Events

Training Session on 'Mooting Skills, Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy': December 16 - 17, 2022

INTRODUCTION

Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C., USA has organised a Two Days Training Session on 'Mooting Skills, Legal Writing & Oral Advocacy' on December 16-17, 2022 in the Auditorium.

Background

Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situations, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills.

Objectives

The training session is an activity that 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. It aims at the following objectives:

  • Get an overview of best practices for legal writing, research and oral advocacy
  • Give exposure to learners to varying types of legal writing, including writing for clients, memos for supervising attorneys and advocacy briefs for the court
  • Share tips of research strategies and the fundamentals of oral advocacy, including tips on how to organize, structure and prepare for oral arguments
  • About the Resource Person:

    Tiffany Williams Brewer | Assistant Professor of Law | Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C., USA

    Tiffany Williams Brewer is an Assistant Professor of Law teaching courses in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Legislation & Regulation and a seminar in Black Women & the Law. As a former New Jersey Administrative Law Judge, Judge Brewer brings her judicial experience into the classroom and the law school community. Judge Brewer has over 20 years of teaching experience as a full time and adjunct professor in law and public administration at universities in California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. She has also taught courses in Legal Writing, Administrative Law, and Trial Advocacy and has directed student programs focusing on externships, mock trial and moot court. Judge Brewer is also a frequent international lecturer and trainer, having conducted legal writing, trial advocacy and judicial judgment drafting trainings in Saudi Arabia, India and throughout the African continent in conjunction with the African Union. Her scholarly focus spans several areas of her professional expertise including, examining the intersectionality of racial justice, ethics and religion, gender equity, global women's leadership, criminal justice reform for women and girls.

    Judge Brewer was recently appointed by the New Jersey Governor as the first African-American to Chair the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, an independent investigatory agency empowered to expose organized crime, government fraud and corruption. Throughout her career, Judge Brewer has served in high profile leadership roles in government including as an Administrative Law Judge, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Deputy Chief Counsel to the NJ Governor, Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the NJ General Assembly, NJ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (overseeing the state's election system), and Regulatory Officer (agency counsel) at the NJ Civil Service Commission. In private practice, she has served as a litigation associate at several large law firms in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Judge Brewer started her career as a law clerk to the Honourable Frederick L. Brown in the Massachusetts Appeals Court. During law school, Judge Brewer had the unique opportunity to serve as an intern at the White House for the Office of Legal Counsel. Prior to law school, she also served as the Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.

    Judge Brewer is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States and various federal courts. As an active leader in the profession, Judge Williams currently serves as Secretary of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Previously she served as the ABA Deputy Representative to the United Nations, as an Associate Editor to the Litigation News magazine, member of the Section of Litigation Council and as Section of Litigation Managing Director.

    How May We Assist You?

    If you need further information about the Training Session, feel free to contact the undersigned via email to global@symlaw.edu.in and copy to training@symlaw.edu.in

    Contact Persons:

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Deputy Director (Academics) | Head - HR and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor | Head - Training and Internships

    Distinguished Lecture Series: Leaf IV - 'Right To Information & Nation Building' | April 28, 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has planned a series of lectures under the 'Distinguished Lecture Series' as part of the #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations.

    An Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan on 'Youth and Nation Building' on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 while Second Lecture was delivered by Professor Rajeev Malhotra on 'India's Public Policy Challenges and Long-term Prospects' on Friday, February 11, 2022. The Third Lecture of the Series was delivered by Ambassador Yogendra Kumar (Retd.) on 'Diplomacy & Nation Building' on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

    The Fourth Lecture of the Series will be delivered by Mr. Shailesh Gandhi on "Right to Information & Nation Building" on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 03:00 PM - 04:15 pm in 'Online Mode' using 'Microsoft Teams'. His session will be followed by a question & answer session.

    About the Distinguished Speaker:

    Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC), India

    Mr. Shailesh Gandhi completed his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1969. In 1980, he established Clear Plastics Limited which grew to a significant size employing 500 people using only indigenous machinery. However, in 2003, he sold the business and started focusing on the Right to Information. Since then, he has evangelized it with zeal and vigor. He is one of the prime movers behind the establishment of the Right to Information Act. He has used RTI and conducted thousands of workshops training citizens and government officials to use it.

    Mr. Shailesh was the convener of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information Act. In fact, he is the only RTI activist to be chosen as a Central Information Commissioner (CIC). As a CIC, he closed the highest number of RTI appeals - 20,000 cases in 3 years and 9 months - a record unlikely to be broken and ensured that most cases were decided in less than 90 days. Also, he delivered many landmark decisions on RTI, apart from organizing the first digital paperless office in the Commission. He passionately pursued the cause of evolving ways for a time-bound justice delivery system and improving governance systems.

    Mr. Shailesh was conferred upon with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Bombay in 2007. In 2010, IIT Kanpur conferred upon him the most prestigious Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award for his exemplary dedication to spread communal harmony and leading the right to information campaign. Amongst many other awards, he is also the recipient of the Nani Palkhiwala Civil Liberties award and the MR Pai award.

    Mr. Shailesh has also authored a book RTI Act- Authentic Interpretation of the Statute and a paper critiquing Supreme Court judgments on RTI. He continues to be a crusader for transparency and integrity in all public matters.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the session, please communicate your interest in writing via email to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in on or before May 24, 2022 by 01:00 pm.

    Venue:

    Seminar Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Inauguration of Pro-Bono Club @Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA | Nyaya Bandhu (Pro Bono Legal Services), Access to Justice, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India | May 18, 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform you that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has been once again selected by the Department of Justice, Government of India to implement its Nyaya Bandhu (Pro Bono Legal Services) Programme, along with other premier Law Schools in India.

    Nyaya Bandhu Programme aims to connect the practising advocates interested in pro bono work with eligible marginalized and vulnerable beneficiaries, via mobile technology. The primary objective of this scheme is to improve the efficiency and quality of pro bono legal services by providing assistance to pro bono advocates through competent law students. To know more about the programme, pl. visit https://www.probono-doj.in/list-of-law-schools.html.

    As part of the Programme, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is formally inaugurating the 'Pro Bono Club' in the gracious presence of Ms. Sneha, Program Manager, Access to Justice, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India on May 18, 2022 in Seminar Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. The timings of the event are 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. You are cordially invited.

    About the resource person:

    Ms. Sneha is currently working as Project Manager, Nyaya Bandhu (Pro Bono Legal Services) & Nyaya Mitra, Access to Justice, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. Previously, Ms. Sneha has worked as an academician in Chanakya National Law University, Patna and has also been associated with its Child Rights Centre as Centre Coordinator. She has also worked with NGOs and has vast experience in organising national and international seminars.

    Ms. Sneha holds a BA.LL.B.(Hons.) degree from School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar and an LL.M. degree from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad with specialization in Intellectual Property Laws.

    Distinguished Lecture Series: Leaf III - 'Diplomacy and Nation Building' | April 28, 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has planned a series of lectures under the 'Distinguished Lecture Series' as part of the #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations. An Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan on 'Youth and Nation Building' on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 and the Second Lecture of the Series was delivered by Professor Rajeev Malhotra on 'India's Public Policy Challenges and Long-term Prospects' on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM IST in 'Online Mode' in 'Microsoft Teams'.

    The Third Lecture of the Series will be delivered by Ambassador Yogendra Kumar (Retd.) on 'Diplomacy & Nation Building' on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM IST in the Seminar Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. His session will be followed by a question & answer session.

    About the Distinguished Speaker:

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar (Retd.), served in the rank of Secretary, equivalent to Vice Minister, in the Government of India. He has been ambassador to the Philippines, with concurrent accreditation to Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2012 in the rank of Secretary to the government of India. At the time of his retirement, he was Indian Ambassador to the Philippines, with concurrent accreditation to the Pacific island countries of Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. He has, earlier, been High Commissioner to Namibia and Ambassador to Tajikistan (2000-03) during which period he also handled Afghanistan affairs.

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar has served on the faculty of the National Defence College and, in the Ministry of External Affairs, he has handled multilateral organisations/dialogues such as G8-G5 Dialogue, ASEAN, EAS, IBSA, IORA etc. Since retirement, he has been writing and speaking on foreign policy and security affairs. His book, 'Diplomatic Dimension of Maritime Challenges for India in the 21st Century', was published in 2015 by the Pentagon Press. He has edited and contributed to the book, 'Whither Indian Ocean Maritime Order?', containing presentations/articles by eminent security and foreign service experts at a seminar organised by him in November, 2016, on Prime Minister's landmark speech on Indian Ocean policy. Published by Knowledge World in 2017, this book was presented by the Indian delegation to the participating delegations, headed by their respective heads of state/government, at the First Indian Ocean Rim Association Leaders' Summit in Jakarta in March, 2017.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the session, please communicate your interest in writing via email to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in on or before April 27, 2022 by 09:00 am.

    Venue:

    Seminar Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Distinguished Lecture Series: Leaf II - ‘India’s Public Policy Challenges and Long-term Prospects’ | February 11, 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has planned a series of lectures under the ‘ Distinguished Lecture Series ‘ as part of the #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations. An Inaugural Lecture was delivered by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan on ‘ Youth and Nation Building ‘ on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

    The Second Lecture of the Series will be delivered by Professor Rajeev Malhotra on ‘ India’s Public Policy Challenges and Long-term Prospects ’ on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM IST in ‘ Online Mode ’ in ‘ Microsoft Teams ’. His session will be followed by a question & answer session.

    About the Distinguished Speaker:Prof. Rajeev Malhotra, Lead Author & Chief Editor, India Public Policy Report | Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Development and Finance, JGU

    Prof. Rajeev Malhotra bridges the world of academics and policy making. He is a Professor and a founding faculty member of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR, India. A development economist and a civil servant with over 33 years of experience, he has worked with the Government of India where until August 2012 he was Economic Adviser to the then Union Finance Minister of India. From 2002 to 2008, he worked at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and prior to that at the Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.

    Prof. Rajeev has been frequently engaged as a consultant with national and international organizations in Asia, Africa and in the South Pacific island countries. He has worked with UNDP, UN OHCHR, UNICEF, UNDG, FAO, UN ESCAP, among others. His research interest includes conceptual and empirical work on macroeconomic issues in development policy; fiscal policy and budgeting; poverty estimation and human development; and human rights and development.

    Prof. Rajeev's recent publications include: Economic Theory and Policy Amidst Global Discontent, (co-ed.), Routledge, London and New Delhi, 2018; ‘Delivering development and good governance: Making human rights count’, World Bank Legal Review, Vol. 6, February, 2015 India Public Policy Report 2014 (OUP, 2014); ‘India @ 100: Giving wings to the lumbering elephant’, Futures: Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, Elsevier 56 (2014) 8-21; and A Critical Decade-Policies for India’s Development (OUP, 2012).

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the Workshop, please communicate your interest in writing via email to to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in   on or before February 11, 2022 by 11:00 am.

    Venue:

    Online @Microsoft Teams

    Distinguished Lecture Series: Leaf I - National Youth Day | ' Youth and Nation Building ' | January 12, 2022

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has planned a series of lectures under the ' Distinguished Lecture Series ' as part of the #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations. On the occasion of the National Youth Day, the first distinguished lecture titled ' Youth and Nation Building ' is organized on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 3:00 PM- 4:15 PM (IST) in virtual mode in ' Microsoft Teams '.

    About the National Youth Day:

    The National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12, every year in India to honour the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's greatest leaders and believers of youth power. Life and lessons of Swami Vivekananda personified the eternal energy of the youth and their restless quest for truth. Swami Vivekananda once said that " All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you."

    About the Distinguished Speaker:Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, Physician and Former IAS Officer

    Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is a physician by training who went into the Indian Administrative Service in the aftermath of the Emergency and failure of the Janata Experiment. He was a topper in the IAS exam. During the 16 years of distinguished public service in various capacities, he acquired a formidable reputation in the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh.

    Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is a physician by training who went into the Indian Administrative Service in the aftermath of the Emergency and failure of the Janata Experiment. He was a topper in the IAS exam. During the 16 years of distinguished public service in various capacities, he acquired a formidable reputation in the erstwhile State of Andhra Pradesh.

    As Joint Collector, Mr. Jayaprakash created full and permanent employment for 8000 youth from displaced families of Visakhapatnam Steel Plan. As Collector of Prakasm District, he was instrumental in the creation of a record 2,00,000 acres of irrigation, the largest such program with direct participation of people. As Collector of East Godavari District, he spearheaded the reconstruction of drainage and irrigation networks in Krishna and Godavari deltas. He served as Secretary to both the Governor and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He worked on strengthening the credit cooperatives and making them independent of government control.

    In spite of an impressive personal achievement, Dr Narayan's experience in government convinced him that faulty governance process was the biggest hurdle to India and Indians achieving greater success. And what India needs today is a fundamental change in the rules of the game and not a periodic change of players.

    In order to translate his vision into practical reality, he resigned from Service (IAS) in 1996, and worked with like-minded colleagues for the formation of Lok Satta. Lok Satta has now emerged as India's leading civil society initiative for governance reforms. Lok Satta movement has been the driving force in achieving the following governance reforms in recent years, among others:Substantial reduction in short delivery of petroleum products in all retail outlets (1998 ‐ 2003); Significant improvements in voter registration (1999 ‐ till date); Disclosure of candidate details, and the disclosure law (2003); Political funding reform law of 2003 in the wake of Tehelka expose; Strengthening the anti-defection provisions (X Schedule changes, 2003); Limiting the size of the Council of Ministers (91st Amendment, 2003); Right to Information Act, 2005. National Rural Health Mission (2005); Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2009; The Lokpal Act, 2011; Cancellation of 122 licenses of 2-G spectrum by Supreme Court, and revision of policy to ensure allocation of all natural resources through competitive bidding (2012); 97th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing autonomy to cooperatives (2012); 121st Amendment creating National Judicial Appointments Commission (2015).

    Dr Jayaprakash Narayan has served on several national panels. Notable among them are: The National Advisory Council (NAC) 2004 ‐ 2006; Vigilance Advisory Council constituted by the Central Vigilance Commission, 2004 ‐ 2008; Second Administrative Reforms Commission constituted by the Government of India from 2005 ‐ 2007.

    Dr Narayan, through Foundation for Democratic Reforms, Lok Satta movement and other fora has been actively pursuing reforms in service guarantees in government offices, education, healthcare, local government empowerment, judicial and police reforms, various anti-corruption measures, and political reforms to transform governance, particularly at state and local levels.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the Workshop, please communicate your interest in writing via email to to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in   on or before January 12, 2022 by 11:00 am.

    Venue:

    Online @Microsoft Teams

    Workshop on Mooting: Locating the Law, Citations and IRAC Method | December 27-30, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting, Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised ‘ Workshop On Locating The Law, Citations and IRAC Method’ on December 27-30, 2021.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP:

    The workshop aims to equip learners with skills to find law applicable to a legal problem. Additionally, it will help learners understand how to optimally use the law library and referencing tips. The acronym “ IRAC” stands for Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion. This method provides for legal analysis by a predefined framework or structure for legal writing, especially for composing legal documents, position papers, issue or policy evaluation, and other reports, among others.

    RESOURCE PERSON:

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade, Lawyer, Consultant and Trainer

    Dr. Nilima is Ph.D. in Contract law. She started her career as a practicing advocate in 1982 and continued to practice till 1994. She has been associated with teaching since her practicing days and her journey of teaching courses on Property, Contract, Insurance, Evidence, Civil Procedure continues till date. She has been a member of the Expert Committee appointed by the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, to examine the Specific Relief Act 1963 and to make suggestions for amendments. She has designed and conducted workshops about Contracting at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, for persons from industry titled “ Intricacies of Contracts Simplified ”, and in Companies for their staff, and Colleges for final year law students.

    Dr. Nilima has authored four books on contract law, namely, Pollock and Mullas Contract and Specific Relief Acts, three editions, 14th updated edition in 2014, published by LexisNexis; Halsbury ‚s Laws of India: Volume 9 Contracts, 2014, published by LexisNexis; Contract Law of India three editions, latest edition 2015, published by Kluwer Law International; Specific Performance of Contracts: the Tests of Inadequacy and Effective Enforcement, 2014, published by LexisNexis.

    Dr. Nilima is also a Member of the Research and Recognitions Committee in the Faculty of Law of the Symbiosis International University, Pune, as Subject Expert and of the Board of Studies / Academic Advisory Council of the National Insurance Academy, Baner, Pune. She has also given lectures on participant-specific aspects of Contract and Contracting, Evidence, Consumer Protection Laws and Property Laws at National Insurance Academy, Yeshwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration and other institutions.

    Dr. Nilima has conducted several workshops for law teachers about organizing advocacy skills related activities, use of information technology in teaching, and on teaching methods.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    Programme Session Date | Timings
    Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws (BBA. LL.B.) I December 27, 2021
    12:45 PM – 02:45 PM
    II December 29, 2021
    12:45 PM – 02:45 PM
    Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Laws (BA. LL.B.) I December 28, 2021
    12:45 PM – 02:45 PM
    II December 30, 2021
    12:45 PM – 02:45 PM

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the Workshop, please communicate your interest in writing via email to to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in   on or before December 24, 2021 by 11:00 am.

    Venue:

    Online @Microsoft Teams

    Teaching Session on Overview of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code | In Association with RBSA Advisors | October 26, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with RBSA Advisors has organized ‘Teaching Session on Overview of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 10:30 AM – 01:30 PM.

    About RBSA Advisors:

    RBSA Advisors, founded in 1971, is a leading independent Transaction Advisory firm with service offerings including Valuation, Investment Banking, Restructuring, Transaction Services, Transaction Tax, Risk Consulting, and Dispute & Litigation Support. With a team of more than 250+ professionals, we are spread across 8 offices in India, Dubai and Singapore.

    RBSA has been consistently ranked amongst the top 5 M&A advisory firms by both Merger Market and Venture Intelligence. RBSA Advisors serves Domestic & Multi-National Corporates, Governments & Regulators, Domestic & International Banks, Financial Institutions and Private Equity Funds.  It has worked with Clients across more than 30 Countries. We also have trusted affiliates across the USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, Africa and Brazil who, alongside us, provide Clients with seamless advisory services across the world. We are a registered valuer entity (RVE) and a recognized insolvency professional entity (IPE). We are also a SEBI registered Category I Merchant Banking Firm.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar Gulla, Partner & Insolvency Professional, RBSA Advisors

    Mr. Ashok Kumar Gulla is Master of Science (M.Sc.) (Gold Medallist), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Cost Accountant and Certified Associate from Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He has more than 33 years of experience in the Global and Domestic Banking Industry. He retired as Deputy General Manager of State Bank of India on March 31, 2017.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar has vast exposure in appraisal, sanction and monitoring of loans to corporates, has fine understanding of Credit Risk and Financial Management and has been actively involved in finding resolution of stress asset and finalizing restructuring packages under various schemes. He was head of prominent branches of State Bank of India such as: Industrial Finance Branch, New Delhi having a credit portfolio of INR 20,000 Crore, Major exposure into Iron & Steel, Power, Infrastructure and Auto Ancillary etc. Industries, Commercial Branch, Kolkata having a credit portfolio of INR 5,000 Crore, major exposure into Irons & Steel, Metals and Mining, Real Estate etc. He was VP and Head (Credit) managing a portfolio of syndicated loans of over US$500 million at SBI Chicago Branch (USA). He dealt with retail loans as branch head at Naroda Road, Rakhail branch and Petrofils branch in Gujarat.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar has handled multiple clients engaged in the power, steel industry, auto components, infrastructure, textile, fertilizers, etc. He has also worked in various other assignments in SBI as Branch Head, Credit Officer and Bank’s Asset- Liability Management at its Corporate Office.

    During his tenure in SBI, Mr. Ashok Kumar has worked with several companies across various sectors like FMCG, Real Estate, Iron & Steel, Automobiles Ancillary, Pharma, Infrastructure, Metal, Ceramics, Fertilizers, Hotel, Printing Press, Education, Textile, Gen Set, EPC, Transport & Logistics, Power, Chemicals, etc.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar is presently working as partner in RBSA Restructuring Advisors LLP which is an IPE registered with IBBI. He has been working as an Insolvency Professional for the last 4 years. He has handled/is handling 6 assignments under CIRP/ Liquidator.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar is in the panel of various banks and financial institute as an Insolvency Professional which includes State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, IDBI Bank Ltd., Dena Bank (Merged with Bank of Baroda), Allahabad Bank (Merged with Indian Bank) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (Merged with Punjab National Bank), Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC).

    Mr. Kapil Dev Taneja, Partner & Insolvency Professional, RBSA Advisors

    Mr. Kapil Dev Taneja has more than three decades of rich industry experience. He has worked with leading MNCs such as Sona Group, Caparo India, Brahmos Aerospace (DRDO), Danfoss, Halliburton group etc. He has worked in the capacity of Group CS/Head Legal. He is a qualified Insolvency Professional, Company Secretary, Cost & Management Accountant, LLB and has also done a Diploma in Export Marketing.

    Mr. Kapil Dev has rich working experience in various aspects of the Code. He continuously serves on the panel/ as Faculty for the Code related courses of IBBI and IPA s. He is an accomplished Trainer and has delivered over 50 training sessions for the ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI, PHD Chamber, ASSOCHAM, Symbiosis University, NLU New Delhi on Companies Act 1956, Companies Act 2013 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.

    Mr. Kapil Dev has served as a key Convener of the Insolvency Laws group of Institute of Cost Accountants of India in 2017-18 and has been instrumental in launching the Learning Management modules. He has also served as a member of the Working group on Secretarial Standards of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India).

    Mr. Kapil Dev has undergone training for the “ Train The Trainer Program “ – a joint initiative of IBBI and World Bank. This intensive training has helped him develop as a resource / serve as faculty for various Insolvency Code related programs of the Board. He has undergone extensive training at the hands of global leaders in this field.

    Mr. Kapil Dev has core expertise and rich experience in Financial Accounting, Bank Audits, Statutory Audits, Corporate Laws, Risk Management frameworks, Project Evaluations, Due Diligence Reviews. He has significant knowledge and hands-on experience in Statutory Audits, Internal Audits and Risk Management Services for large corporate houses including those in restructuring. He has worked on projects involving financial restructuring for clients.

    Mr. Kapil Dev has worked as an Insolvency Professional CIRP Accounts and all four of these have undergone successful resolutions with NCLTs approvals.

    Mr. Ajit Sood, Partner & Insolvency Professional, RBSA Advisors

    Mr. Ajit Sood is a Postgraduate and a Certified Associate from Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He has more than 36 years of experience in the Global and Domestic Banking Industry. He retired as a Chief General Manager from State Bank of India (SBI) on 30th April 2018. He has attended courses at Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management, Chicago-USA and The Indian Institute of Management Kolkata.

    Mr. Ajit has Worked in various assignments in SBI such as Chief General Manager of a Circle, General Manager Mid Corporate Group, Deputy General Manager Corporate Accounts Group & Assistant General Manager Foreign Currency Loan Syndications. He has also worked as the Head of Business Development at the Singapore Office of State Bank of India.

    Mr. Ajit has vast experience in credit appraisal, sanction and monitoring of loans to Large and Mid-Corporate both including understanding of Credit Risk and Financial Management and financing of overseas acquisitions. He has handled accounts relating to Pharmaceutical, Metal, Food, Coal, Thermal Power plants, Wind Power, Manufacturing of power equipment, Construction Sector, Rice, Sugar, Leather Products, Oil refinery, Textile etc.

    During his tenure with SBI, he has worked with several companies in the Oil & Gas Industry such as Reliance Industries, etc.

    Mr. Ajit has also worked as a Senior Advisor with KPMG India Pvt Ltd in their Special Situations Group and was actively involved in Resolution of Stress Assets by finalization of restructuring packages. During his tenure with the firm, he was actively involved in assisting the Resolution Professional for Corporate Resolution process for resolution of Wind World (India) Ltd. (which was having a debt size of Rs. 5000 Cr.) and Dighi Port Ltd. (which was having a debt size of Rs. 2700 Cr.)

    Mr. Ajit is a Partner in RBSA Restructuring Advisors LLP which is an IPE registered with the IBBI. He is registered as an Insolvency professional(IP) with Insolvency Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

    Mr. Ajit has given his consent to act as an Interim Resolution Professional for Belief Realtors Pvt. Ltd. and also for its Corporate Guarantors Wadhawan Holdings Pvt. Ltd. and RKW Developers Pvt. Ltd. (Recently the order has been Pronounced on his name) to Yes Bank.

    Mr. Ajit is empanelled with various banks and Financial Institutions as an Insolvency Professional such as State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Maharashtra.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    If interested in attending the session, please communicate your interest in writing via email to coordinator@symlaw.edu.in on or before October 25, 2021 by 11:00 am.

    Attendees will be issued with an e-Certificate of Participation.

    Venue:

    Seminar Hall,

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Sector 62, A Block, 47-48,

    NOIDA 201301

    Schedule:

    Day & Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    Timings: 10:30 AM – 01:30 AM

    MASTER CLASS ON 'LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS' - WITH TRILEGAL: MARCH 08-10, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in with Trilegal has organised a webinar series titled 'Master Class on Labour And Employment Laws' on March 08, 09, & 10, 2021. Master Class on 'Labour And Employment Laws' will be delive

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    Sessions as part of the Master Class on Labour And Employment Laws will provide an overview on key aspects of employment laws that most multi-national companies grapple with on a day to day basis, including discussions on the law relating to workplace

    Mr. Atul Gupta, Partner, Trilegal

    Mr. Atul Gupta is Partner, Trilegal and is part of the Employment and Corporate practice group. He possesses extensive experience and specialist knowledge of India's complex labour and employment laws, and regularly assists clients in managing all legal aspects of their human capital. Over his career, Mr. Atul has also represented numerous companies on business acquisitions and investments, and has extensively advised on compliances under corporate and foreign exchange laws, as well as a wide range of regulatory and technology law related issues.

    Mr. Atul's practice reflects his mixed corporate and employment law experience, giving him the ability to provide comprehensive advice on complex domestic and cross border transactions. He regularly advises clients on asset and business sales/acquisitions and is well placed to help clients navigate the corporate and employment law issues that form a pertinent part of these transactions.

    Mr. Atul draws upon a broad base of experience and practical knowledge in his practice, and his clients have included major organizations across varied sectors such as food and confectionary, automobile, logistics, health and imaging, renewable power, retail, e-commerce, technology services, outsourcing, consulting, IT products & services and telecom. Mr. Atul regularly conducts training sessions for clients and also contributes to legal publications by organizations such as the IBLJ, World Bank, etc. He has also been recognized and quoted as an "associate to watch" by Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 and 2015 guides.

    Mr. Atul is an alumnus of I.L.S. Law College, University of Pune. He is a member of Bar Council of Karnataka, India.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Kanishka Maggon, Senior Associate, Trilegal | Alumnus, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Mr. Kanishka Maggon is a Senior Associate in the Bangalore office of Trilegal. He regularly advises domestic and overseas clients on complex redundancy processes, negotiations with trade unions, conducting employee investigations, and assists with real-time employee exit discussions and in handling claims of sexual harassment.

    Mr. Kanishka is also regularly involved in assisting clients on large scale business transfers / M&A's and associated employee integration issues, advising clients on contract labour issues, pay parity claims, re-organisation and closure of their businesses in India.

    Mr. Kanishka is an alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA (2010-15). He started his career with Trilegal in August 2015 and is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    MASTER CLASSDAY & DATETIMINGS
    IMonday,  March 08, 202101:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    IITuesday,  March 09, 202101:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    IIIWednesday, March 10, 202101:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested learners should write an email of interest to Mr. Sachin Kumar, Information Officer, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to io@symlaw.edu.in on or before March 07, 2020 by 10:00 AM. Registio@symlaw.edu.inered

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON 'PURSUING LL.M. ABROAD AND WORKING AS A CORPORATE LAWYER IN A FOREIGN LAW FIRM': FEBRUARY 12, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised an Interactive Session on 'Pursuing LL.M. Abroad And Working As A Corporate Lawyer In A Foreign Law Firm' on February 12, 2021 from 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM.

    Mr. Abhijit Narayan, Head, India Desk & Middle East Desk for Continental Europe, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Mr. Abhijit is the Head of Orrick's India Desk & Middle East Desk for Continental Europe. He regularly advises India and Middle East-based clients on their investments and other business activities in Europe and USA. He advises on a broad range of M&A transactions.

    Before joining Orrick in 2019, Mr. Abhijit worked for J. Sagar Associates (in India), Slaughter and May (in the United Kingdom) and Hengeler Mueller (in Germany).

    Mr. Abhijit Narayan is an alumnus of New York University (LL.M. - 2008 and Delhi University (LL.B. - 2004-07).

    Mr. Abhijit is Ambassador of German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP). He is a member of Society of Asian Lawyers; Member, India Business Forum, Frankfurt.

    MODERATOR

    Ms. Kritika Ramya
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - International Cell
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA 

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested learners should write an email of interest to Mr. Sachin Kumar, Information Officer, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to io@symlaw.edu.in on or before February 12, 2020 by 10:00 AM.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    MASTER CLASS ON'ARBITRATION' - WITH MR. PERCIVAL BILLIMORIA: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a Webinar Series titled \'Master Class on Arbitration' with Mr. Percival Billimoria in January - February 2021.

    Master Class on 'Arbitration' will be delivered by Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    - ARBITRATION: KEY TOPICS

    1. Fundamentals of Arbitration - Origin, Types Of Arbitration, Theories Of Arbitration, Party Autonomy, Applicable Law, Seat
    2. Commencement Of Arbitration, Agreement, Role Of Courts, Severability, Importance Of Stamping, Appointment Of The Tribunal, Consolidation, Third Parties To The Dispute And Jurisdiction
    3. Process - Institutional Rules, Termination Of Arbitration, Challenges Under S 37, Rights Duties And Responsibilities Of The Tribunal, Time And Cost, Evidence And Discovery In Arbitration
    4. Awards and Enforcement

    Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria

    Mr. Percival (Percy) Billimoria started his legal career with Arthur Andersen in 1987 and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was the National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018. Prior to that, as the senior partner at AZB & Partners, he chaired its litigation practice from New Delhi.

    Mr. Percy is known for his extensive experience as an arguing counsel in adversarial matters (litigation and arbitration) pertaining to commercial trans-national matters such as contracts, joint venture & project finance matters, oil and gas, power and infrastructure contracts, anti-trust, and white-collar crime issues.

    Mr. Percy is listed in the Who's Who Litigation Guide - 2018, and Chambers & Partners recognises him as being well known for his expertise in litigation in the areas of joint ventures, infrastructure projects and project finance. He has also been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in India and as a "fine lawyer" and a leading individual who comes "highly recommended".

    Mr. Percy holds several positions of responsibility including Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association ("COMBAR"); Non-Government Adviser to the Competition Commission of India; India Committee of the American Bar Association; Indian Council of Arbitration; Empanelled as arbitrator with LCIA; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Member of the Bar Council of India.

    Mr. Percy's former commendable associations include National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018; Senior Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice at AZB & Partners; Dispute Resolution Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry ("CII"); ICC India Executive Committee (2016); National Council for Competition Law of ASSOCHAM; Working Group on Unilateral Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Anti-trust law; Direct Tax Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Honorary Faculty of National Institute of Construction Management and Research; Committee for Review of Education and Training of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Committee of Legal Affairs, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Percy has several accolades to his name as follows: Listed in "The A List - India's Top 100 Lawyers" (2017) for Litigation, Competition Law and Direct Tax; Winner of the Legal League individual category award in "Excellence in Arbitration" (March 2018); Selected by the editorial team of India Inc. to be featured in the annual '100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations' publication to be launched in June 2018; Listed in the "Who's Who Legal" for Competition Law; The Asian-Mena Counsel has named Percy as the "External Counsel of the Year" (2013) for his "industry, knowledge and commercial approach"; Best Competition Law Litigator, 2014, Legal Era Awards, 2013-14; Best Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Legal Era Awards, 2011-12; Previously listed in the Tax Director's Handbook as "highly regarded".

    MODERATOR

    Ms. Megha Nagpal
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA 

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Master ClassDay &DateTimings
    ISaturday, January 23, 202111:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    IISaturday, January 30, 202111:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    IIISaturday, February 06, 202111:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    IVSaturday, February 13, 202111:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested learners should write an email of interest to Mr. Sachin Kumar, Information Officer, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to io@symlaw.edu.in on or before January 22, 2021 by 10:00 AM.

    VENUE

    Online @Microsoft Teams

    CONTACT PERSON

    Interested learners should write an email of interest to Mr. Sachin Kumar, Information Officer, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to io@symlaw.edu.in on or before January 22, 2021 by 10:00 AM.

    VENUE

    Online @Microsoft Teams

    WORKSHOP ON DRAFTING OF A MEMORIAL AND COURT ROOM MANNERISM: JANUARY 30, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situations, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills.

    With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Moot Court Society has organised a series of workshops. These workshops will attempt to introduce learners to culture and expectations of mooting. 

    OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

    The workshop will introduce the process and nuances of mooting while also discussing keys to draft a good memorial, framing of issues for a memorial and court-room mannerisms.

    Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Advocate, Supreme Court of India | Alumnus, SLS-Pune & Mentor, Moot Court Society, SLS-NOIDA

    Mr. Iyer is an Advocate practicing primarily in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.

    Formerly Mr. Iyer has worked with Khaitan & Co, Mumbai, with Mr. Gautam Narayan, AOR, and was a Law Clerk in the Delhi High Court. He practices primarily in civil and commercial matters, as well as arbitrations.

    Mr. Iyer is an avid mooter and has successfully represented Symbiosis Law School, Pune in various national and international moot court competitions. He has a continuing relationship with mooting and Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. 

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON LOCATING THE LAW, CITATIONS AND IRAC METHOD: JANUARY 21-23, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situations, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills.

    With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Moot Court Society has organised a series of workshops. These workshops will attempt to introduce learners to culture and expectations of mooting.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

    The workshop aims to equip learners with skills to find law applicable to a legal problem. Additionally, it will help learners understand how to optimally use the law library and referencing tips. The acronym "IRAC" stands for Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion. This method provides for legal analysis by a predefined framework or structure for legal writing, especially for composing legal documents, position papers, issue or policy evaluation, and other reports, among others.

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade, Lawyer, Consultant and Trainer

    Dr. Nilima is Ph.D. in Contract law. She started her career as a practicing advocate in 1982 and continued to practice till 1994. She has been associated with teaching since her practicing days and her journey of teaching courses on Property, Contract, Insurance, Evidence, Civil Procedure continues till date. She has been a member of the Expert Committee appointed by Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, to examine the Specific Relief Act 1963 and to make suggestions for amendments. She has designed and conducted workshops about Contracting at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, for persons from industry titled \"Intricacies of Contracts Simplified\", and in Companies for their staff, and Colleges for final year law students.

    Dr. Nilima has authored four books on contract law, namely,

    • Pollock and Mulla's Contract and Specific Relief Acts, three editions, 14th updated edition in 2014, published by LexisNexis
    • Halsbury's Laws of India: Volume 9 Contracts, 2014, published by LexisNexis
    • Contract Law of India three editions, latest edition 2015, published by Kluwer Law International
    • Specific Performance of Contracts: the Tests of Inadequacy and Effective Enforcement, 2014, published by LexisNexis.

    Dr. Nilima is also a Member of Research and Recognitions Committee in the Faculty of Law of the Symbiosis International University, Pune, as Subject Expert and of Board of Studies / Academic Advisory Council of the National Insurance Academy, Baner, Pune. She has also given lectures on participant-specific aspects of Contract and Contracting, Evidence, Consumer Protection Laws and Property Laws at National Insurance Academy, Yeshwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration and other institutions.

    Dr. Nilima has conducted several workshops for law teachers about organising advocacy skills related activities, use of information technology in teaching, and on teaching methods.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    Moot Court and Allied Activities: Workshop I: Drafting A Winning Memorial, BRAC Technique For Research & Use of Law School Library - January 02, 2021

    INTRODUCTION

    Objectives: With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, a series of workshops was organised under 'Orientation Programme - Part V - Moot Court And Allied Activities'. The Objective of Workshop I was to introduce to learners nuances of a Good Memorial and framing of problem-specific issues. Further, it was also an objective to communicate the importance of perfectly structured arguments and ways to present applied law arguments. 

    Mr. Shreyas Edupuganti, Associate, Khaitan & Co. | Alumnus Batch 2012- 17

    Mr. Shreyas has graduated in law from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in the year 2017 and is currently working as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Khaitan & Co. His areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Commercial Arbitration. During his time at Symbiosis, Mr. Shreyas has participated in six moot court competitions and three mock trials. The most notable achievements during such participation include: Best Memorial at World Rounds of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Competition, 2015 (Geneva), Second Best Memorial at World Rounds of Stetson Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2017 (Florida, USA) and Best Speaker at KTS Tulsi Mock Trial Competition, 2016 (India).

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF VII - DECEMBER 19, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - December 2020.

    Leaf VII of the series is scheduled on December 19, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on "Gender Justice".

    Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Saroj Yadav (Addl.), High Court of Judicature At Allahabad

    Mrs. Saroj Yadav graduated in Law in the year 1982. She has completed Post Graduate Diploma in \'Drafting of Legislation, Treaties and Agreements\' from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (2010-2011); Post Graduate Diploma in \'Alternative Dispute Resolution\' from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (2014).

    Mrs. Saroj Yadav was appointed in P.C.S. (J) in 1986 and was promoted in Higher Judicial Service in 2008.She became District & Sessions Judge in 2015 and then took oath as Additional Judge, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad on September 16, 2020.

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF VI - DECEMBER 12, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar seriestitled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - December 2020.

    Leaf V of the series is scheduled on December 12, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on "Taming the Unruly Horse: Public Policy in Indian Arbitration".

    Mr. Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India | Former Additional Solicitor General of India | Overseas Associate of Essex Court of Chambers

    Mr. Gourab Banerji is a Senior Advocate, practicing mainly before the Supreme Court of India as well as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel in a large number of domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He has represented the Republic of India in its investment treaty arbitrations.

    Mr. Gourab graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1989 with First Class Honours. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1990.

    Mr. Gourab was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2003 and served as the Additional Solicitor General of India from July 2009 to May 2014. He is an Overseas Associate of Essex Court Chambers.

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF V - DECEMBER 11, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - December 2020.

    Leaf V of the series is scheduled on December 11, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on "Advocacy - Practical Aspects and the Psychology of Arguing Before a Judicial Forum".

    Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria

    Mr. Percival (Percy) Billimoria started his legal career with Arthur Andersen in 1987 and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was the National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018. Prior to that, as the senior partner at AZB & Partners, he chaired its litigation practice from New Delhi.

    Mr. Percy is known for his extensive experience as an arguing counsel in adversarial matters (litigation and arbitration) pertaining to commercial trans-national matters such as contracts, joint venture & project finance matters, oil and gas, power and infrastructure contracts, antitrust, and white-collar crime issues.

    Mr. Percy is listed in the Who's Who Litigation Guide - 2018, and Chambers & Partners recognises him as being well known for his expertise in litigation in the areas of joint ventures, infrastructure projects and project finance. He has also been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in India and as a "fine lawyer" and a leading individual who comes "highly recommended".

    Mr. Percy holds several positions of responsibility including Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association ("COMBAR"); Non-Government Adviser to the Competition Commission of India; India Committee of the American Bar Association; Indian Council of Arbitration; Empanelled as arbitrator with LCIA; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Member of the Bar Council of India.

    Mr. Percy's former commendable associations include National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018; Senior Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice at AZB & Partners; Dispute Resolution Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry ("CII"); ICC India Executive Committee (2016); National Council for Competition Law of ASSOCHAM; Working Group on Unilateral Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Antitrust law; Direct Tax Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Honorary Faculty of National Institute of Construction Management and Research; Committee for Review of Education and Training of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Committee of Legal Affairs, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Percy has several accolades to his name as follows: Listed in "The A List - India's Top 100 Lawyers" (2017) for Litigation, Competition Law and Direct Tax; Winner of the Legal League individual category award in "Excellence in Arbitration" (March 2018); Selected by the editorial team of India Inc. to be featured in the annual '100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations' publication to be launched in June 2018; Listed in the "Who's Who Legal" for Competition Law; The Asian-Mena Counsel has named Percy as the "External Counsel of the Year" (2013) for his "industry, knowledge and commercial approach"; Best Competition Law Litigator, 2014, Legal Era Awards, 2013-14; Best Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Legal Era Awards, 2011-12; Previously listed in the Tax Director's Handbook as "highly regarded".

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    MASTER CLASS ON 'CORPORATE / M&A TRANSACTIONS' - WITH AZB & PARTNERS: DECEMBER, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA with AZB & Partners has organised a webinar series titled 'Master Class - Corporate / M&A Transactions' in December 2020

    Master Class on 'Corporate / M&A Transactions' will be delivered by Mr. Hardeep Sachdeva, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners.

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS
    1. Key Corporate/ M&A Transactions
    1. Joint Ventures
    2. Share/ Securities Acquisitions
    3. Business Transfers
    2. Financing Transactions
    1. NCDs / Corporate Bonds
    2. Structured Loans
    3. Securitization
    3. Business Transactions
    1. Manufacturing Agreements
    2. Digital/ Supply/ Sourcing/ Purchase Agreements
    3. Joint Developments

    Mr. Hardeep Sachdeva, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners

    Mr. Hardeep Sachdeva is a Senior Partner at AZB & Partners. With more than 25 years' experience, he advises Indian and multinational clients and is consistently rated as India's leading corporate and M&A lawyer. Mr. Hardeep advises across all sectors, including foundation, impact sector investments, real estate, retail, hospitality, e-commerce, education, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing, and others.

    Mr. Hardeep has been associated with several landmark M&A and private equity investment & financing transactions and has done pioneering work, within and outside India, in both listed and unlisted companies and on numerous acquisitions, joint ventures, including cross-border transactions. He advises clients on investment strategies, transaction structures and drafting & negotiating of transaction documents. He advises companies and foundations on their India entry strategy.

    Mr. Hardeep has been a member of governmental & other industry committees. In 1995, he joined Ajay Bahl & Co., a Delhi-based corporate law firm, which was one of the predecessors firms that formed AZB & Partners in 2004. He has been a key member of AZB & Partners since.

    Mr. Hardeep has been 'Ranked for Real Estate by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019-2020); 'Highly Regarded' for M&A by IFLR1000 (2016-21); 'Recommended' for Real Estate by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020); Recognised as a 'Leading Practitioner' for Real Estate (2015, 2016, 2018-2020) by the International Who's Who Legal; Recognised as a 'Distinguished Practitioner' for Real Estate (2020-2021); and as a 'Leading Lawyer' for Construction & real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds and Private Equity (2018) by AsiaLaw Profiles.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Master ClassDay & DateTimings
    IWednesday,  December 09, 202011:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    IIWednesday,  December 16, 202011:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    IIIWednesday,  December 23, 202011:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested learners should write an email of interest to Mr. Sachin Kumar, Information Officer, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA to io@symlaw.edu.inio@symlaw.edu.in on or before December 7, 2020 by 10:00 PM.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF IV - DECEMBER 05, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - December 2020.

    Leaf IV of the series is scheduled on December 05, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on 'Evolving Environmental Jurisprudence in India'

    Ms. Anitha Shenoy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Anitha became Advocate on Record in the year 2001 and is Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

    Ms. Anitha has been Counsel for the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, for the State of Andhra Pradesh and the State of Telangana since October 2016. She was Standing Counsel for the State of Karnataka from 2006-2016. She also has been Advocate on the panel of the National Human Rights Commission since 2017; Counsel for the National Legal Services Authority since 2013; Special Counsel for the State of Karnataka (in Mining, Sugar, Forest and Infrastructure related cases) since 2016 and many more.

    Ms. Anitha has held positions of repute including: Member, Middle Income Group, Legal Aid Society, Supreme Court of India (Since 2015); Member, Supreme Court Legal Services Committee (August 2013 - October 20217); Legal Advisor to Legal Initiative for Forest And Environment (for Supreme Court litigation) (2006 Onwards); Member, Advisory Board, the Access Initiative for it's report titled "An Assessment of Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice: Environmental Democracy in the Himalayas" (2010); Legal Advisor to the NGO Platform on Ship-Breaking (2016 Onwards).

    Ms. Anitha has been part of various committees/panels including: Consultant to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on issues of Pre-Natal Sex Determination and Sex Selective Abortions (2002-03); Member, Technical Committee on amendments to the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulations and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994; Part of the Campaign Committee for a Law on Domestic Violence (1999); Coordinator, Far East Study Tour Programme of the Women's Rights Initiative to examine Models of Domestic Violence legislation, Philippines and Malaysia (2000); Consultant, the Canadian International Development Agency on the Justice Delivery System (2000) and more.

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF III - NOVEMBER 28, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - December 2020.

    Leaf III of the series is scheduled on November 28, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on 'Law And Practice of Law in Changing Times'.

    Mr. Ravindra Srivastava, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Advocate General of the State of Chhattisgarh

    Mr. Ravindra Shrivastava is Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Advocate General of the State of Chhattisgarh.

    After admitting to the Membership of the District Bar Association, Raigarh, Mr. Ravindra started his professional endeavor from the chambers of his father Late Shri DP Shrivastava, an eminent advocate in the State and worked on civil, criminal and commercial sides in the Districts, Sessions and Revenue Courts. After working in the top most law chamber of late Shri Y.S. Dharmadhikari, Former Advocate General, Madhya Pradesh, from 1983-1985, he established his own practice and since then has been regularly appearing before High Courts and Supreme Court. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Full Court of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in July, 2000 and was the youngest to be so designated in the High Court. He was appointed as one of the youngest ever and first Advocate General of State of Chhattisgarh on its formation.

    Mr. Ravindra has appeared regularly for several important civil and constitutional litigation in Supreme Court and argued as Senior Counsel in the Supreme Court in Constitutional Benches 5 and 9 judges such as in Presidential Reference in 2G matter, coal allocation matter, constitutional amendment case relating to appointment of judges in High Court and Supreme Court and 9 judges cases recently on the validity of imposition of Entry Tax, he has appeared in the Supreme Court for the principal accused in high profile criminal matter arising out of coal allocation dispute in which former Prime Minister was also accused. He has appeared as arguing counsel in the election case for Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj, former Union Minister of External Affairs. At present he is involved in the constitutional matter relating to the status and rights of a Parsi woman after inter- marriage, also representing Dow chemicals in Curative Petition (Bhopal Gas Tragedy matter) before the Supreme Court Constitution Bench.

    Mr. Ravindra was nominated as Member to the Madhya Pradesh Legal Services Authority by the Chief Justice of the High Court, as Statutory Body; also appointed by the Government of Madhya Pradesh as Member of a High Powered Committee to study and report the measures required for the religious temples.

    Mr. Ravindra has hold positions of repute as: Member of a Committee constituted by the Government of Chhattisgarh to establish the National Law University at Raipur, Chhattisgarh; Founder member of the Executive Council of the National Law University, Raipur; Member of the Governing Council of the National Law University; Member of the General Council of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Member of the Round Table Commission for the study and suggesting reforms in legal education in India chaired by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development; Member of the High Powered Committee by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development to study and suggest radical reforms in the Distance Education system in India involving all Government and private Universities and to suggest legislative measures; Vice-President of the Confederation of Indian Bar; Member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Association (Indian Chapter).

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF II - NOVEMBER 07, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - November 2020.

    Leaf II of the series is scheduled on November 07, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm on 'Natural Justice: Scope And Limitation'.

    Mr. V K Garg, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. V.K. Garg did his graduation from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1990. He started practising law at the Delhi High Court in 1991.

    After becoming Advocate-on-Record, Mr. V K Garg was appointed as the Standing Counsel for the State of Haryana in the Supreme Court. He was designated as Senior Advocate in 2014. He specialises in Service, Criminal & Commercial Law. He has also been appointed Amicus Curiae in several matters having national importance. He has represented numerous Corporations and Public Sector Undertakings such as GAIL, NHAI, etc. before various High Courts, Arbitration Proceedings and the Supreme Court of India.

    Mr. V K Garg has also been involved in philanthropic activities and has worked for the upliftment and benefit of lepers in association with Federation of Leprosy Organisations.

    MODERATOR

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW, INTELLECT AND PROPERTY - IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANAND AND ANAND: LEAF IV - OCTOBER 31, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Anand and Anand has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law, Intellect and Property' in October 2020.

    Leaf IV of the series is scheduled on October 31, 2020 from 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm. The topics of the discussion include: Understanding procedure in the original commercial IP matters; Artificial Intelligence on Intellectual Property; and Tackling Software Piracy-Licensing & Enforcement.

    Mr. Shantanu Sahay, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Shantanu Sahay is a Partner with Anand and Anand and In- Charge of its IT and E Commerce Law Practice Group. As part of the practice, he has been acting for various software companies such as Microsoft Corporation, Business Software Alliance, Siemens etc. towards their anti piracy campaigns in India which includes initiating civil law suits in Courts on behalf of these companies as well as carrying out criminal enforcements tasks across India.

    Mr. Shantanu has also been advising various IT start ups and SMEs towards effectively protecting their Intellectual Property Rights in India and overseas. He is also engaging of various companies in negotiating and finalizing IT contracts on behalf of his clients.

    Ms. Jaya Negi, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Ms. Jaya Negi's practice areas include IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Trademarks, Copyright, Designs, Anti-Counterfeiting work, IP contractual and advisory work. Extensive experience in handling software piracy cases, domain name disputes before various dispute resolution bodies such as UDRP, INDRP, PKNIK, NAF.

    Ms. Jaya has advised many Indian and International Clients on strategizing their legal disputes and framing a litigation strategy to efficiently handle and resolve each contention.

    Mr. Jaya has completed LL.B. from Law Faculty, University of Delhi (2006), PG Diploma in Corporate Laws and Management (2007) from Indian Law Institute.

    Mr. Aasish Somasi, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Aasish Somasi is a Managing associate, Anand and Anand. He has worked extensively with the tech industry that disrupts the age-old legal principles - Be it figuring out whether Amazon for Alexa requires a public performance license to identifying what elements of a theme or format can be protected in the era of YouTube and Instagram.

    Mr. Ashish is Alumnus of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and has also completed LL.M. from University of California, Berkeley with specialization in IP, Tech and Law.

    Mr. Siddhant Chamola, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Siddhant Chamola is a Managing Associate at Anand and Anand with over 6 years of experience in IP litigation, with a focus on patent, design and trademark litigation. He joined the firm in 2014 and has been part of a team which has secured notable and landmark decisions on nuances areas such as the first final judgment on standard essential patents in India (Philips v. KK Bansal), the first judgment in India recognizing exemplary damages (Philips v. Amazestore), interim injunctions on complex areas of genus and species patents (AstraZeneca v. Emcure; AstraZeneca v. MSN); first case where a colour combination was declared a well-known trademark (John Deere v. S. Harcharan Singh), amongst several others.

    Mr. Siddhant takes great interest in staying updated with latest, global developments on nuanced aspects of IP and IT law. He writes regularly for leading publications and has recently co-authored pieces such as: Asia IP - The Future If - Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Law; ABLJ - An intellectual property 'byte' into Blockchain; IAM Media - Power of ADR in India; Asia IP - The interplay between Indian design and trademark law: Peaceful in 2D, complicated in 3D?; MIP - Impact of COVID-19 on IP Proceedings in India; WIPR - Woes for Toyota and trademark owners

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Rohan Sharma
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyaya
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand
    Email: ashutosh@anandandanand.com

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON 'DYING DECLARATION: AN ANALYSIS': IN ASSOCIATION WITH KMNP LAW: OCTOBER 30, 2020

    INTRODUCTION
    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with KMNP Law has organised a Virtual Panel Discussion on 'Dying Declaration: An Analysis' on October 30, 2020 from 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM.

    CHIEF GUEST

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. S. Sirpurkar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal

    Mr. Justice Sirpurkar served as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court and Calcutta High Court before he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. After retiring from Supreme Court, he became the Chairman of the Competition Appellate Tribunal and also as Chairman of the Authority for Advance Rulings.

    Mr. Justice Sirpurkar is heading a three-member inquiry commission set up to inquire into the circumstances leading to the encounter killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.

    Mr. Justice Sirpurkar is a life member of the World Wild Life Fund.

    GUEST OF HONOUR

    Mr. Rajan Medhekar IPS (Retd.), Former Director General, National Security Guard, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

    Mr. Rajan Medhekar served as an IPS officer for 37 years. He was a former Director General of National Security Guard; Special Director General of Border Security Force and Director General of Police, Kerala Home Guards, Civil Defence and Fire Force, Government of Kerala. He has also been ADGP, Crimes and Intelligence.

    Mr. Rajan was awarded both the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service & Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service. He has wide experience and deep insight into the functioning of Law Enforcement, National Security, Intelligence and Crime Investigation Systems at national and international levels. He is currently the Director General of the International Institute of Security and Safety Management, New Delhi.

    PANELISTS

    Mr. Amit Kumar Singh, DIG (IPS- 2003 Batch)

    Mr. Amit Kumar Singh is a 2003 batch IPS Officer borne on the Tamil Nadu Cadre. He has served as a Superintendent of Police in five districts of Tamil Nadu and also had stints with the Crime Branch and commanded an armed battalion. He is currently on deputation to the Central Government.

    Ms. Uttara Babbar, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Ms. Uttara is an Advocate on Record of Supreme Court of India and has also qualified the New York Bar. She had worked in the chambers of Mr. K.K Venugopal, Senior Advocate and has her own private practice.

    Ms. Uttara Babbar is an alumnus of National Law School University, Bangalore (1997-2002) and Columbia Law School, New York City - USA (2005).



    Mr. Kuriakose Varghese, Managing Partner - KMNP Law

    Mr. Varghese practices primarily in dispute resolution and has argued several matters in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts at Delhi, Bombay, Chandigarh, Kerala and Madras. He has also appeared in several National level Tribunals and Statutory Commissions.

    Mr. Kuriakose used to teach International Trade Law at the Indian Law Institute at New Delhi. He has been a keynote speaker in the ASEAN Conference at the UN- Asia Pacific Commission and has lectured widely in Malaysia, Singapore, Suriname, Egypt, Japan and the United Kingdom. He has recently compiled an omnibus Report for the World Bank on codified labour law for the tourism industry.

    Mr. Kuriakose has an Honours degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, an LL.B from Campus Law Center, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and an LL.M from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was a Commonwealth scholar and also held the Maheshwari Dayal scholarship in Delhi University.

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Placements, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Shyamohan Nair,
    Partner, KMNP Law
    Email: nair@kmnplaw.com

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW, INTELLECT AND PROPERTY - IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANAND AND ANAND: LEAF III - OCTOBER 24, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Anand and Anand has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law, Intellect and Property' in October 2020.

    Leaf III of the series is scheduled on October 24, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm. The topics of the discussion include: Understanding Pre Litigation Mediation under new Commercial Courts Act; and Shifting paradigm in Criminal, Civil and Customs Enforcement of IP during Covid-19.

    Mr. Saif Khan, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Saif Khan is working as a Partner with Anand and Anand in the Litigation Department and heading the White Collar Crime Practice and IP Enforcement team of the firm.

    Prior to Anand and Anand Mr. Saif was working with British Petroleum (on the rolls of Castrol India Ltd) for nearly two years as Manager - Legal Trade Mark Operations. He has also practiced as a trial lawyer during the initial four years of his practice.

    Mr. Saif has vast experience of handling contentious Criminal matters relating to corporate frauds and technological frauds and has been representing conglomerates in contentious criminal matters. He also has on ground experience of strategizing and conducting IP enforcement actions both under the Civil and Criminal law (Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting including Customs Enforcement of IP Rights).

    Mr. Saif has distinctive experience of working, coordinating and liaising with the law enforcement agencies to ensure focused solutions for IP infringement. Mr. Khan also represents the Firm at various forums on conducting IP awareness workshops with government and non- government agencies across the country. He regularly appears and conducts trials (Civil and Criminal) and extends arguments on behalf of firm\'s clients in contentious matters before the various courts throughout the Indian jurisdiction.

    Mr. Saif completed his schooling from Sherwood College in Nainital. He is a commerce graduate from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune University post which he pursued his law degree from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He has also done Masters Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.

    Mr. Manish Biala, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Manish Biala is Partner with Anand and Anand in the litigation department where he heads the Customs Enforcement team. Over the time he has developed active and rigorous customs enforcement practice and has curbed the entry of various counterfeit products in the Indian Markets. He has an expertise in Customs Enforcement (including recordation) and has worked with various luxury brands on Customs Matters throughout India.

    Before joining Anand and Anand, Mr. Manish was a legal practitioner with a criminal law bar practice for almost four years. He regularly appears in contentious matters before various India Courts and Customs offices and has been representing Major Indian and International brands.

    Mr. Manish Biala regularly contributes articles to various publications and leading law journals and is a regular speaker at various forums. He is actively involved in training programs initiated by Government of India for enforcement agencies (Police/Customs) for awareness of IP laws throughout India.

    Mr. Manish is a commerce graduate from the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi and thereafter, completed his LLB at Delhi University.

    Mr. Achuthan Sreekumar, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Achuthan Sreekumar is Partner with Anand and Anand. He started his career in the Firm in 2008 handling matters involving traditional IP such as trademarks, copyrights, patents etc. as well as borderline IP issues such as tortious issues, hyperlinking, spamming, defamation, information technology etc. Over the past few years, he has been focusing on expanding the Firm\'s practice areas to a range of subjects including white collar and IP crime and represents a number of business conglomerates and individuals who have faced issues in this regard and have obtained favourable results. He also specializes in formulating strategies, interfacing and following-up with relevant government and other authorities.

    Mr. Achuthan has completed BA. LL.B. (Hons.) from Hidayatullah National Law University (2003-2008).

    Mr. Shobhit Agarwal, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Shobhit Agrawal is a managing associate in the Anand and Anand litigation team. He has worked extensively with clients for the protection and enforcement of their IP rights, including brand protection, software piracy and other anti-counterfeiting measures.

    Mr. Shobhit regularly represents clients in contentious matters before various courts in India and has wide experience in conducting civil and criminal litigations, trials, and enforcement actions.

    Mr. Shobhit completed his BSc and LLB (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University and enrolled as an advocate in 2010.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Karan Bhutani
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyaya
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand
    Email: ashutosh@anandandanand.com

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW AND ADVOCACY - LEAF I - OCTOBER 17, 2020 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that as part of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law And Advocacy' in October - November 2020.

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Former Chief Justice, High Court of Bombay & Former Chief

    Mr. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was born on February 24, 1958. After graduating from Delhi University in the year 1978, he obtained Bachelor\'s Degree in Law from Delhi University in the year 1981 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1981. His practice of Law included Arbitration, Commercial, Service, Election, Land Revenue, Company and Miscellaneous Writ Matters. He was a Counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for about 6 years and was the nominated Counsel for the Election Commission of the Government of NCT Delhi over about 2 years.

    Mr. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on December 20, 2002 and became a Permanent Judge on April 16, 2004.

    Mr. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was elevated as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court with effect from April 02, 2017. He assumed the office of Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on April 07, 2019 and continued till February 23, 2020

    Mrs. Mayuri Raghuvanshi
    Advocate on Record,
    The Supreme Court of India

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meera Mathews
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW, INTELLECT AND PROPERTY - IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANAND AND ANAND: LEAF II - OCTOBER 17, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Anand and Anand has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law, Intellect and Property' in October 2020.

    Leaf II of the series is scheduled on October 17, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm. The topics of the discussion include: Understanding The Concept of Territorial Jurisdiction In IP Suits; and Enforcement Of Drugs And Pharmaceutical Patents.

    Ms. Tusha Malhotra, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Ms. Tusha's practice areas include Litigation, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Licenses, Contracts, Arbitration, and Writs.

    Ms. Tusha has over 10 years of experience as an Intellectual Property Litigator at Anand and Anand during which she has been actively involved in several phenomenal landmarks, which have changed the face of Indian IP Jurisprudence. Known as a fierce litigator, Ms. Tusha actively represents big-ticket domestic and international clients in contentious matters across all industries including Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Luxury apart from many other verticals.

    Ms. Tusha has contributed to leading publications including Managing Intellectual Property, AsiaIPetc. She is also a co-author of the country chapter of Trade Secrets Throughout the World; Patent Litigation India Chapter by Globe Law. She has been a speaker at various forums like the Indian National Bar Association Conference, JETRO and has been a part of one of its kind initiatives by CIPAM, which saw her, spreading IPR awareness amongst students at 43 Kendriya Vidyalayas across the state of Rajasthan.

    Ms. Tusha has completed LL.B. from University of Delhi.

    Ms. Prachi Agarwal, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Ms. Prachi's practice areas include Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Designs Litigation. She also provides clients with legal advice in Intellectual Property Law matters.

    Ms. Prachi was previously working at an IP law firm based in Ditthavong, Mori and Steiner, Virginia, USA and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA and India.

    Ms. Prachi involves herself in public engagements. Ms. Prachi has completed B.Sc. LL.B. from National Law University, Jodhpur (2007), LL.M. from the George Washington University (2008).

    Ms. Udita Patro, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Ms. Udita's practice areas include IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution: All forms of Intellectual Property including Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Designs, domain names, IP and competition law, IP and defamation law, anti-counterfeiting work including brand enforcement for luxury brands, IP contractual and advisory work.

    Ms. Udita's professional affiliations include Bar Council of India and Delhi High Court Bar Association.

    Ms. Udita has contributed to various leading publications including Chambers and Partners- Intellectual property Guide-Patent Litigation-India Chapter, Globe Business Law- International Patent Litigation Guide-India chapter and has extensively contributed to other leading legal magazines including Managing Intellectual Property, Asian Legal Business, India Business Law Journal and more to be quoted.

    Ms. Udita has completed Masters in Science in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute Of Technology (2008) and LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (2011).

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Devesh Ratan
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.inplacement@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyaya
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand
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    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW, INTELLECT AND PROPERTY - IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANAND AND ANAND: LEAF I - OCTOBER 10, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Anand and Anand has organised a webinar series titled 'Knowledge Series on Law, Intellect and Property' in October 2020.

    Leaf I of the series is scheduled on October 10, 2020 from 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm. The topic of the discussion is Understanding The Basics Of Patent Litigation.

    Mr. Shrawan Chopra, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Shrawan has over 13 years of experience as an Intellectual Property litigator with Anand and Anand, and represents clients before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the High Court and the Supreme Court.

    Mr. Shrawan\'s expertise in IP lit

    igation sees him advise and represent pharmaceutical, beverage and industrial majors on numerous concerns. His litigation experience spans patents, copyright, trademarks and domain name disputes.

    Mr. Shrawan's professional affiliations include Member, Bar Council of Delhi, Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Joint Secretary AIPPI Indian Group.

    Mr. Shrawan is an active contributor to leading IP magazines including Asia IP, India Business Law Journal, Asia Business Law Journal, Managing the IP Lifecycle and more to be quoted.

    Mr. Shrawan has completed Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Delhi, LL.B. from Agra University and LL.M. from Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire.

    Mr. Dhruv Anand, Partner, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Dhruv's Practice area/industry focus includes IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution, All forms of Intellectual Property including Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Designs, domain names, IP and defamation law, anti-counterfeiting work including brand enforcement for luxury brands, Breach of confidentiality cases, IP contractual and advisory work.

    Mr. Dhruv's professional affiliations include INTA Working Group on Unconventional Trademarks; Standing Committee of AIPPI for IT and Internet; BASCAP India Working Group; Asian Coalition against Counterfeiting and Piracy (ACACAP).

    Mr. Dhruv is Co-author of the Trademarks and Copyright chapter for Halsbury\'s Laws of India and an exclusive India Contributor for prestigious multi jurisdictional practice area guides including- Copyright Throughout the world by Silke von Lewinski, Chambers and Partners- Intellectual Property- Patent Litigation Guide, etc. He also regularly contributes to various leading IP related magazines and Journals involving India Business Law Journal, Asia IP, Managing Intellectual Property, Asia Business Law Journal apart from many others.

    Mr. Dhruv has completed BA. LL.B. from Amity Law School (2006), and LL.M. from George Washington University (2014).

    Mr. Vibhav Mithal, Managing Associate, Anand and Anand

    Mr. Vibhav Mithal is practising as an IPR Litigator in New Delhi, India in diverse areas ranging from Patent law, Trademark law, and Copyright law to Plant Varieties. He has been an integral part of many path-breaking litigations such as the Aloys Wobben dispute (Supreme Court, 2014); Roche v Cipla (Delhi High Court, 2015); Monsanto dispute (Supreme Court, 2019) and Ferid Allani (Delhi High Court, 2019 & Intellectual Property Appellate Board, 2020).

    Mr. Vibhav is a regular contributor to various publications and has written for the Managing Intellectual Property magazine; Computer and Telecommunications Law Review; Asia Business Law Journal; and has also contributed to the India Chapter in Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win, (3rd Edition, 2019) published by Bloomberg Law and to the India Chapter in Intellectual Property Law Review published by the Law Reviews (8th Edition, 2019 and 9th Edition, 2020).

    An Artificial Intelligence enthusiast, Mr. Vibhav is currently on the Peer Review Board of the Journal - AI & Ethics (ISSN: 2730-5961) published by Springer and has pursued a course titled "AI for Everyone" taught by Andrew Ng on Coursera.

    Mr. Vibhav has completed BA. LL.B. from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Boston University School of Law.

    In October 2019, Mr. Vibhav was featured in an article titled "Who's Who of Foreign Attorneys", by National Jurist amongst 15 prominent LLM graduates, each having been nominated by their respective US Law Schools.

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyaya,
    Senior Associate,
    Anand and Anand
    Email: Ashutosh@anandandanand.com

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR & Placements,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

    ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (BATCH 2020-25) | SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    For students, their first day of the Law School marks the beginning of a new phase of life. This may conjure up different feelings in different people. Some may be excited, some nervous and some a bit of both. There will be learners who are looking forward to the experience, and then there will be others whose feelings border on apprehension.

    The Orientation Programme aims to bring together learners, the excited and the apprehensive types alike, and give them a sense of what law school life is actually going to be like. In doing this, it intends to make sure that it doesn't lose sight of the bigger picture - academic success that stems from well-rounded individuals pursuing their goals with single-minded determination.

    To understand and answer this natural zeal, fraternity at SLS-NOIDA has organised Orientation Programme for the Learners of Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws (BBA. LL.B.) and Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Laws (BA. LL.B.) Programmes (Batch 2020-25) on September 28 - 30, 2020.

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (BBA. LL.B.)

    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA. LL.B.)

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    VENUE

    Online @ Microsoft Teams

    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Rakesh Singh,
    Network Administrator,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: netadmin@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Jitendra Chaudhary,
    Coordinator,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: coordinator@symlaw.edu.in

    SESSION ON 'WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY': SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Social Responsibility Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW) has organised a online session on 'World Suicide Prevention Day' on September 10, 2020 at 03:00 PM.

    BACKGROUND

    India has the highest suicide rates among the youth in the World. As per the most recent statistics, the year 2019 has seen the highest number of suicides in the last decade as per a report published recently. The Pandemic and the lockdown has further aggravated the mental health issues amongst the public and suicide has been the leading cause for \'non-coronavirus deaths\' reported in India due to distress triggered by the nationwide lockdown.

    There continues to be a large number of myths associated with Suicide. In addition, there is a lack of awareness about mental illness, signs and symptoms that are suggestive of a high risk of suicide and how one can help to prevent suicides in the community.

    Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing is conducting a session (Online) to answer and clear all your doubts related to this very serious issue which leaves a big impact on people who have been associated or affected by it. The session is scheduled online on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TrsHLj4vYc on September 10, 2020 at 03:00 PM.

    You may have a lot of questions related to the above which have gone unanswered so far. Pl. click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQe5B9DtTwoLuZ05EJDH5VD3hArq3UpHv_p74AAvn1ie7hnA/viewform and post your question on or before September 10, 2020 by 11:00 AM.

    We shall answer all your queries in a session conducted live on YouTube on September 10, 2020 at 03:00 pm.

    Please attend the session as THIS CAN SAVE MANY LIVES.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Pallavi Sharma,
    Psychological Counselor,
    Symbiosis Center for Emotional Wellbeing, NOIDA Campus

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF VII): AUGUST 01-02, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India's 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents 'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice'.

    As part of the series on June 20-21, 2020; June 26-28, 2020; July 04-05, 2020; July 11-12, 2020; and July 18-19, 2020 following speakers delivered sessions respectively: Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Mr. K.T.S Tulsi, Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha; Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Member, Law Commission of India; Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay; Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Gopal Sankaranarayanan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Rakesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Atmaram Nadkarni, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Additional Solicitor General; Mr. Anupam Lal Das, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. OBJECTIVE

    MEDIA TRIAL ? BOON OR BANE | AUGUST 01, 2020 - 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Ms. Aishwarya Bhati, Additional Solicitor General of India and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India



    INSOLVENCY ? RELATIONSHIP WITH RESOLUTION | AUGUST 02, 2020 - 12:30 PM 02:00 PM
    Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Former Additional Solicitor General of India and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India


    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF VI): JULY 25-26, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'.

    As part of the series on June 20-21, 2020; June 26-28, 2020; July 04-05, 2020; July 11-12, 2020; and July 18-19, 2020 following speakers delivered sessions respectively:  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Mr. K.T.S Tulsi, Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha; Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Member, Law Commission of India; Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay; Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Gopal Sankaranarayanan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Rakesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Atmaram Nadkarni, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Additional Solicitor General; Mr. Anupam Lal Das, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEGISLATURE AND COURTS: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND LEGISLATIVE PRIVILEGES | JULY 25, 2020 - 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Mr. P. Wilson, Senior Advocate, Madras High Court and Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha

    Mr. P. Wilson was born on 6th June 1966. He is a Senior Advocate and a Member of the Rajya Sabha, from Tamil Nadu.

    Mr. Wilson was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and completed his schooling at Asan Memorial Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He obtained a bachelor\'s degree in Science from Loyola College, Chennai and completed his Bachelor of Laws from Madras Law College. He was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1989.

    Mr. Wilson has been appointed to and served in several positions such as Standing Counsel for many State undertakings, Chennai Corporation, TN Slum Clearance Board, TN Civil Supplies Corporation. He had also served as a Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI. He has also served as a Senior Standing Counsel for the Income Tax department, Chennai Port Trust and National Highways Authority of India. He has also defended the Telecom Regulatory Authority in several important cases. He has served as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel, Senior Panel Counsel, Assistant Solicitor General, Special Government Pleader, Additional Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Additional Solicitor General (South India). He is the youngest person to be appointed as Additional Solicitor General (South India). Wilson was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Madras High Court in November 2009 at the age of 43.

    Mr. Wilson has appeared in several important Constitutional matters and several Public Interest Litigations before the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court of India. The most important of these cases was the 'marina case', where he fought for securing a spot on the marina beach next to the Anna Memorial for the burial of the mortal remains of Dr. Kalaignar, five time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    Mr Wilson was nominated to Rajya Sabha (Upper House) by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and was elected unopposed. He took his oath in the Rajya Sabha on July 25, 2019. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Pensions, Public Grievance & Law and Justice. He is a Member of Privilege Committee of Rajya Sabha. He is also a Member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence.

    INTRODUCTION TO PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING ACT, 2002 | JULY 26, 2020 - 12:30 PM 02:00 PM

    Ms. Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Ms. Geeta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, has completed graduation in Law from Faculty of Law, Delhi (1980). She is recipient of INLAKS Scholarship twice, first to complete LL.M. and then M. Phil from University of Cambridge UK. respectively.

    Ms. Geeta is an independent arbitrator specialising in complex international and domestic commercial arbitrations. She has over 35 years of experience at the BAR dealing with specialisation in myriad facets of law such as Environmental Law, Human Rights, Family Law, Commercial Disputes, International and Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Matters, Copyright, Patent, Service Law, Banking Law, Property Disputes, Private International Law, etc.

    Presently, Ms. Geeta is Additional Advocate General for the State of Haryana in the Supreme Court of India. She has been Senior Counsel for Union of India from 2014 till date. She has served as Standing Counsel for Union of India at the Delhi High Court (1999-2004). She was Special Standing Counsel, for the Land Acquisition Department (2005-2008) and have done numerous Arbitrations for the Government for properties requisitioned by the Government of India. She has argued several matters for Union of India and Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi involving State Police and Customs and Excise Matters. Also, served as a Special Standing Counsel for the Union of India in several Environmental Matters.

    Ms. Geeta has several accomplishments such as Senior Mediator at the Delhi High Court; Member, Indian Council of Arbitration; Trustee of Manushi, a Society, Publishing Monthly Magazine relating to women and Children; Member of Association of British Scholars; Indian Trustee of Inlaks Foundation, India, which is a Scholarship Fund for Indian Scholars abroad; Member, Selection Board, Rhodes Foundation and the Felix Foundation; Member of Oxford Cambridge Society; Erstwhile/former President Lady Sri Ram College Alumni Association; Erstwhile member of the governing body of Gargeee College, Delhi University, Delhi; Erstwhile member of the Governing Body of Bhaskar Acharya College of Sciences, University of Delhi; Member of Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs; Member of Indian Society of International Law.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF V): JULY 18-19, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'.

    As part of the series on June 20-21, 26-28, 2020 and July 04-05, 2020, Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Mr. K.T.S Tulsi, Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha; Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Member, Law Commission of India; Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay; and Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India delivered sessions respectively.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN MODERN TIME | JULY 18, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
    Mr. Atmaram Nadkarni, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Former Additional Solicitor General, Supreme Court of India

    CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND TRIAL | JULY 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM 02:00 PM
    Mr. Anupam Lal Das, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF IV): JULY 11-12, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'.

    As part of the series on June 20-21, 26-28, 2020 and July 04-05, 2020, Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Mr. K.T.S Tulsi, Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha; Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Member, Law Commission of India; Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay; and Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India delivered sessions respectively.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    IMPORTANCES OF NUANCES IN ADVOCACY | JULY 11, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mr. Gopal Sankaranarayanan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Gopal Sankaranarayanan is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, the youngest to have been so recognized in the last 25 years when he was designated in May 2019.

    Mr. Gopal is a constitutional lawyer, with a specialization in civil rights, free speech and equal opportunity. He has read law from the National Law School, Bangalore (2001) and followed this with an LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the LSE (2002), before commencing his practice at the Supreme Court.

    More than half of all of Mr. Gopal's work is pro bono, and he handles substantial cases of public interest involving the right to water, man-animal conflict, clean air in India and tree protection. He has been involved in important issues of Constitutional law including postponement of court reportage, entry into the Sabarimala temple, reservations in institutions, change in procedure for hearing death penalty matters, information for voters about candidates with criminal antecedents, the right of identity in the Aadhaar programme and sexual choice as a part of the right to privacy. Gopal has been appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in over a dozen cases, including those relating to press reporting of police investigations, the allotment of property to former public servants and the inclusion of sports as a compulsory aspect of school curriculum.

    Mr. Gopal writes extensively and has over a hundred publications in national dailies and international journals. He is co-founder of Care For Air, an advisor to the IDIA programme and CAN Foundation, the Founder-Convenor of the All India Bar Examination and a member of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee. He lives in Delhi with his wife Haripriya Padmanabhan (also a practising advocate) and his three children.

    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: LIMITATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE POWER | JULY 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM 02:00 PM

    Mr. Rakesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    IMPORTANCES OF NUANCES IN ADVOCACY -
    JULY 11, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: LIMITATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE POWER -
    JULY 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: LIMITATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE POWER | JULY 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mr. Rakesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'. Sessions as part of the Knowledge Series will take place in June-July 2020 from June 20, 2020 and onwards. The Knowledge Series includes Talk by the Resource person followed by a special live Q & A session.

    The resource persons at the Knowledge Series will be Judges (Retired and incumbent), Senior Advocates, Partners of Law firms, In House Counsels and allied industry who have extensive expertise in the field of law. Attendees include Learners of Law including students, members of the Bar, legal professionals and special invitees.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    DOCTRINE OF RES GESTAE: AN EXCEPTION TO HEARSAY RULE | JULY 04, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay

    Mr. Niteen Pradhan has more than 43 years of professional experience. He has appeared in Bombay High Court, Supreme Court of India and other Courts in the Country.

    Mr. Niteen\'s practice areas include (but not just limited to) Constitutional Matters, Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Small Depositors Act.

    Mr. Niteen was the Special Counsel on behalf of the State of Maharashtra in the Arbitration in London with respect to the Enron Power Project in India. He has represented several national and multinational corporations before various forums.

    Mr. Niteen has appeared in well-known election matters for the erstwhile Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Gopinath Munde, Hon'ble Cabinet Minister for Industry and Technology and Public Affairs late Mr. Pramod Mahajan, Ex- Chief Minister Mr. A. R. Antulay. He represented clients before the Shrikrishna Commission (constituted to look into the Bombay riots of the year 1992-93); the Lentin J. Commission (constituted for formulating standards in pharmaceutical companies and their supply to the Government Hospitals and Institutions.) He represented several individuals accused in the Bombay Blast Case, 1993 but withdrew in 2006 from the matters in protest of the serial Bomb Blast in Mumbai trains.

