Prof. (Dr.) Chandrashekhar J. Rawandale

Prof. (Dr.) Chandrashekhar J. Rawandale graduated from the University of Pune with LL.B degree, moving on to complete LL.M in International Law & Human Rights from Dept. of Law, University of Pune, LL.M. in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (UK) and Ph.D. in ‘Computer Programs: Copyright and Patent Paradigms- A Study’ from Symbiosis International University, Pune.  He lectures on Law of Torts, MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws, Public International Law, Information Technology Laws to Undergraduates and Information Technology Law & Intellectual Property Laws to postgraduates. He has worked as research associate at I.L.S. Law College for a year where he also taught Law of Torts. He then worked with Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College for two years as a lecturer, before moving to Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2000.

During his stay at Cardiff, he also worked for Welsh Joint Education Board, Wales and Crossroad Solicitors. During December 2003 and October-December 2008, he was a Visiting Fellow at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff and Leibniz University Hannover respectively.

Chandrashekhar’s research interests lie in the Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology & Telecommunications Law and International Law. He has co-authored a book on ‘An Introduction to Environmental Law’ in 1998. He was editor for two journals namely, ‘InfoSym-IT & Law Initiative’, ‘Revigorated IPR’ published by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2000-03). Moreover, he has published number of articles on Information Technology & Intellectual Property Laws, Environmental Laws which include; “Celebrity Culture, Personality and the Quest for Intellectual Property in Image”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VII, December 2007; “Online Copyright Infringement and the Liability of Internet Service Providers in UK”, IPR Chronicle, May 2007;“Protection of Non-Conventional Trademarks: EU Experience”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VI, December 2006; “A Critical Appraisal of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Ensym-A Beginning, (2002);“Domain Name Disputes: Problems and prospects” Souvenir, NALSAR, 2001.

He is member of 'Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG)' constituted by Department of Information Technology, Government of India for the project “Cyber Crime related Capacity Development and ICT Training for the Judiciary in States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Sikkim” by CDAC, Kolkata under Cyber Security Grant-in-Aid Programme.

Indian National Bar Association (INBA), on the occasion of ‘67th Constitution Day’ on November 26, 2016, selected and felicitated him with ‘Law Professor of the Year’ award.

Professional Experience - Honorary

  • Member, Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG) constituted by Department of Information Technology, Government of India for the project “Cyber Crime related Capacity Development and ICT Training for the Judiciary in States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Sikkim” by CDAC, Kolkata under Cyber Security Grant-in-Aid Programme (March 2012 – till date) 

  • Member, Thomson Reuters Council for Legal Information and Innovation (May 2012 – April 2013)

International Teaching & Training

  • Trainee, Crossroads Solicitors, Cardiff (Wales-UK) Legal and administrative experience in this busy Conveyancing practice. Performed legal research and drafted memoranda regarding Conveyancing matters especially lease, mortgage, selling and buying property. Updated Files, fielded telephone calls Aug-Sept 2005
  • Trainee, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff (Wales-UK) Attended one-month course in Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills created by Cardiff Law School to improve the teaching and legal research skills. The British Council and the Welsh Development Agency supported the course along with the Cardiff Law School. November 2003
  • Trainee, Teaching Session by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees & National Law School of India University, Bangalore Participated in the Teaching session for teachers and professionals from the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries on “International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law” organized by The International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the National Law School of India University of Bangalore, India. May-June 1999
  • Visiting Professor- Leibniz University, Hannover- Germany: Taught two courses “Criminal Justice System in India” and “Law of Torts, MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws” to Post Graduate Students on grants under ELPIS Scholarship Scheme during October-December 2008.

