Release of Interim Report on Empirical Study on Implementation of Wildlife Protection Laws in India and Panel Discussion on Issues of Wildlife Protection and Related Laws: August 22, 2015
SLS-NOIDA supports the established legal and institutional framework that promotes conservation and protection of wildlife. In September 2014, SLS-NOIDA in association with Wildlife Law Research & Resource Center (WLRCC), started working upon the subject-mentioned Research Project on ‘Empirical Study of Implementation of Wildlife Laws in India’.
The research team comprises of Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Assistant Professor & Project Coordinator and Research Associates including Ms. Akshiptika Verma, Ms. Ambika, Ms. Apurva Bhardwaj, Mr. Deepankar Mishra, Ms. Dipshi Swara, Mr. Rajat Gautam, Mr. Shrayansh Niranjan, Ms. Sumbul Khare, & Mr. Yashaswee Sarkhel, Learners of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
In stage – I of the ‘project’, we have collected data on offences registered/filed under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 before District Courts all over India. Data collected pertains to around two hundred District Courts during the period 1990-2010. Further, we have gathered information of similar nature from more than one hundred Forest Divisions, from the O/o Chief Conservator of Forests of various states, and from Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. We have collected information on ‘appeals’ that were filed before various High Courts in India.
On August 22, 2015, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sachdeva, Judge, High Court of Delhi released the ‘Interim Report’ of ‘Empirical Study on Implementation of Wildlife Laws in India’, by SLS-NOIDA in association with Wildlife Law Research & Resource Center (WLRCC).
On this auspicious occasion, SLS-NOIDA had organised a Panel Discussion on ‘Issues of Wildlife Protection and Related Laws’. The panelist include Mr. Kamal Datta (I.F.S.), Joint Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau; Dr. R. Gopinath (I.F.S.), Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Region, Delhi; Dr. Sandip Sharma, Wildlife Photographer, Mr. Vyom Raghuvanshi, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Assistant Professor and Project Coordinator. [To know more about the event, resource persons, schedule, pl. visit http://symlaw.edu.in/
Ek Pehal, Ek Shuruat, Aao Chalein Ek Kadam, Third-Genders Ke Saath: An Interactive Session with Third Gender Persons - July 30, 2015
Seldom, our society cares to realize the trauma, agony and pain, which the members of the transgender community undergo, nor it appreciates the innate feelings of the members of the transgender community.
Our society often ridicules and abuses the transgender community, and in public places like railway stations, bus stands, schools, workplaces, malls, theatres, hospitals, they are sidelined and treated as untouchables, forgetting the fact that the moral failure lies in the society's unwillingness to contain or embrace different gender identities and expressions, a mindset which we have to change.
To sensitise everyone on the said subject, the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Legal Services Authority, District Gautam Budha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh had organised an event namely ‘Ek Pehal, Ek Shuruat, Aao Chalein Ek Kadam, Third-Genders Ke Saath: An Interactive Session With Third Gender Persons’ on July 30, 2015 between 04:00pm- 07:00pm in Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
It received wonderful response and was attended by more than 20 members from the Third Genders Community led by Ms. Monika, Hon’ble Mr. A K Singh, Additional District & Sessions Judge; Hon’ble Mr. Neeraj Gautam, Civil Judge – Senior Division & Secretary, Legal Services Authority, District Gautam Budha Nagar, number of Advocates on Panel of the District Legal Services Authority and more than 100 learners of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
Save The Roar – Nature Camp at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in association with Tiger Trust, a Non-Governmental Organisation – March 21-23, 2015
Tiger Trust is a Non-Governmental Organization, which has been working towards the conservation of our national animal (Tiger) since 1989. It is mainly involved in capacity building programs for imparting legal/technical training for the frontline staff in all the important tiger reserves. It has been working in association with the forest departments, IGNFA, Wildlife Institute of India, police departments, judicial officers, stakeholders and the corporate sector. Tiger Trust is involved in awareness programme for the students on environment and wildlife. It is associated with several Schools and Institutions under the said programme.
In 2015, Tiger Trust organised a two days three nights nature camp from March 21-24, 2015 at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The ongoing programme was under the series “Save the Roar”.
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA was invited to be a part of this holistic initiative. In furtherance of the same a group of 50 students participated in the various activities. Group of students from Clemson University, USA also participated in the event.
The activities that took place during this camp were as follows: Talk by the Chief Functionary Officer at Tiger Trust on her experiences in balancing the environment and the law and the policies and steps to protect the wildlife; Talk by Takako Sato, Wildlife Biologist from Japan on her experiences in spreading the awareness globally; Opportunity for the students to solve a mock case based on a Wildlife Offense; Park ride to catch a glimpse of the tigers at Ranthambhore National Park; Interaction with Forest Guards at Ranthambhore National Park; Interaction with students from Clemson University, USA; Wildlife photography session.
SymFiesta'15 - Report
A lot of hard work, a spoonful of widsom, a pinch of enthusiasm and there you have it - SymFiesta’15!
With great vigour and vitality, the students of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA worked towards the success of an initiative in 2014. That initiative, the brainchild of our director, Dr. C J Rawandale, has grown a year older and how!
India comprises of a wide array of cultures and traditions, and an even wider group of people following them. Influenced by the diverse colours of our nation, SymFiesta’15 set out on a voyage to witness the melange. With the theme of Panoramic India, the fun and amusement was doubled.
In the very second year of its inception, SymFiesta’15 promised to be bigger and better. With around 50 colleges participating in over 34 events, the promise was proudly fulfilled.
The events ranged from literary and cultural to legal and fine arts. Flagship events of this celebration were CONFERO - The Parliamentary Debate, SymVogue - Glitz ‘n’ Glamour (The Fashion Show), KTS Tulsi Mock Trial, ANUKRITI (Group Dance), Colossal Gaming and ARMAGEDDON - Battle of the Bands.