    Mr. Niteen is an avid reader especially on History and Philosophy.

    MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND 1ST AMENDMENT OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTION | JULY 05, 2020 - 12:00 PM 01:30 PM

    Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Vikas Singh is an eminent Senior Advocate practicing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with a standing of over 30 years at the Bar. He has been the Additional Solicitor General of India from 2005 to 2008. His contribution in the field of law and public life is immense.

    While appearing as a Law Officer of the Government of India, Mr. Vikas Singh has successfully represented the Government in diverse matters ranging from Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Contractual matters, Service matters, Income-Tax, Central Excise and Customs, COFEPOSA, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Company matters, Espionage matters, matters relating to Government policies, Preventive Detention, etc. In all these matters he has got important law laid down by the Hon'ble Supreme Court while zealously defending the interest of the Government. In fact, some of the judgments, which are also now reported in various Supreme Court Journals, are of such importance that they have been referred to in books relating to the said subject written by various authors indicating the stand of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the importance of the issues decided therein. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in the famous Abu Salem trial appointed him as the special prosecutor.

    Mr. Vikas Singh had been a visiting faculty member in the Indian Parliament for giving lectures to foreign delegates on various issues including legislative drafting and legal education. He has propounded the theory of 'Legislative Control on Terrorism' in his address in the India Parliament to international delegates immediately after 9/11 incident by suggesting that a law should be enacted to prohibit the media from publishing any photograph of the terrorist, so as to act as a disincentive for any terrorist organization since invariably terrorist attacks are well known to publicize the cause for which the terrorist organization is fighting for. He has also addressed a detailed letter in this regard to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on July 18, 2016.

    The articles authored by Mr. Vikas Singh on blemishes in the collegium system on appointment of judges has been widely published and received appreciative attention of the Judiciary and Legislature. He has, in fact suggested that the government should be well within its rights to bring in a Bill to regulate the Collegium System so as to ensure that people of high integrity and high caliber are only considered for appointment to the higher judiciary.

    Mr. Vikas Singh regularly appears pro-bono in matters relating to important issues where the larger national or public interest is at stake.

    Mr. Vikas Singh was elected as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association for the year 2018-19 and during the period of one year he took key steps for the welfare and long-term financial security of the members of the Bar, including provision of life insurance and contribution towards premium for free life insurance of SCBA members with income below Rs.10 lakhs p.a. along with various other steps to improve the overall infrastructure available for the members of the Bar. This included purchase of 25 state of the art air purifiers for Library-I, II and IV, Ladies Bar Room and SCBA Bar lounge and gym equipments for the Ladies bar room. Throughout his tenure he had a zeal for providing better facilities for the Bar as well as providing better opportunities for the overall growth of the Bar.

    Mr. Vikas Singh is very active in social causes especially in providing help to the disabled and is involved with the All India Deaf and Dumb Society as well as in the treatment of handicapped children. He has been promoting education of the girl child with the philosophy that educating a man is educating a person whereas educating a girl is educating a family.

    Mr. Vikas Singh is also an avid tennis player and has even played at a tournament at Wimbledon in 1999 hosted by International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain, on their 75thAnniversary, representing the International Lawn Tennis Club of India.

    Mr. Vikas Singh's wide legal experience has given him a cutting edge in the legal profession and his rich pool of legal knowledge has little parallel. He is a person always in touch with the changing times and was one of the first few to raise the issue of video-conferencing in the Courts in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. His rich experience has also given him the unique ability to give pointed and practical legal advice in order to get the best outcome for a case.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF III): JULY 04-05, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'. Sessions as part of the Knowledge Series will take place in June-July 2020 from June 20, 2020 and onwards. The Knowledge Series includes Talk by the Resource person followed by a special live Q & A session.

    The resource persons at the Knowledge Series will be Judges (Retired and incumbent), Senior Advocates, Partners of Law firms, In House Counsels and allied industry who have extensive expertise in the field of law. Attendees include Learners of Law including students, members of the Bar, legal professionals and special invitees.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    DOCTRINE OF RES GESTAE: AN EXCEPTION TO HEARSAY RULE | JULY 04, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Mr. Niteen Pradhan, Senior Counsel, High Court of Bombay

    Mr. Niteen Pradhan has more than 43 years of professional experience. He has appeared in Bombay High Court, Supreme Court of India and other Courts in the Country.

    Mr. Niteen\'s practice areas include (but not just limited to) Constitutional Matters, Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Small Depositors Act.

    Mr. Niteen was the Special Counsel on behalf of the State of Maharashtra in the Arbitration in London with respect to the Enron Power Project in India. He has represented several national and multinational corporations before various forums.

    Mr. Niteen has appeared in well-known election matters for the erstwhile Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Gopinath Munde, Hon'ble Cabinet Minister for Industry and Technology and Public Affairs late Mr. Pramod Mahajan, Ex- Chief Minister Mr. A. R. Antulay. He represented clients before the Shrikrishna Commission (constituted to look into the Bombay riots of the year 1992-93); the Lentin J. Commission (constituted for formulating standards in pharmaceutical companies and their supply to the Government Hospitals and Institutions.) He represented several individuals accused in the Bombay Blast Case, 1993 but withdrew in 2006 from the matters in protest of the serial Bomb Blast in Mumbai trains.

    Mr. Niteen is an avid reader especially on History and Philosophy.

    MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND 1ST AMENDMENT OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTION | JULY 05, 2020 - 12:00 PM 01:30 PM

    Mr. Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Vikas Singh is an eminent Senior Advocate practicing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with a standing of over 30 years at the Bar. He has been the Additional Solicitor General of India from 2005 to 2008. His contribution in the field of law and public life is immense.

    While appearing as a Law Officer of the Government of India, Mr. Vikas Singh has successfully represented the Government in diverse matters ranging from Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Contractual matters, Service matters, Income-Tax, Central Excise and Customs, COFEPOSA, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Company matters, Espionage matters, matters relating to Government policies, Preventive Detention, etc. In all these matters he has got important law laid down by the Hon'ble Supreme Court while zealously defending the interest of the Government. In fact, some of the judgments, which are also now reported in various Supreme Court Journals, are of such importance that they have been referred to in books relating to the said subject written by various authors indicating the stand of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the importance of the issues decided therein. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in the famous Abu Salem trial appointed him as the special prosecutor.

    Mr. Vikas Singh had been a visiting faculty member in the Indian Parliament for giving lectures to foreign delegates on various issues including legislative drafting and legal education. He has propounded the theory of 'Legislative Control on Terrorism' in his address in the India Parliament to international delegates immediately after 9/11 incident by suggesting that a law should be enacted to prohibit the media from publishing any photograph of the terrorist, so as to act as a disincentive for any terrorist organization since invariably terrorist attacks are well known to publicize the cause for which the terrorist organization is fighting for. He has also addressed a detailed letter in this regard to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on July 18, 2016.

    The articles authored by Mr. Vikas Singh on blemishes in the collegium system on appointment of judges has been widely published and received appreciative attention of the Judiciary and Legislature. He has, in fact suggested that the government should be well within its rights to bring in a Bill to regulate the Collegium System so as to ensure that people of high integrity and high caliber are only considered for appointment to the higher judiciary.

    Mr. Vikas Singh regularly appears pro-bono in matters relating to important issues where the larger national or public interest is at stake.

    Mr. Vikas Singh was elected as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association for the year 2018-19 and during the period of one year he took key steps for the welfare and long-term financial security of the members of the Bar, including provision of life insurance and contribution towards premium for free life insurance of SCBA members with income below Rs.10 lakhs p.a. along with various other steps to improve the overall infrastructure available for the members of the Bar. This included purchase of 25 state of the art air purifiers for Library-I, II and IV, Ladies Bar Room and SCBA Bar lounge and gym equipments for the Ladies bar room. Throughout his tenure he had a zeal for providing better facilities for the Bar as well as providing better opportunities for the overall growth of the Bar.

    Mr. Vikas Singh is very active in social causes especially in providing help to the disabled and is involved with the All India Deaf and Dumb Society as well as in the treatment of handicapped children. He has been promoting education of the girl child with the philosophy that educating a man is educating a person whereas educating a girl is educating a family.

    Mr. Vikas Singh is also an avid tennis player and has even played at a tournament at Wimbledon in 1999 hosted by International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain, on their 75thAnniversary, representing the International Lawn Tennis Club of India.

    Mr. Vikas Singh's wide legal experience has given him a cutting edge in the legal profession and his rich pool of legal knowledge has little parallel. He is a person always in touch with the changing times and was one of the first few to raise the issue of video-conferencing in the Courts in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. His rich experience has also given him the unique ability to give pointed and practical legal advice in order to get the best outcome for a case.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON 'CLIMATE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION: THROUGH COURTS AND POLICY': JULY 03, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with EnviPol, Lex Witness - India\'s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs and SADGAMAYA is organizing a Panel Discussion on "Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: Through Courts and Policy" on July 03, 2020 from 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm (Indian Standard Time) on Zoom Meeting hosted by Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    The object of the webinar is to impart basic practical knowledge about Climate adaptation and the role of Courts and intergovernmental organizations and how the same affects policy to combat Climate Change.

    ABOUT ENVIPOL

    EnviPol is an environmental consultancy set up with the aim to bridge the gap amongst sustainability, circularity, policy, compliances, and skill development within the field of environment and beyond.?It provides various verticals across paradigms to integrate enviro-legal structures into the vision and workings of organizations to make their functioning more organic and organized.

    The designs and systems thinking team of the consultancy provide efficient mechanisms to the clients anent developing and improving structures and streamlining them in an efficacious and cost-effective manner while the compliance and regulatory team offer in-depth analysis and solutions to problems and issues being faced by the clients in the environmental sphere. It offers services in Environmental Compliance structures; Systems Design Thinking; Educational and Skill Development Services; Policy Review and Analysis.

    Hon'ble Justice Luc Lavrysen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium & Chair, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment

    Mr. Justice Luc Lavrysen became a Doctor in Law at the University of Ghent with a Ph.D. on the development of the European, Belgian and Flemish environmental law in a changing institutional context, researching the development of environmental law from a public law perspective.

    Mr. Justice Luc Lavrysen started his professional career as a legal advisor to the 'Woonfonds' in Ghent and to the 'Federatie van Buurtwerken' in Brussels (1980-1982). He then became a Researcher at the University of Ghent.

    Mr. Justice Luc Lavrysen has successfully combined these functions with the position of Research assistant (full-time 1983-1985; part-time 1985-1989), teaching assistant (1989-1991), academic consultant (1991-1992), visiting professor (1992- 1998), lecturer (since 1998) and full professor in environmental law at Ghent University; Director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Law (since 1 January 2000); member of the Federal Council for Sustainable Development (since 1 May 1997); President of the working group on product standards of that Council; former Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Environmental Law, and President of the EU Forum of Judges for the Environment.

    Mr. Justice Luc Lavrysen was a Legal Secretary at the Court of Arbitration (now Constitutional Court) in Brussels, and he has been a Judge at the Constitutional Court of Belgium by Royal Decree of January 19, 2001.

    In addition, Justice Justice Luc Lavrysen is the Secretary to the Centre for Sustainability and member of the board of the Centre for Environmental Science & Technology (CES&T) and the Chief editor of the Environmental Law Review 'Tijdschrift voor Milieurecht'. He is a Member of the Federal Council for Sustainable Development of Belgium, where he chairs the Product Policy working group.

    Mr. Justice Luc Lavrysen is a visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, a member of the International Environmental Law Network, the President of the European Forum of Judges for the Environment (www.eufje.org) and collaborates with UNEP

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Former Chairperson, National Green Tribunal

    After completing BA LLB from Punjab University, Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar practiced at New Delhi for 23 years, then he served as an Additional District & Sessions Judge at the Himachal Pradesh High Court from February, 1983 to October, 1983. He resigned and returned to practice at New Delhi. During his practice, he was Legal Advisor, Standing Council to various Government and Non-Government Corporations and Public Bodies. He was also Legal Advisor at the Central Board for Prevention and Control of Pollution, which manages matters on pollution for all of India. He has practiced in Criminal, Civil, Appellate, Constitutional and Environmental jurisdictions in all courts including the High Courts and Supreme Court of India. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 10.11.1994. Then he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 30.11.1994 from where in 2004, he was transferred to the Delhi High Court.

    Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on March 31, 2007 where he had the privilege of serving one of the best High Courts in the country. He had the occasion to deal with a variety of Administrative and Judicial Matters. One of my contributions was to establish courts at the Talukas (at village level). Having served as Chief Justice for nearly a period of three years, he was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on December 18, 2009. Upon being appointed as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. He resigned as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 20.12.2012. He joined the National Green Tribunal on the same day. During his tenure, he was instrumental in delivering several landmark judgements widening the horizons of environmental jurisprudence in India. These judgments have related to cleaning of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, Lakes, Air Pollution, Himalayan Glaciers, Municipal Solid Waste and Protection of Forests. Some of my Judgments were of International Scope, like those dealing with oil spills because of sinking ships. He introduced for the frst time 'the practice of a consultative process of stakeholders' in the dispensation of environmental justice. In consonance with the legislative intent of enacting the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for expeditious disposal of cases, he assured that in the Principal Bench of the NGT, nearly 82% cases were disposed of within the year of my institution. Under his leadership, the National Green Tribunal has held various international as well as Regional Conferences on environment in various parts of the country, where many countries from all across the globe have actively participated and contributed to the burning issues of ecological conservation and climate change. In the National Green Tribunal he disposed of 209 cases in one day.

    For his contribution as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Judge and Chief Justice of High Courts and the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal, Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar has been bestowed with 12 diferent Awards including the National Law Day Award, lifetime achievement awards, International Human Rights Award, Bharat Jyoti Award, Distinguished Services Award by the Indian Medical Association and awards by other National and International organizations. He has, during his tenure in the judiciary authored and pronounced various landmark Judgments in the field of Constitutional Law, Arbitration and Environment Jurisprudence.

    Dr. Vivek Saxena, Country Representative, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Dr. Saxena started his career as Indian Forest Service officer in 1992. He has over 26 years' experience in Natural Resource Management, environmental issues, protected areas related policy and management issues, fund raising, Hindukush Himalayan Environment issues of Asian subregion of South Asia, multilateral conventions related to UNCCD, CBD, UNFCCC, CITES and CMS, implementation of externally aided EU and JICA projects, forestry research, agroforestry, community forestry, eco-tourism, HR management of Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers, among others. Dr. Saxena has vast managerial and administrative experience of forest management at field level in various districts of Haryana State, India as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Conservator of Forests and Chief Conservator of Forests.

    Dr. Saxena's experience at policy and secretariat level include assignments in the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India as Director, Deputy Inspector General of Forests (DIGF) and Private Secretary to the Minister (Environment and Forests). He has also held assignments as State of Haryana representative in Delhi as Additional Resident Commissioner, and Administrator, Trade Fair Authority of Haryana.

    On all his assignments, Dr.Saxena has demonstrated skills and expertise on Natural Resources Management and has also contributed to global assessments on land degradation and restoration related IPBES publications and is on the roster of experts of UNCCD.

    Dr. Saxena holds a Doctoral Degree in "Climate Change & Agroforestry" from FRI University, India, Masters in Forestry and Physics, Bachelor degree in Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Law. He speaks English and Hindi.

    MODERATOR

    Dr. Vivek Saxena, Country Representative, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Dr. Saxena started his career as Indian Forest Service officer in 1992. He has over 26 years' experience in Natural Resource Management, environmental issues, protected areas related policy and management issues, fund raising, Hindukush Himalayan Environment issues of Asian subregion of South Asia, multilateral conventions related to UNCCD, CBD, UNFCCC, CITES and CMS, implementation of externally aided EU and JICA projects, forestry research, agroforestry, community forestry, eco-tourism, HR management of Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers, among others. Dr. Saxena has vast managerial and administrative experience of forest management at field level in various districts of Haryana State, India as Deputy Conservator of Forests, Conservator of Forests and Chief Conservator of Forests.

    Dr. Saxena's experience at policy and secretariat level include assignments in the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India as Director, Deputy Inspector General of Forests (DIGF) and Private Secretary to the Minister (Environment and Forests). He has also held assignments as State of Haryana representative in Delhi as Additional Resident Commissioner, and Administrator, Trade Fair Authority of Haryana.

    On all his assignments, Dr.Saxena has demonstrated skills and expertise on Natural Resources Management and has also contributed to global assessments on land degradation and restoration related IPBES publications and is on the roster of experts of UNCCD.

    Dr. Saxena holds a Doctoral Degree in "Climate Change & Agroforestry" from FRI University, India, Masters in Forestry and Physics, Bachelor degree in Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Law. He speaks English and Hindi.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WEBINAR ON UNLOCKING WELL-BEING 1.0: BUILDING RESILIENCE AND ADAPTING TO THE NEW NORMAL: JUNE 30, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW) has organised a Webinar on 'UNLOCKING WELL-BEING 1.0: Building Resilience and Adapting to the New Normal' on June 30. 2020 from 03:00 PM - 04.30 PM. 

    Join us as we explore what the new normal could look like for all us. Using a wellness approach, we break down all the unique challenges this lockdown brings to us and creative suggestions to overcome them! Together, let\'s UNLOCK WELL-BEING 1.0!

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Pl. Click, fill and register at

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodu6rqT4vEtJhWRJUS9Kn_YBOEqWDHT37 on or before June 30, 2020 by 10:00 AM. Once registered, applicants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF II): JUNE 26-28, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'. Sessions as part of the Knowledge Series will take place in June-July 2020 from June 20, 2020 and onwards. The Knowledge Series includes Talk by the Resource person followed by a special live Q & A session.

    The resource persons at the Knowledge Series will be Judges (Retired and incumbent), Senior Advocates, Partners of Law firms, In House Counsels and allied industry who have extensive expertise in the field of law. Attendees include Learners of Law including students, members of the Bar, legal professionals and special invitees.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    HOW TO INVOKE JURISDICTION OF HIGH COURT IN QUASHING THE PROSECUTION | JUNE 19, 2020 - 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate

    Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate has advised Clients on diverse matters relating to Criminal Law, Commercial Laws, Corporate Laws, Constitution Law, Family Law and other general laws. He has done cases in India and abroad.He was designated as Senior Advocate Delhi High Court in July 2011.

    Mr. Pahwa has conducted cases involving multiple Jurisdictions and complicated questions of law. He primarily handles cases in Criminal Law like cases pertaining to Anti-Corruption Laws, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act, Serious Fraud Investigation Office cases, Official Secrets Act, Customs Act, White Collar Crimes Cases, Matrimonial Disputes Cases, Preventive Detention Matter, Food Adulteration Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act etc. Apart from representing individual clients, he has represented MNCs, Banks, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies before various Courts and Tribunals all over the Country.

    Mr. Pahwa has appeared in more than 20 High Courts in India and has represented clients from different sphere of lives.

    FREEDOM OF CONTRACT AND FUNDAMENTAL FAIRNESS: DOCTRINE OF GOOD FAITH | JUNE 20, 2020 - 04:30 PM 06:00 PM

    Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Former Member, Law Commission of India

    Mr. Venkataramani has completed over 40 years of practice in Supreme Court, which had commenced under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan (Late) Mr. P. P. Rao. In these 40 years, he has witnessed and been part of an extremely important evolutionary period of the Court and its jurisprudence.

    A 'generalist expert', as are advocates of his generation, Mr. Venkataramani's expertise spans over a number of areas of constitutional, commercial, civil, criminal, economic and regulatory laws. However, his interest in Constitutional law began with his association with Padma Shree (Late) Dr. N. R. Madhava Menon.

    In his practice in the Supreme Court, Mr. Venkataramani has represented clients ranging from the humblest migrant worker and slum dweller to large private and public sector corporations, Union and State Governments (in civil and tax matters), Public and Private Universities, Servicemen, Universities etc.

    Dr. Menon was his teacher at Pondicherry Government Law College, and was the reason Mr. Venkataramani came to Delhi. Through this close association, Mr. Venkataramani has been a part of Dr. Menon's vision of re-shaping of legal education in India (including being guest faculty on constitutional law in the early years of NLSIU, Bangalore), and his projects relating to access to justice, continuing legal education and judicial reform.

    Mr. Venkataramani has served two consecutive terms as a Member of the Law Commission of India (from 2013 till 2016), where he worked on key reports spanning issues relating to arbitration law, and honour killings. Relevant to today's topic, he also was part of a report on the calculating the strength of judges required for subordinate courts (arising from directions issued by the Supreme Court case of Imtiyaz Ahmad v. State of UP).

    Mr. Venkataramani has been a member of various other Commissions and expert groups such as Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah Commission (Member of the Sub-Committee on Directive Principles of State Policy and on Effectuation of Fundamental Duties of Citizens); the Equal Opportunities Commission; 'Expert Group on Welfare Legislations' set up by the Planning Commission of India in the year 1990; South Asian Task Force on Judiciary consisting of Members of SAARC Nations to submit reports on the conditions of Judiciary, reforms in Institutional structures etc.

    Mr. Venkataramani has also authored the following books: Judgements of Justice (Late) O. Chinappa Reddy A Humanist (1990); Halsbury Laws of India Torts; and The Supreme Court Practice and Procedure (2019) and has played a significant authorship role in the Indian Restatement of Laws on Public Interest Litigation a project of the Supreme Court and Indian Law Institute. He has also authored various chapters, articles and delivered lectures on constitutional law and other subjects.

    Mr. Venkatarmani was recently conferred the Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer National Award by the Capital Foundation, which was presented to him by His Excellency Dr. Pranab Mukherjee (Former President of India). Justice (Late) Krishna Iyer is also someone Mr. Venkataramani had the opportunity to work in close quarters with.

    Mr. Venkataramani is a guest faculty in various premier law schools and resource person for the Bar Council of India and National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, which conducts continuing legal education programmes for Judges.

    MODERATOR

    Mr. Raj Kamal, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Raj Kamal has been working on the Criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Delhi Courts/Tribunals with parallel expertise in Real Estate, Insolvency, Constitution, Company, Educational, Service, Matrimonial and Arbitration Laws.

    Mr. Raj Kamal before establishing RK Chambers in January 2014, was retained under the tutelage of Mr. KTS Tulsi, Sr. Advocate & MP (RS) (July, 2006-December, 2013. Took up individual matters apart from assisting and briefing Mr. KTS Tulsi since 2009. He was Standing Counsel of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee before the High Court at Delhi (2007-2012).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2006) and completed Masters in Business Law from NLSIU, Bangalore (2007).

    Mr. Raj Kamal is associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Kumar Mihir, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India, has an experience of about Fourteen Years in handling disputes relating to constitutional law, general trade and commercial laws, civil and criminal laws, electricity laws, mining laws, alternate dispute resolution, construction contracts etc.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been handling cases before handling cases before the Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts, District Courts, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, Company Law Board, National State and District Consumer Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal et cetera and have also been advising various domestic and multinational clients on the contentious issues relating to the areas mentioned above.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir before setting up his own office was associated with M. G. Ramachandran & Associates (November 2012-March 2014); Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan (July 2011 - October 2012); Khaitan & Co. (October 2007-June 2011); The Chambers of Law (August 2006-September 2007).

    Mr. Kumar Mihir has been a member of the drafting committee of the Ministry of Power, Government of India for drafting the amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.

    Mr. Kumar Mihir is an Alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA since its inception in varied roles including teaching and mentoring learners of law.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    KNOWLEDGE SERIES ON LAW & JUSTICE (LEAF I): JUNE 20-21 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Lex Witness, THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA presents \'Knowledge Series on Law and Justice\'. Sessions as part of the Knowledge Series will take place in June-July 2020 from June 20, 2020 and onwards. The Knowledge Series includes Talk by the Resource person followed by a special live Q & A session.

    The resource persons at the Knowledge Series will be Judges (Retired and incumbent), Senior Advocates, Partners of Law firms, In House Counsels and allied industry who have extensive expertise in the field of law. Attendees include Learners of Law including students, members of the Bar, legal professionals and special invitees.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Knowledge Series aims to provide Continuing Legal Education to the Members of the Bar and to provide an opportunity to the Students of the Law School to learn from the best and most experienced legal luminaries and have a first hand experience of interacting with the members of the Bar.

    RULE OF LAW | JUNE 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India was born on November 10, 1943 at Mander near Porbandar in the State of Gujarat.

    Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker took primary education in Mander and Madhavpur, graduated from Bahauddin College, Junagadh and obtained LL.B. Degree from M.P. Shah Law College, Jamnagar. He obtained LL.M. Degree from Gujarat University, and started practice from 1968 in the High Court of Gujarat.

    Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker was appointed as Part-Time Lecturer in Law in Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad in 1970 and continued as such till he was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Gujarat on June 21, 1990. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on May 5, 2000. He was transferred as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay on December 31, 2001. He was also Acting Governor of the State of Maharashtra from July to October 2002. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on June 7, 2004.

    Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker is also an author. He has written several law books, which have been appreciated in India, U.K. and U.S.A., including \"Lectures on Administrative Law\" (Students\' Edition) and \"Civil Procedure\" (Students\' Edition). He has also revised well-known work of \"Law of Crimes\" by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal, the Silver Jubilee Edition and Centenary Publication. Butterworths India has undertaken a mega project \"Halsbury\'s Laws of India\" on the pattern of \"Halsbury\'s Laws of England\". It is in several volumes. One full volume contains \"Civil Procedure\".

    EVOLVEMENT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE OF GRANT OF BAIL AND ANTICIPATORY BAIL | JUNE 21, 2020 - 12:00 PM 01:30 PM

    Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi, Senior Advocate and Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha

    Mr. K. T. S. Tulsi is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India.

    Mr. K. T. S. Tulsi has received the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Punjab University and received the Bachelor of Law degree in 1971. After graduation he became a member of Bar of Punjab and Haryana High Court. In 1980, Mr. Tulsi started practicing criminal law.

    In 1987, Mr. K. T. S. Tulsi was appointed as a senior advocate. In 1990, he was designated Additional Solicitor General of India. Since 1994, he is the President of the Criminal Justice Society of India.

    Mr. K. T. S. Tulsi has fought many notable cases. He has represented the Indian government more than ten times in the Supreme Court. He represented Government of India in cases like the constitutional validity of the now extinct Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, and cases related to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India, and Tamil Nadu Government on Sankararaman Murder Case. 

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (MAY - JULY 2020)

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, NOIDA endeavors to fulfill this lock down period to develop and enhance research skills amongst the faculty members. As a part of this research initiative, minimum one to three sessions per week in the months of May, June, July 2020 are proposed to be held as a webinar, wherein various aspects of research can be dealt with, discussed and dwelled upon. The proposed sessions are with the primary objective to clarify all the concerns pertaining to research papers - from the selection of research topics until its publishing in a SCOPUS indexed journal.

    SESSION I - WEBINAR ON \"BASIC NORMS OF RESEARCH\" | MAY 06, 2020 FROM 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan Ahmad, Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has about 30 years' experience of teaching and research in the legal field. His areas of interest include Family Law, Environmental Law and Human Rights Law.

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has Ph.D. in Environmental Law (Legal Regulation of Hazardous Substances and Processes) (2001); LL.M. from Aligarh Muslim University (1981) LL.B. from Lucknow University (1977); M.A. (Sociology) from Lucknow University (1976); B.A. from Lucknow University (1974). He holds Diploma (Civil Engineering) from Hewett Polytechnic, Lucknow (1972). In addition, he holds Diploma in Tax Laws from Lucknow University (1977); Diploma in International Law from Delhi University (1990); Advance Diploma in Mass Media from JNU, New Delhi (1987); Diploma in Statistics from Aligarh University (1981); Proficiency in Arabic from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (1985); and Certificate in Arabic form Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (1986).

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has hold several positions including Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (2014- 2019); Associate Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (2000-2014); Assistant Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (1988-2000); Research Fellow, Department of Islamic & Comparative Law, Indian Institute of Islamic Studies (now part of Jamia Hamdard), Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi (1984-1988); Visiting Professor at National Law Institute University Bhopal for a Tri-Semester to teach Environmental Law Course in IV Year (XII Semester) of LL.B. course in 5 years LL.B. Program; Principal, Soupur Law College J&K from April to September 2002. He has worked as Junior Engineer in Project and Planning Division, Irrigation Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh (1972-1978 and 1982-1984 (8 years)).

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has authored several publications including the following books: Triple Talaq: An analytical study with Emphasis on Social-Legal Aspects, Regency Publications, New Delhi (1994); Legal Regulation of Hazardous Substances and Processes in India with a foreword by Prof. Upendra Baxi, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (2009); Contributed one part in book titled Human Rights in India, (Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (2011); Environment: Sustainable Development and Climate Change (eds.) (Indian Law Institute, 2014); Towards the Renaissance: Shibli and Maulana Thanvi on Sharia, (Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (2018) with an Introduction by Prof. Werner Menski, Emeritus Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Dispelling Rhetorics: Law of Gender Inequality in Islam(Forthcoming-Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 2018).

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has more than 40 publications (articles, notes, comments) in Journals of National and International repute; more than 20 Book Reviews and has presented more than 40 papers at National/International Conferences.

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has contributed immensely to the Annual Survey of Indian Law, Flagship publication of Indian Law Institute including Chapter dealing with Muslim Law for the years- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; and Central Subordinated Legislation, for the years- 2002 and 2003.

    Prof. (Dr.) Furqan has undertaken and completed Major Projects at the Indian Law Institute including Water Resources Management: Law & Policy (sponsored by Ford Foundation); Environmental Law Project (sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India)

    SESSION II - WEBINAR ON \"RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: CRITICALITIES AND TRAJECTORIES\" | MAY 09, 2020 FROM 11:00AM - 02:30PM

    Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Patil, Professor and Head Research & Publications, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

    Dr. Yogesh Patil currently is Professor and Head Research & Publications at the Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India. He did his doctoral research work at the Division of Microbial Sciences, MACS Agharkar Research Institute (DST Funded, Govt. of India), Pune, India and obtained his PhD from University of Pune, Pune. He has qualified both, GATE as well as UGC-NET. After completing his PhD, for a short stint he was at Abeda Inamdar Senior Science College for Girls, Pune, after which he joined the Post Graduate Dept. of Environmental Management, Chh. Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur and undertook many research projects. In 2010, he joined Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy & Environmental Management.

    Dr. Patil has over twenty years of post-graduate teaching and research experience in the area of Environmental Science, Management & Technology and has taught a wide range of subjects/courses. His scholarly interest and area of expertise include - waste resource management, bioremediation, sustainability, climate change mitigation and industrial ecology. More specifically, his research focus spans in the area of bio-detoxification of toxic and hazardous materials, bio-reduction, bio-sorption of toxic and precious metal complexes using active and passive microorganisms/biomass, resource recovery from waste, life cycle assessment, water and wastewater quality, solid waste, e-waste management and developing sustainable waste management strategies and models.

    Till date, Dr. Patil has published 70 research papers and chapters in national and international journals indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, etc. and books with reputed publishers like Springer, Peter Lang, etc., and has also published two edited books namely, Applied Bioremediation Active and Passive Approaches (published by InTech, Croatia) and Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management (published by IGI Global, USA). As a guest editor, Dr. Patil has also published three special issues of Elsevier journal. He has two national and two international patents published to his credit. Till date, Dr Patil has received 843 citations and has an h-index of 13.

    Dr. Patil has also undertaken several research and consultancy projects funded by UGC, International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden & Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2013), The Netherlands, World Bank and PMC. He is recipient of several honors/fellowship awards like DST-JRF, CSIR-SRF, Best PhD Research Award, UGC-Post Doctoral Fellowship to name a few. He is a reviewer for several journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. Dr. Patil likes to work in interdisciplinary areas, which cut across science, technology and management.

    Alongside research, and in the capacity of Head Research & Publications, Dr. Patil is also involved in motivating and guiding faculty members and students for quality research and publications. Furthermore, he monitors and evaluates the University's research right from the micro-, meso- and macro-level using Bibliometrics/ Scientometrics tools. Dr. Patil has a passion for both teaching as well as research, and is a firm believer that teaching and research always go together and are complementary.

    SESSION III - WEBINAR ON \"EFFECTIVE RESEARCH PROCESS\" | MAY 15, 2020 FROM 11:00AM - 02:00PM

    Prof. (Dr.) Urvashi Rathod, Professor and Director - Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

    Dr. Urvashi Rathod is a Professor with the academic and research focus on Software Engineering and Project Management. She has a Doctorate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She has been in the IT industry for about twenty eight years with an entrepreneurial stint of eight years in Software Development. She has published research papers in high impact factor journals of Elsevier, Emerald and Springer.

    Dr. Urvashi has been a recipient of research grants from international organizations like IBM and PMI, USA. She is on Editorial Boards of the journals that are indexed in Scopus. She has been a regular reviewer and Program Committee member of international research conferences of repute and has chaired international research conferences held in India. She has been collaborating with researchers from universities in the USA and UK. She has given research consultancy to industry.

    The forums including Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management (SREQOM) have recognized Dr. Urvashi's leadership and research excellence in the field of software engineering and project management. Two students have completed their Doctorate under her guidance and other three are pursuing Ph.D. under her. She has been a resource person to Ph.D. programmes to several institutions. Her teaching experience is 20 years including 4 years in professional programmes and 16 years in Post Graduate programmes. She had been associated with IIM Indore for about five years in the capacity of Academic Fellow. She teaches courses like IT Strategy, Technology Management, Software Engineering, Project Management, Software Estimation and others related to Software Engineering and IT in Business. She has received accolades for teaching and research from the learners and authorities all across her career.

    SESSION IV - WEBINAR ON \"LITERATURE SEARCH\" | MAY 18, 2020 FROM 11:00AM - 02:00PM

    Prof. (Dr.) Pramod Damle, Professor and Head - Consulting & MDP, Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

    Dr. Pramod Damle has 40 years of experience across IT, Management, Banking & Higher Education in the roles of Manager, Auditor, Director, BU Head & Professor in the private sector, public sector and government proper.

    Dr. Damle's areas of interest include System Audit, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Project Management, Business Continuity, Risk Management, Stress Management, Anger Management, Time Management, Counseling/Mentoring, and Spadework of Superannuation.

    Dr. Damle is a distinguished Fellow at Reserve Bank's IDRB; and Member, Software Engineering Info. Repository (SEIR), Carnegie Mellon University. He was Professor & Head at Yashada, apex-training academy of Government of Maharashtra.

    Dr. Damle's educational qualifications include Ph.D. (Cyber Security Management), MCM, M.Com, LL.B., B.Sc. (Math's). He has acquired, practiced, taught world-class certifications including PMP, CISA, CISSP, ABCI, CAIIB, CSQA, GIAC GSLC, ISO9001-Auditor, ISO27001-Auditor, SSCP, CISM, and TOGAF.

    Mr. Damle has several articles published in publications of national and international importance including a book on 'IT Security Training in Indian Banks' (Scholars' Press, Germany: 2013).

    SESSION V - WEBINAR ON \"INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION\" | MAY 28, 2020 FROM 05:30PM - 08:30PM

    Dr. Anamika Prasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, USA

    Dr. Anamika's specialty area included Material Science, Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices, Solid Mechanics, and Mechanical Testing. Her areas of research include: Biomechanics and Biomaterials: Structure and Mechanics of bone and cardiovascular tissue, Computational analysis of biomedical system and devices, Electrospinning tissue grafts; Biomedical Devices: Non-invasive Blood pressure monitoring, Sensor-based personalized health monitoring; Mechanical and Materials Testing: Tensile. Nanoindentation, Raman Spectroscopy, Optical/Electron/Laser microscopy

    Dr. Anamika has done B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (1997); SM, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003); and Ph.D., Materials Science & Mechanics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007).

    Dr. Anamika has more than two decades experience including: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University (2016-Present); Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma (2015-16); Assistant Professor - Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (2013-16); Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (2011-13); Post Doctorate Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University (2009-2011); Engineer, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA (2007-2008); Engineer and Management Trainee, Engineers India Limited, India (1997-2001.

    Dr. Anamika has received grants for her scholarly work including: Surface Engineering Grant Summer 2017, 'Cellulose Nano-Fibers as Novel and Affordable Tissue Scaffold Materials' (2017); Scholarly Excellent Seed Grant, 'Tissue Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab' (2016-17); Indo-US Grand Challenge Award 'Affordable Blood Pressure Measurement Technologies for Low-Resource Settings in India and the U.S.' (2014-17). She holds a patent for 'A Novel Device for Measuring Pressure Pulses Based on Applanation Tonometry Provisional Indian Patent Application: 201611027931 (August 2016).

    Dr. Anamika's professional memberships include: Member of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE); Member, Materials Research Society (MRS).

    SESSION VII - WEBINAR ON "VISUAL METHODOLOGIES" | TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2020 FROM 03:30PM - 05:30PM

    Dr Deborah Nixon, Lecturer, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, University of Technology, Sydney

    Dr. Deborah Nixon currently works with the Academic Language and Learning team at Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia.

    Dr. Deborah has successfully completed her Ph.D. degree. Her research focus is on the plight of domiciled communities up to and during the partition of India, taking into account studies of displacement, migration, memory and the construction of narratives about this experience. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on theory and research practices from history, anthropology and geography.

    In addition to her extensive teaching experience in Australia, Dr. Deborah worked as a teacher trainer in Indonesia and as an English language teacher and teacher trainer at the University of Foreign Studies Hanoi North Vietnam.

    Dr. Deobrah collaborates with staff from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to embed academic literacies across their curricula. She also work with faculties to identify the best strategies needed for developing communication skills and English language proficiency to all students.

    Dr. Deborah has several publications to her credit including Journal Articles - Nixon, DA 2013, \'Movement and Stillness, Speaking and Silence\', The International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, vol. 13, no. 1; Nixon, DA 2007, \'Memories I never had:Fires in the Kangra\', Life Writing, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 123-129.View/Download from: Publisher\'s site; Chapter in Book - Nixon, DA & Ghosh, D 2008, \'Fires in the Kangra: A british Soldier\'s Story of Partition\' in Roy, AG & bhatia, N (eds), Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement, and Resettlement, Pearson Education, Delhi, India, pp. 174-191; Conference Papers - Vanni, I, Nixon, D, Cody, O & Giovanangeli, A 2016, \'Neighbourhoods and Stories: Developing Literacies and Intercultural Competencies through Site-Specific Inquiry\', UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Technology Sydney; Nixon, DA 2007, \'Inflections and Innuendoes\', Researching Anglo Indians, Calcutta; Nixon, DA 2007, \'Portal to the past:a visual narrative\', Using Lives, Canberra.