Conferences and Seminars - Attended

  • Participated as Panelist in Session on ‘Legal Sector Way Forward’ at 5th Annual International Conference on Law & Policy Issues’ organised by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) on 67th Constitution Day on November 26, 2016 at the Shangri-La Eros, Hotel, New Delhi
  • Participated as Panelist in Session on ‘Contemporary Issues in Indian Legal Sector’ at ‘General Counsel Manthan 2016 and India International Legal Conclave’ organised by Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI) at Thimphu, Bhutan on August 12-15, 2016
  • Participated as Panelist in Session on ‘Legal Education in India – Challenges of Globalisation’ at International Conference on “Resurgent India Opportunities for Indian Legal Sector and Professionals” organised by Department of Commerce in collaboration with the Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) and Department of Legal Affairs (DOL) on March 21, 2016 at the Crystal Hall, Hotel Lalit, New Delhi 
  • Participated as Key Note Speaker in the Inaugural Ceremony of one day Seminar on ‘Arbitration in India – The Way Ahead...’ organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India – Northern India Regional Council on May 16, 2015 at Hotel Le-Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi.
  • Participated as Panelist in Seminar on “Let’s Go Back to Litigation” organised by PHD Chambers on Monday, November 25, 2013 at PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi
  • Participated as Key Note Speaker in the Inaugural Ceremony of the Conference on Disputer Resolution organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Shangri-La’s- Eros Hotel, New Delhi on October 19, 2013.
  • Participated as Chairperson in "Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial National Seminar on Parliamentary Democracy in India: Issues and Challenges" organised by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi- December 16-17, 2012
  • Participated as Chairperson for a Session on Judicial Activism versus Judicial Self Restraint in "National Seminar on Judicial Activism and Judicial Self Restraint" organised by University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi on November 16-17, 2012
  • Participated as Co-Chair for a session on Right to Information in "International Conference on Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Issues and Challenges", organised by National Law University, Delhi on October 13-14, 2012
  • Participated in “Third Annual Dr. L.M. Singhvi, Memorial Lecture Series- Secularism and Rule of Law in India” Seminar organized by the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association on February 26, 2011.
  • Participated in INFOCOM-ASSOCHAM (INFOCOM, India's leading IT Conference and Exhibition from the house of ABP Group and ASSOCHAM, India's Premier Apex Chamber of Commerce) Media and Entertainment Conference, February 17-19 2011 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata.
  • Participated as Guest of Honour in “Second Justice H R Khanna Memorial Lecture Series - Rule of Law and Indian Constitution” organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi on February 22, 2011.
  • Participated in “Forensic Science and Law: Challenge of Terrorism and Financial Fraud” Seminar jointly organized by Symbiosis Law School and Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield-UK) on March 07, 2009
  • Participated in one day conference on “Quality Paradigms in Legal Education” jointly organized by Symbiosis International University & Symbiosis Law School, Pune in association with All India Law Teachers Conference on February 28, 2009
  • Participated in “Globalization and Human Rights” Seminar jointly organized by Symbiosis Law School and Sussex University (Sussex-UK) on December 10, 2007
  • Participated in “Law Teaching and Research Skills” Cascade Programme jointly organized by British Council, India and Cardiff University, UK and Symbiosis Law School, at Pune on November 16-18, 2007
  • Participated in Regional Workshop on Teachers Training for Clinical Legal Education Jointly Organized by Symbiosis Law School in Association with MILAT, SAFALT on October 05-07, 2007.
  • Participated in Refresher Course on Corporate Laws, Jointly organized by Pune Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India & Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Commerce, Pune on August 22, 2007.
  • Attended in a Certificate Course on “Food Laws and Other Laws Governing the Food Processing Units”, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture, April 23-28, 2007.
  • Participated in “Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills” Cascade Programme jointly organized by British Council, Cardiff Law School, and the Government Law College, Mumbai between November 17-19, 2006
  • Participated in “Legal Aid: The Indian Experience” National Seminar organized by ILS Law College in March 2001
  • Participated in “The Problems of Legal Education in India” Seminar organized by Yashwantrao Chavhan Law College, Pune on January 09, 1999.
     

Publications - Books

  • Rawandale, C J (Editor), ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, (Sweet & Maxwell, 2013: New Delhi) (ISBN: 978-93-81082-19-5) (In Publication) 

  • Rawandale, C J (Editor), ‘New Company Law: An Insight’ (Corporate Law Advisor, 2013: New Delhi) (ISBN – 978-81-921804-2-7) 

  • Rawandale, C.J. & Shahane, A., (1998), “Introduction to Environmental Law”, Indian Society of Environmental Law
     

Publications - White Paper

  • Rawandale, C. J., Ryder, R. & ASSOCHAM (2011) “Creating Virtual Wealth: Importance of Intellectual Property in the Animation & Gaming Industry', published in INFOCOM-ASSOCHAM (INFOCOM, India's leading IT Conference and Exhibition from the house of ABP Group and ASSOCHAM, India's premier apex chamber of commerce) Media and Entertainment Conference, ITC Sonar, Kolkata.

