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Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: July 25, 2015
Speaker: Ms. Rimali Batra, Senior Associate, DSK Legal
Topic: Energy Laws in India

Rimali is working with DSK Legal as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining DSK Legal, Rimali has worked with Trilegal and J. Sagar Associate as part of regulatory and policy team. Her profile involves representing clients drafting complaints/appeal for disputes concerning novel issues in energy laws before APTEL, CERC and various state commissions.

Rimali graduated from ILS Law College, University of Pune in 2005. She has been a Pune University merit holder for all 5 years of her course.

Rimali was placed in ICICI Bank’s litigation team, Delhi after her graduation. Her work in ICICI Bank involved representing clients in consumer forums, High court, Supreme Court and DRT. She was with ICICI for 18 months, before she decided to pursue her masters in financial regulation, corporate laws, medical law and ethics and philosophical foundations of common law from the University of Oxford. Post BCL, Rimali taught corporate laws, financial regulations, property law, medical law and ethics for three semesters at Jindal Global Law School. She cleared her UGC-NET in December 2012. She has been working on areas concerning regulations for over 4 years now.

In her spare-time, Rimali is involved in teaching and giving pro-bono advice on issues of medical law and ethics via MediIndia.com, where she has been appointed as a medico-legal expert. She has published various articles on her areas of interest such as, Corporate Laws, Medical Law Competition Law/Regulations, Energy Law and Insider trading in leading journals and newspapers in India. Business Standard and the Corporate Law Advisor have published some of her works. In her free time, Rimali likes wall painting and cooking. Rimali has been an international level basketball player and has played for University of Oxford’s Girls Basketball team. 

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: April 29, 2015
Speaker: Prof. Satvinder Juss, Professor, Kings College London, UK
Topic: Studying Law in UK

Professor Juss is a human rights expert focusing on policy-oriented work. He contributed as a renowned expert at the invitation of the Home Affairs Committee to a pioneering seminar on Human Trafficking at the Houses of Parliament on 14th May 2009, which brought together the Chairs of all the Home Affairs Committees in Europe, in a new initiative to harmonize standards and procedures in this field. He was also Consultant in April 2009 to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in a programme funded by the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on issues of expulsion, re-admission and voluntary return of migrants. In 2010, he advised the Government of Bermuda on legislation.

Professor Juss has been involved in, and given policy speeches for, various think tanks, including the Royal Society of Arts, Encounter, and the Rowntree Trust. He regularly appears as a practicing Barrister in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and is listed as a "Legal Expert" in the Directory of Legal Experts. He has also argued cases in the House of Lords and the Privy Council. He was counsel in the foreign marriages case (involving Art. 12 right to marry) and in the 'funeral pyres' case (involving Art. 9 right to religious freedom) and sits as a part-time Judge. Professor Juss has taught at a number of Universities in the UK and the USA, including Harvard Law School and Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and its Council Member, and is a member of its Migration Commission, which published its ground-breaking Report, “Migration: A Welcome Opportunity” in November 2005. He is a Council member of Encounter, and of the Society of Legal Scholars. In 2010 his name was added to the Panel of the Arbitrators of the Indian Council for Arbitration. Professor Juss seeks to incorporate the role of scholar, practitioner, and activist in all the various fields of his expertise.