Along with the fascinating and thought provoking events, the three nights of SymFiesta’15 were full of surprises for the spectators. The merriment began with performers like Kraken, The Uncertainty Principle and Project Shivam Nswar. On the second day, DJ Mash and Progressive Brothers kept the audience asking for more. Sonu Kakkar and DJ NYK marked the end of this carnival.
A comprehensive report of each of the events will take you on a virtual tour to SymFiesta’15.
Faculty Development Programme on Research Methodology: December 01-08, 2014
Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA organised Seven Days Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Research Methodology” at Symbiosis Law School, Noida scheduled from December 1-8, 2014.
The present programme had been designed keeping in mind growing importance of research and publications in academic career of Academicians/Teachers and Researchers, Ph.D. Scholars, Teachers teaching courses of Statistics and Research Methodology and Scholars working on UGC/AICTE sponsored projects. The FDP was organized for seven days keeping in view API norms as prescribed by UGC.
Resource persons to deliver the Faculty Development Programme included Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Srivastava, Head of Department, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi; Prof. (Dr.) G. S. Bajpai, Registrar, National Law School, Delhi; Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; Prof. (Dr.) Gurjeet Singh, Professor of Law and Dean of the Law Faculty, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Mr. Shams Khwaja, Professor of Law, Constitutional Law Laboratory, Delhi and Los Angeles, Prof. (Dr.). A.S. RAO, Professor, BVIMR Delhi; and Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Noida.
46 participants from all over India, which included academicians, and researchers, attended it.
Bangalore Literature Festival 2014: September 26-28, 2014
Eight Members, “The Bohemians” of the Literary Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA participated in Bangalore Literature Festival which took place on September 26-28, 2014 and supported by the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) Bengaluru. The contingent included: Ms. Natasha Bardia, Fourth Year Learner, Mr. Argha Kumar Jena, Third Year Learner, Ms. Sakshi Chandra, Ms. Protiti Basu, Mr. Shreyansh Singh, Ms. Shivangi Dutta, Second Year Learners, and Mr. Ananth & Mr. Harsh, First Year Learners, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
The Festival is an annual flagship event on the cultural calendar of Bangalore and focuses on rekindling the romance with literature and fostering fine reading and writing, especially amongst the young population of the city.
The Bangalore Literature Festival celebrates reading, expression and writing. Bibliophiles and Bookworms are invited to bask in the pleasant weather of India’s garden city, Bangalore and interact with writers from all around the globe be it, local, national and international.
This report is an outcome of their experience, scribed by the team. All pictures used in the report are the Moments clicked by Mr. Argha Kumar Jena, Third Year Learner.
First Symbiosis National Moot Court Competition, 2014: supported by London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India: September 19-21, 2014
To inculcate this spirit amongst the law students across the country, Symbiosis Law School, Noida organized the first edition of Symbiosis National Moot Court Competition (SNMCC), 2014, supported by London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India, giving a unique opportunity to students seeking to gain experience in the development of arguments in the field of Arbitration Laws and Insurance Laws. It was a three-day event, which commenced on the afternoon of September 19, 2014 with registration of participants and concluded on the September 21, 2014 with the winning team taking the laurels away.
The moot proposition of this Moot Court Competition aimed at exposing the competitors to the developing frontiers of Insurance Law and Arbitration Law and to foster a better understanding of the issues confronting this area of law today. This wasn’t just a battle of wills but also persistence and extensive research as a researcher’s test was also organized pertaining to the moot proposition as the backbone of a good legal argument, keeping in mind the indispensable nature of legal research. The participants were given the opportunity to argue before the greatest Academicians, Hon’ble Judges, practicing Lawyers.
First National Case Writing Workshop in association with The Case Centre, UK and Teaching Learning Resource Centre (TLRC), Symbiosis International University: January 27-31, 2014
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Teaching Learning Resource Centre (TLRC), Symbiosis International University and the Case Centre (Earlier known as European Case Clearing House (ECCH)) London organized First National Case Writing Workshop on January 27-31, 2014.
The use of case studies has been recognized as an effective approach in teaching and learning not only by business schools, but also across disciplines. A teaching case is a rich narrative, which brings energy and excitement to the classroom, providing students with an opportunity to work with a range of evidence, and improving their ability to apply the vocabulary, theory and methods they have learned in the course. The purpose of this case writing workshop is to identify and expose the experiential, writing and creative skills of the participants. Through a series of interactive exercises, case discussions, group interactions, and presentations of participants’ cases, attendees will gain a fresh perspective on developing cases for virtually any discipline.
30 experienced case writers, faculty, research scholars and legal professionals attended the Case Writing Workshop conducted by renowned resource persons, Dr. Sher Singh Bhaker, Director, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore and Prof. Raghuvir Singh . Prof. Deepa Panwar, Head, Academic Initiatives| Research and Publication, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA conceptualized and administered the workshop.
International Symposium on Access to Justice and Strengthening Women World Wide: In association with Touro Law Centre, New York - USA and Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic organized International Symposium on ‘Access to Justice’ and ‘Strengthening Women World Wide’: December 18, 2013
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Touro Law Centre, New York - USA and Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic organized International Symposium on ‘Access to Justice’ and ‘Strengthening Women World Wide’ on December 18, 2013.
The resource persons at the Symposium included: Mr. Fred Rooney, Director of Touro Law Center’s International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development and Honorary Professor, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Jurisprudence and Political Science; Professor Antonio Medina, Dean, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ms. Maria Quezada Ortiz (Violeta), Women's Ministry Spokesperson, Dominican Republican, Ms. Baseerat Fatima, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Mr. Ashok Wadje, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Attorneys Mr. Luís Raniel Calcaño Núñez, Mr. Luis Daniel Sosa Brea and Mr. Jesus Noel Tejeda, recent Law Graduates from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, wins Moot Court Competition | November 15-17, 2013
Delhi’s Symbiosis Law School (Noida) won the First International Moot Court Competition in International Law that concluded at the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU), Hubli on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Contestants were evaluated by judges of the Karnataka High Court. It concluded with the selection of the ‘best mooters’: the Symbiosis Law School, represented by Shashank Kumar, V. Tarang Agarwal, and Shalini Panigrahi, who grabbed the top spot after securing 64.66 marks.
