Dr. B.B. Pandey, Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (Retd.)

Prof. (Dr.) B.B. Pande completed his B. Sc., LL.B. and LL.M. from Lucknow University. His areas of interest are: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Evidence Law, Criminology, Tort Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Correctional Administration Law, Human Rights Law and Jurisprudence. For the past three decades he has developed special interest and expertise in Clinical Legal Education, which involves teaching diverse Law Courses through Clinical Method. Of course, as he proudly says, ‘this is an offshoot of my basic commitment and interest in the idea of legal aid’. The Legal Service Project at the Beggars’ Court and the Pilot Project for Law Students’ Voluntary Prison Services, culminating in the monograph ‘Joy of First Release’, are the best testimony to the success of this method.

He has worked with institutes of national/international repute in various capacities such as Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Jabalpur, Jabalpur (1962-70); Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Dar- es- Salaam, Tanzania, (Africa) (1981-83); Professor of Law, Lucknow University (1991-1994); Visiting Professor, School of Law, City University, Hong Kong, (Sept-Dec. 2005); Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (India), till superannuation in 2005 and Human Rights Chair Professorship of the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi (2007-2008).

He has several academic distinctions to his name including 107 publications in national/international journals, books; 124 papers in national, international Conferences, Seminars, Workshop.

He has also been awarded several fellowships by institutions of international repute including: the National University of Singapore; the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin (Germany); the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran; the Harvard Law School, Mass. (USA); the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal); the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Friedberg Im. Br. (Germany); the University of Ghent (Belgium); and the University of Warwick (England).

He has also performed several administrative responsibilities including; Consultant (Research) National Human Rights Commission of India, New Delhi (2005-2007); Dean and the Head of the Department of Law, Lucknow University, (1993-94); Professor In-Charge, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (1994-97); Coordinator, NCT of Delhi Task Force for the National University of Juridical Sciences Project on Criminal Justice Administration (2001-2002); Director, Pilot Project on Law Student's Voluntary Prison Services, A project approved and supported by the NHRC, New Delhi (1999-2001); Member Executive Committee, Centre for Environmental Law, World Wide Fund for Nature, India (2001-2002); Honorary Director, Diploma Course on Environmental Law conducted by the Centre for Environmental Law, World Wide Fund for Nature, India (1997-98); Director, National Workshop on Rights of the Child - Realities of Justice in U.P., organised by the Faculty of Law, Lucknow University, in collaboration with the UNICEF (Lucknow) (Jan-1994) and Director, Legal Services Programme, Faculty of Law, Delhi University (1995-97) and (2001-3).

He also has held several distinguished memberships including: President, Indian Society of Criminology (ISC), University of Madras, Chennai; Member of the Executive Council, The National Law University, Delhi; Member of the Academic Council, the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and the National Law University Institute, Bhopal; Chairman, Committee for Drafting Model Rules for the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) rules, 2007, constituted by the Min. of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India (2007); Member, National Advisory Committee on Prison Reforms, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, B.P.R.&D. order July 2001 and 2005; Nominated as member as Delhi State Legal Services Authority (2001); Member, Working Group on Reforming Social Deviants and Caring for other Disadvantaged, Planning Commission, Government of India, (Dec-2000); Member, All India Prison Manual Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, B.P.R.&D., (Nov-2000); Expert Member, Core Group to propose amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India (1999); Member, Working Group to Review the Probation Services in the Country, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India (1998); Co-Chairman, session on Effective Trials of Organised Crimes, organised by the UNAFE Institute (United Nations Asia and Far East Institute) in collaboration with the NICFS, Ministry of Home Affairs (December 14-16, 1998); Technical advisor to the Third Working Group of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (Asia Chapter), on Guidelines for Environmental Protection through Criminal Law (December 7-9, 1998); Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and elected member of the Governing Council of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (1997-2001); Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Academic Press (London), (1983 to present day); Member of the Board of Directors for the Research Committee for Sociology of Deviance and Social Control of the International Sociological Association (1990-94); Member, Executive Committee, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (1989-91); Conferred membership of the International Sociological Association (1991-94); Chief-Editor, Eastern Africa Law Review, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1981-82); Member, Editorial Board, Delhi Law Review, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (1985).