Publications - Conferences and Seminars

  • Rawandale, C. J. (2012) (Co-author), “Corporate Governance, Earnings and Earning Management: Evidence From Public and Private Sector Banks in India” in International Management Accounting Conference (IMAC) on Managing Innovation and Sustaining Excellence organised by School of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan, Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia on March 26-27, 2012. 

  • Rawandale, C. J., (2011) (Co-author), “Impact of IFRS Adoption on Stock Market Volatility” has been selected in ‘India Finance Conference, 2011’ jointly organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta to be held at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore between December 21– 23, 2011. 

  • Rawandale C. J., (2011) (Co-author), “ICT method v/s Traditional Method: A study of Law Students” in the National Conference on “Excellence in Higher Education” organized by Department of Commerce and Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, during April 1-3, 2011(Under publication in the book ‘Excellence in Higher Education’ to be published by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi). 

  • Rawandale, C.J. (2011),“Regulatory Challenges with the Advent of New Platforms and Converging Media Space” in INFOCOM-ASSOCHAM (INFOCOM, India's leading IT Conference and Exhibition from the house of ABP Group and ASSOCHAM, India's premier apex chamber of commerce) Media and Entertainment Conference February 17-19, 2011 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. 

  • Rawandale, C.J. (2011), “Rule of Law and Indian Constitution” in Second Justice H R Khanna Memorial Lecture Series organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi on February 22, 2011. 

  • Rawandale, C. J. (2008), “Changing Common Law Tradition: The Concept of Strict Liability in UK and India”, in ELPIS colloquium at Leibniz University, Hannover. 

  • Rawandale, C.J. (2007), “Cascading Best Academic Practices” in National Conference on “Quality Paradigms in Legal Education” jointly organized by Symbiosis International University & Symbiosis Law School in association with All India Law Teachers Conference. 

  • Rawandale, C.J. (2007), “Caution against plagiarism, Footnoting styles, Internet Based Research, Using Databases like Westlaw, LexisNexis, Manupatra and SCC Online”, in Cascade Programme on “Law Teaching and Research Skills” organized by British Council, India and Cardiff University, UK at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. 

  • Rawandale, C.J. (2007), “New Approaches in IT including creation of Blogs; use of course genie; forums; creating your own website; possibilities of virtual learning-Blackboard; Google Scholar” in Cascade Programme on “Law Teaching and Research Skills” organized by British
Council, India and Cardiff University, UK at Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • Rawandale, C. J. (2002), “Legal Aid: The Indian Experience” in one day 
National Seminar organized by ILS Law College. 

  • Rawandale, C. J. (1999), “The Problems of Legal Education in India” in 
a seminar organized by Yashwantrao Chavhan Law College, Pune. 

     

Publications - Journals

  • Rawandale, C. J. (2007) “Celebrity Culture, Personality and the Quest for Intellectual Property in Image”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VII.
  • Rawandale, C. J. (2007) “Online Copyright Infringement and the Liability of Internet Service Providers in USA” InfoSym: IT & Law Initiative.
  • Rawandale, C. J. (2007) “Online Copyright Infringement and the Liability of Internet Service Providers in UK” IPR Chronicle.
  • Rawandale, C. J.(2006) “Protection of Non-Conventional Trademarks: EU Experience”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VI.
  • Rawandale, C. J. (2002) “A Critical Appraisal of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Ensym-A Beginning.
  • Rawandale, C. J. & Sinha, Abhijit (2001) “Domain Name Disputes: Problems and prospects” Souvenir, NALSAR.
  • Rawandale, C. J. (2001) “Copyright Law - Protection of Computer Programs” - Infosym-IT and Law Initiative, Vol. II.

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