Conference on Dispute Resolution – Confederation of Indian Industry | October 19, 2013
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the Conference on Dispute Resolution on October 19, 2013 at Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi. The conference was aimed at facilitating a high quality discussion and debates on ADR practices and how to make India a popular destination for resolving disputes through ADR method.
The conference brought together expert faculty and more than 150 participants comprising of members of Judiciary, ADR practitioners, renowned academics, Counsel, Board members, Senior Management, Legal professionals and key policy-makers from India and abroad to deliberate on the ADR challenges faced by businesses operating in India, as well as those doing businesses with Indian firms. In addition, the conference was followed with Master Class that provided opportunity to gain practical insight & to share of experiences on the ADR practice followed in India.
Dignitaries at the Inaugural Session of the Conference on Dispute Resolution included Ms. Amita Sarkar, Deputy Director General, CII; Prof. Dr. Chandrashekhar J Rawandale, Director, Symbiosis Law School; Mr. Shardul Shroff, Chairman, CII National Committee on Legal Services and Managing Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.; Hon’ble Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Supreme Court of India and Dr. Lalit Bhasin, Chairman, CII Task Force on Dispute Resolution and Managing Partner, Bhasin & Co.
While highlighting the importance of the role of ethics in the swift and economical settlement of disputes, the Honourable Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Supreme Court of India, stressed on the need for a simplification of procedures - through alternate avenues of dispute settlement, for the speedy settlement of disputes. Justice Misra was addressing the conference on Dispute Resolution organised by Confederation of Indian Industry at Shangri-la-Eros Hotel, New Delhi today.
Addressing the gathering at the conference, Mr. Shardul S. Shroff, Chairman, CII National Committee on Legal Services and Managing Partner, Amarchand and Mangaldas spoke on the importance of alternate dispute resolution as a more friendly, economical and faster option for settlement of commercial disputes.
Highlighting the changing legal scenario in favour of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in India and abroad and its impact on the investment climate in the country, Mr. Shroff stressed on the need for development of a vibrant arbitration system in the country by way of fast-tracking arbitration procedures, and aligning managerial processes etc.
According to Dr. Chandrasekhar J Rawandale, Director, Symbiosis Law School, choosing the right mode of dispute resolution has a significant importance in the settlements of disputes. Agreeing to the views of other panelists, Dr. Rawandale also emphasized on alternate dispute resolution as a more popular and effective instrument of resolving commercial disputes.
In his opening remarks Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Chairman, CII Task Force on Dispute Resolution and Managing Partner, Bhasin and Co., stressed on the need for a stronger institutional framework governing dispute resolution, for commercial entities facing disputes. He stated that the delay in judgement for litigations, particularly in the commercial context, adversely impacts the growth of the economy.
SLS, NOIDA - Bohemians at Bangalore Literature Festival, 2013 | September 27-29, 2013
Six people, forty hours unfurled train journey and no idea whatsoever about the work that needed to be done. That is how the delegation of Symbiosis Law School Noida, especially the Literary Society, The Bohemians set out for their escapade at the Bangalore Literature Fest 2013.
BLF is an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of Bangalore and focuses on rekindling the romance with literature and foster reading and writing, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a glocal appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and Indian regional languages.
13th Raj Anand IP Moot Court Competition, 2013: August 31-September 01, 2013
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Anand and Anand (LEGAL500 First Tier firm Patent and Trademark practices, India 2013; IFLR IP Firm of the Year- India 2012;The Best of the Best 2012 Patents- Legal Expert Guide; Managing Intellectual Property- Tier 1 firm Patent Contentious; Trademark Prosecution; Trademark Contentious and Copyright, India 2012) organized the 13th Annual Raj Anand Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, inspired by the memory of late Shri. Raj Anand. The Competition took place at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on August 31-September 01, 2013.
The Annual Raj Anand Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition is dedicated to the promotion and awareness of Intellectual Property and has set a benchmark for aspirants looking to join the legal profession. The organizer’s aim through this event is to reinforce their commitment towards the enrichment of Intellectual Property Rights. The Competition aims to provide law students with practical exposure to the complex Intellectual Property issues and encouraged to participate, research and develop new skills in this field of growing importance. This year is special, as it will also mark Anand and Anand Firm’s 90-year anniversary and promises to be a grand event.
The event was inaugurated at the hands of Shri. Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha on August 31, 2013 in august presence of Mr. N K Anand, Founding Partner, Anand and Anand, Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand and Dr. C J Rawandale, Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
The competition was judged by the best of the legal profession including: Shri. Kirti Uppal, Senior Advocate, High Court of Delhi; Shri. Hari Shanker, Senior Advocate, the Supreme Court of India; Shri. Hemant Singh, Senior IP practitioner, High Court of Delhi; Shri. Hitesh Barot, Vice President, Technology Policy, GE India; Ms. Swathi Sukumar, Advocate, High Court of Delhi; Shri. Vaibhav Raina, Lead Compliance manager, Business Software Alliance; Dr. Ishwaran, Academician; Shri. Shamnad Basheer, Academician; Ms. Diva Arora Menon, Advocate, High Court of Delhi; Shri. Sudhanshu Batra, Senior advocate, Supreme Court of India; Ms. Suja Subramanium, F. Hoffman la Roche representative in India; Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan, Judge, High Court of Delhi; Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S. Endlaw, Judge, High Court of Delhi; and Hon’ble Mr. G.S. Sistani, Judge, High Court of Delhi.