    SESSION VIII - WEBINAR ON "FROM RESEARCH TO PUBLICATION - THE REFLECTIVE PROCESS" | MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 FROM 03:00PM - 05:00PM

    Prof. Gita Gill, Professor, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University NEWCASTLE | Honorary Faculty, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Professor Gitanjali Nain Gill has been an academic since 1993 formerly employed at India's leading university, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, where she experienced a distinguished academic career finishing her tenure as a Reader in 2011. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Professor Gill was a Visiting Fellow at BRASS [Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society] Cardiff University, working on environmental and sustainability issues. She taught at the School of Law, Queen Mary University, London [Environmental law]; Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University [Public Law]; City and Regional Planning [Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy], Cardiff University [Environmental law] Earth Sciences [B.Sc, M.Sc], Cardiff University [Environmental law]. In August 2011 Professor Gill joined the School of Law, Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer.

    Professor Gill received a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant in 2014-15 to examine the casework and environmental jurisprudence of the National Green Tribunal of India [NGT]. The project focused on the National Green Tribunal as one element of a reformist approach to environmental government and explored its working and effectiveness. In January 2017, her research findings and conclusions were published in her book Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal (Routledge, Earthscan). The book is being translated into Chinese by Routledge China, Wuhan University and Social Science Press China (in press 2018).Her research agenda continues to focus on India and will include comparative work within China.

    She is widely published on Indian environmental law and has articles in the Environmental Law Journal, Environmental Law Review, Transnational Environmental Law, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Public Law and chapters in several books. She acted as an expert contributor and reviewer on India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh for the 2016 United Nations Environment Programme book titled' Environmental Courts and Tribunals: A Guide for Policy-Makers'.

    In the summer of 2018, Professor Gill will be a Visiting Professor at the Vermont Law School (the USA premier environmental law centre).

    Professor Gill was the sole Indian awarded the 2006 Fellowship on International and Comparative Environmental Law, Budapest, Hungary by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR]. It led to her appointment as an Associate Fellow with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR]. In addition, she was awarded the 2003 Fellowship on Law Teaching and Research in Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK, sponsored by Cardiff Law School, Welsh Development Agency and British Council, New Delhi.

    Professor Gill is a member of leading international and national professional societies: Member, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law; Socio-Legal Studies Association; United Kingdom Environmental Law Association; Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WEBINAR ON 'DEMYSTIFYING THE NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2005 - TRADE & INDUSTRY VS. LAW: BALANCING CONTRACTS & JUSTICE': LEX WITNESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THS - THE LAW FIRM, SADGAMAYA & SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA | MAY 09, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Lex Witness in association with THS - The Law Firm, SADGAMAYA & Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA presents 'Demystifying The National Disaster Management Act, 2005 - Trade & Industry Vs. Law: Balancing Contracts & Justice', the Webinar on May 09, 2020 from 11:30am - 01:00pm. It includes a special live Q & A session.

    Webinar includes key focussed discussion on Scope and Limits to Government Interventions under the Constitution and Statutes; What Trade and Industry should do under their Contracts and Employment Laws; Legitimate Expectation of Trade and Industry from the Government of India.

    ABOUT THE RESOURCE PERSON
    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WEBINAR ON 'JUDICIAL DEVELOPMENT & TRENDS IN TRADEMARK LAW IN INDIA' - IN COLLABORATION WITH ALG INDIA LAW OFFICES LLP | MAY 07, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Training and Placement Cell in collaboration with ALG India Law Offices LLP has organised a Webinar on 'Judicial Development & Trends in Trademark Law in India' on May 07, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.

    The webinar will focus on discussing judicial and practical developments seen in the existing trademark regime in India over the last one year. It includes discussion on the pros and cons of such developments and their significance.

    Ms. Smita Chandra, Partner, ALG India Law Offices LLP

    Ms. Smita is a partner at ALG India Law Offices LLP. Ms. Smita advises clients on intellectual property law protection and enforcement. Her area of practice involves clearance opinions for use and registration availability of trademarks, services marks, geographical indications, trade-names, domain names, gTLDs, ccTLDs and industrial designs, handing trademark opposition and cancellation actions as well as enforcement actions such as sending legal notices, conducting investigations and negotiations and registering IP with customs authorities.

    Ms. Smita has experience in handling matters before various for a such as the Trademarks Office, Copyright Board, the IPAB (Intellectual Property Appellate Board), NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India), the CLB (Company Law Board), the CAT (Cyber Appellate Tribunal), the Central Board of Excise and Customs, the Controller of Certifying Authorities. She has been invited as a speaker on various occasions and has also contributed to the firm's website by writing case law updates.

    Ms. Smita Chandra is an alumnus of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.

    Ms. Dishti Titus, Senior Associate, ALG India Law Offices LLP

    Ms. Dishti, is an intellectual property attorney and a Senior Associate at ALG India Law Offices LLP.

    Ms. Dishti's area of practice focuses on trademark advisory and enforcement. She is responsible for managing trademark portfolios of some prominent companies. She specializes in drawing up comprehensive strategies for clients, drafting legal notices, agreements, conducting investigations, handling negotiations, domain name disputes (particularly INDRPs) and auditing portfolios. She is experienced in handling trademark matters such as oppositions and cancellations and drafting supporting documentation for the same. She also has experience in appearing before various fora such as the Trade Marks Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

    Ms. Dishti has assisted in and written case law updates and court bulletins covering judicial decisions in the field of intellectual property for ALG's website. Her piece titled 'Conundrum Surrounds Trademark Protection of Single Color Marks' was also published in the INTA Bulletin's Law & Practice section in January 2019.

    Ms. Dishti is an alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. 

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar | Assistant Professor & Head - Training and Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Meera Mathew | Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    TALK ON 'PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL & TAX ADVISORY IN CROSS BORDER BUSINESSES - AN INSIGHT'| MARCH 07, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a Talk on 'Practical Aspects of International Legal & Advisory in Cross Border Businesses - An Insight' on March 07, 2020 from 09:15am - 10:45pm.

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    DAY, DATE AND VENUE

    Saturday, March 07, 2020 | 09:15am - 10:45am

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    ROUTE MAP

    Ms. Seema Bhardwaj, Attorney at Law, Rdl & Partner, Berlin

    Ms. Seema Bhardwaj is a legal professional with over two decades of experience and expertise in the Indo-German market. She is working with Rdl & Partner, a major legal, tax and audit German firm, whose India desk in Germany was set up by her. Ms. Seema's Indian legal expertise coupled with her international competencies, and deep knowledge of the Indian and German markets, offers clients access to a highly experienced advisor astute at handling cross border international business transactions. Furthermore, Seema has exposure to a wide variety of legal practice areas and expertise in handling and negotiating international contracts / projects.

    Right from the planning stages, through negotiating and integration, Ms. Seema is known for offering creative business solutions and counselling clients in a pragmatic manner keeping in mind key intercultural idiosyncrasies that arise in international assignments. She has advised numerous start-ups, multinational companies and international businesses on market entry with specific focus on international expat, HR and related issues. Ms. Seema has a strong network of key institutions, official bodies, external counsels both in India and Germany. She has authored several publications on Indian law in Germany both in English and German.

    Ms. Seema is heading the German- Indian Roundtable in Berlin and a founding member of the Indo German Association for Legal Cooperation (IGAL). Ms. Seema is also a member of the Berlin Chambers of Commerce Committee on internationalisation.

    Ms. Seema's expertise involves: Legal and Tax Advisory, Legal Services, Market Entry Strategy/Expansion, Market Knowledge, Contract drafting & Negotiation, Employment laws & Human Resources, Matchmaking, Strategic structuring advisor and Management, Joint Ventures, M&A Services, Audits; Due - Diligence; Intercultural Communication & Negotiations.

    Mr. Rajiv Arora, Chief Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Bharti Infratel Ltd.

    Mr. Rajiv has been associated with Bharti Group since 2001. Since 2007, Mr. Rajiv is Chief Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs (Sr. V.P.) at Bharti Infratel Ltd. From 2001-2007, he was General Manager, Airtel. He also has been associated with the names of national and international important including; Manager Legal, Escorts (1998-2001); Consultant Legal, Capart HQ (1996-1998).

    Mr. Rajiv's role at the company involves Litigation; Major contracts, Acquisition, Taxation, Regulatory & Compliances, Corporate Affairs, Advisory. Mr. Rajiv is associated with organisations of national and international important which include; Executive Committee Member & BR Head, Bharti Group; Co-chairman TAIPA Legal Committee; Member, Telecom Committee (FICCI).

    Mr. Rajiv's educational qualifications include BA, LL.B. and DLL. He also has received training in 'Maximizing Leadership Potential' from Harvard Business School, USA and 'Indirect Taxation' from IIM, Bangalore.

    Mr. Rajiv has been recognised as \'General Counsel of the Year\' by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) at the 69th Constitutional Day, on November 26, 2018.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Placements, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Training, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    TALK ON 'FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF COMPETITION LAW': FEBRUARY 29, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell has organised a Talk on 'Fundamental Concepts of Competition Law' by Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria on February 29, 2020.

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    DAY, DATE AND VENUE

    Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    ROUTE MAP

    Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria

    Mr. Percival (Percy) Billimoria started his legal career with Arthur Andersen in 1987 and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was the National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018. Prior to that, as the senior partner at AZB & Partners, he chaired its litigation practice from New Delhi.

    Mr. Percy is known for his extensive experience as an arguing counsel in adversarial matters (litigation and arbitration) pertaining to commercial trans-national matters such as contracts, joint venture & project finance matters, oil and gas, power and infrastructure contracts, anti-trust, and white-collar crime issues.

    Mr. Percy is listed in the Who's Who Litigation Guide - 2018, and Chambers & Partners recognises him as being well known for his expertise in litigation in the areas of joint ventures, infrastructure projects and project finance. He has also been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in India and as a "fine lawyer" and a leading individual who comes "highly recommended".
    Mr. Percy holds several positions of responsibility including Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association ("COMBAR"); Non-Government Adviser to the Competition Commission of India; India Committee of the American Bar Association; Indian Council of Arbitration; Empanelled as arbitrator with LCIA; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Member of the Bar Council of India.
    Mr. Percy's former commendable associations include National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018; Senior Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice at AZB & Partners; Dispute Resolution Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry ("CII"); ICC India Executive Committee (2016); National Council for Competition Law of ASSOCHAM; Working Group on Unilateral Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Anti-trust law; Direct Tax Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Honorary Faculty of National Institute of Construction Management and Research; Committee for Review of Education and Training of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Committee of Legal Affairs, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Percy has several accolades to his name as follows: Listed in "The A List - India's Top 100 Lawyers" (2017) for Litigation, Competition Law and Direct Tax; Winner of the Legal League individual category award in "Excellence in Arbitration" (March 2018); Selected by the editorial team of India Inc. to be featured in the annual '100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations' publication to be launched in June 2018; Listed in the "Who's Who Legal" for Competition Law; The Asian-Mena Counsel has named Percy as the "External Counsel of the Year" (2013) for his "industry, knowledge and commercial approach"; Best Competition Law Litigator, 2014, Legal Era Awards, 2013-14; Best Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Legal Era Awards, 2011-12; Previously listed in the Tax Director's Handbook as "highly regarded".

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Placements, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Nitin Kumar,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Training, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: training@symlaw.edu.in

    TEACHING SESSIONS ON CONSTITUTIONAL ASPECT OF DIRECT TAXATION: JANUARY 11 & 18, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Teaching Sessions on Constitutional Aspects of Direct Taxation on January 11 & 18, 2020.

    MASTER CLASS – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS: KEY TOPICS

    DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    January 11, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    January 18, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

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    Ms. Kavita Jha, Partner, Vaish Associates, Advocates

    Ms. Kavita Jha is a senior member of the Tax Group and has been associated with the Firm since 2003 when she moved her practice from the High Court of Calcutta to the High Court of Delhi. She has also been an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India since June 2007 and specializes in tax litigation: income tax, VAT and sales tax as well as criminal law and arbitration.

    Ms. Kavita has been an empanelled Advocate before the Supreme Court for the Union of India, the State of Maharashtra and other government agencies, in which capacity she has handled a multitude of tax, civil and criminal matters. She has also handled arbitration matters for various joint ventures and domestic companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has also successfully facilitated dispute resolution through conciliation for other clients. Ms. Jha has also been appointed as Sole Arbitrator by Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court in a dispute arising out of a property development agreement.

    Ms. Kavita has participated in various legal seminars, workshops/seminars, conferences and lectures of national and inter-national repute on, inter alia, International Tax - International Fiscal Association, Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution, Adoption law, Muslim Personal Law and Refugee Law. She has also been visiting Faculty in IMT, Ghaziabad for Corporate and Business Law in Calcutta and Delhi as well as honorary visiting Faculty in Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Placements

    Mr. Nitin Kumar,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Training & Placements

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    MODX - MY OWN DIMENSION EXCHANGE: NOKIA INITIATIVE - HOSTED BY SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA - JANUARY 17, 2020

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is proud to be associated with MODX - My Own Dimension eXchange, NOKIA Talk Event. It would host the session is titled as '?????? : Finding the Leader within' under the MODX series on January 17, 2020.

    ABOUT MODX - MY OWN DIMENSION EXCHANGE

    MOD-X was set up as a dialogue exchange platform for learned individuals from different walks of life to share their learnings & experiences. The primary speaker as well as limited audience set are invited to speak and share their own realistic perspective about their chosen topics through personal experiences and journeys. The verbal imagery helps the audience to feel the experience and share their views and experience on the same topic, leaving the room for exchange of views and perspectives. The discussion is further continues till high tea. For more details about MODX refer to attachment.

    Ms. Kena Shree, Senior HR Manager, NTPC Limited

    Ms. Kena Shree is a writer, storyteller, spoken word poet and blogger. She also works as Senior HR Manager in a NTPC Limited. With more than fifteen years of experience in HR, she is currently posted in the apex L&D division at Noida.

    Ms. Kena writes for the Huffington Post, Hindustan Times, Cox and Kings India, Women\'s Web and Sheroes among other writing forums, and also runs a column for Lifestyle section of the Times of India web edition.

    Ms. Kena is the co-winner of Times of India \'Write India Season-1\' story campaign. Her short stories have been published by TOI books and Readomania, while her debut fiction novel is work-in-progress.

    Ms. Kena is widely recognized as a Corporate Storyteller and has conducted innumerous workshops for Organisations like Indian Revenue Services, PGCIL, ONGC, BHEL, GAIL, Oil India Limited among others and is a visiting faculty for MDP sessions at IIM Lucknow and IIM Shillong.

    In the last few years, Ms. Kena gets a mention as Outstanding Woman Corporate Director by FICCI-FLO, \"100 influencers to follow on Twitter\", Jombay\'s Top 100 HR under 40, \"100 inspiring women at workplace\", HT Woman 2017 Nominee in Writer\'s category, \'Women Achievers from Lucknow\', 'Meri Pehchaan 2019', and her biography features in the book \"Folktales -- Inspiring Souls of Awadh\".

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    January 17, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00noon

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    ROUTE MAP

    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Hindocha, Kirit, MODX Programme Owner
    Email: kirit.hindocha@nokia.com

    Ms. Shivani Arora, MODX Programme Owner
    Email: shivani.1.arora@nokia.com

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Head - HR & Placements, Training and Placement Cell

    Mr. Nitin Kumar,
    Head - Training & Placements, Training and Placement Cell,

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    TALK ON 'UNREAL' - IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION: SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to share that Training and Placement Cell in association with Institute Social Responsibility Cell has organised a Talk on 'Unreal', in collaboration with International Trademark Association on Thursday, September 26, 2019. RNA Technology and IP Attorneys is associated with the event as 'Knowledge Partner'.

    ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS ASSOCIATION

    The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Why are trademarks important?

    INTA's members are more than 7,200 organizations from 187 countries. INTA members collectively contribute almost US $12 trillion / 8.8 trillion / 73 trillion to global GDP annually. For comparison, the 2016 annual GDP of the top three markets was $11.2 trillion (China), $16.4 trillion (European Union) and $18.6 trillion (United States).

    The Association\'s member organizations represent some 31,000-trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises, law firms, and nonprofits. There are also government agency members, as well as individual professor and student members.

    As a not-for-profit association, INTA's role is to serve its members and society as a trusted and influential advocate for the economic and social value of brands. 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

    Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. and representatives in Geneva and New Delhi.

    The Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization "to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.\" Annual Reports and History

    Source: https://www.inta.org/About/Pages/Overview.aspx 

    ABOUT UNREAL CAMPAIGN

    It's not only handbags and shoes that are counterfeited. From cosmetics to car parts to food, almost every product you can think of has been counterfeited. Counterfeit products are not just poorly made, they can be dangerous.

    Fake goods have negative economic, health and safety effects on us, our family, our friends and our community. Counterfeiting is also often tied to child labor and organized crime. We have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference on this issue. Say no to what's unreal

    The Unreal Campaign is a consumer awareness program of the International Trademark Association (INTA), which aims to educate young consumers (14- to 23-years-old) about the dangers of counterfeiting and the importance of trademarks. The Unreal Campaign is a multiyear initiative that will outreach to teens through online activities and direct school engagement.

    With the help of 90+ INTA members, the Unreal Campaign Committee focuses on educating students through online and direct engagement initiatives in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

    Source: https://www.unrealcampaign.com

    Mr. David Lossignol, President, International Trademark Association
    Head of Trademarks, Domain Names and Copyrights| Novartis Pharma AG (Switzerland)

    Mr. David Lossignol is currently Head of Trademarks, Domain Names and Copyrights at Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, leading a team of experienced trademark professionals handling all trademark, domain name and copyright matters for Novartis Pharma worldwide. He joined Novartis Pharma AG in Basel in January 2019 and was previously Global Head of Trademarks at Sandoz International GmbH in Holzkirchen, Germany from November 2015 until December 2018. Mr. Lossignol was previously Senior Trademark Attorney at Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, where he was responsible for worldwide trademark, design and domain name portfolios, and various related pan-European litigation matters.

    Before joining Novartis Pharma AG in January 2010 as Trademark Attorney, Mr. Lossignol was, since 2006, Head of Trademarks and Domain Names at Virbac S.A., a company in the animal health sector located in Carros, close to Nice, France. There, he was in charge of the worldwide trademark, design and domain name strategy for the Group. Mr. Lossignol started at Virbac as an intern in 1999 before joining as Trademark and Domain Name Counsel in 2001. He also acted as Legal Counsel for the company in 2002, mainly in charge of drafting and negotiating agreements.

    Mr. Lossignol obtained law degrees at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University in France, where he has also lectured on IP law, and diplomas from Oxford Brookes University in the UK and from the CEIPI in Strasbourg, France.

    In his role as INTA President, Mr. Lossignol is Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 10:15am - 11:30am

    Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell | Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell

    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - IN COLLABORATION WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROMOTION OUTREACH FOUNDATION (IPPO): SEPTEMBER 06, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell in collaboration with Intellectual Property Promotion Outreach Foundation (IPPO) has organised one day Workshop on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence on September 06, 2019.

    To know more about IPPO, please visit http://www.ippopl.com

    Ms. Anjula Mehta, CEO, IPPO, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India

    Ms. Anjula, CEO of IP Promotion Outreach Foundation (IPPO), is a C.A. Inter and Masters in Commerce.

    Ms. Anjula, is currently associated with IPPO, which institutes various IP knowledge sharing Programs, Short term Certificate Courses as well as Expert Oriented Customized Training Sessions, to enhance the knowledge and skills about Intellectual Property and their importance to public at large. She ensures to sets up forums to enhance the knowledge of IP and IPR, and is gladly supported by highly acknowledged, reputed and experienced individuals in the field. For the last three years of association here, she has been instrumental in successfully facilitating and organizing various IPR programmes at various National Law Institutes and Other Universities in Gujarat, and other states. IPPO also partnered and participated at Vibrant Gujarat StartUp Summit (VGSS) held at Gandhinagar in October 2016 and at Vibrant Gujarat StartUp and Technology Summit (VGSTS) 2018 in October. Further fortifying the efforts, curated IPFEST (an annual IP festival) in 2017 to raise awareness about the IP framework, highlight opportunities that hold and attract youth to the subject of Intellectual Property, followed by the 2nd edition of IPFEST in August 2018 and 3rd edition in August 2019.

    Ms. Anjula is known for being analytical, cooperative and independent and brings more than 25 years of extensive experience of being a result-oriented, resourceful, responsible, highly organized, multi tasked and competitive to accomplish most management skills. Effective scheduling, cost control, Risk management and Leadership with timely overall objective deliveries in departments like Project Management, Accounts, Finance, Site Management, Clinical Operations, Access-to-patients, Compliance and Audit across various organisations.

    Mr. Nakul J Sharedalal, Partner, YJ Trivedi & Co.

    Mr. Nakul J Sharedalal is Partner at YJ Trivedi & Co. He happens to be the Chairman of the ASSOCHAM IPR Gujarat Council. He is a Master of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London. He has specialized in Commercial and Corporate Laws. He also is the Honorary Global Advisor at CIAC - Confederation of International Accreditation Commission. Beside this, he has served as a Mentor at a International Start Up Company.
    At firm, Mr. Nakul undertakes work relating to drafting and preparing documents for licensing, Technology Transfer agreements, audit and valuation of Intellectual Property, investigations, searches, prosecutions, litigations, anti-counterfeiting operations, arbitration and handling settlements.

    Apart from his professional commitments, Mr. Nakul loves to educate and enlighten his fellow countrymen and statesmen about Intellectual Property. After pursuing his Master of Laws, he especially returned to India from Great Britain, to further his ideology of making his country ever steady in IPR. He is a regular speaker at various Apex bodies and Educational Institutions. Having such an extensive IPR legacy behind him, he believes in spreading awareness by stimulating the innovators and creators to nose dive in to the world of IPR.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Date: September 06, 2019
    10:30am - 10:40amRegistration
    10:41am - 10:50amWelcome and Introductions
    Dr. Kanan Divetia, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    10:51am - 11:00amTheme Address:
    Ms. Anjula Mehta, CEO, IPPO
    11:00am - 12.30pmTopic: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
    Mr. Nakul Sharedalal, Partner, Y.J. Trivedi and Company
    12:30pm - 01:00pmLunch Break
    01:01pm - 02:15pmTopic: Latest Trends in Intellectual Property
    Mr. Nakul Sharedalal, Partner, Y.J. Trivedi and Company
    02:16pm - 02:30pmGeneral Discussions, Q & A
    02:31pm - 02:40pmVote of Thanks
    Prof. C J Rawandale, Professor & Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    TALK ON ENDING MODERN DAY SLAVERY: SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Institute Social Responsibility Cell has organised 'Talk on Ending Modern Day Slavery' in association with The Movement India on September 04, 2019.

    ABOUT THE MOVEMENT

    The Movement is a volunteer mobilisation organisation that seeks to build serving societies.

    We are a generation rising up to serve and not be served. A generation that believes each of us is uniquely gifted, and that if we serve people with our gifts, we can change the world - one person at a time.

    We are a platform that bridges the needs of the underprivileged, to the gifts, talents and resources of the privileged.

    In our cities, where majority of the population lives in slums, the needs for education, employment, medical resources, hygienic surroundings, financial independence, and much more, are immense. To meet these needs, we don't always require a skilled social specialist with textbook knowledge and field experience.

    All it takes is a person like YOU, with a heart for people, and a desire to to help the needy. A person like you, who can share a few hours of your time, and serve from your area of abundance. For example, if you can read and write, would you help a parent in a slum fill out an admission form for their child's school? If you're a musician, would you teach a child to strum a few notes on a guitar? If you're a financial mogul, would you show a family how to open a zero-balance bank account?

    At The Movement, we don't believe that one person is the answer to everything. We believe that each of us has a little something, and together, that can amount to everything.

    Mr. Sam Koshy, Leader, The Movement India

    Mr. Sam Koshy is a talent development professional with over a decade of talent consulting experience, working with startups and industry giants. His last assignment was with the Talent Development team of India\'s largest private enterprise-TCS.

    Mr. Sam brings expertise in design, development and facilitation of skill development programs and serves as the Director of The Movement.

    Prior to joining The Movement India, Mr. Sam was associated with varied organisation as follows: Trainer, Performa International (May 2006 November 2007); Learning Consultant, GreenBooks Learning Solutions, India (February 2010 August 2010); Principal Consultant, Koshys Consulting Group (September 2010 November 2012); Signature Program Faculty and Relationship Manager, Tata Consultancy Services (November 2012 July 2017); Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services (July 2017 September 2017).

    Ms. Aneesha Reuben, Corporate Partnerships, The Movement India

    Ms. Aneesha is an HR professional having extensive background leading operations, finance and administration for an anti-trafficking organisation prior to joining The Movement. She currently leads the Corporate Partnerships and HR function at The Movement.

    Prior to joining The Movement India, Ms. Aneesha worked in varied organisations as follows: Senior Executive Trainer, IBM Daksh Business Process Services Pvt. Ltd. India (October 2005 - May 2007); Regional Administration & Finance Manager @South Asia Center for Missing & Exploited Persons (SACMEP) Project Oasis, India (August 2007 - August 2008); Human Resource Director, Justice and Care India (September 2008 - September 2015).

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 | 02:00pm - 03:30pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul, Assistant Professor and Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell

    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION & PERSONAL BRANDING | SCHOLARSHPS @PENNSTATE LAW'S MASTER OF LAWS PROGRAME (ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21) - IN COLLABORATION WITH PENNSTATE LAW, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PA-USA: SEPTEMBER 01, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Training and Placement Cell in association with International Cell has organized 'Workshop on Advanced Professional Communication & Personal Branding' by Professor Stephen G. Barnes on September 01, 2019. Dean Barnes will also introduce you to PennState Law's one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program, and how Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA students and alumni can qualify for special scholarship consideration, reserved for qualified Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA graduates.

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND LEARNING OBJECTIVE

    The workshop on Advanced Professional Communication & Personal Branding will have the following sessions:

    Advanced Professional Communication - In order to persuade, negotiate, influence and grow, effective communication skills is a must. Internal Communication with the superiors, co-workers & subordinates and External Communication with the clients, lawyers need to build upon their gift of gab.

    CV & Cover Letter - It takes 30 seconds for an HR to review a candidate's profile, thus a well-drafted CV will always be noticed. To market the skills, qualities and experience as a part of the bigger picture, this session will prepare you to draft a CV and a Cover letter that makes you stand out from the crowd.

    Personal Branding - The term branding has long been relegated to companies, but today almost every individual has a personal brand. Not many of us have consciously cultivated these brands, but they exist nonetheless. Therefore, this session will assist you to attain the skills of branding yourself in a promising manner.

    SCHOLARSHIPS @PENNSTATE LAW'S MASTER OF LAWS PROGRAME (ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21)

    Penn State University is consistently ranked among the top 30 research universities in the world, and Penn State Law's LL.M. Program has more diversity than any law program of its size anywhere in the world. Over the past four years, 78 countries have been represented. The 2019-2020 class has 116 students from 27 countries, including four students from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. Please see attached photo.

    Notably, Penn State Law won the 26th Annual Vis-Moot competition in Vienna in 2019, a competition that convened 376 top teams from around the world. See https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/news/penn-state-law-captures-victory-captivates-peers-26th-willem-c-vis-international-moot-court

    For academic year 2020-2021 (August 2020 - May 2021), Penn State Law will offer one (1) full-tuition waiver scholarship (value: $50,000), and multiple tuition scholarships in the range of $35,000 - $45,000 to qualified Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA students and alumni candidates. Applicants must have completed their law degree on or before July 15, 2020.

    To know more about Penn State Law's LL.M. Program, please visit https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/admissions/llm-admissions

    To know the testimonials of the recent graduates about the LL.M. Program, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkYDNt9iuE

    To get the presentation of the Penn State University's academic community, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHiq8A_RXPU&feature=youtu.be 

    Professor Stephen G. Barnes, Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs, Penn State Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Mr. Stephen G. Barnes is Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs at the Pennsylvania State University.

    Before his appointment, Mr. Steve lived for 8 years in China where he was a visiting law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and also served as Penn State Law China Programs Director.

    Mr. Steve is proficient in French, Chinese, and Swedish, and is energized by the cultural diversity that talented international students bring to Penn State Law.

    Mr. Steve's educational qualification includes J.D., University of Oregon; M.B.A., The George Washington University; & B.A., Brigham Young University.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Sunday, September 01, 2019 | 12:00noon -02:30pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placements, Training and Placement Cell

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internships, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Megha Chauhan,
    Assistant Professor & Head - International Cell

    Email: global@symlaw.edu.in

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    TALK ON 'SABARIMALA - A RELOOK AT THE DEBATE': AUGUST 30, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Training and Placement Cell in association with Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA ha organised a Talk on 'Sabarimala - A Relook at the Debate' on August 30, 2019.

    BACKGROUND

    In Indian Young Lawyers Assn. v. State of Kerala, 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1690, the Supreme Court has ruled that women, of all age groups, can enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The apex court in a 4:1 majority said that the temple practice violates the rights of Hindu women and that banning entry of women to shrine is gender discrimination. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said that the provision in the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Rules, 1965, which authorised the restriction violated the right of Hindu women to practice religion.

    A group of five women lawyers has challenged Rule 3(b) of the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorisation of Entry) Rules, 1965, which authorises restriction on women "of menstruating age". They moved the apex court after the Kerala HC upheld the centuries-old restriction, and ruled that only the "tantri (priest)" was empowered to decide on traditions.

    [What is Sabarimala Case? By Express Web Desk |New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2018 11:57:21 am available online at https://indianexpress.com/article/what-is/what-is-the-sabarimala-case-5376596/]

    Mr. Anand Prasad, Advocate, Chambers of Anand Prasad

    Mr. Anand Prasad is a corporate lawyer, based in Delhi, with more than 25 years of experience representing both domestic and international clients on a variety of legal and commercial issues within and outside India.

    Since April 2017, Mr. Anand has been practicing law as an independent counsel, i.e. assisting law firms, individual lawyers and other consultants on issues faced by their clients. Prior to this Anand was one of the founding partners at Trilegal, one of the large commercial law firms in India.

    In his role as an independent counsel, Mr. Anand has along with other law firms/lawyers represented clients in the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, various lower courts on corporate fraud, corruption and other white collared crimes situations, company law tribunals, and arbitration proceedings.

    On the non-contentious side, Mr. Anand continues to provide general corporate commercial advise and assist with corporate, M&A and financial investor transactions, including transactions arising in dispute situations

    In addition, on a bro bono basis, Mr. Anand has been (i) assisting start-ups with financial investment transactions and generally structuring/restructuring their businesses, and (ii) advising citizens from poorer sections of society on a variety of civil and criminal law issues.

    Lastly, Mr. Anand has also been providing mentorship to individual lawyers and small law firms and sharing with them his thoughts on practice development.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Friday, August 30, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training,
    Training and Placement Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    TEACHING SESSION ON THE CURIOUS LEGAL CASES OF THE MISSING COMMAS: LIFE, DEATH, BUSINESS AND PUNCTUATION: IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, UK - AUGUST 19, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    International Cell in association with Training and Placement Cell and in collaboration with Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, the University of Leeds has organised a Teaching Session on 'The Curious Legal Cases of the Missing Commas: Life, Death, Business and Punctuation' on Monday, August 19, 2019.

    Professor Norma Martin Clement, Pro-Dean: International Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

    Prof. Norma is Pro-Dean International for Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (ESSL) at the University of Leeds. She leads the development and implementation of International Strategy, working with the Dean and school International Co-ordinators. This involves developing new international research and teaching collaborations and acting as an ambassador for the University during overseas visits and in hosting international visitors to Leeds.

    Prof. Norma was Pro-Dean for Student Education from 2009 to 2017. In that role she had responsibility for managing the strategic development of learning and teaching and student support within the Faculty and its schools working closely with the school Directors of Student Education. She also led a range of university-wide initiatives for enhancing learning and teaching and the overall student experience.

    Prof. Norma joined the University of Leeds in 1984. Her previous roles within the School of Law have included Admissions Tutor, Director of Student Education and Head of School. She is Chair of the Family Law Subject Group for the International Association of Law Schools. She is a LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader for 2017-2018 working on a project to evaluate the use and impact of Collaborative Lecture Theatres.

    Prof. Norma's qualifications include LLM Harvard University 1984; BCL Oxford University 1983; and BA Jurisprudence Oxford University 1982. Her areas of expertise include legal education; internationalisation; transnational education; widening participation and diversity; learning spaces; family and child law.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Monday, August 19, 2019 | 12:30pm - 02:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Megha Chauhan,
    Assistant Professor & Head - International Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: global@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    TWO DAYS WORKSHOP ON BASICS OF GOODS AND SERVICES TAX: AUGUST 16-17, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform you that Training and Placement Cell has organized a Two Days Workshop on Basics of Goods & Services Tax on August 16 - 17, 2019 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    The course is born out of the recognition that GST is one of the most complex and highest tax regimes in the world. As per a report by Economic Times, India already has a backlog of 24 million cases. In May 2015, there were roughly 1 Lakh indirect tax cases pending in the courts alone. Consequently, the industry is experiencing the shortage of sound professionals who can address the interpretation issues of GST.

    Mr. Dhruv Bhattarcharya, Advocate, High Court of Delhi

    Mr. Dhruv is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law and practices as an independent legal counsel with special focus on taxation and commercial laws.

    Mr. Dhruv was earlier working with the Tax Team of Economic Laws Practice, New Delhi where he was involved in various tax advisory and litigation matters for clients of various industry segments, including the Oil and Gas Industry and the e-commerce industry.

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    August 16-17, 2019 | 09:00am 01:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Day - 1 - August 16, 2019
    TimeTopicsDescription
    09:00am - 10:00amIntroduction to Erstwhile Indirect Tax RegimeThe erstwhile tax regimes wherein VAT, Service Tax, Entry Tax were implemented would be explained briefly and their lacunas would be discussed
    10:01am -11:00amThe Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment)  Act, 2016The Constitutions Amendment Act which brought about a large number of changes to the Constitution of India paving the way for the implementation of GST would be discussed
    11:15am - 01:15pmGST LegislationsThe GST legislations, including the Central / State Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 would be discussed. This section would take the bulk of the teaching time and would cover various topics which form part of GST legislation including the following:

    - Taxable event of supply in GST law
    - Registration under GST law
    - Assessment
    - Input Tax Credit in GST
    - Filing of Returns
    Day - 2 - August 17, 2019
    TimeTopicsDescription
    09:00am - 12:30pm
    GST LegislationsTime and place of supply
    - Valuation of a 'Supply' transaction
    - Demand and refund
    - Adjudicatory Proceedings (including Advance Ruling)
    - Anti-profiteering

    In addition to the aforesaid, other important topics such as Foreign Trade Policy and GST; Customs and GST may also be taken up.

    All the recent issues in GST such as in relation to the E -way bill, lesser number of tax bands would also be explained as and when the aforesaid topics will be discussed.
    12:30pm -
    01:00pm
    Question & Answers
    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placements, Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in | hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    TALK ON 'WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GOOD LAWYER': AUGUST 03, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell has organised a Talk on 'What It Takes To Be A Good Lawyer' by Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria on August 03, 2019.

    Mr. Percival Billimoria, Head of Chambers at Chambers of P S Billimoria

    Mr. Percival (Percy) Billimoria started his legal career with Arthur Andersen in 1987 and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was the National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018. Prior to that, as the senior partner at AZB & Partners, he chaired its litigation practice from New Delhi.

    Mr. Percy is known for his extensive experience as an arguing counsel in adversarial matters (litigation and arbitration) pertaining to commercial trans-national matters such as contracts, joint venture & project finance matters, oil and gas, power and infrastructure contracts, anti-trust, and white-collar crime issues.

    Mr. Percy is listed in the Who's Who Litigation Guide - 2018, and Chambers & Partners recognises him as being well known for his expertise in litigation in the areas of joint ventures, infrastructure projects and project finance. He has also been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in India and as a "fine lawyer" and a leading individual who comes "highly recommended".
    Mr. Percy holds several positions of responsibility including Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association ("COMBAR"); Non-Government Adviser to the Competition Commission of India; India Committee of the American Bar Association; Indian Council of Arbitration; Empanelled as arbitrator with LCIA; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Member of the Bar Council of India.
    Mr. Percy's former commendable associations include National Chair of the firm's "Disputes and Litigation" practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Head - Delhi Office till July 2018; Senior Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice at AZB & Partners; Dispute Resolution Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry ("CII"); ICC India Executive Committee (2016); National Council for Competition Law of ASSOCHAM; Working Group on Unilateral Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Anti-trust law; Direct Tax Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Honorary Faculty of National Institute of Construction Management and Research; Committee for Review of Education and Training of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Committee of Legal Affairs, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Percy has several accolades to his name as follows: Listed in "The A List - India's Top 100 Lawyers" (2017) for Litigation, Competition Law and Direct Tax; Winner of the Legal League individual category award in "Excellence in Arbitration" (March 2018); Selected by the editorial team of India Inc. to be featured in the annual '100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations' publication to be launched in June 2018; Listed in the "Who's Who Legal" for Competition Law; The Asian-Mena Counsel has named Percy as the "External Counsel of the Year" (2013) for his "industry, knowledge and commercial approach"; Best Competition Law Litigator, 2014, Legal Era Awards, 2013-14; Best Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Legal Era Awards, 2011-12; Previously listed in the Tax Director's Handbook as "highly regarded".

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE AND VENUE

    Saturday, August 03, 2019

    Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placements, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

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    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON TEACHING METHODS: JULY 29, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell in association with Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Monday, July 29, 2019.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) intends to discuss various teaching methods for optimally imparting content in higher education programmes. Lecturing not only includes informing the learners of course content, making lecture plans, but also includes deciding about using teaching aids, managing classroom and adopting appropriate lecture styles. This FDP attempts to openly talk of the difficulties faced by teachers in managing classrooms and choosing appropriate teaching method for each class. It shall further focus on the relevance and use of databases. The resource person would also initiate discussion about originality as a virtue.

