock-taking Consultation on Justice for Children which was organized by Bhutan National Legal Institute in collaboration with UNICEF.
She has worked at the National Assembly Secretariat in the past as a senior legislative officer and committee secretary to the Legislative Committee and the Human rights committee.