The valedictory ceremony took place at the auspicious hands of Hon’ble Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Judge, High Court of Delhi.
Following best teams across India were invited to participate: Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Law Centre-I, University of Delhi; Government Law College, Mumbai; Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; ILS Law College, Pune; National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad; National Law Institute University, Bhopal; National Law School of India University, Bangalore; National Law University, Jodhpur; National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi; Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur; Symbiosis Law School, Pune; West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; Jindal Global Law School; Amity Law School, New Delhi; Symbiosis Law School, Noida.
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA represented by Ms. Jasmine Mallick, Ms. Shambhavi Shukla and Mr. Arihant Jain, Third Year Learners, was adjudged amongst the four best teams participating in the Competition. As we were coorganisers, team did not go to Semi Finals rather opportunity was given to the next team in order of merit. Further the team received rave views for its memorial. Ms. Jasmine Mallick missed the top spot of ‘Best Speaker’ just by one mark. Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA was awarded the ‘Spirit of Raj Anand Trophy’ for its performance.
Panel Discussion on "Defining Juvenile in Conflict with Law: Limits of ‘Objective Definition’ under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000" | April 06, 2013
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Constituent of Symbiosis International University, strives towards supplementing reforms in the field of law; to groom students to become the unified face of our legal fraternity, to produce knowledge disseminators and to produce individuals who are the torchbearers of the legal system of the country. Our effort is aimed at producing an intellect that believes in reforming rather than punishing and has the potential of hoisting the flag of truth and justice in an unfailing manner.
As a part of this strive, learners including Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Mr. Harshit Manaktala and Mr. Aditya Bakshi, Second Year Learners worked on a Research Project (Empirical) with an academic stint titled - “A Study on Efficacy of Enhanced/Increased Age Prescription for Male Child under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000” during April 2012-February 2013. The relevant data was collected after interview of officials of ‘Juvenile Justice Board, Delhi’, officials of ‘Juvenile Homes, Delhi’, ‘Juvenile Welfare Officers of Delhi Police’, and ‘juveniles’ currently in Juvenile Homes.
The Final Report with all its findings and suggestions was released at the hands of Hon’ble Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat, (Retd.) Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal. It was also discussed (Panel Discussion) in the august presence of legal luminaries like Hon’ble Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat, (Retd.) Judge, Supreme Court of India; Dr. B B Pande, Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (India) (Retd.), and Professor, Human Rights Chair-the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi (Retd.), Adv. R R Kishore, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and others.
Second National Conference on New Company Law | March 30, 2013
Symbiosis Law School, Noida feels pleasure and privilege in sharing with you all that the Second National Conference on New Company Law organized by Symbiosis Law School, Noida, U.P.- India in association with Corporate Law Advisor and CLAonline on March 30, 2013 was highly successful. The Conference was set to achieve the following objective -
‘One of the dominant underlying consideration for enactment of new Act during 50`s for young India was – company legislation for a Welfare State where State assumes a paternalistic role and steps into all walks of its citizens` daily existence. The State thus becomes a great underwriter. Hon’ble Supreme Court echoed similar sentiments in 1951. (Chiranjivilal Chaudary v. Union of India (1951) 21 Comp Cas 33 at para 66) Companies Act 1956 was thus enacted with democratic character with striking socialist features. This approach is ideally best suited for an under-developed economy, as was India the then.
This Conference aimed at bringing out various merits and demerits, if any, involved in the New Company Law. We received more than 80 research papers from academicians, professionals, researchers engaged in studies of Law, Management and other related courses. The successful completion of the Conference was visional in the Book namely ‘New Company Law: An Insight’ (ISBN – 978-81-921804-2-7) joint publication of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Corporate Law Advisor. It was released by Mr. Lalit Kumar, Partner, J Sagar Associates, Advocates & Solicitors; Mr. Rohit Kumar, General Counsel, United Phosphorous Ltd. Mumbai, Dr. C J Rawandale, Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in the august presence of Ms. Mamta Bhargava, Company Secretary & Executive Editor, Corporate Law Advisor and Mr. Manuj Bhargava, Managing Director, Corporate Law Advisor & CLAOnline. The sessions and speakers for these sessions included:
Session I - Underlying Philosophy and New Concepts: The First Session of the Second National Conference had a illustrative panel including Mr. Lalit Kumar, Partner, J Sagar Associates, Advocates & Solicitors; Mr. Saurabh Kalia, Partner, Sastra Legal; and Ms. Mamta Bhargava, Company Secretary & Executive Editor, Corporate Law Advisor. The subject matter of the session was ‘Underlying Philosophy and New Concepts’ as envisaged and mentioned in the New Company Law.
Session II – Board Management and Administration: The Second Session of the Second National Conference had a distinguished panel including Mr. Rohit Kumar, General Counsel, United Phosphorous Ltd. Mumbai, Mr. V.K Agarwal, Former Principal Director, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Mr. Amitav Ganguly, Former Company Secretary, Ansal Properties Limited. The subject matter of the session was ‘Board Management and Administration’ as evolved in the New Company Law.
Session III - Auditors and Auditing, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: The speakers in the Third Session of the National Conference included Dr. S N Ghosh, Visiting Scholar, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Mr. Yug Samrat, Company Secretary, Network 18 and Mr. Pramod Jain, Partner, Lunawat and Company. The subject matter of the session was centered on the subjects of ‘Auditors and Auditing, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility’
Second National Symposium on “India’s Foreign Policy in South Asia” - Supported by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India | March 23, 2013
With the mission to create innovative knowledge, expand limits of human understanding, and produce a wide range of benefits throughout society with the aid of fundamental research, Symbiosis Law School, Noida with the support of Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India organises Symposium on International Relations. The First Symposium in the series was on the topic “The Changing Faces of Terrorism and the Issues of National Security” dated April 28, 2012.