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade, Lawyer, Consultant and Trainer

    Dr. Nilima is Ph.D. in Contract law. She started her career as a practicing advocate in 1982 and continued to practice till 1994. She was has been associated with teaching since her practicing days and her journey of teaching courses on Property, Contract, Insurance, Evidence, Civil Procedure continues till date. She has been a member of the Expert Committee appointed by Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, to examine the Specific Relief Act 1963 and to make suggestions for amendments. She has designed and conducted workshops about Contracting at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, for persons from industry titled \"Intricacies of Contracts Simplified\", and in Companies for their staff, and Colleges for final year law students. She has authored four books on contract law, namely,

    • Pollock and Mulla's Contract and Specific Relief Acts, three editions, 14th updated edition in 2014, published by Lexis Nexis
    • Halsbury's Laws of India: Volume 9 Contracts, 2014, published by Lexis Nexis
    • Contract Law of India three editions, latest edition 2015, published by Kluwer Law International
    • Specific Performance of Contracts: the Tests of Inadequacy and Effective Enforcement, 2014, published by Lexis Nexis.

    Dr. Nilima is also a Member of Research and Recognitions Committee in the Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International University, Pune, as Subject Expert and of Board of Studies / Academic Advisory Council of the National Insurance Academy, Baner, Pune. She has also given lectures on participant-specific aspects of Contract and Contracting, Evidence, Consumer Protection Laws and Property Laws at National Insurance Academy, Yashwantrao Chavhan Academy for Development Administration and other institutions.

    Dr. Bhadbhade has conducted several workshops for law teachers about organising advocacy skills related activities, use of information technology in teaching, and on teaching methods.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor and Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor and Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    ONE DAY SCIENTIFICALLY-LEGAL WORKSHOP: IN COLLABORATION WITH NORTHUMBRIA LAW SCHOOL, UK - JULY 27, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with Northumbria Law School, UK has organised One Day Scientifically-Legal Workshop on July 27, 2019.

    CONCEPT NOTE

    Achieving effective governance for sustainability is one of the greatest global challenges. Environmental problems create challenges for governance because environmental issues may require future predictions rather than historic fact-finding; are characterised by factual uncertainty and evaluation of complex and conflicting scientific evidence; involve multiple causes and impacts; affect many people, including future generations. Consequently, they impact on health, human rights, development and environment and ultimately on sustainability particularly in developing countries.

    In addressing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) scientific knowledge provides a platform for evidence-based policy and decision-making, strengthens environmental governance and the rule of law Nations accept this new scientific knowledge that calls for the precautionary principle to support both earth's viability and societal change. Nevertheless, the 2019 UNEP Report Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report states that limits on current scientific uncertainty and understanding mean environmental matters paradoxically can raise more questions than answers. The approach adopted by many countries based on the precautionary principle is inconclusive due to the difficulty in achieving a consensus that reflects appropriate responses to manage risks, benefits and costs.

    Deciding on the acceptable level of environmental and health risks and the application of the precautionary principle involves not only scientific-technological evaluation and an economic cost-benefit analysis but also political considerations such as public acceptability. In some cases, the decision may be concluded as irreversible before conclusive scientific knowledge and evidence become available.

    Problems such as limited data on the understanding of scientific uncertainty, and environmental and health risks as conceptualised by key environmental actors, excessive discretion leading to unpredictable and inconsistent environmental decisions, distortion of regulatory priorities, stifling technological innovation and development, reversal of burden of proof create difficulties and underlie a disagreement between science based governance and the application of the precautionary principle (under or over) thereby impacting on human rights, well-being and economic development of society.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    PUBLIC LECTURE

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel,
    Chairperson, National Green Tribunal

    SCIENTIFICALLY-LEGAL WORKSHOP

    1.30 pm - 1.40 pm

    Opening Remarks - Prof. Chandrashekhar Rawandale,
    Professor and Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    1.40 pm - 2.00 pm

    Opening Remarks - Prof. Gitanjali N Gill,
    Professor, Northumbria Law School, UK

    TECHNICSL SESSION I - SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

    Chair:
    Prof. (Dr.) Gitanjali Nain Gill

    Speakers:
    Dr. Devendra Aggarwal, Former NGT Judge, Senior Technical Expert and Consultant
    Professor (Dr.) Naveen Arora, Chief scientist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, University of Delhi
    Professor (Dr) Gopichandran Ramchandran - NTPC School of Business

    Tea Break - 3.30 pm - 3.45 pm

    TECHNICAL SESSION II - USE OF PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN THE COURTS (EVIDENCE, BURDEN OF PROOF AND REMEDIES)

    03:45 pm - 05:15 pm

    Chair:
    Prof. (Dr.) C J Rawandale

    Speakers:
    Mr. Ajay Deshpande, Former Judge, National Green Tribunal
    Mr. Sanjay Uphadhyay, Leading Environmental lawyer
    Mr. Rajesh Mukhija, Director, Legal Affiars/General Counsel, Ford Motor Company, India Operations
    Mr. Ishan Chaturvedi, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    CLOSING REMARKS

    5.16 pm - 5.30 pm

    Professors Gitanjali N Gill and Professor Chandrashekhar Rawandale

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON 'HOLISTIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT' - IN COLLABORATION WITH SYMBIOSIS TEACHING LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE, SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEMED UNIVERSITY) - MAY 27-JUNE 03, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, in Collaboration with Symbiosis Teaching Learning Resource Centre (STLRC), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Pune has organised Seven Days Faculty Development Programme on 'Holistic Professional Development' from May 27 - June 03, 2019.

    ABOUT THE FDP

    The course is intended to reinforce the philosophical, psychological and sociological values of teachers and professionals of allied fields in the society. The course is driven by the idea of "the duty of a Guru is not to cover the syllabus, rather uncover it". The course will bring together professionals of various fields on a unified platform through various activities.

    The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) anticipates facilitating up-gradation of knowledge, skill and intends to provide opportunities for induction training to teachers employed in varied disciplines. This Programme shall be covering areas such as personal development, ethics, psychology, skill development and pedagogy educational technology, motivation, communication skills, management and other relevant issues to keep pace with the changing scenario in the sector. This is an opportunity to acquire holistic knowledge relevant fields. It will not only promote the professional practices but also motivates the attendees to achieve competitive teaching and learning environment, thus channelizing development with respect to academic qualifications and personal matters.

    Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Faculty, TIT & S Bhiwani

    Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies, TITS Bhiwani.

    Dr. Ajay has completed his Ph.D. Degree from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University (formerly known as Agra University) Agra in 1994 on the topic "Labour Incentives in Iron & Steel Industry in India -A Comparative Study in Public and Private Sector Units." He has obtained two Masters Degrees in Commerce and in Business Administration.

    Dr. Ajay is a prolific Author. He has about 22 years of Teaching and Research Experience. He has published 24 research papers in reputed journals of India and abroad. He has published two books. He is also on the panel of experts for evaluating Ph.D. thesis of M. D. University Rohtak, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and JJTU Vidyanagri Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, Mewar University Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. He has supervised and awarded four Ph. D. scholars and still he is supervising Two Ph.D. scholars from M. D. University Rohtak and Mewar University Chittorgarh. His current area of Interest includes Human Resource Management, Accounting and Taxation. He has conducted workshops in Academic Staff Colleges and Business Schools of various universities on practical training on the topics of \'Management Tactics\', \'Learn while doing\' and \'Team Building\' group dynamics, personality development Lab. Motivation forces, and Ethics and Values.

    Dr. Ajay Kumar is also a member of Indian Commerce Association (ICA). Other than this He has an important role in the society, He is Honourable Acting President of Haryana State of SANSKAR BHARTI.

    Prof. K. M. Pathi, Faculty, Senior Consultant, IIIT Delhi

    Prof. K. M. Pathi has been teaching and imparting training to the Indian Administrative Service Officers and Foreign Civil Services Officers, Judicial Officers, Officers of Parliament of India, Scientists and Technologists, GMs & AGMs of Corporate Sector, University Teachers, Research Scholars and Graduate/Under-Graduate Students; Have contributed in the preparation of Training Modules and Curriculum for various Institutions and Universities; Have authored 34 publications on the above subjects; Have been Consultant to Government Departments in institutional projects of public importance; Have also undertaken certain projects pro-bono publico.

    Dr. Surender Kumar, Associate Professor, University of Delhi

    Dr. Surender Kumar is a senior Faculty Member in the Department of Commerce, having teaching, training, consulting and research experience of about 36 years. Born in 1961, he holds post-graduation qualifications in finance, international business and eCommerce technologies from University of Delhi, Department of Electronics Accredited Computer Courses (DOEACC), Deakin University (Australia), All India Management Association (AIMA), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). He also has specialization in finance at post-graduate and at research level, which is being pursued currently. Of late, he has been a direct student of Prof Robert Shiller, Prof Eugene Fama, Prof Andrew Lo and Prof Richard Thaler and many other Nobel laureates in the discipline of finance through their video lectures.

    After doing an advance diploma in eCommerce technologies in 1995 from Deakin University, Australia, Dr. Surender Kumarworked at All India Management Association (AIMA) and led its eCommerce education and training activities for about two years, during 1997 and 1998. As part of his assignment, he has worked closely with various organisation like Satyam Infoway, Global Telecom Services, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Manipal Control Data Corporation, IIS InfoTech Ltd., Deakin University, Australia, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce, GOI, Ministry of Information Technology, GOI for various activities like education, corporate training, development of on-line business community simulation, and B2B eCommerce between AIMA and its associate organisations. His papers have been published in various national journals. He has also written article (jointly) for presentation in international conference.

    During the last twelve years, Dr. Surender Kumarhas been engaged in post-graduate teaching as a visiting faculty for subjects like Finance(Indira Gandhi National Open University), Strategic Information Systems (MBA Financial Management, University of Delhi), eCommerce (MCA, DU students), Human Resource Management (M Sc. Comp Sc and MCA of DU), Information Management (M BE, DU students), Management Information System (GBO, SRCC, DU s t u d e n t s ), Computer Application in Business (MHROD and MIB, DU students), Innovation Management (IIFT, New Delhi). He has been a visiting faculty for IES training batch 2006, 2007 2008 and 2009 for subject like "India's IT industry in a Global Perspective" (coordinated by IIFT, New Delhi)

    During the last nine years, Dr. Surender Kumarhas handled various finance and eCommerce-related assignments. These include overall financial management of a public funded educational institution, of a central university of Government of India (2018-onwards), and project management of web site development of Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, South Campus (UDSC), (1999-2000), performing advisory role to help business organisations understand the business implications of eCommerce technologies. He has also conducted training sessions on eCommerce law and securities, and directed training programmes in eCommerce for some of the lead public sector companies in the public sector in the area of international trading.

    Dr. Surender Kumaris life member of Antar-Rashtriya Sahyog Parishad (ARSP, i.e., Council for International Cooperation), Computer Society of India (CSI), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), AIMA Alumni Association (AAA), Hindu College Alumni, Delhi School of Economics Alumni and Zakirian (Alumni of Zakir Hussain College).

    Prof. Ilyas Hussain, Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi

    Prof. Ilyas Hussain is working as a Professor in Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi. He has 34 years of teaching experience.

    Prof. Ilyas Hussain's area of specialization is Educational Administration, Educational Planning & Financing, Educational Research and Teacher Education. He has around 14-paper publication and has also authored 5 books. He is very active participant in varied national and international seminar and conferences and has attended over 30 seminars and conferences till date. He has also delivered Lectures/ talks on Ethics of Teaching Profession, Research Methodology, Research Proposal, Quality Control/ Assurance, Financing of Higher Education, Budgeting in Educational Institutions, Autonomy in Higher Education, Formulation and testing of Research Hypothesis, Educational Administration, Commitment of Teachers, Classroom Management, Distance and Open Learning, Maternity Benefit Scheme (key note address) Higher Education in India- Issues of Quality and Enrolment (Turkey), Education of Muslim Women in India(Turkey).

    Prof. Ilyas Hussain has guided approximately 100-research project at M.Ed., M.A and M.Phil. Level. He has also supervised 10 Ph.Ds.

    Dr. Neera Agnimitra, Associate Professor, University of Delhi

    Dr. Neera Agnimitra is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Delhi University. She has over 20 years of teaching experience.

    Dr. Neera has been awarded with Shrimati Kunda Datar Gold Medal for topping in the M.A. Social Work Examination of Delhi University & Maharshi Karve Memorial Award for securing the highest marks in the M.A. Examination; Elmina Lucke Award for securing the highest marks in Field Work in the M.A. Social Work Examination; Distinction in M.Phil. Social Work, University of Delhi; ICSSR Research Fellowship for pursuing Doctoral Studies as well.

    Dr. Neera Agnimitra has attended around 16 conferences and has presented in 13 national and international conferences as well. She has authored around 8 articles and also has co-authored a book titled "Nurturing Practicum: Common Manifesto for Social Work Practice" (Co-edited), 2009. She has also undertaken 8 major projects in collaboration with varied institutions.

    Prof. Neeta Arora, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi

    Prof. Neeta Arora completed her M. Phil in 2006, from University of Delhi. She was associated with Navyug Schools for 15 years since 1991.

    Prof. Neeta Arora has been associated with Special Educator at Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation Centre (2004), M.A. Program in Education for TISS, Mumbai (2013), Ambedkar University (2014) and has been visiting Faculty at Vivekananda College, MVCOE, DU and IGNOU. She is currently posted as Assistant Professor at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, University of Delhi. She has been teaching students of B. El. Ed., B. Ed., and M. Ed. She has qualified two certificate courses in Urdu & Italian. She has actively been facilitating Teachers to first understand the Philosophy of Education and then implement it in their practical class.

    Mr. Prashant Sharma, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker

    Mr. Prashant Sharma is as Life Coach & Motivational Speaker, associated with Kundan Lal Foundation, Gautam Budha Nagar (UP - India). He counsels & motivates individuals through his innovative and result oriented effortful services based on fundamentals of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in applied manner to resolve and control the Unbalance life in the following three domains; Personal Counselling, Corporate Training, Institutional Training.

    Mr. Prashant is a well known, established life coach & motivational speaker since last 14 years with a wide array of thousand clients in corporate, health care, banking, technology, academic & education, individual (personal) etc.

    Dr. Virender Kathpalia, Retd. HOD (Lie Detection Unit), LNJN-NICFS, MHA.

    Dr. Virender Kathpalia while serving National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science (NICFS), MHA, Government of India for 37 years was engaged in imparting training to members of Criminal Justice Functionaries including Judicial Officers, IPS officers & Jail Officers. A Polygraph Expert; Interrogation of Hard Core Criminals & their Behaviour Modification is a Key work area. He has been a Guest Faculty & Consultant to RAF (Rapid Action Force), CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), BSF (Border Security Force)- G School, CBI Academy, Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Sardar Patel University - Rajasthan, Delhi University, Indraprastha University.

    Dr. Virender has designed, standardized & administered dozens of Psychometric Tools i.e. Personality, Attitude and Aptitude Tests to Faculty to M.Sc. Criminology & Forensic Science and Students as well. He is also a Clinical Psychologist, wherein; he has dealt with cases on enhancement of Self Esteem, Interpersonal Relations, Life Skills, and Practically Solving their Problems and various Psychological Disorders. He has also worked on some Special Projects: Administered specially designed Psychological Test on 10,000 Jawans & Officers of CRPF to Erect RAF (Rapid Action Force). Screened 3000 Jawans & Officers of CISF for selecting best for Airport Authority of India (AAI). Developed Tool for measuring Women Empowerment for NGOs/Foundations.

    Prof. C. R. Babu, Department of Botany, University of Delhi

    Prof. C.R. Babu served as a faculty member of the Department of Botany, University of Delhi for more than 35 years. He was the founder Director of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) and School of Environmental Studies at the University of Delhi, and brought into existence the Department of Environmental Biology (now designated as Department of Environmental Studies) at the University of Delhi. He was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005. Presently he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Delhi and Distinguished Professor of the Environment and Ecology at the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. He is the Project Director of the Centre of Excellence Programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change, Government of India at CEMDE (University of Delhi) and Project In charge of the Biodiversity Parks Programme of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) at the University of Delhi.

    Prof. C. R. Babu has been working in the areas of Conservation Biology, Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Environmental Degradation and Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Dynamics and Functions, and Systematics for more than 40 years. Forty-Four students secured their Ph.D.'s from the University of Delhi under his guidance. He along with his students published about 227 research papers in national and international journals. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore) and Chairman/Member of several National and International Committees on Environment and Ecology.

    Prof. C. R. Babu along with his students has been working on ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems for more than two decades and there are successful stories to their credit. He was the Chairman of the Indian Sub continental Plant Specialist Group of Species Survival Commission of IUCN. He is the recipient of the three National Awards: (i) Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for the year 2009, (ii) VASVIK Award 2005 for Environmental Science and Technology, and (iii) Narain Dutt Award 2008 for Conservation of Nature.

    Mr. Robin Batra, Chartered Accountant

    Mr. Robin Batra is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of expertise in the areas of Business Review and Analysis, Tax Planning, Cash Flow Management, Corporate Compliance, Project Management, and Individual Taxations. He is currently working as Financial Controller with JUNIPER Renewable Group.

    Mr. Robin Batra is an expert in covering all aspects from start-up business, to financial management, Cash Management and compliances. He has Proven ability in professional judgement dealing with the disclosure of information in financial reporting. He is proficient in computation corporate, individual and taxes, corporate organizations, surplus distribution and cross boundary analysis etc. He is highly skilled in researching issues and finding solution and best alternatives to tax issues.

    Mr. Robin Batra's top projects include STATUTORY AUDITS: IVRCL Limited (Listed Company), Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd (Listed Company), APM Industries Limited (Listed Company), Bhagawati Gases Limited (Listed Company,) H-One India Private Limited; INTERNAL AUDITS: Star Paper Mills Limited (Listed Client) Duncan's Industries Limited (Listed Client) National Highway Authority of India (North India) Sahara Infrastructure and Housing Limited KPL International Limited; TAX AUDITS: IVRCL Limited (Listed Company) Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd (Listed Company) APM Industries Limited (Listed Company) Bhagawati Gases Limited (Listed Company) H-One India Private Limited; LIMITED REVIEWS: IVRCL Limited (Listed Company) Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd (Listed Company) APM Industries Limited (Listed Company) Bhagawati Gases Limited (Listed Company)

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    May 27-June 03, 2019 | 10:00 am - 04:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Megha Chauhan
    Assistant Processor & Head - International Cell
    Email : megha@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Priyamvada Mishra
    Assistant Professor
    Email: priyamvada@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND TIME MANAGEMENT: MAY 14-15, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a two day Workshop on Emotional Intelligence and Time Management on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14-15, 2019 from 9:30 am. 

    ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND TIME MANAGEMENT

    Symbiosis Law School NOIDA boosts the research capacity and mentor researchers to achieve excellence in their work. This semester-end workshop is designed for Faculty members of SLS NOIDA and of other institutes so that they can understand a different dimension of their own personality and as well as the personality of others.

    We have made tremendous achievements, advancements, innovations in various sphere of science and technology but the question is - are we satisfied with the current state of affairs? How happy and contented we are with ourselves and surrounding both personally and professionally? How well we are in sync with ourselves and others? Most of the answers to these lie in our capacity to understand and manage our own emotions, and those of others. This is what we call Emotional Intelligence. This workshop is an effort to understand ourselves and others to build harmony among ourselves and with others through the practical aspect of Emotional Intelligence.

    We would also be dealing with the optimum strategies that can work to maximise our potential in given timeframe through Time - Management workshop.

    Dr. Deepa Goel

    Dr. Deepa holds a Doctorate in Molecular and Plant Genetic Engineering from Delhi University. Has published a book with Pearson and has publications in National and International journals of repute. She has a Diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), attained certification from Thomas International for Personal Profiling and Emotional Intelligence, a certified Psychometric Analyst, certified in Competency Mapping and Soft Skills and Personality Development.

    Dr. Deepa is a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about Training on Soft Skills to build a charismatic persona and work for the overall holistic development.

    She has 13 years of rich experience in Training and Development. She facilitates to inculcate strong interpersonal skill, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening ability, conflict and time management, self-discipline, social and emotional learning so that people should be empowered with tools, to face any kind of challenges and targets that are put forward. Her life purpose is to spread and make people aware of their own inner strength and unleash their hidden potential with right mindset.
    Her core interest lies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Social and Emotional Learning.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    May 14-15, 2019 | 9:30 am (onwards)

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor
    Head - Training and HR, Training and Placement Cell
    Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON GENDER SPECTRUM: MOVING BEYOND PINK AND BLUE

    INTRODUCTION

    Institute Social Responsibility Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a workshop on Gender Spectrum: Moving beyond Pink & Blue on March 22, 2019.

    ABOUT GENDER SPECTRUM: MOVING BEYOND PINK & BLUE

    Every child is unique, having different cultural, social, environmental and religious influences. The workshop aims to sensitize young minds because of their different understandings of gender and its relevance. This initiative is to support our own gender-expansive youth and to explore the issues related to gender and also to learn the impact of gender inclusiveness and diversity and how these influences can affect them in their life.

    Ms. Aparna Mittal, Founder of Sam?na Centre for Gender, Policy and Law

    Aparna Mittal is the Founder of Sam?na Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, gender equality and diversity focused consultancy, and advises leading companies in India on gender equality and diversity, through an array of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resource and CSR initiatives, each with a special focus on women and LGBT empowerment, inclusion and capacity building.

    Her vision is the progressive realisation of \"equality for all\" and through her work at Sam?na she is doing just that!

    Her industry knowledge and expertise spans a diverse range of sectors including hotels & hospitality, retail and e-commerce, information technology, media & entertainment (including cinema business), hospitals & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecom, insurance, wholesale distribution, oil & gas, hydro power, automotive, real estate, services, mining, and food sector.

    Prior to this, she was Partner - Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions, with India's leading corporate law firms AZB & Partners, and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, with more than 12 years' experience in advising leading multinational and domestic clients on significant and complex M&A matters including cross border acquisitions, business/ asset transfers, joint ventures, private equity transactions, investment structuring, commercial contracts, franchises, due diligence, and extensive general corporate and regulatory advisory matters. Labour and employment laws formed a key part of the advisory work undertaken by her.

    She has consistently been ranked by international publications as a leading / recommended lawyer for the aforesaid, including:
    Chambers and Partners (Asia)- in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and Chambers and Partners (Global) in 2010; and
    Asialaw in 2017 and 2014;

    She graduated from India's foremost law school, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005), and is registered with the Bar Council, New Delhi (2005).

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    Session I: 9:15 - 10:30

    i. Gender Diversity and Inclusion with a focus on LGBTQ Persons
    ii. The Concept of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

    Session II: 10:30 - 11:55

    i. Understanding Gender, Deconstructing the Binary (and how it manifests itself in our daily practices).
    ii. Difference between Gender & Sexual Orientation and Understanding LGBTQ with a special focus on transgender persons.
    iii. Key Issues Faced by LGBTQ Persons (a wide range of issues ranging from lack of systems and policies, to harassment), with a special focus on workplace issues.
    iv. Different Types of Stereotyping and Manifestation of Unconscious Bias.

    Session II: 12:35 - 1:50

    i. Discussing the key highlights of the SC Judgement in NALSA (2014).
    ii. Discussing the key highlights of the SC Judgement in Johar (2018).
    iii. Is De criminalizing Sec 377 Enough? Key Legal Gaps as of Today.
    iv. Key Tools That Each Person Can Use to Address the Issues:

    (a) Personal Tools
    (b) Professional Tools and Processes to Create Diversity & Inclusion.

    DATE AND VENUE

    March 22, 2019 | 9:15 am - 01:50 pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor
    Head - Training and HR, Training and Placement Cell
    Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell
    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

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    TEACHING SESSION ON EASTERN JURISPRUDENCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: MARCH 15, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a Session on Eastern Jurisprudence and Administration of Justiceon Friday, March 15, 2019 from 10:30am - 12:00 noon.

    ABOUT EASTER JURISPRUDENCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

    Symbiosis Law School NOIDA boosts the research capacity and mentor researchers to achieve excellence in their work.Weekend Teaching Session is a part of our Lecture series and this week we wanted our Mooters, Researchers and other learners to understand a different dimension of Jurisprudence from the Research Perspective.

    Jurisprudence is the science of law. But at the same time, it always seems to have a territorial nexus. If one takes Austin, it has expressions covering Europe. On the other hand, if we take Fuller; it has relevance to the American Populace. Likewise, any jurist has a territorial linkage.

    It was once said, "The Sun never sets on the British Empire", meaning thereby that almost two third of the Globe was then dominated by the British. In this process, their language, philosophies and legal principles entered into the body politics of recessive countries; on whom there was British Dominance. The same happened to India as well. The British jurists and philosophers got reverence forgetting the very founders and preachers of Eastern thought. The language camouflaged everything. It somewhat covered the diamond jewel, which in past had given light to the whole world.

    The Eastern jurisprudence, like Western thought has dealt with issues as to what law is, how it is to be administered, and how it dealt with sovereignty and other methods. But our own jurists and philosophers today have lost sight at all these concepts which emerged in India, was much later brought out and marketed by the Westerners to their subjects. Even the rudiments of the Magna Carta 1215, can be traced to Indian thoughts, philosophy and law. For instance, we are fighting for women rights and equality at present. We have so entered into Western Philosophy that we have forgotten that this is the same country that presented the concept of "Ardhanarishwara".

    The present lecture will cover a research in the past law and society; including administration of justice, the neglect of Eastern Jurisprudence. We will look forward as to how the present law and order situation can be cured using the fundamentals of Eastern Jurisprudence; with such modifications and changes as may be warranted by India today.

    Mr. Arindam Saha, Research Scholar

    Mr.Arindam Sahagraduated in Law from Kalyani University, West Bengal, in 2014 and practiced as an advocate. Later he did his LL.M. from Amity Law School, Amity University Kolkata and was the topper of the batch. He had delivered a number of lectures to law students, academicians and others. At present, he is a research scholar in law pursuing his Ph.D. in law from Amity Law School, Amity University Uttar Pradesh; with a topic titled- "Eastern Jurisprudence and Western Dominance in Administration of Justice in India: A Critical Study".

    Throughout his academic career, Mr. Arindam has participated in various seminars, conferences, debates, moot courts and other activities related to the Law and Justice delivery system. He also has received certificates of appreciation from Courts, The BSF, and various interdisciplinary faculties. In short, there has been an array of activities related to law and academics.

    Mr. Arindam finally developed interest in the philosophy of law, its turbulence, including the pith and substance which led him to probe the niceties of the law in ancient civilization, especially in 'India that is Bharat'.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Friday, March 15, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00noon

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell,Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    RELEASE OF THE BOOK TITLED 'ADVENTURES OF THE GST MAN - INDIA'S FIRST COMIC BOOK ON GST' AND INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE AUTHOR - MR. SRINIVAS KOTNI, MANAGING PARTNER, LEXPORT: MARCH 09, 2019

    INTRODUCTION
    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with Sadgamaya has organised Release of the Book Titled 'Adventures of the GST Man - India's First Comic Book on GST' followed by Interactive Session with the Author - Mr. Srinivas Kotni, Managing Partner, LEXport on March 09, 2019 from 10:30am - 12:30pm in Auditorium, Ground Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Mr. Srinivas Kotni, Managing Partner, LEXport

    Mr. Srinivas Kotni is the moving force behind the Delhi and Bangalore based law firm, LEXport that he founded in 2000. He has been handling a variety of legal, corporate and taxation issues for more than two decades. He has been a litigator as well as a legal advisor to a wide spectrum of corporate entities. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, Tribunals, Arbitral Tribunals, Adjudicating Authorities, Commissions, and such other Quasi Judicial forums. He has spoken at professional conferences and seminars on emerging legal issues and is often quoted by the media on corporate legal and taxation matters.

    Mr. Srinivas started his career as software professional but found his calling in law. He has extensive experience in the areas of Indirect Taxation, Trade Laws, Corporate & Commercial Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Foreign Trade Policy, Foreign Exchange Laws, Arbitration, Foreign Direct Investment, Mergers & Amalgamations, Contractual Matters, Labour & Employment, Tele-communications & Information Technology, Regulatory & Policy matters, Public Sector, Government, Non-Governmental & International Organizations, etc. He has been instrumental in providing legal services including Due Diligence, Corporate Advisory, Legal Audits, Compliance Advice and Corporate Litigation services.

    Mr. Srinivas has worked with clients in diverse industries like Advertising & Media, Agri-Business, Automobile, Banking & Financial, Business Chambers, Business Process Outsourcing, Cement, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Coal, Commodity Trading, Education, Electronics, Energy & Power, Food & Beverages, Footwear, Gaming, Government & Public Sector, Hospitality & Hotels, Household Appliances, Infrastructure, Instrumentation, Insurance, International Organizations, IT & ITES, Medicare, Mining, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics, Printing & Publishing, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Sector, Retail & E-commerce, etc.

    Mr. Srinivas is an Independent Director with M/s UTC Fire & Security India Limited, which is an Indian subsidiary of a reputed US multinational company. Indian Lawyer 250 has ranked Srinivas Kotni among top 40 lawyers in India under the age of 45.

    Mr. Srinivas's professional memberships include Bar Council of Delhi; Institute of Company Secretaries of India; All India Management Association; Supreme Court Bar Association; Customs Excise Service Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association; All India Federation of Tax Practitioners; Commonwealth Lawyers Association; International Bar Association; Indian National Bar Association.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Saturday, March 09, 2019: 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Auditorium, Ground Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Shalika Madan,
    Personal Secretary to Managing Partner - LEXport
    Email: shalika@lexport.in 

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON EMERGING CORPORATE LAW UNDER INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE, 2016: MARCH 07, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Interactive Session on Emerging Corporate Law under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 from 02:30pm - 04:30pm.

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, Chairperson, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Delhi and Former Judge, the Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya born on March 15, 1950, is the son of late Shri Sarojendu Mukherjee who was a leading practitioner especially Constitutional and in Service law in the High Court of Patna. He passed the B.Sc. examination in 1971 from Magadh University and obtained his LL. B Degree in 1979 from the University of Patna. Enrolled as an Advocate on May 18, 1979 and practised at the Patna and Ranchi Benches of the High Court of Patna in Constitutional, Service, Civil and Criminal matters. He was designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1993.

    Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya was appointed as a permanent Judge of the High Court of Patna on November 08, 1994. He was transferred on November 15, 2000 as permanent judge of the High Court of Jharkhand on its creation, where he served as the Acting Chief Justice for about a year and three months. On August 31, 2006 he was transferred and joined as the first puisne judge in the High Court of Madras where he also functioned as the Acting Chief Justice for about five months. Thereafter from December 08, 2009 to September 12, 2011, he was the Chief Justice of the High Court of Gujarat.

    On September 13, 2011 Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya was elevated to the Supreme Court of India from where he retired on 14th March 2015.

    On June 01, 2016 Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya joined as the first Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

    As a Judge Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya has decided several important civil and Constitutional cases and to name a few- like the vires of the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 1993, in which case it was held that the reservation limit of 50% is applicable so far as Article 243D of the Panchayat Raj Act is concerned. The reservation for the seat of "Mukhiya" or "Pramukh" or "Adhyakchh", the seat being a solitary post would amount to 100% reservation, which is not permissible. Therefore, no reservation could be made for the aforesaid seat.

    As a Judge of the Hon'ble High Court of Patna, Sitting in Division Bench Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya decided the 'Fodder scam' and 'Bitumen scam' cases. He was part of the Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, which held that Section 377 IPC does not suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality.

    Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya was also part of the Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court which ruled that Section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act, which allow elected representatives three months to appeal their conviction and not to give effect to the conviction by trial Court, as unconstitutional and further held that any Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislative Assembly or Member of a Legislative Council whoever is convicted of a crime and awarded a minimum of two year imprisonment, loses membership of such House with immediate effect.

    After the retirement, Mr. Justice S J Mukhopadhaya has been appointed as the first Chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on June 01, 2016. In his capacity as the Chairperson, he has deliverd judgments explaining different provisions of newly enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 on which there is no precedent.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY, DATE, TIME AND VENUE

    Thursday, March 07, 2019: 02:30pm - 04:30pm

    Auditorium, Ground Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR & Training, Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placements, Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON SYMVAANI-ROMANCING THE RADIO: FEBRUARY 13, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Institute Social Responsibility Cell, SLS - NOIDA has organised an interactive session on Symvaani-Romancing the Radio on February 13, 2019. This is to celebrate the World Radio Day.

    ABOUT CELEBRATING WORLD RADIO DAY

    Symvaani-Romancing the Radio is a peek into the soul of India. It is about passion, creativity, nostalgia and a million other things that go into the making of country's collective conscience. More than anything else, though, it is the story of India. Through this initiative we aim to re-live the dream that is India and to hear it speak in a billion voices.

    This World Radio Day, we bring together some of the stalwarts of the field to celebrate the medium as the voice of the people of this country, in line with UNESCO's stated objectives behind the observance of this day.

    Mr. Athar Saeed, Anchor - Zee TV, RJ - FM Rainbow & News Reader/Anchor/Editor -Aakashwani

    Mr. Athar Saeed Graduated from Rohilkhand University, Bareilly with a LL. B. degree, Shiksha Visharad from Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad, Ayurved Ratan from Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad and Adeeb from Jamia Urdu University, Aligarh

    Mr. Saeed is a professional media expert with more than 20 years of experience in news reading, stage anchoring, TV and radio programs, dubbing, voice over, teaching and other related fields. He is an accomplished, enthusiastic writer and anchor offering a firm and stable background in education and freelance journalism. He is skilled in researching and creating an array of material in all the concerned departments. He possesses excellent editorial abilities leveraged to ensure high quality standards.

    Mr. Athar is actively involved in the art of performing voice-overs by providing voices to more than 100 Hollywood/Animation Films as Dubbing Artist, ANI (Asian News International), Discovery channel, History, Sasnkar, Satsang, DD Urdu and DD National, advertisements/documentaries, audio/visual cassettes and commercial spots for radio and television.

    In the broadcasting world Mr. Athar is also known for his commentaries on national level for All India Radio on very special occasions like Republic Day and Independence Day, covering the popular sports commentaries like IPL, World Cup 2009 and other important sports events related to cricket.

    We can also witness his presence in academics and the corporate world as an Anchor/Commentator/Drama Artist of NCERT's Academic programs for Radio and Television and a film for PETRONET LNG Gas Ltd. Mr. Athar is also a senior journalist and is associated with Indraprastha University, Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, TMU and Amity University to take media classes . He also acted as a model in an ad film for SELVO Company.

    As an anchor, his stint with ZEE TV Network resulted in different shows based on career, social and religious issues, hosted a celebrity show Baatein Mulaqatein, for DD Urdu, career based program, Naee Raahein Naee Manzilein, informative and communicative programme Insaaf ka Darwaaza for Doordarshan and Tandurusti Hazar Nemat, a health magazine for ETV Urdu.

    Apart from Anchoring and hosting popular shows he also worked as a Script Writer for program Ek Haseen Pal that went on air on Bhopal Doordarshan. Mr. Athar is also a drama artist for Doordarshan, Commentary Speaker for Films Division, Assistant News Editor with DD News and an Anchor / Commentator/Narrator of Gyan Darshan TV channel of IGNOU/Doordarshan.

    He is associated with All India Radio presenting programs on a wide range of topics since 1987. His voice is well recorded on Delhi Stations/National Channel/ESD/FM Channel of All India Radio, World Space Satellite Radio, FM Rainbow India, FM Gold channel, Vodafone radio, Urdu News on Radio, HUM FM in UAE, Gyan Vani Delhi, FM channel of IGNOU and as a Drama Artist for All India Radio.

    Mr. Athar also serves in various government programmes like Virasat Mela, Punjabi Music Show at Delhi Haat by Punjabi Academy, Qawwali and Sufiyana concerts at Garden of Five Senses by Delhi Tourism, Jashn-e-Salaam by Zee Network in Hyderabad and Delhi, Azam Garh Festival at IIC in New Delhi, Shimla International Summer Festival and Conducted Quiz competitions at Urdu Academy, Delhi.

    There is a huge list of his achievements, right from the school and college days. To mention few, he was awarded with Shikhar Samman 2012 given by cricketer Virendra Sehwag for excellent achievements in media, Best Anchor Award by Zee Network (ZEE SALAM) in 2014, Awarded with National Youth Award.

    During his school days, he was Honoured with Student of the Year in college, Served as Captain and General Captain, University Badminton Champion, Awarded various prizes in acting, mono acting, mime and plays at state level, Won various prizes in singing competitions at state level, Won many awards and medals in athletics, badminton and cricket including University Championship and State Level Tournaments.

    Mr. Ashish Ddavidd, RJ, All India Radio, CEO, CBA\'s Den, Independent & Self Employed

    Mr. Ashish Ddavidd finished schooling from St. Columba\'s School New Delhi, followed by graduation from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Post Grad in Film and TV Production.

    He worked as a Creative Head in a number of Production Houses in Delhi. Mr. Ashish also sung in numerous Rock Bands and Acapella Choirs. He has been doing Voice Overs for a good 14 years now. He has also been National Station Voice & Breakfast Jock for Delhi\'s Radio City 91.1FM, besides 94.3 Radio one's Drive Time Jock with 92.7 Big FM as their \'Voice Of The Station\' for a 4th successfully running year. Also freelancing as a Voice over Artiste & looking forward to doing more creative, extensive and specialized Voice over Work.

    Mr. Ashish Ddavidd is a multifaceted media personality! He has been working with Radio Stations at the position of National Station Voice and Radio Presenter since last 12 years. He has been professionally associated with brands like Radio City 91.1FM, 94.3 Radio One, 92.7 Big FM and 102.6FM Rainbow India.

    Mr. Ashish has also been singing professionally and has been a part of many bands in the city such as Dr. Palash Sen\'s Euphoria Band, Them Clones, Out Of The Blue and his current blues band Jive Can! Mr. Ashish also owns and runs his own Music Studio by the name of CBA\'s Den where he records, mixes and masters Original Music of Bands and Singer Songwriters.

    Dr. Sangeeta Rai, Assistant Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi & RJ for FM Gold 100.1 MHz

    Dr. Sangeeta Rai is working as part time RJ for FM Gold 100.1 MHz and a news reader at D.D.NEWS.

    Dr. Sangeeta did her graduation and masters in Hindi from Poorvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP, followed by M.Phil. , Ph.D. in Hindi from University of Delhi. She also completed her BJMC and MJMC from Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota and a Certificate and diploma course in Urdu from University of Delhi.

    Before joining Miranda House College, New Delhi, Dr. Sangeeta has taught at various colleges and Universities of Delhi like Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, Daulat Ram College, Janki Devi Memorial College and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.

    She also served as editor of Bal-Patrika Killol\', assistant research scholar from National School of Drama, Delhi and contributed in their magazine Rang-Prasang.

