Dr. J.M.Mallikarjunaiah’s academic qualifications are B.A. from Gulbarga University Gulbarga, B.Ed from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, LL.B. from Gulbarga University in which he received special award for securing highest marks, LL.M. From Karnataka University, Dharwad in which he secured 2nd rank, Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. K.R. Aithal from Karnataka University, Dharwad.
He organized and co-ordinated various National/State level conferences/Workshops/seminars and moot Court competitions. Served as Lecturer in S.C. Nandimath Law College, Bagalkot, B.V. Bellad Law College, Belgaum, V.S. Law College, Bellary and was also a member of Board of Studies, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
He has delivered several guest lectures at various law colleges including National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Participated and presented several papers on law topics at various National and International conferences/Symposium/Seminars etc. He has published several articles in various reputed journals like Indian Bar review, Cochin University Law Review etc.