We are delighted to inform you that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA organised Second National Symposium on “India’s Foreign Policy in South Asia” supported by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on March 23, 2013 was a great success.
The resource persons at the Symposium included: H.E. Achal Kumar Malhotra, Ambassador of India to Armenia & Georgia and Deputy Permanent Representative of India at UN and International Organisations in Vienna / Deputy Chief of Mission at Indian Embassy, Vienna; Dr. S. Kalyan Raman, Research Fellow, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA); Dr Sujit Dutta, Professor, Mahatma Gandhi Chair, the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi; Dr. Sanjeev Kumar H.M., Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi.
International Seminar on 'New Dimensions of Crimes vis a vis Corporate World' organised by Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with University of Bangor, United Kingdom: February 15, 2013
Guided by a mission to create innovative knowledge, expand limits of human understanding, and contribute towards creating a range of societal benefits, SLS-NOIDA in association with the Bangor Law School, Bangor University, Wales-United Kingdom organized an International Seminar on ‘New Dimensions of Crimes vis a vis Corporate World’ on February 15, 2013 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
The resource person at the International Seminar included: Mr. Aled Griffiths BA, MA, LLB (Wales), CQSW Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Bangor Law School; Mr. Sangram Patnaik, Senior Partner, M/S Patnaik & Associates and Dr. Girjesh Shukla, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
Corporate criminality and related concepts are not new. Exploration of legal history in this regard would suggest that right from early sixteenth century, there was a common belief that corporations could not be criminally liable. Early criminal law faced four fundamental problems in punishing corporations for their alleged criminal act. The first was problem of ‘attribution of criminal act’ over a non-natural person i.e. corporation. The second issue was regarding belief as to possession of adequate ‘blameworthy state of mind’ by a corporation. Even after development of some theoretical arguments in this behalf, the third and most pragmatic problem was ‘doctrine of ultra virus’ where court would not hold a corporation liable for an act committed by her employee when such act is not covered by her charter. The fourth and last fundamental obstacle was literal understanding of criminal procedure by judges and officers of the court; here they thought that for all criminal prosecution accused must be brought to the court, in person, and accusation must be framed against them after giving personal hearing which was nothing but impossible when someone want to prosecute a company. Cumulatively, these four fundamental obstacles never allowed traditional penal statutes in prosecuting corporations for their crimes.
With the development of law, particularly incremental development in penal law, such as environmental law, antitrust laws, securities etc. a new wave of demands started for prosecuting corporations. Initially, corporations were started being punished for their ‘omissions’ such as environmental nuisance, since in these types of cases neither act required to be ‘attributed’ nor there was any requirement of proof of mens rea. In the latter development, courts started punishing corporations for acts requiring ‘criminal intent’ either by attributing mens rea or strict reading of penal statutes where mens rea is excluded by necessary implication. Deterrence theory of punishment has helped a lot in this regard. Various theories are developed and acts of employees are ‘attributed’ against corporations if, knowledge, convenience or even connivance is proved on part of person in-charge in corporation. Not only this, as Law Commission of India suggests, many new types of criminal sanctions are devised for tackling corporate crimes including imposing exemplary fine, probation, debarment, loss of license, and loss of fiscal benefits etc.
However, even after this much development in the criminal jurisprudence with respect to corporate criminal liability, still, punishing corporate criminality is facing some serious challenges. Most obvious challenge is about punishing corporations for those offences where mandatory imprisonment is there. Though this question is resolved by apex court of India to some extent but still, the lack of proper procedural understanding have given new twist. Apart form all this, traditional penal statutes have limited options for punishment. They either include imprisonment or fine. Cases where fine may be imposed again have jurisdictional problems.
The growing demand for greater regulation and sanction against corporation requires not only delicate handling of corporate crimes but also a diversity of sanctions.
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2012-13 (India North Rounds) in association with International Law Students Association (ILSA) and Surana & Surana International Attorneys - January 18-20, 2013
Now in its 53rd year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Most students must first compete in national and regional competitions (mostly held in January-March) to earn the right to advance to the White & Case International Rounds held every spring in Washington, D.C.
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA hosted and coorganised the India North Rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2012-13 in association with International Law Students Association (ILSA) and Surana & Surana International Attorneys (ranked amongst the top law firms in India by Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Law Firm of the Year- International Financial Law Review, 2010) on January 18-20, 2013.
Best 18 law schools participated which included WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; National Law University, Jodhpur; Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; National Law Institute University, Bhopal; National Law University, Delhi; Chanakya National Law University, Patna; Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur; National Law University of Orissa, Cuttack; National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi; Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow; National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Ernakulam; Jaipur National University - Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur; Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat; Department of Laws Panjab University, Panjab; Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar; Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad; Allahabad University, Allahabad; and Amity Law School, NOIDA. National Law University, Delhi and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow was adjudged winner and runner up respectively in the North Rounds.
Following professionals from the law fraternity judged various (Preliminary) rounds of the Competition: Preliminary Rounds: Prof. Jennifer Copland, Assistant Professor, Clinical Legal Education, Michigan State University School of Law, Michigan-USA; Mr. Ajay Sawhney, Partner, Link Legal; Mr. Ali Naqvi, Partner, Kaden Borris Legal LL.P.; Mr. Sunando Mukherjee, Principal Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.; Mr. Amitesh Mishra, Partner, Karanjawala & Co., New Delhi; Mr. Anupam Lal Das, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Adab Singh Kapoor, Managing Partner, Adab Singh Kapoor and Associates; Mr. Joel Jose, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Ms. Gouri Puri, Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.; Mr. Manavendra Mishra, Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.; Mr. Yaman Verma, Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.; Mr. Avinash Amarnath, Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.; Mr. Harjyot Vohra, Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young Private Limited, Gurgaon; Mr. Anandh Venkataramani, Associate, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan; Ms. Raunaq Bahadur, Associate, S & R Advocates, Prof. Mukesh Chauhan, Indore Institute of Law, Indore and Mr. Shodhan Babu, Young India Scholar and Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
Semi Final Rounds: Panel I: Adv. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member, Law Commission of India; Mr. Sudhanshu Batra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Mr. Lalit Kumar, Partner, J. Sagar Associates I advocates & solicitors, New Delhi & Panel II: Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner, Link Legal, New Delhi; Mr. Ajay Thomas, Registrar, London Court of Arbitration (India); and Mr. Shashank Garg, Partner, Advani & Co., New Delhi.