    She also has various publications to her credit. To name a few- chaiti se phagua tak in saamyeek mimansa patrika, Bhasha ke sath poora charitra, poora jeevan published in aajkal patrika, Kashi me kabi published in sanchar e-patrika, cine sur aur shayar ke geet published in picture plus patrika, Presented paper at 8th antarrashtriya sahitya avam sanskriti sammelan, itli and the topic was hindi ke vaishvikaran ka vartmaan.

    She recalls one of her best memories was an Interview with actor Ashutosh Rana which is published in Outlook.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE AND VENUE

    February 13, 2019 | 10:40 am - 01:50 pm

    Auditorium, Ground Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON CTRL + S LIFE!: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Institute Social Responsibility Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Indian Road Safety Campaign has organised a Road Safety workshop Ctrl + S Life! on February 11, 2019. This is to create awareness, involve and educate youth about Road Safety. This workshop will serve as the optimized model designed by different road safety expert and IRSC. In this, IRSC team with the help of MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) and Delhi Traffic Police will be teaching the students the basic road safety rules and awarding them about safety measures by special activities.

    ABOUT INDIAN ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN, SOLVE

    Indian Road Safety Campaign, is the road safety initiative of Solve, a trust started by the students and alumni of IIT Delhi to solve the problems plaguing the society on the ground level. IRSC (Solve) is the largest youth led organisation working towards the mission of making Indian Roads Safer, focusing on reducing the number of deaths caused by road accidents across India by half till 2020. We are currently active in 50+ cities with over 1700+ volunteers and have impacted more than 1 crore people in across 10 states in India.

    The Indian Road Safety Campaign, Solve was started when few students of IIT Delhi lost their precious life in a road accident just after being placed in well reputed firms. We started as a project under National Service Scheme, IIT Delhi. Currently, have grown to be a youth led national level organization with the collaborative and supportive effort of MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), Delhi Traffic Police, College Chapters under IRSC, Intern Teams and various schools. The active involvement of governmental bodies and international bodies like United Nations indicate that we have been successfully recognised by the government for our work towards road safety and have so far received optimum support towards proper management for all our work. There are various methodologies inclusive of awareness sessions, policy and technical internships, workshops, competitions and marathons through which we have been able to sensitize and impact 25,00,000+ people directly, igniting in them a sense of need and responsibility to start working on the much ignored issue of road safety.

    Event will be joined by the Traffic Police Sub- Inspector Pushpal Kaur and Sub Inspector Rajbir Singh from Delhi Traffic Police who shall sensitize the future drivers about various aspects of road safety in a fun and colourful manner using specifically group based designed programs and trainings.

    The event shall also witness the presence of Mr.Imran Sharif, Assistant General Manager (Brand Head), Hindustan Times, Mr Rajat Kumar from Consocia advisory and Miss. Saloni Bakshi from Indian Road Safety Campaign who under the guidance of the Supreme Court Committee on road safety shall simplify the law so as to make it accessible to all, engaging with lawyers across India to improve current laws.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE AND VENUE

    February 11, 2019 | 10:40 am - 01:50 pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell
    Head - Institute Social Responsibility Cell
    Email: isr@symlaw.edu.in

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    LEADERSHIP AND PRE-PLACEMENT TALK: FEBRUARY 08, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised 'Leadership and Pre-Placement Talk' by Mr. Anirban Das - Chief People Officer, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan on Friday, February 08, 2019 from 01:45pm and onwards in the Moot Court Hall. This session will provide a rich opporunity to participants to know and understand the expectations of the Firm from recruits.

    Mr. Anirban Das - Chief People Officer, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys

    Mr. Anirban Das is a business-driven senior HR professional with 15+ years of experience across Industries and functional areas. He is passionate about people and innovation and currently works as Chief People Officer with Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, which is one of the largest law firms in the country. He is responsible for driving the people agenda of the firm nationally and leading the strategic HR initiatives.

    Before joining Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, Mr. Anirban has worked majorly with Big 4 Accounting and Consulting firms like Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers at various mid and senior level HR strategic roles. He is a well-recognized face in the HR fraternity of Big 4 and Legal Industry.

    Mr. Anirban holds MBA degree from Jadavpur University and Bachelor of Engineering degree with a specialization in Electronics and Telecommunications from North Maharashtra University.

    Mr. Anirban is a regular contributor to leading journals like Business World, Times Jobs, People Matters, etc. regarding authoring articles, dissecting case studies, etc. on HR related areas.

    Under leadership of Mr. Anirban, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan have bagged the award for "Best Law Firm to Work for" in IDEX Legal Awards 2018. He has several accolades including 'Top 100 HR Leaders' under the age of 40 years by Jombay for the year 2018-19; "Top 101 HR Minds" for the year 2018-19 by World HRD Congress and "Managerial Excellence" Award in Ernst and Young within his first year of joining the firm for demonstrating exemplary people management skills.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placements, Training and Placement Cell

    Mr. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    TEACHING SESSIONS ON 'EXAMINATION AND CROSS-EXAMINATION OF WITNESS IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL': JANUARY 12, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell has organised Teaching Sessions on Examination and Cross Examination of Witness in a Criminal Trial on January 12, 2019. 

    Mr. Simon Benjamin, Advocate, High Court of Delhi

    After graduating in 2007 from Symbiosis Law College, under Symbiosis International University, Pune, with a Bachelors degree in Socio-Legal Sciences and a LLB degree, Mr. Simon gained criminal litigation experience in the Trial Courts and the Criminal Appellate Side at New Delhi at the Chambers of two prominent criminal lawyers i.e. Senior Advocate Mr. Sidharth Luthra, and Advocate Mr. Siddharth Aggarwal.

    Mr. Simon has more than 11 years of experience in handling litigation dealing extensively with criminal laws. As a defense counsel apart from handling CBI cases including those involving white-collar crimes for his private clients, he is also been involved in pro bono cases for some NGO's, and was empaneled with the New Delhi District Legal Services Authority for handling Sessions triable cases at the District Court in New Delhi. Currently he is empaneled with the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee.

    Mr. Simon is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom and the member of the National Advisory Committee of the Alliance Defending Freedom India. Mr. Simon is also an Adjunct Faculty with Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global University teaching procedural law. He regularly conducts legal training programme for lawyers with law firms as well as NGO\'s and delivers lectures for police personnel at Delhi Police Academy, Dwarka.

    Mr. Simon has been felicitated for his steady dedication towards securing the rights of women at the annual function of a NGO Navoothan Charitable Trust, on the occasion of International Women's Day - March 08, 2016 by Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Ranjana Desai, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    Session DateTimeTopic
    IJanuary 12, 201910:30 - 12:00noonSeminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block
    IIJanuary 12, 201912:30 - 02:00pmSymbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Head-Training and HR,
    Training and Placement Cell

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
    Assistant Professor & Deputy Director,

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    MOTIVATIONAL TALK ON 'MATERIALISM, INVOLUTION & THE WORLD VIEW': JANUARY 11, 2019

    INTRODUCTION

    Legal Aid Centre in collaboration with Training and Placement Cell has organsied talk on 'Materialism, Involution & the World View' on the eve of National Youth Day (being celebrated on January 12, 2019) on January 11, 2019.

    Prof. (Dr.) S.V. Eswaran, Emeritus Scientist - CSIR & Emeritus Professor - AcSIR, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Governmnet of India (Under the Auspices of UNESCO)

    Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran is Emeritus Scientist - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) & Emeritus Professor - Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Governmnet of India (Under the Auspices of UNESCO). He has served as Dean, Academics and Head of the Chemistry Department, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi for decades.

    Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran has been a member of many national committees, including Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Chemical Research Society of India. He is a doctorate from University of Delhi and has worked with world's best institutions such as Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, Technical University, Delft, Netherlands, University of Goettingen, Germany; Ohio State University, Columbus, Oklahoma; Brown University, Providence USA etc.

    Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran has several accomplishments to his credit including - Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam life time Achievement Award 2016, The Society of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists, India; INSA Teacher Award, 2013; Nominated by Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi for a Lifetime dedicated to undergraduate teaching as "Teacher of Eminence", 2013; CRSI Best Teacher Award, 2007; University of Delhi Distinguished Teacher Award, 2009; DADD-UGC fellow, 1976-77; Atomic Energy Commission Post-graduate Scholarship, 1967-68; Listed in IBC Outstanding Scientists Worldwide 2007; Nominated as International Scientist of the Year 2007; Included in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2010;Included in 1999 Edn., of International Directory of Awarded the Distinguished Leadership, published by the American Biographical Institute.

    Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran has served in varied capacities on organisations of national and international reurte inclduing - Member, Expert Committee, DBT Star Colleges Committee, 2011-2014; Local Commissioner by the High Court of Haryana and Punjab and Court in New Jersey in a patent case, 2011; Member, Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Delhi, and Department Research Committee, Chemistry Department, University of Delhi 2008-10; Attendee at the Nobel Laureates meeting at Lindau, Germany, 2009; Mentor, Indian team to Chemistry Olympiad, Moscow, 2007; Member, Academic Council, Delhi University, 2001-2003; Member of the Planning & Program Committee of the National Science Centre, Delhi; Member, Faculty of Science & the Board of Research Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi; Editor of Resonance, a science magazine published by the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore; Member, Indian delegation to the International Conference on Chemical Education held at the University of Maryland, 1981, to name the few.

    Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran has seven patents and several publications to his name. To know more about Prof. (Dr.) S. V. Eswaran, please visit http://www.rcb.res.in/index.php?param=empdetails/152

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    January 11, 2019 | 09:00am - 11:00am

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Head - HR & Training,
    Training and Placement Cell

    Mr. Ankur Sharma,
    Head - Legal Aid Centre

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in| lac@symlaw.edu.in

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    PANEL DISCUSSION ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, MISLEADING OR DECEPTIVE CONDUCT AND ALLIED REGULATIONS - AUGUST 29, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Good governance is central to economic development of any country. The recent cases of bank fiasco has rekindled the debate on corporate governance and has forced us to revisit the existing regulatory structure and ask if the law has done enough to regulate conduct of corporations and ensure good governance. Interestingly, New Zealand has shown most progressive and "radical" development in laws, especially in regulations on Misleading or deceptive conduct that serves as a reminder of the high standards expected of directors and officers in the corporate governance of their companies.

    To understand the nuances of good governance from regulatory perspective and the relation between regulations that govern misleading or deceptive conduct, Symbiosis Law School Noida is organizing a Panel Discussion on 'Corporate Governance, Misleading or Deceptive Conduct and Allied Regulations in India and Australia-New Zealand' on August 29, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

    Mr. Hemant K Batra, Founder Partner & Chairman of Kaden Boriss Global

    Mr. Hemant is the Founder Partner and Chairman of Kaden Boriss Global, a full service international law firm that has 10 offices in 7 countries. He has nearly 3 decades of experience in the law practice and legal consulting.

    Mr. Hemant is the Vice President of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW), a regional apex body of a diplomatic regional forum SAARC; Prior to this he was Secretary General for 4 terms. He is an elected life time member of the General Assembly of the Union of International Association (UIA), a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. It was founded over one hundred years ago, in 1907, by Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1913), and Paul Otlet, a founding father of what is now called information science.

    Mr. Hemant has published four books and has authored more than 200 articles, which have been widely published. He has been closely associated with several national & international academic institutions including the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad - India and Harvard Law School, USA.

    Prof. Lindsay Trotman, Associate Professor of Law at Massey Business School, Massey University, Auckland - New Zealand

    Prof. Lindsay Trotman an Associate Professor of Law at Massey Business School, Massey University, New Zealand. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is honorary solicitor for a number of charitable trusts and incorporated societies and is engaged in numerous university and community activities.

    Prof. Trotman's research interests are in the area of misleading or deceptive conduct and corporate law. He has contributed to a number of company law publications in New Zealand and Australia including Company and Securities Law in New Zealand and Australian Corporation Law Principles and Practice. Lindsay has also authored books on corporate debt securities, misrepresentation and the Fair Trading Act and co-authored a book on misleading or deceptive conduct. He is an Overseas Reports Editor (New Zealand) for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Head - International Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in | global@symlaw.edu.in

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    REGIONAL WORKSHOP BY SECURITIES EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SEBI) ON 'SECURITIES MARKET AND LAW': AUGUST 28, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Knowledge of securities market has become fundamental for students of law, especially those who wish to pursue a career in corporate laws. In order to understand the securities market, one needs to understand working of a stock exchange where the shares are listed, mutual funds through which the stocks operate and the regulators that overlooks working of the securities market.

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is proud to host Regional Workshop on 'Securities Market and Law' organised by Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on August 28, 2018 from 09:00am - 12:00pm. The workshop draws experts from the key stakeholders of securities market ie a stock exchange, regulators and intermediary in order to provide a holistic understanding of the securities markets and its regulations.

    Dr. Sudarshan Synghal, Bombay Stock Exchange

    Dr. Sudarshan Synghal is a retired IAS Officer of the 1978 batch, with a Ph.D. in Development Economics from Boston University (1994) where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow. He has taught Economics at Hindu College, University of Delhi as a lecturer, at Boston University, USA and also at Bentley College, Massachusetts, USA. During his stint as MD of MP Financial Corporation, he developed an interest in the stock market which he pursues with an active portfolio of investments.

    Dr. Sudarshan is completed his PhD from Boston University in the year 1994 and his thesis title was "How in the World can we lend to the Poor? "He is an alumnus of Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi where he did his MA in Economics and St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi where he did his B.A. (Honors), Economics, 1974.

    Mr. Gyanendra Prakash, Vice President-Sales & Distribution, HSBC Global Asset Management

    Mr. Gyanendra Prakash is Business Management Post Graduate in Marketing & Finance with a decade plus years of experience in Channel Sales, Business Development, New Market Development, Relationship Management, Investment Advisory and Sales & Distribution.

    Mr. Gyanendra Prakash is Vice President-Sales & Distribution, HSBC Global Asset Management. He has been with HSBC Global Asset Management India since November 2012. Prior he was associated with ICICI Bank - Wealth Management (August 2011 - September 2012), Associated Vice President - Sales & Distribution, IDFC Asset Management Company Ltd., Channel Manager - North, alternate Banking Distribution, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Ltd. (July 2007 - April 2009), Assistant Manager - Sales & Distribution, Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. (2004 - 2007), Financial Consultant, Bajaj Allianz and Standard Chartered Bank (January 2003 - November 2004).

    Ms. Shalini Shah, Assistant General Manager, Securities and Exchange Board of India

    Ms Shalini Shah is an Assistant General Manager, Securities and Exchange Board of India posted at Northern Regional Office at New Delhi.

    Mr. Shalini is working in the Legal Affair Department at NRO, SEBI where she looks after litigation matters of department pending before Supreme Court, High Court and various other forums like NCLT, Consumer Forum etc. The work involves critical scrutiny/examination of Court cases, in order to defend the interest of SEBI

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 28, 2018 : 09:00am - 12:00pm
    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School Noida.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placement, Training and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement

    For registrations, please write to hr@symlaw.edu.inwith cc to placement@symlaw.edu.in

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    'ABC2' LECTURE SERIES: FIRST LECTURE - AUGUST 25, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    ABC2 Lecture Series is an initiative of Symbosys Law School, NOIDA in association with Indian International & Domestic Arbitration Centre (IIDAC), to organise lectures, discussions and seminars on topical issues in field of 'A'rbitration Law, 'B'anking Law, 'C'riminal Law and 'C'orporate Law to foster continued learning and stimulate research and development.

    The Lecture Series is not only to bring together practitioners and scholars to debate on contemporary issues but also an opportunity for business owners and leaders to understand the law, its implications and best practices for compliance.

    LECTURE ON ARBITRATION: HIGHLIGHTS

    First Lecture in the series on 'Law of Arbitration: The 'Written Form' Requirement of the Arbitration Agreements.

    Arbitration Law in India is an evolving and dynamic. There is a need for academicians, practising lawyers, Judiciary and arbitrators to come together to discuss emerging issues, specifically relevant to the Indian context.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    All In-house counsels and legal practitioners, students, academics interested in the field of Arbitration.

    Those who are interested in participating in a very vibrant discussion!

    PROGRAM

    0900- 09.30: Registration

    0930- 0945: Welcome Address: Prof. (Dr.) C J Rawandale, Professor and Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    0945- 1015 Opening Address:

    INAUGRATION OF THE LECTURE SERIES

    1030- 1130: Lecture by Hon`ble Mr. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, High Court of Delhion

    [TOPIC: THE 'WRITTEN FORM' REQUIREMENT OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS]

    Vote of Thanks: Mr. Sonal Kumar Singh, Managing Partner, AKS Partners

    1130 - 1230 Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in International Arbitration

    Moderator: Mr. Sukumar Pattajoshi, Senior Advocate, Vice President, Supreme Court of India

    Panelists: TBD

    Mr. Dharmesh Mishra, Advocate

    Mr. Kumar Ankit, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Iron Ore and Ports Division, Vedanta Ltd

    Mr. Amir Jamal, GC Ansal Housing

    Mr. Ramesh Singh, Advocate, High Court of Delhi, Standing Counsel GNCT

    1230 - 1240: Vote of Thanks

    EMAIL: placement@symlaw.edu.in| hr@symlaw.edu.in

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 25, 2018: 09:00am - 01:00pm

    Auditorium, Indian International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    LIMITED SEATS, PRE - REGISTRATION COMPULSORY.

    For Registration, Pl. write to hr@symlaw.edu.inand copy to internship@symlaw.edu.in

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placement, Training and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement

    TEACHING SESSIONS ON COMPANY AND SECURITIES LAW IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND INDIA: AUGUST 23-28, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Company Laws in New Zealand was originally based on English Model but the year 2018 marked the 25thAnniversary of the enactment of a package of company and securities law reform legislation unprecedented in New Zealand's commercial law history. This reform was described as 'most radical' reappraisal of this branch of law that has been put forward anywhere in the Commonwealth.

    To understand the said Laws, Training and Placement Cell in association with International Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Teaching Sessions on Company and Securities Law in New Zealand and Australia from August 23 - 28, 2018.

    Prof. Lindsay Trotman an Associate Professor of Law at Massey Business School, Massey University, New Zealand. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is honorary solicitor for a number of charitable trusts and incorporated societies and is engaged in numerous university and community activities.

    Prof. Trotman's research interests are in the area of misleading or deceptive conduct and corporate law. He has contributed to a number of company law publications in New Zealand and Australia including Company and Securities Law in New Zealand and Australian Corporation Law Principles and Practice. Lindsay has also authored books on corporate debt securities, misrepresentation and the Fair Trading Act and co-authored a book on misleading or deceptive conduct. He is an Overseas Reports Editor (New Zealand) for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Session DateTimeTopic
    1August 23, 201802:00pm 

    04:00pm
    Company Laws in New Zealand- Some contrast with India
    2August 24, 201802:00pm 

    04:00pm
    Company Laws in New Zealand- Some contrast with India
    3August 27, 201802:00pm 

    04:00pm
    Statutory Provisions on misleading or deceptive conduct in trade in New Zealand and Australia
    4August 28, 201802:00pm 

    04:00pm
    Statutory Provisions on misleading or deceptive conduct in trade in New Zealand and Australia

    VENUE

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Head - International Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in | global@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON POLITICS AND LAW: AUGUST 22, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Ms. Tania Amir, Barrister at Law- Gray's Inn and Partner, Amir & Amir Associates, Dhaka will conduct 'Interactive Session on Politics and Law' on August 22, 2018 from 02:15pm - 03:30pm.

    Ms. Tania Amir is L.L.B. Honours and U.K. Barrister-at-Law. She was being called to the Bar (1990), from Gray\'s Inn and practiced in the U.K. Then she was enrolled as an advocate of the Dhaka High Court (1991) and an Advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court (1993). She is partner at Amir & Amir Associates, Dhaka.

    Ms. Tania's area of Practice include advising foreign investors, Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCOL), OPIC, IFC, Turnkey Projects, International Finance and Banking, General Corporate/Commercial and Constitutional law, etc. Her international practice includes Commercial and international arbitrations and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. She acted as a Consultant to the World Bank, which led to arbitral laws reforms and enforcement mechanisms for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Bangladesh. Ms. Tania advised the Ministry of Women & Children Affairs to withdraw the reservation on key Articles of UN Convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

    Ms. Tania is a trainer and resource person at the Legal Education & Training Institute (LETI), Bangladesh Bar Council, conduct training programs on human rights and gender issues and the Bar Vocational Course. She is an activist on human rights issues, Women's empowerment, Child rights, Environment, Consumer rights, initiated many Public Interest Litigation (PIL), working closely with acid survivors and other NGOs.

    Ms. Tania is legal advisor to national, international and transnational organization, enjoys a vibrant practice in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh both at the High Court Division as well as the Appellate Division. She acted as consultants to NGO's, human rights organizations, poverty alleviation and good governance projects. She also has acted as expert Consultant to UN bodies and WHO, Executive Body member of SAARC LAW, member of International Bar Association (IBA), Law Asia, International Development Law Organization (IDLO), etc.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Head - International Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in | global@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON 'TRANSACTION SEQUENCE - EQUITY AND DEBT'- IN COLLABORATION WITH J. SAGAR ASSOCIATES, MUMBAI: AUGUST 18, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with J Sagar Associates, Mumbai has organised One Day Workshop on Transaction Sequence - Equity and Debt on August 18, 2018 from 09:00am - 04:00pm.

    BACKGROUND

    2017-18 has witnessed increased activity of Mergers and Acquisitions in India attributable to various reforms in law and policy including the relaxation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by Government of India. Insolvency and Bankruptcy, 2016 brought a distinguishable change in regulatory scenario in India. The Code provides for time-bound settlement of matters regarding insolvency and bankruptcy of corporates and natural persons. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 creates conducive environment for healthy companies to look for inorganic growth opportunities in entities undergoing insolvency resolution.

    The Workshop on Transaction Sequence- Equity and Debt will give learners an overview of equity and debt investment transaction process in India. Learners will get acquainted with important concepts such as transaction structuring, term sheets, legal due diligence, regulatory considerations and transaction documentation. Overall the workshop will equip learners with practical knowledge required for performing the role of a transaction lawyer in India. The speakers will also share their career experience as Transaction lawyers with learners and clarify any query which students may have for pursuing a career in corporate law. The workshop will be interactive one and students are urged to actively participate.

    Mr. Manav Raheja, Partner, J. Sagar Associates, Mumbai

    Mr. Manav has over 13 years experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity investment transactions and Real Estate matters. He represents promoters, emerging companies, financial and strategic investors in an array of legal matters in the corporate law sphere. Mr. Manav also advises entrepreneurs and startup companies by hand holding them through the legal and regulatory environment of doing business in India.

    Mr. Manav also works on Real Estate transactions, including conveyancing and leasing matters, property management and development agreements. He has been part of some of the largest investments in the Real Estate sector in India in the last few years.

    Prior to attending law school, Mr. Manav gained valuable experience in Capital Markets at the Mumbai offices of Standard Chartered Mutual Fund (now IDFC Mutual Fund) and Merrill Lynch.

    Mr. Manav is a postgraduate in Law from Boston University School of Law (Banking and Financial Laws). He is Alumnus of Government Law College (2005), Mumbai University.

    Ms. Anjana Potti, Partner, J. Sagar Associates, Mumbai

    Ms. Anjana specialises in banking and finance with expertise in debt restructuring, structured and project funding (secured, limited recourse and syndicated), financing of inward and outbound mergers and acquisitions, real estate financing, and general banking products.

    Ms. Anjana has advised Indian and multinational banks and financial institutions extensively on corporate and debt restructuring and investments into distressed assets in the energy, manufacturing, roads and port sectors.

    Ms. Anjana also advises on asset and mortgage backed securitisation and has been acknowledged for advice on risk participations and other bespoke structuring in the securitisation market. She has also advised private equity funds, corporates, and sovereign funds on share and asset acquisitions across various sectors and jurisdictions including advice on funding structures for such acquisitions and related documentation.

    Ms. Anjana has been practicing law since 2005. Before joining JSA, she was an Of Counsel with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for over two and a half years after being an in house counsel at ICICI Bank Limited for almost nine years.

    Ms. Anjana is Alumnus (2005) of National Law School of India University.

    Mr. Ronak Shah, Associate, J. Sagar Associates, Mumbai

    Mr. Ronak practices in the areas of General Corporate Commercial Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate.

    Mr. Ronak also has a keen interest in emerging businesses and has advised and provided legal assistance to entrepreneurs and start-up companies and early stage investors.

    Before joining JSA, Mr. Ronak practiced as a Chartered Accountant independently and with Dalal Doctor Associates where he gathered invaluable experience & expertise in the areas of Accounting & Audit, Taxation and Finance.

    Mr. Ronak is Alumnus of Rizvi Law College (2016), Mumbai University.

    Mr. Parth Jain, Associate, J. Sagar Associates, Mumbai

    Mr. Parth Jain is a law graduate from Mumbai University and a Company Secretary, with an experience of over 7 years in corporate compliance, banking and commercial laws.

    Mr. Parth has been a key resource in major transaction involving corporate restructuring activities, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments, fund raising and regulatory compliances.

    Mr. Parth has a very good experience in Due Diligence for the purpose of various big tickets Merger and Acquisition, Debt Restructuring and Equity Funding.

    Mr. Parth is Alumnus of K C Law College (2014), Mumbai University. 

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 18, 2018: 09:00am - 04:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placement, Training and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON 'WHAT MAKES A GOOD PLEADER': AUGUST 18, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situation, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills. With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, we bring to you a series of three workshops.

    Three Workshops have been organised in August 2018. The first one by Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Advocate, the Supreme Court of India and second one by Mr. Edupuganti Shreyas, Associate, Khaitan & Co., and Alumnus- SLS NOIDA (Batch 2012-17) in the series were received very well by all the participants. We are delighted to inform that third workshop in the series will be delivered by Ms. Jayashree Parihar, Associate, PSL Advocates & Solicitors on 'What Makes A Good Pleader' from 09:00am - 11:00am.

    This endeavour is to introduce learners to culture and expectations of mooting. Hope that you make most use of your participation in the workshops and in the process become ready for upcoming moot court competitions.

    Ms. Jayashree Parihar, Associate, PSL Advocates & Solicitors | Alumnus Batch 2011-16

    Ms. Jayashree Parihar is a part of the disputes resolution team of PSL Advocates & Solicitors with commercial dispute resolution and white-collar crimes as primary focus areas. Her core interest lies in arbitration, especially, international commercial arbitration between multinational corporate entities. Jayashree has worked on matters for various Indian and overseas companies on a range of commercial matters before arbitral tribunals and judicial forums including the Hon'ble Supreme Court, High Courts, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Tribunal, district courts and consumer forums. Prior to joining PSL, Jayashree was working in the commercial dispute resolution team of Trilegal, Delhi.

    Ms. Jayashree is also a contributing author for LexisNexis for its Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

    Apart from being a legal professional, Ms. Jayashree is also a certified mountaineer, loves to click pictures and travel.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 18, 2018 | 09:00am - 11:00am

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON MAHATMA GANDHI\'S 18-POINT CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMME - INDIAN POLITICS AND ROLE OF YOUTH: AUGUST 14, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    The Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee) has organised an interactive session on Mahatma Gandhi\'s 18-Point Constructive Programme - Indian Politics and Role of Youth on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 10:00am - 11:30am.

    GANDHIJI\'S CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMME

    Most of us know of Gandhiji as the man who led our struggle for freedom from British rule. But did you also know that while fighting for political independence, he was also wanting to prepare the people for a new and just social order so that Independence, when it came, would be \"complete\". In other words, his was a struggle for Poorna (or complete) Swaraj for all irrespective of their caste, class or religion. This meant building up or constructing the nation from its smallest unit (consisting of self reliant individuals living in independent self reliant communities) upwards, through nonviolent and truthful means.

    To make political independence more meaningful, there were certain weaknesses in the Indian social structure which needed to be strengthened. Conflicts between different religious groups (mainly Hindus and Muslims), untouchability, fear arising out of ignorance, economic disparities, decaying condition of our villages, the plight of adivasis, kisans and the labourers, and the position of women were areas of major concern. In a small booklet, entitled Constructive Programme: its meaning and place, which he wrote on the train from Sevagram to Bardoli, he appealed to all Congressmen and others engaged in the freedom struggle to address these issues.

    The original thirteen items were: Communal Unity, Removal of Untouchability, Prohibition, Khadi, Village Industries, Village Sanitation, Nai Talim or Basic Education, Adult Education, Women, Knowledge of Health and Hygiene, Provincial languages, National Language and Economic Inequality. To this, he added five more items: Kisans, Labour, Adivasis, Lepers and Students

    The 18 point constructive programme thus became his framework for the new India he wished to see after Swaraj. Forty seven years after independence, do you think that they still have any meaning for us?

    (Source: Everyone's Gandhi - Chapter 28: Gandhiji's Constructive Programme, Editor Rita Roy available online at http://www.gandhiashramsevagram.org/short-stories-for-everyone/chapter-28-constructive-programme-of-gandhiji.php) by Gandhi Sevagram Ashram, Vardha (Maharashtra-India) Founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936)

    ABOUT I-PAC

    I-PAC is a platform of choice for educated youth and young professionals who want to participate in the Indian political system and contribute meaningfully in setting the agenda for incoming governments, without necessarily being part of a political party. I-PAC started as Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG) in 2013, has been operating in the socio-political domain over the last 5 years, and has been lauded as the 'powerhouse that changed [election] campaigning in India forever'. I-PAC aims to bridge the gap between citizens' aspirations and the incoming Government's priorities in its endeavour to support the election of visionary, progressive and inclusive leaders to public offices.

    Mr. Akbar Khan, Senior Associate & Campaign Strategy Consultant at I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee)

    Mr. Akbar has done BBA (2009-12) from Annamali University, Kerala; Diploma in Marketing (2012) from London Chamber of Commerce; and International Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School, Madrid (2016-17).

    Mr. Akbar prior to his association with I-PAC was associated with: Bentley Motors at Ahmed Zayani & Sons, Bahrain as Sales and Marketing Coordinator (May 2012-August 2016); Asnaam Contracting, Bahrain as Sales Co-ordinator (January 2009 - April 2012).

    Mr. Angad Singh, Campaign Associate at I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee)

    Mr. Angad Singh has done B.Com. (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi (2014-17).

    Mr. Angad Singh, prior to his association with I-PAC was associated as intern with: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) ( January 2018 March 2018); Public Policy Research Centre (November-December 2017).

    Mr. Robin Sharma, National Campaigns Team, I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee)

    Mr. Robin Sharma has done B.A.,L.L.B (Hons.) from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University, Hyderabad (2013-2018).

    Mr. Robin's areas of interest include Project Management, Strategic Planning, Research, Criminal Law and Contract Law.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 14, 2018: 10:00am - 11:30am

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placement, Training and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON 'RESEARCH FOR AND DRAFTING OF MEMORIALS': AUGUST 11, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situation, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills. With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, we bring to you a series of three workshops.

    Three Workshops have been organised on August 04, 2018; August 11, 2018 and August 18, 2018. The first one by Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Advocate, the Supreme Court of India in the series was received very well by all the participants. We are delighted to inform that Mr. Edupuganti Shreyas, Associate, Khaitan & Co., and Alumnus- SLS NOIDA (Batch 2012-17) will deliver the Workshop on Research for and Drafting of Memorials on August 11, 2018.

    This endeavour is to introduce learners to culture and expectations of mooting. Hope that you make most use of your participation in the workshops and in the process become ready for upcoming moot court competitions.

    Mr. Shreyas Edupuganti, Associate, Khaitan & Co. | Alumnus Batch 2012-17

    Mr. Shreyas has graduated in law from Symbiosis Law School, Noida in the year 2017 and is currently working as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Khaitan & Co. His areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Commercial Arbitration.

    During his time at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, Mr. Shreyas has participated in six moot court competitions and three mock trials. The most notable achievements during such participation include: Best Memorial at World Rounds of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Competition, 2015 (Geneva), Second Best Memorial at World Rounds of Stetson Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2017 (Florida, USA) and Best Speaker at KTS Tulsi Mock Trial Competition, 2016 (India).

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 11, 2018 | 09:00am - 12:00noon

    Seminar Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES: AUGUST 06, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    The legal profession demands and the public envisage strict obedience to professional boundaries. Legal Profession sets out standards of appropriate, professional relationships of legal professional with the Bar, Bench and above all the clients. These standards create dedicated, moral and highly successful professional.

    To know these basic manners and etiquettes as expected of us at place of work - as an intern or an associate or a colleague or an individual, the Training and Placement Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Interactive Session 'Professional Boundaries' by Ms. Anju Kapoor, an Independent Legal Consultant on August 06, 2018 in the Seminar Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Ms. Anju Kapur, Independent Legal Consultant

    Mr. Anju Kapur holds a Master's degree both in Sociology and Law. She has served the corporate sector with the likes of Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as an Indirect Tax Consultant. She was part of the core team that worked with the Delhi Sales Tax Dept. on the draft Delhi Value Added Tax Legislation and conducted several workshops for Government officials/ Corporate clients on the proposed VAT legislation. Presently, she is as an independent legal Consultant.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    August 06, 2018: 10:00am - 01:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Placement, Training and Placement

    Ms. Pallavi Mishra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Internship, Training and Placement

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON INTRODUCTION TO MOOTING - AUGUST 04, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting is an engaging and challenging co-curricular activity in law school. Requiring application of legal provisions and principles to hypothetical fact situation, mooting helps inculcate research, drafting and advocacy skills. With a view to broadening the perspective of budding pleaders and researchers towards mooting at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, we bring to you a series of three workshops.

    Three Workshops are organised on August 04, 2018; August 11, 2018 and August 18, 2018. The first one by Supreme Court Advocate Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, on August 4, 2018, shall focus on 'Introduction to Mooting'. The second one by Mr. Edupuganti Shreyas, Associate, Khaitan & Co., and Alumnus- SLS NOIDA (Batch 2012-17) on August 11, 2018 shall focus on 'Researching for And Drafting of Memorials'. The third one by Ms. Jayashree Parihar, Alumnus- SLS NOIDA (Batch 2011-16) on August 18, 2018, shall focus on 'Pleading'.

    This endeavour is to introduce learners to culture and expectations of mooting. Hope that you make most use of your participation in the workshops and in the process become ready for upcoming moot court competitions.

    Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Iyer is an Advocate practicing primarily in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.

    Formerly Mr. Iyer has worked with Khaitan & Co, Mumbai, with Mr. Gautam Narayan, AOR, and was a Law Clerk in the Delhi High Court. He practices primarily in civil and commercial matters, as well as arbitrations.

    Mr. Iyer is avid mooter and has successfully represented Symbiosis Law School, Pune in various national and international moot court competitions. He has a continuing relationship with mooting and Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    SessionTitleTime
    1Introduction to Mooting01:00pm - 02:30pm
    2An Introduction to Drafting and Formatting02:45pm - 04:15pm

    Session 1 - An introduction to Mooting -Seeks to discuss about the basics, as well as finer nuances of mooting. The workshop aims at being accessible for both beginners as well as experts. While a basic understanding of what moot courts may help before you attend it, the workshop aims at discussing all the steps, skills and discipline expected of a mooting team.

    Session 2 - An Introduction to Drafting and Formatting -The workshop aims at dissecting the magic sauce that goes into a well researched, well presented (and pretty looking) memorial. It will introduce the concept of a memorial, and discuss the steps to take (and avoid) in making a memorial for a moot.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

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    CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PUBLIC POLICY FOR YOUNG LEADERS - IPOLICY: IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY: JULY 20-22, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    In an effort to engage with students and young leaders, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and the Outreach and Training Division of the Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi (CCS Academy) have collaborated to conduct a Three day Certification Course on Public Policy, called "ipolicy" on July 20-22, 2018 from 09:00am - 05:00pm. The Course focuses on liberal approaches to public policy, aspects of individual liberty and institutional accountability.

    Over the past several years, CCS Academy has the privilege of conducting the said programs in leading Indian Colleges like IIM Ahemdabad, FMS, IIT-Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, ISB-Hyderabad, Delhi School of Economics, National Law School-Bangalore, St Stephens-Delhi and St Xaviers-Mumbai, to name a few.

    WHY POLICY?

    policy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society. The program equips students with the fundamentals of political economy and sound public policy through \'comparative institutional analysis\' to understand current challenges and effectively advocate for solutions through their current work and future professions.

    WHAT IS POLICY?

    policy is a dynamic course in the liberal approach to public policy. The course involves a variety of interactive learning methods, including games, talks, dialogues, and documentaries, designed to provide participants with opportunities to explore and share ideas about policy- based solutions to social problems from a liberal perspective.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES

    To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.

    To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.

    To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them to understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.

    To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

    Mr. Parth J. Shah,President, Centre for Civil Society

    Mr. Parth's research and advocacy work focus on the themes of economic freedom (law, liberty and livelihood campaign), choice and competition in education (fund students, not schools), property rights approach for the environment (terracotta vision of stewardship), and good governance (new public management and the duty to publish). He has published extensively in international and Indian journals, on various topics from currency regulation to education policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from Auburn University, and taught at the University of Michigan.

    Mr. Shubho Roy, Legal Consultant, National Institute of Publica Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

    Mr. Shubho is a Legal Consultant at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He is a member of the research team for the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission. This involves research support to one of the largest legislative redrafting projects India has undertaken to revamp the regulation of the financial sector. Previously, he has served as a law clerk to a judge at the Supreme Court of India.

    Mr. Yugank Goyal, Founding Faculty Member, O P Jindal Global University

    Mr. Yugank Goyal received his Ph.D. in Economics and Law from University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Bologna as Erasmus Mundus Fellow. He has an LL.M. from University of Manchester and Bachelor of Technology from NIT Surat, India.

    Mr. Yugank is a founding faculty member of OP Jindal Global University. In addition to helping establish the University, he spearheaded several institution building initiatives, including designing curriculum and academic policies of the University in its formative stage. Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Yugank was the Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Research & International Collaborations) at Jindal Global Law School. In his capacity as Assistant Dean, he cultivated research architecture of the law school and led its collaboration with world's leading law schools and think tanks around the world.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DATE, TIME & VENUE

    July 20-22, 2018: 09:00am - 05:00pm

    Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - HR and Training, Training and Placement

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor & Head - International Cell

    Email: hr@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON 'CITATION & REFERENCES\' AND \'LOCATING THE LAW': APRIL 16, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell in association with Moot Court Society has organised One Day Workshop on Citation & References and Locating the Law on April 16, 2018.

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade, Lawyer, Consultant and Trainer

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade practiced actively from 1982-1994. Her areas of specialisation included Civil Trial and Appeal matters relating to Contracts, Property, and Arbitration. Her special skills are drafting of pleadings, contracts, conveyances and written arguments.

