Research is the culture on which tomorrow’s professionals at SLS-NOIDA thrive. SLS-NOIDA believes in orienting the student's intellect towards the attainment of their goals by creating assiduous environment of innovative learning and inter-disciplinary knowledge. To attain the goal, it organizes series of workshops, seminars and supports participation of learners in writing/drafting quality research papers to be presented/published in seminars/conference/symposiums/workshop/moot court competitions of national and international importance. The list is self explanatory of SLS NOIDA’s efforts in this direction:
Two Days Workshop on ‘Oral Advocacy and Communications Skills: American Perspective’ and 'Moot Court: Writing a Winning Brief'in association with Michigan State University School of Law, Michigan-USA (January 17-18, 2013): Mooting as an activity aims to inculcate and improve the research, presentation and argument talent into students so as to equip the budding pleaders with all the court room etiquettes, research experience and advocacy skills. At Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, it is a key co-curricular activity wherein the presentation skills and talents in argument of students are screened and further notified about their level in the competition on regular basis. Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Michigan State University School of Law, USA organized Two Days Workshop on ‘Oral Advocacy and Communications Skills: American Perspective’ and 'Moot Court: Writing a Winning Brief' on January 17-18, 2013 respectively by Prof. Jennifer Copland, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan State University School of Law, Michigan-USA.
The agenda of the Workshop on January 17, 2013 included following aspects of Oral Skills: History of skills training in American law schools; Overview of skills training at Michigan State University College of Law; Aristotle's Rhetorical Principles as applied in oral advocacy; Critique of oral advocacy skills using clips from American films and the agenda of the Workshop on January 18, 2013 included detailed discussion on the following aspects of Writing Skills: Persuasive v. Objective writing; Theme; Using the facts to tell a persuasive story; Effective headings; Organization; and Tips and tricks to maximize your brief score.
The list further includes the following: Workshop on “The Practical Aspect of Consumer Protection Act and Drafting of Consumer Complaint” (February 6-24, 2012): Advocate Jyotica Bhasin, Partner, Bhasin and Bhasin Associates, New Delhi; Faculty Development Programme (FDP) On ‘Research in Law: Some Thematic and Methodological Issues’ (April 14, 2012): Prof. (Dr.) B B Pandey, 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.); Workshop on Research Methodology(July 18- 20, 2012)- Dr. S.C. Raina, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and Dr. Poonam Kumar Head of the Department, Asia Pacific School of Management, New Delhi:; Workshop on Research Methodology (August 08, 2012) - Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai, National Law University, Delhi; Workshop on Mooting (August 12-13, 2012) - Prof. Rebecca Todd, Associate General Counsel at Antioch University Office of General Counsel, USA:; Mooting- Not For Dummies: A Workshop on Mooting (August 24, 2012) - Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Associate, Khaitan & Co. Mumbai; Workshop on Family Law (August 27-29, 2012) - Dr. Poonam Pradhan Saxena, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi:; Workshop on ‘Development of Institutions of State From Ancient India’ (September 10-15, 2012): Prof. Aruna Sampath; Workshop on ‘Administrative Law’ (October 09-10, 2012)- Dr. Alka Chawla, Associate Professor, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Seminar on ‘Research, Writing and Publication’ (December 15, 2012)- Prof. Phil Thomas, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Wales-UK; Faculty Development Programme on Research Methodology (December 17-21, 2012): Dr. Sher Singh Bhakar, Director, Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior, Director, JK Padmapat Singhania Institute of Management & Technology, Gurgaon; and Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research in Law’ (December 26-27, 2012)- Dr. V K Srivastava, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi; Prof. S C Raina, Professor, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and Dr. Rajan Verghese, Associate Professor, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
As a result of these efforts, in 2012, 134 research papers of learners have been accepted for presentation and/or publication at number of National and International Seminars/Conferences/Workshop/ Symposiums/Round Table Conferences. The list includes Seminar (National- 67 + International– 03), Conference (National- 23 + International– 30 + Round Table– 02), Symposium (National- 08) and Competition (01). Several of the research papers have won accolades including: Best Research Paper: Paper by Ms. Jayashree Parihar and Mr. Anirudh Mehrotra, Second Year Learners titled ‘Space Debris and the Legal Problems’ at International Space Conference, 2012 organised by Aryavarta Space Organization (ASO), supported by Defence R & D Organisation, Ministry of Defence, Government of India hosted by Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on November 30- December 01, 2012; Best Research Paper: By Ms. Srishti Mallick, Second Year Learner, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA titled ‘Role of Law in Waste Management for Sustainable Development’ at International Conference on Development and Prosperity of Nation through Young Minds organized by R.K.D.F. University, BHOPAL on December 12-13, 2012. Best Research Paper: By Ms. Tanushree Pandey and Ms. Nivedita, First Year Learner, titled ‘Honour Killing: The Feminist Discourse’ and Best Research Paper: By Ms. Anjuali Dixit and Ms. Yasha Shukla, First Year Learners titled ‘Women’s Human Right to Life, Liberty and Dignity: The Feminist Discourse’ at National Conference on Honour Killing: The Mind & The Mind Set: Challenges & Remedies organised by Department of Political Science and Nehru Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in collaboration with National Commission for Women, New Delhi on January 12-13, 2013; Second Best Research Paper:By Ms. Rishika Sugandh and Ms. Shubhangi Arora, Second Year Learners titled ‘Comparative Overlook- International Humanitarian Law with International Human Rights Law’ at Second National Student’s Conference on International Humanitarian Law organized by Institute Of Law, Nirma University, Ahemdabad on January 19, 2013. Further Ms. Laavanya Kaushik, First Year Learner was short listed to attend the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington D.C. The Envision EMI-hosted 2013 Presidential Inaugural Conference honors high achieving students and honors them through its programs of the National Young Scholars Program, the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the National Youth Leadership Forum, and International Scholar Laureate Program. (To know more about the research achievements, please visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/achievements-cc)