Final Round: H.E. Mr. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Ambassador of Iceland to India; Dr. M. Koteswara Rao, Director, Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs; Mr. Murali Neelakantan, Partner, Khaitan & Co., Mumbai; Mr. Sitesh Mukherjee, Partner, Trilegal, New Delhi; and Prof. (Dr.) David Ambrose, Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and H.E. Mr. Gudmundur Eiriksson, Ambassador of Iceland to India graced valedictory Ceremony as ‘Chief Guest’ and ‘Guest of Honour’ respectively.
Faculty Development Program Series on ‘Research Skills Development’: December 15; 17-21 & 26-27, 2012
Research not only generates useful insight and confidence but also acts as a stimulant for academic growth. Sound conceptual understanding of various research methods, research instruments, tools and techniques is an essential prerequisite for conducting empirical research. For undergoing high quality research and writing good research papers, one requires to collect, interpret and logically document the information. The art of drawing coherent conclusions, supported by appropriate research tools and reference citation is vital for quality research work. The recent innovations in statistical applications, availability of statistical software applications allow scholars/researchers to test more complex, multilevel and dynamic models. With this objective SLS, NOIDA planned series of Faculty Development Programme on “Research Methodology” in December 2012.
These FDP’s included: a day Seminar on ‘Research, Writing and Publication’ on December 15, 2012 by Prof. Phil Thomas, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Wales-UK and five-day Faculty Development Programme on “Research Methodology” on December 17-21, 2012 by Dr. Raghuvir Singh, Director, JK Padmapat Singhania Institute of Management & Technology, Gurgaon and Dr. Sher Singh Bhakar, Director, Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior and a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Research Methods in Law” by Dr. V.K. Srivastava, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Science Faculty, University of Delhi; Dr. S.C. Raina, Professor, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and Dr. Rajan Varghese, Associate Professor, Campus Law Centre II, University of Delhi on December 26-27, 2012.
The Faculty Development Programme aimed at deeper conceptual understanding of Research Writing & Presentation in Law. It enabled the researchers: To formulate a research proposal; to develop suitable Research Methods & Data Analytical Tools; to draw better conclusions from the analysis; to write a good Research Paper and publish it. The FDP covered Qualitative Research Methods in Law, Types of Research in Law, Writing a Research Proposal, Framing Hypothesis, Footnoting, Citations and References.
SYM MUN'12- In association with United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan- October 20-21, 2012
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Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA organised its First edition of the National Model United Nations (SYM-MUN'12) in association with United Nation Information Centre for India and Bhutan on October 20-21, 2012 after successfully conducting two intra MUNs in our prior years. The associate sponsors for the event were SCC Online and the co-sponsors were F N U Foundation.
The Inaugural ceremony of the MUN had His Excellency Dr. Ruben Ignacio Zamora Rivas, Ambassador; Embassy of El Salvador, as the Chief Guest who in his speech very validly quoted that “Brave are the men who work while others sleep, who fight while others fly.”
His Excellency Mr. Deepak Vohra, Ambassador of Sudan, and an eminent personality having unique distinction of having worked in academic, diplomatic and civil society sectors, was the Main Speaker for the Opening Ceremony and stated that it is the need of the hour that we should look to a political solution to our problems and solve issues by negotiation. Among the four of the largest economies in the world, three are in Asia itself.
The Valedictory Ceremony of SYM MUN’12 was graced with the presence of His Excellency Deepak Vohra, Ambassador of Sudan, His Excellency Dr. Sanjay Deewan, Honorary Counsel General, the Republic of Cape Verde, and His Excellency Michael Amulye Joseph, Commissioner General of Revenue Authority, Central Equatoria State, Republic of South Sudan who gave away the Best delegate, Higher Commendation and Special Mention awards to the winners. In the valedictory session the Members of The Organizing and Managing Committee of National SYM MUN 2012 which included students of Symbiosis Law School, Noida, and Members of The Executive Board were also felicitated.
The conference consisted of 5 Councils: A) Futuristic Security Council B) Disarmament and International Security Committee C) GA-6 (The Legal Committee) D) Human Rights Council E) Joint Crisis Committee.
Details of the committee discussions:
The agenda of the Futuristic Security Council was “Blood and Oil”. The discussion among delegates turned out to be very thought-provoking and interesting. There were a few delegates who were attending their first MUN but due to extensive research they put forth some splendid arguments. All of the delegates were putting up their points in a very tactful way. There were three resolutions presented in all. However, all the three failed in the voting session. Such a situation proves that the issue was quite sensitive and a proper conclusion could not be drawn in mere two days of discussion. In the lot of so many diplomatic and active delegates, the one who was awarded with The Best Delegate award was the delegate of Iraq.
The agenda for Human Rights Commission was “Human Rights Situation in Syria.” The discussion was upon the current conditions prevailing in Syria. There was an intense participation from the delegates, which was evident from the level of debate. They were well researched with the current international conditions. The council finally came out with the conclusion that all the countries should promote cooperation among nations to ensure that prosperity in Syria is restored back. The best delegate was awarded to the delegate of Syria for his excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills.
As the name suggests the Joint Crisis Committees is not a conventional MUN experience. The agenda for JCC was “Situation in Afghanistan”. A crisis situation was put forward in front of the officials in the committee that a Russian spy who had lost his one leg was caught by the American army. The question put forward was that what would be the various interrogation methods used by the US army. The council consisted of various agencies which are the constituents of the Joint Crisis Committee and the level of participation by the members was commendable.