    From 1985 -2016, Dr. Nilima was serving at ILS Law College Pune and retired as Associate Professor. She taught courses on Contracts, Property, Insurance and Evidence.

    Dr. Nilima has designed and been conducting Workshops about Contracting at: Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture -MCCIA, for persons from industry titled "Intricacies of Contracts Simplified"; NIA - National Insurance Academy, for Insurance Ombudsmen, and for legal managers of LIC and other insurance companies; YASHADA - Yeshwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration, for Civil servants of Maharashtra State, viz. Deputy Collectors, Revenue Officers, Sales Tax Officers; IRICEN - Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, for Senior Engineers from Indian Railways. ? NFADM - National Academy of Defence Financial Management, Pune to Section Officers (Accounts); NICMAR - National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Pune, to professionals from Hindustan Construction Company and many more.

    Dr. Nilima has several renowned publications to her name including: 2016: Contract Law in India, 3rd ed, Kluwer Law International, Hague; earlier editions in 2010 and 2012; 2016: A 300 page monograph on Contract Law in India for the International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Hague; earlier editions in 2005, 2009 and 2012; 2015: Halsbury's Laws of India, Vol. 9 - Contract, 2nd ed, Lexis Nexis India; 2014: "Specific Enforcement of Contract Terms: The Tests of Inadequacy and Effective Enforcement", Lexis-Nexis India; 2013: Revised the 14th updated edition of Pollock and Mulla's Indian Contract and Specific Relief Acts, of 2900 pages + tables and indexes, in two volumes, Lexis-Nexis India; earlier thoroughly overhauled and revised its 12th edition in 2001, and 14th edition in 2012; 2014: A blog: 'Marathi Legal Terms': https://marathilegalterms.wordpress.com/ (To know about other publications, visit http://ilslaw.academia.edu/NilimaBhadbhade)

    Dr. Nilima Bhadbhade's educational qualification includes Ph.D. (University of Pune - 2012); LL.M. (University of Pune - 1984); LL.B. (University of Pune - 1982 - Gold Medalist) and Diploma in Taxation Laws (D.T.L.) 

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    Day & DateSessionTitle
    April 16, 2018
    10:00am - 12:30pm
    ICitation and Reference
    April 16, 2018
    01:00pm - 03:30pm
    IILocating the Law
    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Moot Court Society

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    TEACHING SESSIONS ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: APRIL 13 & 16, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    It is pleasure to inform you all that Research and Publication Cell in association with International Cell has organised Teaching Sessions on Contemporary Issues in International Law by Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao, Former Director, New York Coordination Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on April 13 & 16, 2018 in Reference Section, Ground Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao, Director, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), New York, NY

    Earlier Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao was Deputy Director, Senior Counselor and Counselor there and has been working with WIPO since 1998. He represents WIPO at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters and undertakes outreach functions in the USA. His functions mainly covered representing WIPO at the United Nations in New York, address the issues of intellectual property as they arise in several committees of the General Assembly, participate in the UN system wide meetings on behalf of WIPO, and head the office in New York.

    Prior to joining WIPO, Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of India for over twenty years and was selected to the position of chief Legal Adviser and Joint Secretary in New Delhi. He assisted the Attorney General of India on human rights and on related matters of international law. As a diplomat, he held the position of Legal Adviser to the Indian Mission to the United Nations from 1995 to 1998 and represented India in numerous meetings of the UN and its bodies, including the UN Legal (Sixth) Committee and its subordinate committees. He was elected Chairman of the Finance Committee of the International Sea-Bed Authority for five years commencing 1996, Chairman of the Administrative and Finance Group of the Rome Diplomatic Conference on International Criminal Court, 1998, and coordinated in the UN Legal Committee the resolution on the International Law Commission from 1995 to 98.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao lectured extensively on intellectual property, WIPO and the UN at several universities in the USA including University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University Law School, Cardozo Law School, Washington University School of Law and Pace University Law School.

    In India, Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has been a visiting faculty to Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, Indian Foreign Service Training Institute, New Delhi, India etc.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has worked in the field of International Intellectual Property Law, Public Health, Bilateral Investment Protection, International Environment Law, Sustainable Development, Technology and Innovation, and arbitration particularly with reference to foreign investments, intellectual property, technology, uniform domain names and UNCITRAL commercial arbitration matters. Other areas of his specialization include International Law, Law of International Institutions, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Court, International Law on Terrorism, and Law of the Sea.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has Ph.D. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and LL.M., LL.B (JD) and B.Sc. from Andhra University, Waltair, India. He worked at the Dalhousie University, Canada in 1982, was UN International Law Fellow in 1984 and worked at The Hague Academy of International Law, International Court of Justice, Office of Legal Affairs of the UN and at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in 1984.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    No.Day & DateTimingsTopic
    IFriday, April 13, 201801:30 pm - 03: 30 pmICC and International Terrorism
    IIMonday, April 16, 201810:30 am - 12:30 pmIntroduction to International IP and WIPO Development Agenda
    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Head - International Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON 'UNITED NATIONS AND TREATY NEGOTIATIONS': APRIL 13, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    It is pleasure to inform you all that Research and Publication Cell in association with International Cell has organised Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on 'United Nations and Treaty Negotiations' by Prof. S Rama Rao, Former Director, New York Coordination Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 09:30am - 01:30pm in Reference Section, Ground Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao, Director, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), New York, NY

    Earlier Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao was Deputy Director, Senior Counselor and Counselor there and has been working with WIPO since 1998. He represents WIPO at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters and undertakes outreach functions in the USA. His functions mainly covered representing WIPO at the United Nations in New York, address the issues of intellectual property as they arise in several committees of the General Assembly, participate in the UN system wide meetings on behalf of WIPO, and head the office in New York.

    Prior to joining WIPO, Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of India for over twenty years and was selected to the position of chief Legal Adviser and Joint Secretary in New Delhi. He assisted the Attorney General of India on human rights and on related matters of international law. As a diplomat, he held the position of Legal Adviser to the Indian Mission to the United Nations from 1995 to 1998 and represented India in numerous meetings of the UN and its bodies, including the UN Legal (Sixth) Committee and its subordinate committees. He was elected Chairman of the Finance Committee of the International Sea-Bed Authority for five years commencing 1996, Chairman of the Administrative and Finance Group of the Rome Diplomatic Conference on International Criminal Court, 1998, and coordinated in the UN Legal Committee the resolution on the International Law Commission from 1995 to 98.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao lectured extensively on intellectual property, WIPO and the UN at several universities in the USA including University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University Law School, Cardozo Law School, Washington University School of Law and Pace University Law School.

    In India, Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has been a visiting faculty to Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, Indian Foreign Service Training Institute, New Delhi, India etc.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has worked in the field of International Intellectual Property Law, Public Health, Bilateral Investment Protection, International Environment Law, Sustainable Development, Technology and Innovation, and arbitration particularly with reference to foreign investments, intellectual property, technology, uniform domain names and UNCITRAL commercial arbitration matters. Other areas of his specialization include International Law, Law of International Institutions, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Court, International Law on Terrorism, and Law of the Sea.

    Prof. (Dr.) S Rama Rao has Ph.D. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and LL.M., LL.B (JD) and B.Sc. from Andhra University, Waltair, India. He worked at the Dalhousie University, Canada in 1982, was UN International Law Fellow in 1984 and worked at The Hague Academy of International Law, International Court of Justice, Office of Legal Affairs of the UN and at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in 1984.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Head - International Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    RELEASE OF RESEARCH REPORT ON 'CONTRIBUTION OF JUDICIAL MECHANISM IN FACILITATING ACCESS TO JUSTICE TO VICTIM' AND FELICITATION OF THE FIRST BATCH OF MOCK TRIAL AND ADVOCACY COMPETITION (2016-17): MARCH 10, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell has organised the release of the Research Report on 'Contribution of Judicial Mechanism in Facilitating Access to Justice to Victim' on March 10, 2018 at the hands of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, Judge, High Court of Allahabad. The event will also witness Valedictory function of First Intra-College Mock Trial Advocacy Competition, 2016-17.

    ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT

    The Research Project, titled "Evaluating the Objective & the Objectivity of Capital Punishment in Criminal Justice System" was initiated in January, 2016 with the objective to look into issue of 'award of compensation to victim of an offence triable by court of sessions'.

    Research Team included the following members: Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Project Coordinator, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Mr. Pranav Tiwari, Ms. Shruti, Third Year Learners & Ms. Jayanti Mishra, Fourth Year Learner, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    The objective was to make a comprehensive study, as far as possible, on institutional support, especially Judicial System, to ensure access to justice to victim of an offence with reference to compensation to victim of an offence. Data analysed included 2500 & more judgements of Court of Sessions in Delhi from 2010-2014 in relation to (i) sexual offences, (ii) dowry death, & (iii) other offences.

    ABOUT THE MOCK TRIAL AND ADVOCACY COMPETITION

    Mock Trial Advocacy Competition is an Intra-College Competition for learners of law from First to Fifth Year Learners (which begins in October of a year and concludes in the September of the following year). It provides an opportunity to learn criminal trial process, to those who are interested in making their career in litigation. The Competition aims at enhancing the advocacy skills through series of workshops and stimulated exercises conducted by professionals throughout the competition. The First Edition of the Competition was launched in October, 2016 with its Finals so conducted in October, 2017.

    Ms. Ananya Singh, Mr. Anurag Iyer, Ms. Ushashi Nan, Mr. Kumar Aditya Bhardwaj, Ms. Nishtha Chaturvedi, Second Year Learners; Mr. Dev Pratap Shahi, Ms. Garima Goyal, Mr. Nikhil Naren, Mr. Rishabh Dev, Mr. Pranav Bhaskar Tiwari, Mr. Rajat Srivastava, Ms. Shivangi Chandra, Third Year Learners; Ms. Arshya Gupta, Mr. Kartik Jigyasi, Mr. Lashit Sharma, Mr. Ikshvaaku Marwah, Fourth Year Learners; and Mr. Devyash Tripathi, Ms. Rashi Jain, Ms. Ridhima Saxena, & Mr. Yash Kotak, Fifth Year Learners, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA were the successful participants after selection at the Competition for the First Edition of the Compeition from October 2016-September 2017.

    Mr. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh graduated in the Law (LL.B.) from Allahabad University and completed Post Graduation in Law (LL.M.), (Delhi University), in the year 1992. He enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1993.

    Mr. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh practised in Allahabad High Court till 1997, thereafter in Supreme Court from 1998 till the date of appointment mainly in Constitutional law, Administrative Law, Commercial Laws, Civil Laws, Taxation, Arbitration and Criminal Laws.

    Mr. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh has been appointed as Judge, High Court of Allahabad on September 22, 2017.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants can register by writing an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before March 09, 2018 by 09:00am.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    TIME

    09:45am - 11:30pm

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
    Assistant Professor & Deputy Director,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration, Research and Publication Cell

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    INTERACTION WITH PROF. UPENDRA BAXI: MARCH 09, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publciation Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised 'Interaction with Prof. Upendra Baxi' on March 09, 2018 at 09:45am - 11:30pm at Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    This occasion will also witnesss the felicitation of Prof. Upendra Baxi with Life Time Achievement Award, on behalf of Symbiosis Internaitonal (Deemed University) and International Association of Law Schools (IALS). IALS is a private, non-political, non-profit, collaborative, learned society dedicated to serving the world wide legal education community based in USA.

    This award will be presented in the august presence of Prof. (Dr.) Shashikala Gurpur, Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis Internaitonal Univeristy and Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune., to recognize Professor Baxi's dedication, achievement and contribution to the academic enrichment of legal community, justice, education and student community. This will still be a symbolic expression of the deep appreciation, gratitude and fulfillment experienced by all beneficiaries of his commendable service, benefitted by his erudite knowledge and expertise par excellence.

    Professor Upendra Baxi, born at Rajkot, Saurashtra, graduated from Rajkot (Gujarat University), read law at the University of Bombay, and holds LLM degrees from that University and the University of California at Berkeley, which in 1973 also awarded him a Doctorate in Juristic Sciences.

    Professor Upendra Baxi was Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick from 1994 (and an Emeritus since 2009), served as Professor of Law, University of Delhi (1973-1996) and as its Vice Chancellor (1990-1994.) He as also served as: Vice Chancellor, University of South Gujarat, Surat (1982-1985); Honorary Director (Research) The Indian Law Institute (1885-1988.) He was the President of the Indian Society of International Law (1992-1995.)

    Professor Baxi graduated from Rajkot (Gujarat University), read law in University of Bombay, and holds LLM degrees from University of Bombay and University of California at Berkeley, which also awarded him with a Doctorate in Juristic Sciences. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Law by the National Law School University of India, Bangalore, and the University of La Trobe, Melbourne.

    Professor Baxi has taught various courses in law and science, comparative constitutionalism and social theory of human rights at Universities of Sydney, Duke University, The American University, the New York University Law School Global Law Program, and the University of Toronto. He has been Director's Guest Fellow at the Nantes University Institute of Advanced Studies, and a senior fellow of the Institute of Law as Culture at the University of Bonn.

    Professor Baxi has been a member of the editorial committee of many leading Indian and international law journals/reviews including: The Journal of the Indian Law Institute; The Journal of the Indian Society of International Law; Law & Society Review (USA); I-Con: the International Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (USA); and The Common Law Review (UK.). He is currently on the editorial board of: the Human Rights Law Review (UK); SUR: International Journal of Human Rights (Brazil); Law in Context (Australia); Macquarie Law Review (Australia); Journal of International Law and International Relations (Canada); Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (Belgium); and The Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (UK.) He has numerous publications to his credit both nationally as well as internationally.

    Professor Baxi\'s current areas of teaching and research include comparative constitutionalism, social theory of human rights, human rights responsibilities in corporate governance and business conduct, and materiality of globalization.

    [To read more about his scholarly work, please visit http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/Faculty%20Profiles/2017/Law/April2017_Law_Baxi_.pdf]

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants can register by writing an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before March 08, 2018 by 09:00am.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration, Research and Publication Cell

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON \'WOMEN IN LEGAL PROFESSION\': MARCH 08, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    International Women\'s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women\'s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

    Since those early years, International Women\'s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women\'s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women\'s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women\'s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

    [Source: International Women's Day 8 March available online at http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/history.shtml]

    On the occasion of International Women\'s Day, Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Interactive Session on 'Women in Legal Profession' on March 08, 2018 from 12:01pm - 02:00pm in Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune

    Dr. Shashikala Gurpur is Dean, Faculty of Law, SIU; and Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, one of the top law schools in India since 2007.She is a distinguished academician and orator having presented more than 200 invited lectures, workshops and seminars across India, Thailand, US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada and UAE. She has an outstanding career with wide range of experience in teaching, research and industry. She is a former Member of the Law Commission of India. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur's areas of specialisation are international law, human rights jurisprudence, legal education and legal research, innovation law, media law, comparative law and global justice. She has 24 years of experience in postgraduate teaching and research having guided 12 PhD and 60 Masters students She has 2 books, 66 articles and 6 book chapters as publications and was listed among noted Kannada authors in 1995 and in 2007. She is in the editorial board of LexisNexis Butterworths; Journal of IPR by CSIR, Law and Policy Journal, Dublin, Ireland; and Polish Law Review.

    Currently Dr. Shashikala Gurpur is a member on Curriculum Development Committee, Bar Council of India and Academic Council of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. She is the advisory and Ph.D. referee of several National Law Schools and Universities across the India including Jawaharlal Nehru University and also member of IALS Global Law Deans forum (2009 toto date) and International Consortium of law Schools in USA and Europe. She was also All India Radio Programmer and advisor between 1985 and 2003. A National Merit Scholar between 1980-87; Dr. Gurpur had received AHRB fellowship in 2003 and is also a recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Scholarship 2011. Recently she has been listed in book '100 Legal Luminaries of India', by LexisNexis along with Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon, Indira Jaisingh, Arun Jaitley, Adv. Ram Jethmalani and others.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants can register by writing an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before March 06, 2018 by 02:00pm.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell

    Ms. Meera Mathews,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration, Research and Publication Cell

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    TEACHING SESSION ON FAMILY LAW: FEBRUARY 03, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell has organised 'Teaching Session on Family Law' by Mr. V K Verma, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. First Lecture in the series is organised on Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 03:00pm in Reference Section-Library, Ground Floor.

    Mr. V K Verma, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. V K Verma is a leading lawyer and has been in active practice for more than four decades. He obtained degree in Law from Delhi University in 1966.

    Mr. V K Verma was nominated as Chariman of Free Legal Aid and Advice Centre in 1981 and helped thousands of needy and oppressed people to seek justice. He presided nearly 160 Lok Adalat benches and decided couple of thousand cases.

    Mr. V K Verma coordinated with the National Human Rights Commission and other important bodies for protection of Human Rights in letter and spirit. As an Non Governmental Organisation of Tihar Ashram (Jails), he ensured overall improvement in condition of Jails, Obervatory homes and started a project under the banner of 'Inmates Welfare Programme' for securing expeditious disposal of cases of under trials and providing options to prisoners for resettlement after their release.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Friday, February 02, 2018 by 03:00pm.

    VENUE & DRESS CODE

    Venue: Reference Section - Library, Ground Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dress Code: Western Formals

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON 'CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES' - IN COLLABORATION WITH LINK LEGAL - INDIA LAW SERVICES - JANUARY 17, 2018

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised an Interactive Session in collaboration with Link Legal - India Law Services on 'Construction Disputes' on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:30pm.

    Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner, Link Legal India Law Services

    Mr. Atul is the Managing Partner of Link Legal India Law Services and has over 39 years of experience.

    Mr. Atul was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and he advices clients in the practice areas of corporate litigations, mediation arbitrations including international commercial arbitrations, aviation, infrastructure projects, engineering & construction, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, business restructuring, employee matters, real estate, hospitality projects, and commercial transactions.

    Mr. Atul specialises in aviation and infrastructure sectors and represents clients in these sectors on all aspects of their commercial and day to day operations. He advises clients on all aspects of aviation business and setting up of airlines, including acquisition of aircraft, aircraft financing, leasing (wet and dry), leasing of spaces at airports, securing permission from civil aviation authorities for airline operations and related approvals from the government agencies and all engineering and commercial contracts.

    Mr. Atul also advises on all contractual and dispute matters in airports sector (domestic and international). He also provides assistance to his clients in setting up and developing infrastructure projects in non-airport sectors as well, like roads, ports, water and waste management, power, urban transportation and oil & gas etc.

    Mr. Atul has considerable experience in representing major corporate clients in various Courts, Tribunals, Arbitrations and other judicial and quasi-judicial fora, and providing advice on all aspects of civil and commercial laws including company law, economic laws, labour laws, anti-trust laws, consumer protection laws.

    Mr. Atul has spoken on many complex legal issues at national and international fora.

    Mr. Atul is the Chair of the Aviation Committee of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

    Mr. Martin Harman, CBE Chair International Business, Link Legal India Law Services

    Mr. Martin Harman, CBE (Commander of the British Empire), is the Chair International Business of Link Legal India Law Services. Mr. Harman is a former Senior Partner and Chairman of Pinsent Masons LLP, generally recognized as the world\'s leading international law firm specializing in global infrastructure and construction.

    Mr. Harman has spent more than 43 years with Pinsent Masons LLP with specialized knowledge in the procurement and management of a wide range of major, complex international infrastructure projects including airports, roads, sports stadia, and renewable energy projects, ports and high-rise buildings, advising construction companies, developers and governmental bodies. Mr. Harman has worked on projects in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East and has consistently been ranked by the Global Legal Directories as a leader in the field of construction, risk management and dispute resolution.

    Mr. Harman is also a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator.

    Apart from his legal engagements, Mr. Harman has served as co-Chair of the UK/India Joint Economic Committee for Infrastructure, working with Mr. Jamshed Irani of Tata Sons as India co-Chair. He has also been Director of UK India Business Council from 2003-2015. Mr. Harman is a keen advocate of the power of Sport to improve health, social inclusion and to unite people internationally. He has served as Chairman of the UK Government\'s Advisory Council for Global Sports Infrastructure in relation to the 2012 London Olympics.

    In 2010 Mr. Harman was appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by her Majesty the Queen for services to international trade and the legal profession.

    Mr. Harman lectures widely on procurement strategies, risk management and dispute resolution, particularly in the context of the FIDIC forms of contract. Mr. Harman has extensive experience of providing clients with overarching strategic advice on complex projects where the proper management of the contractual and legal interfaces are central to successful implementation and the realization of profit. He has worked as an international legal counsel on some of the leading infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region. 

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Monday, January 15, 2018 by 03:00pm.

    VENUE & DRESS CODE

    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dress Code: Western Formals

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTION WITH SYMBIOSIS CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (SCRI): DECEMBER 13, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), established in 2009, is the dedicated department of Symbiosis International(Deemed University) for promoting and facilitating research among students and faculty. Through its academic and administrative services, SCRI enables researchers to achieve excellence in their work, and eventually, translates SI(DU)'s vision of creation of knowledge for the benefit of the Society into reality.

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA proudly presents 'Interaction with SCRI' on December 13, 2017 from 01:00pm - 04:00pm.

    It is a proactive initiative of SCRI to interact with the Faculty members of the institutes in each campus. This two-three hours interaction will focus mainly to resolve issues and develop an understanding among the Faculty members about the importance of research and the role of SCRI as an \"academic and intellectual support\" to them.The new initiatives of SCRI will also be informed.

    To know more about Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), visit https://siu.edu.in/research.php

    Dr. Urvashi Rathod, Director - Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI)

    Dr. Urvashi Rathod is a Professor with the academic and research focus on Software Engineering and Project Management. She is a Doctorate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She has been in IT industry for about twenty eight years with an entrepreneurial stint of eight years in Software Development. She has published research papers in high impact factor journals of Elsevier, Emerald and Springer.

    Dr. Urvashi has been a recipient of research grants from international organizations like IBM and PMI, USA. She is on Editorial Boards of the journals that are indexed in Scopus. She has been a regular reviewer and Program Committee member of international research conferences of repute and has chaired international research conferences held in India. She has been collaborating with the researchers from the universities in USA and UK. She has given research consultancy to industry. Her leadership and research excellence in the field of software engineering and project management has been recognized by the forums including Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management (SREQOM). Two students have completed their Doctorate under her guidance and other three are pursuing Ph.D. under her. She has been a resource person to Ph.D. programmes to several institutions. Her teaching experience is of 20 years including 4 years in professional programmes and 16 years in Post Graduate programmes. She had been associated with IIM Indore for about five years in the capacity of Academic Fellow. She teaches courses like IT Strategy, Technology Management, Software Engineering, Project Management, Software Estimation and others related to Software Engineering and IT in Business. She has received accolades for teaching and research from the learners and authorities all across her career.

    Dr. Yogesh Patil, Professor & Head Research Publications

    Dr. Yogesh Patil is currently Professor and Head Research & Publications at the Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) , Pune, India. Hel did his doctorate research work at the Division of Microbial Sciences, MACS Agharkar Research Institute (DST Funded), Pune, India and obtained his PhD from University of Pune, Pune. He has qualified GATE as well as UGC-NET.

    After completing his PhD, for a short stint Dr. Yogesh was at Abeda Inamdar Senior Science College for Girls, Pune, after which he joined in the PG Dept. of Environmental Management, Chh. Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur and undertook many research projects. In 2010, he joined at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy & Environment Management.

    Dr. Patil has over seventeen years of post-graduate teaching and research experience in the area of Environmental Science, Management & Technology and has taught wide range of subjects/courses. His scholarly interest and area of expertise include - waste resource management, bioremediation, sustainability, climate change mitigation and industrial ecology. More specifically, his research focus spans in the area of biodetoxification of toxic and hazardous materials, bioreduction, biosorption of toxic and precious metal complexes using active and passive microorganisms/biomass, resource recovery from waste, life cycle assessment, water and wastewater quality, solid waste, e-waste management and developing sustainable waste management strategies and models.

    Dr. Yogesh has published over 50 research papers and chapters in national and international journals indexed in Scopus, SCI, etc. and books with reputed publishers like Springer, Peter Lang, etc., and has also published two edited books namely, Applied Bioremediation Active and Passive Approaches (InTech, Croatia) and Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use, and Management (IGI Global, USA). As a guest editor, Dr. Patil has also published three special issues of Elsevier journal and has also filed three patents. Dr. Patil has undertaken several research/consultancy projects funded by UGC, International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden & Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW Nobel Peace Prize in 2013), The Netherlands, World Bank and PMC. He is recipient of several honors/fellowship awards like DST-JRF, CSIR-SRF, Best PhD Research Award, UGC-Post Doctoral Fellowship to name a few. He is a reviewer for several journals indexed in Scopus and SCI. He likes to work in interdisciplinary areas which cut across science, technology and management.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor-Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    NATIONAL REPEAL LAW DAY AND LAUNCH OF REPEAL OF LAWS REPORTS: NOVEMBER 26, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Centre for Civil Society along Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, NLSIU, Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, MNLU, Maharashtra and HNLU, Raipur carried out Project Repeal of Laws. The peoject aimed to identify laws that could be repealed on account of three reasonsthey are redundant having outlived their purpose, have been superseded/subsumed by more current laws, or pose a material impediment to growth, development, governance and freedom. The law firm of Kaden Boriss Partners has vetted these laws for the soundness of their case for repeal.

    The project is complete and the reports will be launched on the November 26, 2017 at Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India from 03:00PM-06:00PM.

    The launch will be followed by panel discussion on repeal of laws. The event also strengthens voice for adopting November 26 as National Repeal Day when the Parliament does only one thing: Repeal laws. India needs to adopt this good governance practice.

    ABOUT THE PROJECT

    Centre of Civil Society, as public interest initiative of iJustice, NIPFP Macro/Finance Group and Vidhi Legal Policy Centre began the 'Repeal of 100 laws' Projectwith the aim to identify laws that This culminated in a report on the 100 Laws Repeal Project. This project was acknowledged by the Law Commission of India\'s report on 'Obsolete Laws: Warranting Immediate Repeal, released in September 2014.

    The Centre then began to reach out to state governments in the next phase. Maharashtra Chief Minister has agreed to repeal 19 from the proposed 25 laws. In the current phase of the While statutory reform is only the beginning of a wider process of legal overhaul, it is perhaps the most important. Without sound laws India will not provide an enabling environment, neither for citizens, nor for entrepreneurs. Repealing obsolete legislation is the first step in this direction.

    TEAM SLS NOIDA

    We are proud of the fact that Dr. Neeti Shikha, Associate Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is the National Coordinator of the Project - Repeal of Laws. Ms. Megha Nagpal, Project Coordinator for the State of Uttar Pradesh was assisted by seven dedicated student researchers- Mr. Aditya Rajesh, Mr. Jatin Sardana, Mr. Karan Gulati, Ms. Kritika Ramya, Mr. Manthan Dixit and Ms. Priya Agarwal.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants need to send an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before November 22, 2017 EoD. Limited seats are available.

    DATE & TIME

    November 26, 2017
    03:00pm - 06:00pm

    VENUE

    Deputy Speaker Hall,
    Constitution Club of India
    Rafi Marg, Behind Reserve Bank of India,
    New Delhi, Delhi 110001

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Neeti Shikha,
    Associate Professor &
    Project Coordinator@National Level

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor &
    Project Coordinator@U.P. State Leval,

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Head-Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    THE LEGAL NEGOTIATOR WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 25, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell has organised 'The Legal Negotiator Workshop' by Dr. Claudia Winkler on October 25, 2017.

    The legal market has never been as competitive and challenging - and negotiation skills have never been as important in solving disputes and concluding contracts.

    BACKGROUND

    The complexity of legal negotiations is unparalleled. Professionals across the legal field are challenged to stay on top of the law as well as excel in the art of negotiation to get the best deals for their clients every day. Our law students are sent out into a competitive world and challenged to quickly put the learned legal skills into practice. Effective communication, active listening and asking the right questions are skills pivotal to legal practice and success with any case or client.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Great Legal Negotiator Workshop gives students an insight into the tools and skills of an effective counsel and negotiator. With the help of demonstrations, case studies, negotiation exercises and discussions we introduce the next generation of lawyers to the Win-Win Negotiation Concept as popularized by the Harvard Negotiation Project. Students will learn how to:

    • Communicate effectively in a negotiation setting
    • Focus on interests, rather than positions to create value in their negotiations
    • Prepare and structure a negotiation
    • Maximize their bargaining power and keep control throughout the negotiation

    Through the interactive nature of the course, students will gain hands-on experience and feedback during the workshop. This way they can instantly implement their new skills in the next negotiation immediately.

    Dr. Claudia Winkler has graduated from the Harvard Negotiation Project and will show you how negotiation skills are a crucial skill for your legal career. In this workshop she will introduce you to the most important tools and skills every lawyer needs to succeed in negotiation and show you how to develop your skills further.

    Dr. Claudia Winkler, Founder, The Negotiation Academy and Director, IBA-VISAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition

    Dr. Claudia Winkler LL.M. (Harvard) is a negotiation and mediation trainer, the founder or The Negotiation Academy and the Director of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition. An energetic and creative communicator she blends her variety of top legal educations with her international legal and business experience. Claudia received her Master\'s and Doctor\'s degree in European and international law from the University of Linz and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Her professional experience reaches from law to government, non-for profit, start-up, university and international institutions. She has worked as the ADR development coordinator with the New York International Arbitration Center during her time as a Fulbright scholar and is a licensed Mediator in New York. As a trainer (www.ClaudiaWinkler.net) Claudia has worked with law firms, businesses, associations and universities in the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by 01:00pm. 

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    THIRD SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - \"ONE BELT ONE ROAD WITH REFERENCE TO CPEC\": OCTOBER 07, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is pleased to organise Third Symposium on International Relations titled 'One Belt One Road With Reference to CPEC' on October 07, 2017 from 09:00am - 02:00pm.

    BACKGROUND

    The One Belt, One Road period offers a captivating range of policy choices facing China in many countries, and perhaps most of all in Pakistan. The policy is pioneering in many ways. Not since the overlooked opportunities of the Cultural Revolution has China had more opportunity to impact the world scene through trade. Pakistani interests in Kashmir would never be greater than Chinese interests in Tibet. The lessons of the period for Pakistan today are important. China can be a valuable regional partner and an unswerving source of trade, but Pakistani interests will never outweigh greater policy issues from the Chinese perception. As a flagship of China's One Belt One Road ingenuity, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is crucial to China's energy security owing to the growing row in the region of South China Sea among China and other regional and global players. The CPEC could bring economic avenues to Pakistan and can foster regional and cross regional economic and trade integration between South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and West Asia. However, it is also surrounded by some serious challenges ranging from regional security environment, internal instability to political discontent among various political actors in the Pakistani polity. Henceforth this symposium aims to seek solutions to these kinds of challenges.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Symposium is aimed to explain, appraise and familiarize with the provisions of the international laws and to disseminate simplified information in order to impart knowledge regarding the changing nature of international relations of India with China and Pakistan. The knowledge of various experts specialized in this area would set a benchmark for the improvement that still needs to be done to improve the existing scenario.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    The Symposium will facilitate the sharing of experiences of the Academicians, Diplomats, Advocates and Researchers with each other.

    EXPECTED OUTCOME

    • Looking into India as a regional and global partner in South Asia
    • Critical and concrete analysis of OBOR (One Belt One Road)
    • Audience will learn the basic outlines of social, political and land warfare strategies in South Asia.
    • Understand the geo strategic setting of India and its relations with Pakistan and China

    Brig. Arun Sahgal, Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group

    Mr. Arun Sahgal, a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army, is the Executive Director of the Forum for Strategic Initiative, a policy think tank focusing on national security, diplomacy and Track II Dialogues. He was previously the founding Director of the Office of Net Assessment, Indian Integrated Defense Staff (IDS), Head of the Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation, United Services Institute of India, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. His research comprises scenario planning workshops, geopolitical and strategic assessments related to Asian security, and issues concerning nuclear doctrine and strategic stability in South Asia. His publications include co-authored books and net assessments for the IDS, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and the Indian National Security Council (NSC), among other clients. He has been a member of the Task Force on Net Assessment and Simulation, under the NSC, and a consultant with DRDO. He recently finished a monograph on Strategic Stability in South Asia for Sandia Laboratories, USA. He conducts simulation and strategic games at IDS, the Ministry of Defense, National Defense College, College of Defense Management, and other international clients. He is member of many Track 1.5 and 2 initiatives

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar retired from diplomatic service in 2012 in the rank of secretary, equivalent to vice minister, in the government of India. He has been ambassador to the Philippines, with concurrent accreditation to Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. Earlier, he was head of the Indian mission in Namibia and in Tajikistan (200003), during which period he also handled India's policy towards Afghanistan. He has also been Consul General in Tashkent covering the entire Soviet Central Asia.

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar has served in the Indian diplomatic missions in Moscow, London, Islamabad and Brussels. In Delhi, he has served on the faculty of National Defence College. At the foreign office, he has handled relations with Sri Lanka, Maldives, Soviet Union, Central Asian countries and with numerous multilateral economic organisations.

    Ambassador Yogendra Kumar has authored books titled, \'Diplomatic Dimension of Maritime Challenges for India in the 21st Century\', (Pentagon Press: 2015) and \'Whither Indian Ocean Maritime Order? Contributions to a Seminar on Narendra Modi's SAGAR Speech', (KW Publishers: 2017).

    Dr. Swaran Singh, Professor and Chairperson, Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

    Dr. Swaran Singh is Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament at Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He is President of Association of ASIA Scholars, General Secretary of Indian Association of Asian & Pacific Studies, Guest Professor at Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economies, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (China) and Advisory Board Member of Atlanta-based Communities Without Borders Inc. (United States). Prof Singh has 25 years of experience in research and teaching and he lectures at major institutions like National Defence College, Defence Services Staff College, and all other major military institutions as also Foreign Service Institute, Indian Institute for Public Administration etc. also contributes to radio and television discussions. JNU has already awarded 18 PhDs and 37 MPhils under his supervision.

    Prof. Singh isformerly Visiting Professor at Australian National University (Canberra), Science Po (Bordeaux, France) University of Peace (Costa Rica),Peking, Fudanand Xiamen Universities, and Shanghai Institute of International Studies and Center for Asian Studies (Hong Kong University) in China,Asian Center (University of the Philippines), and Chuo, Hiroshimaand Kyoto Universities (in Japan), as also Guest Faculty at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden). He wasAcademic Consultant (2003-2007) at Center de Sciences Humaines (New Delhi), Research Fellow, Institute forDefence Studies and Analysis (New Delhi).

    Prof Singh is on the Editorial Board of Asian Policy & Politics (Washington DC), Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Hyderabad), Journal of Indian Ocean Studies (Delhi), and Millennial Asia (Delhi), Suraksha Chintan (Meerut) as also Referee on various academic journals. He also contributes to print and visual media at home and abroad. He was also Member of South Asia Review Committee (2007-2009) of Asian Scholarship Foundation (Bangkok) He has published in Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University),Security Challenges (Australian National University), Journal of Indian Ocean Region (Perth, Australia, Issues & Studies (Taiwan National University), African Security (Institute of Security Studies), BISS Journal (Dhaka), Asian Studies Journal, Financial & Economic Review, Xiaman University Journal, International Studies (in China), and Strategic Analysis, USI Journal, Peace Initiatives, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, Millennial Asia, Journal of Air Power Studies, South Asian Survey, Indian Defence Review, and China Report (in India).

    Prof Singh has traveled and written extensively on Asian Affairs, China's foreign and security policy issues with special focus on China-India confidence building measures as also on Arms Control and Disarmament, Peace and Conflict Resolution, India's foreign and security policy issues.Prof Singh has co-edited Transforming South Asia: Imperatives for Action (2013); India and the GCC Countries, Iran and Iraq: Emerging Security Perspectives (2013), On China By India: From Civilization to State(Cambria 2012), Emerging China: Prospects for Partnership in Asia (Routledge 2012), Asia's Multilateralism (in Chinese, 2012) published from Shanghai; Edited China-Pakistan Strategic Cooperation: Indian Perspectives (2007) Co-authored Regionalism in South Asian Diplomacy (SIPRI Policy Paper No. 15, February 2007) and authored Nuclear Command & Control in Southern Asia: China, India, Pakistan (2010), China-India Economic Engagement: Building Mutual Confidence(2005), China-South Asia: Issues, Equations, Policies (2003), China's Changing National Security Doctrines (1999) and Limited War: The Challenge of US Military Strategy (1995). Prof Singh's Twitter handle is: @SwaranSinghJNU.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Pooja Kapoor,
    Assistant Professor & Symposium Coordinator

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON DRAFTING OF CONTRACT: OCTOBER 03-05, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell has organised Three Days Workshop on Drafting of a Contract on October 03-05, 2017.

    Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan, Senior Partner, S.K. Singhi & Co. (Advocates)

    Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Partner at S.K. Singhi & Co., Mumbai. Formerly, he worked as Legal Advisor and was heading the Legal Operations & Human Resources Group of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. (ARCIL), Mumbai, one of India's largest and premier ARC. Prior to that, he was the President & Head of Law Department- heading the Legal department of AXIS Bank Ltd, Mumbai for 14 years. Axis Bank is a new generation Private sector bank having over 3000 branches across India and abroad. The team of Axis Bank comprised of more than 35 dual qualified Professionals.

    Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan has in-depth understanding of matters related to Documentation, Structured finance, Mergers and Takeovers, Capital Markets, Capital raising, GDR'S / Cross Border, Acquisition, setting up of Foreign Branches, financing companies for foreign acquisition, Private Banking, Taxation Laws, Banking Laws, Suit Filings and Litigation, Civil and Criminal Laws, Recoveries of Debts including SARFAESI related issues, Documentation, of all types of loans and structured finances, IPR, Trade Marks and Copyright Laws, Corporate & Structured Finances and compliance.
    Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan is proficient in drafting legal documents and appearing before courts and tribunals.

    Mr. B Gopalakrishnan is a dynamic and result oriented legal professional with over 4 decades of experience in legal areas encompassing Banking, Corporate, Capital Market and Business Laws, Cross Border Transaction & procedures, Human Resource issues and Employee Grievance Redressal, Litigation & Cross Border Transaction & Litigation and International Arbitration and Mutual Fund Documentation.

    In 2013, Legal Era awarded Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan with the award for "Outstanding Contribution by an in-house Legal Counsel"

    Mr. B Gopalakrishnan is associated with several organisation including: Member-Income Tax Appellate Tribunal bar Association, Ahmadabad; Member-the Corporate Counsel Committee of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF); Member-Indian Banker's Association, Legal and Operational Committee till 30/09/13; Member-Asian Law and Economics Association and presents paper at each of its meeting; Member-Indian National Bar Association; Founder President of Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI).

