Justice Ruma Pal was a judge of the Supreme Court of India until her retirement in 2006. She read for her B.C.L degree at St Anne’s College, Oxford and started practice in 1968 in Civil, Revenue, Labour and Constitutional matters in the Calcutta High Court. After a long and distinguished career as an advocate, she was appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. She was appointed to Supreme court of India on January 28, 2000, the day of the Golden Jubilee of the court. Justice Pal has delivered many critical judgements in famous cases. She has written on a number of human rights issues.She is also a member of the International Forum of Women Judges. She has also edited many text-books for legal studies including famous book on Indian Constitutional Law by Prof. M P Jain, which is considered as an authority. She is also the Chancellor of Sikkim University.