The agenda of the General Assembly - 6 was “Legality of Drones”. It was very well interpreted by all the delegates. The delegates actively participated in the debate, raised queries, presented resolutions, noted and mentioned the legal points very well. They were putting up their points in a very diplomatic way. During the last session the delegate of Russian Federation and the delegate of USA presented their resolutions. However both the resolutions failed in the voting session. In the lot of so many diplomatic and active delegates, the one who turned out to be the best was the delegate of Russian Federation. His participation was praised by the executive board and he was most deservingly handed the award.
The agenda of DISEC emphasized upon the need “Assessing the Risk of Chemical and Biological Weapons Proliferation into Terrorist Groups.” It all started up with Rwanda and then the big guns entered the fray with delegate of China claiming that terrorist groups worldwide have clarified what they want. The delegate further urged the fellow delegates to discuss upon tackling this crisis. This kick started the real discussion and debate with China being targeted by other countries. It was an enriching experience for young people who were a part of this MUN with participants including delegates from Higher and Senior Secondary. After tough discussion and debate the winner who took it all was delegate from South Korea, who was Affirmative and dexterous in his approach
Workshop on Research Methodology: July 18-20, 2012
Research not only generates useful insight and confidence but also acts as stimulant for academic growth. Sound conceptual understanding of various research methods, research instruments, tools and techniques is an essential prerequisite in conducting empirical research.
For undergoing high quality research and writing good research papers, one requires to collect, interpret and logically document the information. The art of drawing coherent conclusions, supported by appropriate research tools and reference citation is vital for quality research work. The recent innovations in statistical applications, availability of statistical software application allow scholars/researchers to test more complex, multilevel and dynamic models.
To cater these interests, Research and Publication Cell organized a three day workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ for the learners of batch 2012-17. The key objective of this work shop was to enable the students: To formulate a research proposal; to develop suitable Research Methods & Data Analytical Tools; to draw better conclusions from the analysis; and to write a good Research Paper.
Key persons at the workshop were: Dr. S.C. Raina, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and Dr. Poonam Kumar, Head of Student Research Center, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi.
First Symposium On "The Changing Faces Of Terrorism And The Issues Of National Security" - Supported By Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry Of External Affairs, Government Of India | April 28, 2012
With the mission to create innovative knowledge, expand limits of human understanding, and produce a wide range of benefits throughout society with the aid of fundamental research, Symbiosis Law School, Noida organized the First Symposium on “The Changing Faces of Terrorism and the Issues of National Security” on April 28, 2012. We are delighted to share that the Symposium was supported by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
The Symposium aimed at not only bringing in the views of experts and researchers but also at disseminating it for the betterment of the existing responsibility that every citizen undertakes for the betterment of the society. The knowledge of various experts specialized in this area set a benchmark for the improvement that still needs to be done to improve the existing scenario. The Symposium was an attempt to facilitate the sharing of experiences of the Diplomats, Ambassadors, Academicians, Advocates, Researchers and learners with each other. The Symposium consisted of technical sessions on numerous issues related to Terrorism and National Security in the present scenario.
The speakers at the Symposium included: H.E. Mrs. Suryakanthi Tripathi, Former Ambassador to Spain; Mr. Timothy G. Haley, Counselor, Regional Security Office U.S.A. Embassy, New Delhi; Mr. Alfred Ndabrasa, First Counsellor High Commission, Republic of Rwanda; Mr. Kalyan Raman, Scholar, Institute for Defense and Strategic Analyses (IDSA); Mr. Joginder Singh (IPS), Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); H.E. Mr. Dembo Badjie, High Commissioner of the Republic of Gambia; H.E. Ousman Tandia, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali. Other Guests of Honour included Mr. David Mees, Cultural Affairs Officer US Embassy; Mr. Gurmohinder Singh, ATA Coordinator, US Embassy.
International Seminar on 'Beneficial Interests in Co-habitation' Disputes' and 'Law of Contract: the UK Experience' organised by Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with University of Bangor, United Kingdom | March 22, 2012
SLS-NOIDA in collaboration with the School of Law, Bangor University, United Kingdom recently organized another International Seminar on ‘Law of Contracts: The UK Experience’ and the ‘Beneficial Interests in Co-habitation Disputes’, on March 22, 2012. The seminar was an opportunity to facilitate & share experiences of leading Academicians, Advocates and Researchers on the current issues in the field of Contract Law and Family Disputes in The afore mentioned issues were discussed by the eminent speakers with-in the context of practical issues in the United Kingdom and India. Eminent speakers at the Seminar included Mr. J. Gwilym Owen, lecturer in law at Bangor University, BANGOR and Dr Osian Rees, Lecturer in Law Bangor University, BANGOR.
Any breach of contract invariably leads to the question of damages. The only guidance law can give in the case of a breach of contract is to lay down the general principles that do not provide sufficient assistance in dealing with particular cases. The amount of damages recoverable is governed by the extent of actual damage ascertained as a consequence of the defendants act. Conflict however arises, with regard to the decision as to whether the plaintiff can claim pre contract expenditure. The main theme of the seminar discussion was to highlight the grey areas in the law of contract with special reference to the UK experience
Cohabitation, Consortium and Consumption of marriage are the very essence of the Institution of marriage in Family Law. Problems arise with regard to deciding the matrimonial home, use and enjoyment of personal freedoms. The Seminar discussion looked at the disputes with regard to co-habitation in the UK Scenario.
Symbiosis Law School, Noida ascended eight places and is now in 20th position in Moot Court Premier League (MPL) Season 3
Symbiosis Law School, Noida got past NLIU Bhopal in the finals of Fifth Pro Bono Enviro Moot Court Competition (Tier 5 MPL moot) organised by the School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. RGNUL Patiala and School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore were the other Semi finalists in the moot court competition.
International Seminar on “Legal Education and Human Rights in the United Kingdom and India” organised by Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Northumbria University, UK | March 6, 2012
Guided by a mission to create innovative knowledge, expand limits of human understanding, and contribute towards creating a range of societal benefits, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with the School of Law, Northumbria University, UK organized International Seminar on "Legal Education and Human Rights in the United Kingdom and India" on March 6, 2012.
The seminar was an opportunity to facilitate and share experiences of leading Academicians, Advocates and Researchers on the current issues in the field of Legal Education and Human Rights Scenario in the United Kingdom and in India. Issues that were explored within the framework of the Seminar included but are not limited to: General Clinical Pedagogy; Legal Education and Human Rights; Criminal Justice and Human Rights; Social Justice and Legal Education System in India.
1st National Conference on 'Emerging issues of Corporate Social Responsibility' | November 26-27, 2011
To create awareness amongst Corporates, NGOs, Civic & Government Bodies regarding the value and importance of social responsibility so as to bridge the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged sections of the society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA recently organized a two day National Conference on “Emerging Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility” between 26 and 27 November, 2011. The Conference aimed at bringing the views of experts, researchers, academia and students to the forefront, with the purpose of creating substantial positive change in the Social Scenario.
12th Raj Anand IP Moot Court Competition, 2013 in association with Anand and Anand: August 27-28, 2011
After a hiatus of two years, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Anand and Anand (Top Ten Law Firm in India) jointly organised ‘Twelfth Annual Raj Anand Intellectual Moot Court Competition’, on August 27-28 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It is dedicated to the promotion and awareness of Intellectual Property and has set a benchmark for aspirants to the practice of IP. The Competition aims to provide law students with practical exposure to the complex Intellectual Property issues and encouraged to participate, research and develop new skills in this field of growing importance. The organisers aim and goal through this event is to reinforce their commitment towards the enrichment of Intellectual Property Rights.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil Dave, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, High Court of Delhi was the chief guests at the Inaugural and Valedictory ceremony respectively. Of the two day event, the first day began with a case, which involved several issues such as breach of contract, patent laws, trade secrets, and jurisdictions of courts. Hon’ble Justice Dave while addressing the students said “More and more students are opting for law. Lawyers have always played a vital role in the society. Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, have been eminent personalities that have helped shaping the future of this country. By reading about swimming, you can’t learn swimming. Moot courts will give you an opportunity to experience the real court situations. You learn not only from your mistakes but that of your opponent’s as well.” Hon’ble Justice Ms. Gita Mittal addressed the students and told that when a lawyer is mooting, he should be well versed with basics of law rather running behind reference case. They should be well aware of the facts of the case as during the course of trial, the bench might be convinced with the opposition.”
Top sixteen law schools including National Law School of India University, Bangalore; NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad; National Law University, Bhopal; Government Law College, Mumbai; ILS Law College, Pune; National Law University, Kochi; National University for Judicial Science, Kolkata; National Law University Jodhpur; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, Symbiosis Law School, Pune were invited at the Moot Court Competition.
The bench comprising of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil R Dave, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, Judge, High Court of Delhi and Hon’ble Mr. Justice J R Midha, High Court of Delhi judged the final round of the prestigious competition wherein Campus Law Centre, Delhi defeated Government Law College, Mumbai and won the “FLAME OF CREATIVITY” award.
Ms. Nikita Arora, Ms. Shreya Seth and Ms. Isheta Srivastava, Second year learners, SLS-NOIDA won the prestigious Spirit of Raj Anand Moot Court Competition Award.
The credit of organising this competition of immense importance to the legal fraternity goes to Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, Mr. M S Bharat, Partner, Anand and Anand, and Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
White Paper on 'Creating Virtual Wealth: Importance of Intellectual Property in Animation and Gaming Industry' | February 18-20, 2011
Conference: INFOCOM-ASSOCHAM Organised Media and Entertainment Conference
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is the only Law School in India, chosen by the INFOCOM, India's leading IT Conference and Exhibition from the house of ABP Group and ASSOCHAM, India's Premier Apex Chamber of Commerce to draft a report on 'Creating Virtual Wealth: Importance of Intellectual Property in the Animation and Gaming Industry’ which was published and presented in INFOCOM - ASSOCHAM organized Media and Entertainment Conference-first edition of the EME Awards, being held on 19th February, 2011 at the IT C Sonar in Calcutta. The drafting team involved Dr. C J Rawandale, Director, SLS-NOIDA Mr. Rodney Ryder, Managing Partner, Scriboard, Prof. Sukhvinder Singh, Assistant Professor, SLS-NOIDA and Mr. Ayan Das, Ms. Arveena Sharma, Ms. Nikita Arora and Mr. Shivshankar Swaminathan, all first year learners, at SLS, NOIDA.
Ceremonial Induction of Batch 2011-16 - August 23, 2011
Chief Guest: Mr. Ram Jeth Malani, MP, Rajya Sabha, Former Union Law Minister
Guest of Honor: Mr. Soumitra Bose, Head (Content), Digital, ESPN Star Sports
Venue: Symbiosis International University, NOIDA Campus
Date: 23rd August
Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar - Man On A Mission
Educational entrepreneur, S.B. Mujumdar still uses his first car, a 1977 Ambassador. He lived in his old two-bedroom flat, clambering up and down the staircase for three decades, till sciatica forced him to move house. As the tall, distinguished man, clad in his signature white khadi shirt, walks towards you, it takes a while to register that this simple septuagenarian is the chancellor of a university with a budget in excess of Rs. 1 billion, campuses stretching across 400 acres and 38 institutes teaching 200 courses. EDU brings you face- to-face with the man who single-handedly built Symbiosis, a multidisciplinary educational institution of international repute...