    Mr. B Gopalakrishnan's educational qualifications include B.A (English language & Literature) from Fatima Matha National College, Kerala University (1973); LL.B (with Tax Laws as elective) from Kerala Law Academy, Law College, Trivandrum (1976); LLM in Constitutional Law from Kakathiya University; Diploma in International Law from London School of Economics, London in 2003. (1 month Residential Course); Certificate course on Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright from IIPS and Executive MBA in Human Resources from National School of Business Management, Chennai (an autonomous institution ISO Certified).

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Wednesday, September 28, 2017 by 03:00pm.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    TEACHING SESSIONS ON BANKING LAW: SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Two Days Teaching Session on Banking Law and Allied Aspects on September 21-22, 2017.

    Mr. Rajeev Dewal, Head-Legal, RBL Bank Ltd.

    Mr. Rajeev is an India qualified lawyer who has had English Law training at Oxford, UK. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

    Mr. Rajeev is not an armchair lawyer. Starting as a Probationary Officer, he has worked in various banking roles including as a Branch Manager, Forex Dealer, Trade Finance Manager, Relationship Manager, Credit Investigator for over a decade and has advantage of having a first- hand experience as a banker. Thereafter, as in house lawyer heading Legal Department (& in some assignments as well Compliance/ Company Secretarial), he has advised on a wide range of products, offerings and issues & situations to a number banks and financial institutions over a period of over two decades, which include ING Bank/ Baring International, IDBI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata AIG Life Insurance, Barclays Bank & RBL Bank.

    Mr. Rajeev has coordinated closely with various regulators including Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA) on a number of issues and holds a close rapport with them.

    Mr. Rajeev has also coordinated on several occasions with various bankers and financial services associations including Indian Banks Association (IBA), Fixed Income Money Market & Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA) and Foreign Exchange Dealers' Association of India (FEDAI).

    Mr. Rajeev has been a member of Banking & Finance committee of Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) for over a decade.

    Mr. Rajeev has lectured on the invitation by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at RBI's Learning Institute. He has also lectured at the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)'s Learning Institute.

    Ms. Soumee Bhatt, Deputy Vice President-Legal, RBL Bank Ltd.

    Ms. Soumee is Deputy Vice President-Legal, RBL Bank Ltd.

    Ms. Soumee's specialties include Legal advisory and documentation for Corporate banking, Financial Markets, Capital Markets, Treasury, Investment banking, Structured Finance, International banking (NRI banking and Remittances), Derivatives (ISDA), Transaction Banking and Digital solutions, Trade Finance, Banking/Finance and Corporate laws, structuring transactions from legal perspective.

    Ms. Soumee has had banking law experience having worked for over a decade with RBL Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank. She has advised in the course of her tenures with these banks, on a variety of domestic and international transactions.

    Ms. Soumee completed BALLB from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and First Class with Distinction. She has been a recipient of Gold Medal of Symbiosis International University. She also has to her credit Diploma in Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from Symbiosis International University, Pune. She has also has Zentralen Mittelstufen Prufung (Intermediate level Examination in German Language) from Goethe Institute, Germany, with First Class.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    DateTimeTopics
    September 21, 201703:00pm -06:30pmOverview and Development of Banking Structure in India
    Regulatory Framework and Compliances
    Legal Aspects of Banking Operations: Documentation and Their Execution
    Regulatory Framework for Managing Foreign Exchange in India
    September 22, 201708:30am - 01:30pmAn Overview of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code, 2016 and its Impact over Bankruptcy and Insolvency Regime
    Emerging Issues and Challenges before Indian Banking sector
    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants (who are not from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA) should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Monday, September 18, 2017 by 03:00pm.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON ARBITRATION LAW - INDIAN EXPERIENCES AND INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES - IN COLLABORATION WITH LINK LEGAL - INDIA LAW SERVICES. : SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised an 'Interactive Session on Arbitration Law - Indian Experiences and International Best Practices' in collaboration with Link Legal - India Law Services on Monday, September 18, 2017.

    Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner, Link Legal India Law Services

    Mr. Atul Sharma is the Managing Partner of Link Legal India Law Services. He was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and has over 39 years of experience in his practice areas of corporate litigations, mediation, arbitrations including international commercial arbitrations, aviation, infrastructure projects, mergers, acquisitions, project finance, business restructuring, employee matters, real estate, hospitality projects, and commercial transactions.

    Mr. Sharma has considerable experience in representing major corporate clients in various Courts, Tribunals, Arbitrations and other judicial and quasi-judicial fora, and providing advice on all aspects of civil and commercial laws including company law, economic laws, labour laws, anti-trust laws, consumer protection laws. Mr. Sharma also has wide-ranging expertise across infrastructure, aviation, project finance and M&A. He is considered as a \"deep thinker\" for his strategic abilities & impressive litigation background. He has advised both developers and contractors on various infrastructure projects including airports (In India and outside), ports, transportation, power, oil and gas, automotive, water, waste management and other social infrastructure projects.

    Mr. Sharma is the Chair of the Aviation Committee of International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and has spoken on many complex legal issues at national and international fora.

    Mr. Sharma is featured in the "elite Leading Lawyers" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the practice area of Aviation and Dispute Resolution and is highly recommended by the Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific for Projects, Infrastructure and Energy. Also, Mr. Sharma features in the A List Lawyers of India Business Law Journal.

    Before setting up Link Legal in 1999, Mr. Sharma was an independent counsel. From 1986 to 1993, he was associated with Bhasin & Co. where he led the litigation practice and represented and advised banks and public companies on corporate and commercial matters.

    Mr. Martin Harman, Commander of the British Empire(CBE) & Chair of International Business of Link Legal India Law Services

    Mr. Martin Harman, CBE (Commander of the British Empire), is the Chair of International Business of Link Legal India Law Services. Mr. Harman is a former Senior Partner and Chairman of Pinsent Masons LLP, generally recognized as the world\'s leading international law firm specializing in global infrastructure and construction.

    Mr. Harman has spent more than 43 years with Pinsent Masons LLP with specialized knowledge in the procurement and management of a wide range of major, complex international infrastructure projects including airports, roads, sports stadia, and renewable energy projects, ports and high-rise buildings, advising construction companies, developers and Governmental bodies. Mr. Harman has worked on projects in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East and has consistently been ranked by the Global Legal Directories as a leader in the field of construction, risk management and dispute resolution.

    Mr. Harman is also a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator.

    Apart from his legal engagements, Mr. Harman has served as co-Chair of the UK/India Joint Economic Committee for Infrastructure, working with Mr. Jamshed Irani of Tata Sons as India co-Chair. He has also been Director of UK India Business Council from 2003-2015. Mr. Harman is a keen advocate of the power of Sport to improve health, social inclusion and to unite people internationally. He has served as Chairman of the UK Government\'s Advisory Council for Global Sports Infrastructure in relation to the 2012 London Olympics.

    In 2010, Mr. Harman was appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by her Majesty the Queen for services to International Trade and the legal profession.

    Mr. Harman lectures widely on procurement strategies, risk management and dispute resolution, particularly in the context of the FIDIC forms of contract. Mr. Harman has extensive experience of providing clients with overarching strategic advice on complex projects where the proper management of the contractual and legal interfaces are central to successful implementation and the realization of profit. He has worked as an international legal counsel on some of the leading infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Applicants (who are not from Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA) should write to research@symlaw.edu.in and copy to patodirector@symlaw.edu.in on or before Friday, September 15, 2017 by 03:00pm.

    VENUE, DATE, TIME & DRESS CODE

    Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00noon
    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Dress Code: Western Formals

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON 'CAREER IN LITIGATION: A WAY AHEAD': SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform your good self that Training and Placement Cell in collaboration with Research and Publication Cell has organised an Interactive Session on 'Career in Litigation: A Way Forward" on September 16, 2017.

    This session involves information followed by discussion on technical skills, soft skills, importance of selecting right internships, writing articles, connecting with people, client relationship etc. Being an interactive session, the learenrs will benefit immensely if they do some research on the components and come prepared with question on the topic.

    Mr. Neeraj Sharma, Partner, NSA Chambers Advocates

    Mr. Neeraj Sharma has over two decades of dispute practice experience in constitutional and corporate commercial laws and has been particularly active in the areas of aviation, oil & gas, telecom, construction, anti-corruption and infrastructure & real estate related disputes.

    Mr. Neeraj has been involved in large domestic and multi-jurisdictional trans- border litigations as well as several alternate dispute resolution forums. He has handled domestic and international arbitrations before a broad range of tribunals constituted by the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), London Court of International Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Delhi International Arbitration Centre, FICCI Arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations in India and abroad. He also acts as an arbitrator in domestic and international disputes.

    Mr. Neeraj has actively practiced as an advocate within India at the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, National Company Law Tribunal, Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.

    Prior to establishing NSA, Neeraj had been a partner and practice leader in leading Indian law firms and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and received his bachelor of laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants, from outside Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA needs to send an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before September 15, 2017 latest by 03:00pm.

    VENUE, DATE, TIME AND DRESS CODE

    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Dress Code: Western Formals

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Placements,
    Training and Placement Cell

    Email: research@symlawe.du.in
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

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    INTERACTIVE SESSION ON BUILDING UP A SUCCESSFUL LEGAL CAREER WITH MR. FAIZAL LATEEF, PARTNER, KOCHHAR & CO, UAE: SEPTEMBER 05, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform your good self that Training and Placement Cell in collaboration with Research and Publication Cell has organised 'An Interactive Session Building up a Successful Legal Career" on September 05, 2017 from 10:45am - 12:30 pm.

    This session involves information followed by discussion on technical skills, soft skills, importance of selecting right internships, writing articles, connecting with people, client relationship etc. The session will be really interactive and the learenrs will benefit immensely if they do some research on the components. Learners may come up with any question on the topic.

    Mr. Faizal Latheef is a Partner at Kochhar & Co. in Dubai.

    Mr. Faizal advises on high-value investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, corporate restructuring, and protection of assets.

    Mr. Faizal has over 18 years of professional experience. He has been practising corporate and commercial law in the Middle East for over a decade, with leading firms including the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie and Habib Al Mulla & Co.

    Mr. Faizal specializes in heavyweight foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, corporate restructuring, distribution and franchising, employment and Wills. He has represented some of the largest multinational corporations on cross-border transactions and advised them on a multitude of international agreements. He has had notable success in acting as the lead counsel in a number of complex commercial transactions in the region, including a multi-billion dollar JV in the defence sector, a multi-billion investment in the aviation sector and numerous high stake acquisitions across several industry sectors ranging from healthcare to hospitality and private security to defence.

    Mr. Faizal has rich experience as an in-house counsel. He has acted as the regional counsel for AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals, in around 35 countries in the Middle East & Africa and led its separation from Abbott Laboratories. He also advises on various aspects of compliance, in particular, anti-corruption and data privacy. He is one of the few lawyers licensed by the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry to draft/register Wills.

    Mr. Faizal regularly writes on reputable international publications and is invited by various multinational corporations and business councils to speak on his diverse areas of expertise.

    Mr. Faizal has varied publications to his name including: Anti-corruption laws in the UAE pharma and healthcare sector, www.mondaq.com, September 2016?; Anti-corruption legislation in the UAE, ETHIC Intelligence, January 2016; Global M&A handbook (Co-author) (published by Baker & McKenzie), May 2015?Expatriate employment contracts in the UAE, Thomson Reuters, September 2012; Secondment under the UAE Labour Law, Thomson Reuters, June 2012?Side agreements in the UAE: Reconciling with the Companies Law, The In-House Lawyer, June 2011; A guide to corporate restructuring in the UAE, The In-house Lawyer, February 2011?Unincorporated joint ventures: Remembering the basics, The In-house Lawyer, July 2010; Facts to weigh before acquisitions, Emirates Business 24/7, June 2010?Cross-border joint ventures and compliance with the UAE laws, Emirates Business 24/7, April 2010; Financial crisis and its impact on international litigation, International Litigation News, September 2009 (published by International Bar Association)

    Mr. Faizal's admission and membership include Bar Council of Kerala, India (1998) and New York State Bar Association

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants, from outside Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA needs to send an email to research@symlaw.edu.in on or before September 04, 2017 latest by 03:00pm.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Siddharth Kanojia,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Placements,
    Training and Placement Cell

    Email: research@symlawe.du.in
    Email: placement@symlaw.edu.in

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    WORKSHOP ON SEVEN STEPS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI'S THINKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS: AUGUST 24, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform your good self that Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised One Day Workshop on 'Seven Steps of Leonardo Da Vinci's Thinking and Communicating Skills' is organised on August 24, 2017 from 09:00am - 02:00pm in Moot Court Hall, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    This is a people skill workshop based on the seven principles of D Vinci and aims at inculcating these principles in the new generation, to maintain balance of mind, movement, and relationships at work and personal relationships.

    It is effective, as in this balance is found peace and progress. It is hands on, balancing theory with group dynamics for delivering results. Like a tripod it balances the human being before he makes a decision and acts.

    There is a question/answer session and 'Writing in Reflection' activity at the end of the workshop.

    Ms. Mala Thapar has specialization in 'Theatre Studies' from 'Ontario Institute of Studies in Education', University of Toronto, Canada.

    Ms. Mala has been teaching and training Teachers and Students in 'Performing Arts' as a means to deliver the curriculum in India, Canada and the U.S. She also has been conducting 'Theatre for the Incarcerated' and 'Theater in Education workshops' for trainees and staff, students in India and across the border which help train personnel in healing and building self- image, positive life skill strategies of the incarcerated and others using theatre. She also has conducted Staff Development and Training in various fields of Education, Management, Leadership and Management met out to various institutions and organizations in India and overseas.

    Ms. Mala has several Publications to her name including: Cultural Conundrums: Poems on Inter-Connectedness, Publisher Hansib Publications, London U.K.; Signature Cultures: Poems that Awaken Consciousness, Publisher Hansib Publications, London U.K; India a Wealth of Diversity, Coffee table book with articles on Indian Tribes, Family Structures, and Women; Publisher: Hansib Publications, London U.K.; Speak Well: A book on Public Speaking, Publisher Frank Bros. New Delhi; Friendship Season: A book on Inspirational verse, Publisher St. Paul's Press Bombay; Eight Grammar Books: Publisher Pitamber, New Delhi. Her articles are also published in Hindustan Times, Times of India and other Literary Journals in North America

    Ms. Mala has held positions in the past including: Head of RDCD ICSE School Board; Senior Teacher at St. Columba's School, New Delhi; Professor at Khalsa College Punjab; Education Consultant for Australian Embassy, New Delhi; Teacher of 'Story Telling at American Embassy School', New Delhi; Examiner for EQAO in Canada; Trainer in the past: Management trainees at I.G.A. New Delhi. Currently Ms. Mala has been working with three school boards in Ontario, Canada. She also is Director of Canada India Academic Ventures (Arranging Faculty talks across the border) and Director for Progressive Education (Initiatives in Education for example Organizing the PESA competition in India for Asia Pacific)

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    1. Pl. click the following link, fill and complete the form on or before August 23, 2017 by04:00pm.

    Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeV7cWCJLqoz7khf9zIF5QIVEbIR9GkjRwcgKMN6D_YeEBSAw/viewform

    2. Selected candidates will be duly notified via email on or before Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by 09:00pm.

    3. Certificate of Merit/Participation: Successful participants will be issued with 'Certificate of Merit'/ 'Certificate of Participation'.

    DRESS CODE

    Dress Code for both the sessions is 'Western/Indian Formals'.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON 'LEGAL CLINIC: DIYA PROJECT - USING THEATRE AS A HEALING TOOL AND A REHABILITATION STRATEGY': AUGUST 25, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform your good self that One Day Workshop on 'Legal Clinic: Diya Project - Using Theatre as a Healing Tool and A Rehabilitation Strategy for Inmates' is organised on August 25, 2017 from 09:00am - 02:00pm in Moot Court Hall, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    OBJECTIVE OF THE WORKSHOP

    This one-day workshop hopes to address the emotional, psychological and relational needs of incarcerated youth and women using theater conventions and drama therapy. The language of drama creates a safe space where emotions can be freely expressed and life lived from another's shoes. Hence, empathy is built and awareness develops through role-play and other conventions. Clearly, the objectives of this one-day workshop are as follows:

    1. To liberate them form mental prisons through story telling, through psychodrama
    2. To make them aware of their goals and roles in society by improvisations and mirroring
    3. To help heal through drama conventions, socio drama
    4. To address feelings of guilt, shame, anger and low self- esteem through theatre of the oppressed, reflection and play
    5. To build on their strengths through the toothpick games and group dynamics

    STRATEGY

    Using 'Theatre Conventions' like Role Play, Monologue, Improvisation, bring out the child within each of us, unburden the psyche and heal, using drama therapy.

    1. Action Steps: After a brief introduction, playing colors as an icebreaker, the attendees sit in a circle, get into role, and create a story akin to the character they are. The story is labelled: "Who am I?" It spans a time line when they were children, their best memories, youth their aspirations, adults, their frustrations, unmet expectations and bingo... the act that got them where they are...!
    2. Role Play: In Role games/ Family/ link roles to goals/ become somebody else
    3. Games: Family, Social, Political, Scenarios, played as A,B,C,D...

    Dr. Mala Thapar has specialization in 'Theatre Studies' from 'Ontario Institute of Studies in Education', University of Toronto, Canada.

    Ms. Mala has been teaching and training Teachers and Students in 'Performing Arts' as a means to deliver the curriculum in India, Canada and the U.S. She also has been conducting 'Theatre for the Incarcerated' and 'Theater in Education workshops' for trainees and staff, students in India and across the border which help train personnel in healing and building self- image, positive life skill strategies of the incarcerated and others using theatre. She also has conducted Staff Development and Training in various fields of Education, Management, Leadership and Management met out to various institutions and organizations in India and overseas.

    Ms. Mala has several Publications to her name including: Cultural Conundrums: Poems on Inter-Connectedness, Publisher Hansib Publications, London U.K.; Signature Cultures: Poems that Awaken Consciousness, Publisher Hansib Publications, London U.K; India a Wealth of Diversity, Coffee table book with articles on Indian Tribes, Family Structures, and Women; Publisher: Hansib Publications, London U.K.; Speak Well: A book on Public Speaking, Publisher Frank Bros. New Delhi; Friendship Season: A book on Inspirational verse, Publisher St. Paul's Press Bombay; Eight Grammar Books: Publisher Pitamber, New Delhi. Her articles are also published in Hindustan Times, Times of India and other Literary Journals in North America

    Ms. Mala has held positions in the past including: Head of RDCD ICSE School Board; Senior Teacher at St. Columba's School, New Delhi; Professor at Khalsa College Punjab; Education Consultant for Australian Embassy, New Delhi; Teacher of 'Story Telling at American Embassy School', New Delhi; Examiner for EQAO in Canada; Trainer in the past: Management trainees at I.G.A. New Delhi. Currently Ms. Mala has been working with three school boards in Ontario, Canada. She also is Director of Canada India Academic Ventures (Arranging Faculty talks across the border) and Director for Progressive Education (Initiatives in Education for example Organizing the PESA competition in India for Asia Pacific)

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON CROSS EXAMINATION IN CIVIL TRIALS & ARBITRATION: AUGUST 06, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised 'Workshop on Cross-Examination in Civil Trials & Arbitration' on August 06, 2017 from 11:00am - 02:00pm.

    Mr. Thriyambak Kannan, Advocate, Chambers of Thriyambak and Poongkhulali

    Mr. Thriyambak is Advocate with Chambers of Thriyambak and Poongkhulali. His prior professional associations include: Mr. Arvind P Datar, Senior Advocate (May 2004 - May 2007); AZB & Partners, Mumbai (July 2008 - February 2011); Mr. R Murari, Senior Advocate (March 2011 - May 2015).

    Mr. Thriyambak's areas of interest include Corporate, Commercial and Civil Litigation. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of India; High Courts of Madras, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta and Karnataka; City Civil Court; Company Law Board (now the National Company Law Tribunal); Debts Recovery Tribunal; District and State Consumer Redressal Authority; Arbitral Tribunals, both ad hoc and institutional.

    Mr. Thriyambak has assisted Mr. Arvind P Datar, Senior Advocate in updating 'Datar on the Constitution of India, Wadhwa Publication, 2007 edition'. He also is Editor to C R Dutta on Companies Act, 2013, LexisNexis Publication, 2017 edition.

    Mr. Thriyambak has done LL.M. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia (USA) (2008) and LL.B. from Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune (2004).

    Mr. Thriyambak's representative experience includes: Briefed the former Attorney General for the United Kingdom in an ICC Arbitration for an infrastructure company in a dispute with its Spanish joint venture partner; Regularly advised and represented the Indian joint venture partners of an Indo - German joint venture in proceedings before the Company Law Board, arbitration, anti - suit and anti - arbitration proceedings; Appeared on behalf of a public company in a proceeding filed against it by a fund in a dispute concerning the redemption of optionally convertible debentures, which investment agreement stood frustrated; Appeared on behalf of a fund against the promoters of an airline company seeking conversion of preference shares into equity shares issued to the fund by the airline company; Represented a top accounting and consulting firm's management in a complaint of sexual harassment brought by one of its directors; Appeared for a large Indian conglomerate and its affiliates in a public interest litigation alleging violations of foreign direct investment in multi brand retail in India; Representing a branch of a large business family in a complex dispute regarding the inheritance of shareholding in the family company; Drafted and appeared in winding up proceedings on behalf of foreign currency convertible bondholders against defaulters who had breached the terms of the issuance of the bonds; Appeared for South Korea's largest consumer goods manufacturer in an action against its Indian sole - selling agent, wherein the agent fraudulently had entered into various licensing agreements; Settled a proceeding in favour of the owners of a property initiated against them by Indian Bank, Chennai which involved allegations of fraud and illegal sub - mortgaging.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School,
    Sector 62, A Block, 47-48
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    TEACHING SESSIONS ON GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) IN COLLABORATION WITH VAISH ASSOCIATES, ADVOCATES: JULY-AUGUST, 2017

    Goods and Services Tax (hereinafter referred as GST) is a single tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturer to the consumer. Credits of input taxes paid at each stage will be available in the subsequent stage of value addition, which makes GST essentially a tax only on value addition at each stage. The final consumer will thus bear only the GST charged by the last dealer in the supply chain, with set-off benefits at all the previous stages.

    Questions like Why GST is Important to Indian Economy? Why education about GST is important to tax payers including individuals, small-medium and large companies and other organisation? Have become utmost important and need to be responded. To educate and inform industry and individuals alike, Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a GST Series of lectures. Mr. V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) delivered several lectures in 2016-17 under the GST Lecture Series for professionals from the industry as well as academia.

    We are delighted to inform that Ms. Kavita Jha, Partner, Vaish Associates, Advocates will deliver two lectures on July 22, 2017 and August 12, 2017 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA as part of Teaching Sessions on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in collaboration with Vaish Associates, Advocates

    Ms. Kavita Jha, Partner, Vaish Associates, Advocates

    Ms. Kavita Jha is a senior member of the Tax Group and has and has been associated with the Firm since 2003 when she moved her practice from the High Court of Calcutta to the High Court of Delhi. She has also been an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India since June, 2007 and specializes in tax litigation: income tax, VAT and sales tax as well as criminal law and arbitration. She has been an empanelled Advocate before the Supreme Court for the Union of India, the State of Maharashtra and other government agencies, in which capacity she has handled a multitude of tax, civil and criminal matters. She has also handled arbitration matters for various joint ventures and domestic companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has also successfully facilitated dispute resolution through conciliation for other clients. Ms. Jha has also been appointed as Sole Arbitrator by Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court in a dispute arising out of a property development agreement. She has participated in various legal seminars, workshops/seminars, conferences and lectures of national and inter-national repute on, inter alia, International Tax International Fiscal Association, Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution, Adoption law, Muslim Personal Law and Refugee Law. She has also been visiting Faculty in IMT, Ghaziabad for Corporate and Business Law in Calcutta and Delhi as well as honorary visiting Faculty in Symbiosis Law School, Noida.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    SESSION I: JULY 22, 2017 - TIME: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    1. GST - GLOBAL OVERVIEW

    • GST & Global Trend
    • GST Implementation in Other Countries
    • Single vs Dual GST
    • Constitutional Framework
    • Evolution of GST India

    2. VALUATION OF GOODS & SERVICES

    • Basis/ Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Analysis of Valuation Rules

    3. TIME OF SUPPLY & PLACE OF SUPPLY

    TIME OF SUPPLY

    • Forward Charge
    • Reverse Charge (Goods)
    • Reverse Charge (Services)
    • Others
    • Illustrations

    PLACE OF SUPPLY

    • Place of Supply of Goods
    • Place of Supply of Services
    • Illustrations

    SESSION II: AUGUST 12, 2017 - TIME: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    4. INPUT TAX CREDITS & REGISTRATION UNDER GST

    REGISTRATION

    • Key Provisions Pertaining To Registration Under GST
    • Case Studies

    INPUT TAX CREDIT

    • Basic concepts
    • Manner Of Taking Input Tax Credit.
    • Carry forward of Input Tax Credit.

    5. RETURNS, PAYMENTS & REFUNDS

    6. IMPLEMENTATION OF GST

    • Transitional Provisions

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    ROUTE MAP

    TEACHING SESSION ON BOOK REVIEW: JULY 29, 2017 AND AUGUST 05, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    What a 'Book Review' includes is informed by one to be 'an analysis of a book which includes its subject, strengths and weaknesses, and context' and by other as 'a short piece of text describing what the book is about, the intentions or aims of the author in writing the book, whether the aims were successfully achieved or not, how it is written and whether it suits a certain readership, and how does it compare to other comparable works in the same field'.

    To get the clarity of thought and learn the scientific, structural method of 'Book Review', Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Teaching Session on 'Book Review' on July 29, 2017 and August 05, 2017.

    Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Ranjan, Professor, Department of English, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

    Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Ranjan is Professor at Department of English, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. His educational qualifications include M.A (English), M.Phil. (CW) & Ph.D. He was awarded Fulbright Fellowship to do Doctoral Research at Harvard University and University of California, USA in 1994.

    Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh's areas of academic interest include Poetry, Culture Studies, African Writings in English, English Language Teaching, Postcolonial and Translation Studies, Literary Criticism and Theory & Indian Poetics.

    Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Ranjan has delivered varied lectures at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (Academic Staff College), Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. He has several publications to his credit including Book - The Waste Land: Architectonics of Conceptual Structures (Published by Books Plus in 1998); Tom's Way: Via Negativa (Published in Language, Literature and Cinema by Books).

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    Session I:
    Date: July 29, 2017
    Time: 11:30am - 01:30pm
    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, SLS NOIDA

    Session II:
    Date: August 05, 2017
    Time: 02:00pm - 04:00pm
    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, SLS NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    MEDIATION BOOT CAMP: IN ASSOCIATION WITH PEACEKEEPING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION TEAM - JULY 24-25, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell and Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Team (PACT) has organised 'Mediation Boot Camp' on July 24-25, 2017.

    The Mediation Boot Camp is an initiative to empower lawyers and businessmen, especially the young generation, in the concept of consensual dispute resolution (CDR). This program will provide participants with core mediation skills and hands-on experience through a variety of simulations.

    The program will enable the participants to understand the legal framework governing mediation, and the role of a counsel as a pro- mediation lawyer. The workshop would be a combination of theory and role-plays. The extensive simulations involving roles as clients, counsel, and mediators, case studies, and a overall feedback will provide the participants with the opportunity to have real-life application and development of their skills in consensual dispute resolution.

    In today's environment, the absence of effective negotiation is often the single largest contributor to disputes and the lack of success. The Mediation Boot Camp also focuses on effective communication and negotiation, areas that are valuable for law students in boosting their profiles, especially if their aiming for a career in consensual dispute resolution.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Provide a toolbox of mediation and negotiation skills, tactics and tools for law students
    • Create a new awareness for how effective communication and negotiation improves outcomes in dispute scenarios
    • Provide a practical experience in applying the skills and tools in through simulations

    Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues, Continental Advisor for Asia, the World Mediation Organization (WMO)

    Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues is a certified mediator listed with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), and is currently posted as the World Mediation Organization's (WMO) Continental Advisor for Asia. He is also the development officer for Asia with the SCMA (London) and has been trained as a commercial mediator by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He is the Founding President of Lex Infinitum: VMSCL-WMO International Dispute Resolution Competition, which premiers in Goa. He is also the co-founder of the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT). Mr. Jonathan is a listed member with the Young Mediators' Initiative (YMI) and the Goa Community Mediation Centre (GCMC). He has trained as a Restorative Facilitator in Bangalore with Real Justice (Australia) and the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP). He worked briefly as a Mediation Associate with the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP), Bangalore. Having graduated in Psychology and Law, Jonathan has travelled to Europe and Asia as a WMO representative for conferences and mediation events. He is also a lifetime member of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV).

    Ms. Sakshi Vijay, Consultant, the Law Commission of India

    Ms. Sakshi is a consultant with the Law Commission of India and a young mediator trained at the University of Melbourne and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. She is passionate about introducing mediation in India in its true spirit as an efficient dispute resolution alternative in the society and in commercial disputes. She has worked with the mediation team at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre on accreditation of mediators, conducting mediator training tests and administration work of a mediation institution. She is trained and accredited as a Tribunal Secretary by the Hong Kong International Arbitral Institution. She is a member of the World Mediation Organisation and regularly writes about development in the field of mediation in India and South East Asia. Her aim is to homogenise the efforts made towards mediation in India so that it can be effectively regulated and the quality of mediators is not compromised in private or court attached mediation. She is also a qualified lawyer in India, studied from ILS Law College, University of Pune and is experienced as an In-house counsel at Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company (Government of Gujarat PSU)

    Mr. Gracious Timothy, Advocate

    Mr. Gracious Timothy is an Advocate, principally focusing on commercial arbitration and litigation. He is also an Accredited Mediator empanelled by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM). He is also the Ambassador of the Young Mediator's Initiative (YMI) by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), and an YMI Blogger for Kluwer Mediation Blog. He is the Global Ambassador of CDRC Vienna, and Chairs the Young Global Ambassador Program (YGAP). Gracious is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Lex Infinitum: International Dispute Resolution Competition, India. He is a Co-Founder of the 'Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Team' (also known as the PACT) which is an organization being nurtured with the sole aim of breaking down mental barriers and inspiring people to explore consensual as an appropriate conflict resolution option. Gracious has also been involved in legal academic writing with many international publications.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    DAY 1 | 24th July 2017 | 10:00 to 17:30

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head, Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor & Head, Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    ROUTE MAP

    LECTURES SERIES ON GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) IN COLLABORATION WITH SADGAMAYA: MAY 28, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    On August 03, 2016 the Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST) which shows the commitment of the Government of India to replace several indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the Centre and States and implement Good and Services Tax by April 2017. It will make the tax base comprehensive as it virtually includes and makes all goods and services taxable with minimum exemptions.

    Questions like Why GST is Important to Indian Economy? Why education about GST is important to tax payers including individuals, small-medium and large companies and other organisation? become utmost important and need to be responded. To educate and inform industry and individuals alike, Sadgamaya and Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a GST Series of lectures.

    Mr. V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) will deliver Lecture on Goods and Services Tax (GST) on May 28, 2017 at 08:00am at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) Attorneys, Third Floor, 5, Link Road, Jangpura Extension, Opp. Jangpura Metro Station, New Delhi 110014. This lecture series is an collaborative initiative of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Sadgamaya.

    Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S).

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran was part of the Indian Revenue Service for about ten years and was instrumental in devising certain key tax policies of the Indian Government. He established the firm Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) in 1985 and has developed the practice in Tax, International Trade, Intellectual Property and Corporate Laws. The firm has over 260 professionals and offices in nine cities across India. The firm's Europe Office is in Geneva. L&S is well known for its high ethical standards, quality work and transparency in all its business dealings.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran advises companies in all areas of taxation, including International Taxation and Transfer Pricing, Customs, Excise, Service Tax, Value Added Tax, Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zones, offering consulting, advisory, litigation and compliance services. His expertise in handling cross border matters and related party transactions is widely recognized.

    For over 28 years, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has handled several high profile litigations and has led the firm in representing clients in over 30,000 litigations before Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities. He has played a pivotal role in the development of jurisprudence relating to customs and excise laws in India. His clients include many well-known Fortune-500 companies and leading Indian corporates.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran has been involved in interpreting and applying various multi-lateral agreements at both national and international levels. He is considered as an authority in trade remedy laws and TRIPs and has handled several disputes between companies and Government authorities in various countries. He has successfully represented clients from many countries in several anti-dumping, subsidy and trade investigation initiated by India.

    As a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has attended the WC)-HS (World Customs Organisation - Harmonized System) Committee meetings on Classification in Brussels. He has addressed the WCO GATT Valuation Workshop on Customs Valuation.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran regularly delivers talks on diverse topics in international tax, transfer pricing, international trade, customs, excise, service tax, intellectual property and corporate laws. He has been invited to speak at several acclaimed institutions in India and abroad. He has also written extensively on these topics for various publications.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) Attorneys,
    5, Link Road,
    Jangpura Extension, Opp. Jangpura Metro Station,
    New Delhi 110014

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration

    Research and Publication Cell
    SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA
    Sec-62, Block-A, 47 & 48,
    Noida-201301 (U.P.) - India

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    6TH ASCENT MOOT COURT COMPETITION: APRIL 23, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    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. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by a dedicated Moot Court Society.

    Moot Court prepares students to participate in simulated court proceedings. It includes drafting of brief/memorial and further participation in oral argument before the Judges in the courtroom atmosphere. It does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions/situations. Students typically spend lot of time during the semester researching and writing the memorials, as well as practicing their oral arguments.

    About the Competition

    ASCENT Moot Court Competition' is a fixture of 'Internal Elimination' round for the selection of learners to represent SLS-NOIDA in all 'National, Institutional and International Moot Court Competitions' that takes place during the period June 2017 - May 2018. Learners of Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth will be contesting against each other in court room environment to be selected to represent Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in National and International Moot Court Competitions.

    We are glad to inform you that Moot Court Society of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is organizing \'6th ASCENT Moot Court Competition, 2017\' on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 08:00am onwards.

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Nagpal,
    Assistant Professor & Head- Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    INTERACTIVE SEMINAR ON IMMIGRATION RULES AND VARIOUS OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR GOING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES- IN ASSOCIATION WITH LAW OFFICES OF INDIA - APRIL 03, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform you that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Law Offices of India has organised an Interactive Seminar on Immigration Rules and Various Options Available for Going to Foreign Countries on April 03, 2017 at Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA from 11:15am - 01:30pm

    Ms. Alkanshree Dahar, Managing Partner, Law Offices of India

    Ms. Alkanshree Dahar holds an L.L.B. degree from Delhi University and was awarded Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Honours) from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. She practiced for many years in London while extensively dealing with matters relating to Oil & Gas Sector. Her other practice areas of specialization are Aviation Law, Maritime Law, Media Law, Infrastructure, Joint Ventures, Intellectual Properties Rights and International Arbitration.

    Ms. Alkanshree Dahar was appointed counsel for Indian Oil Corporation for its Jamnagar Pipeline Refinery Project, which was a project of national importance that cut across four states in India. She is also advisor to many Oil Companies on environmental and related legal issues. She advised IOC on SKO, which was being introduced for the first time in India. She has also done extensive work in the areas of project finance and ECB's. As a result of her work, which required approvals from Ministry of Finance for one of India's top Industrial Houses for an intricate ECB transaction of US$ 117 million, guidelines pertaining to ECB transactions were re-set. She also undertakes selective matters of International importance and successfully handled, among many others, a matter, which had created international headlines wherein the President of India made a gift to the President of Armenia involving India's wildlife. The matter captured headlines in most leading newspapers across the world and involved making representations to the highest offices in India, including the office of Indian Prime Minister's and President of India. The Born Free Foundation whose trustees include famous Hollywood actress, Virginia McKenna, who featured in the classic Hollywood movie "Born Free", supervised this matter in London.

    Ms. Alkanshree Dahar also acted on behalf of many high nets worth individuals, including Hollywood and Bollywood movie stars and film producers such as Persis Khambatta, who was one of India's first movie stars to venture into Hollywood. Numerous forums including major television channels such as CNBC, Doordarshan, Star TV regularly invite her as an expert to speak on various legal issues. She has received many awards including Outstanding Corporate Lawyer's award from the Hon'ble Union Minister for State Affairs, Rajesh Pilot and All India Organizational Entrepreneurial Confederation (AIOEC) in 1993 and corporate lawyer of the year award in 2003 from Indian Associated Industries Organization. She is also the Chairperson and President of Rights for All (RFA), a non-governmental organization involved with human rights and is an avid human rights activist with special focus on children and women rights. She is member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association of India.

    Ms. Rebecca Lockwood, Barrister and Solicitor, Rebecca Lockwood & Associates, Toronto-Canada

    Ms. Rebecca J. Lockwood (Barrister and Solicitor) is a licensed member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario and graduated from the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

    Ms. Rebecca J. Lockwood's law practice focuses on immigration and refugee applications to Canada. She has worked with clients from all over the world, in particular from South Asia. With her international experience, Rebecca understands what it is like to immigrate and settle in a new country. She seeks to make her client's immigration experience as easy and smooth as possible, treating every case with cultural sensitivity and contextual understanding

    Rebecca specializes in writing and languages, making her an especially strong advocate for her legal clients. She is the President and Founder of 'Grammatika International', a communications company that designs writing courses for lawyers. She has taught legal English and legal writing and analysis to lawyers from around the world and is a regular instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

    Mr. Vish Viswanathan, Immigration Consultant and Senior Community Leader, Sydney-Australia

    Vish Viswanathan is an immigration consultant and senior community member based in Sydney Australia for more than 25 years. Fondly known as Vish has been engaged with community on many projects, initiatives such as settlement of new migrants and senior citizens\' specific issues.

    Vish also sits on the Board of Australia India business council NSW and Sydwest multicultural services. Vish is also a senior writer and Editor of the Indian Telegraph, Sydney.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested ones are informed to write email to research@symlaw.edu.in and register.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Ashim Gupta,
    Head-Corporate Relationship
    Law Offices of India
    Email: ashim@lawofficesofindia.com

    ROUTE MAP

    RELEASE OF RESEARCH REPORT A STUDY ON WORKING CONDITIONS AT OLD AGE HOMES IN DELHI-NCR AND PANEL DISCUSSION: MARCH 18, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Research Project titled -A Study on Working Conditions at Old Age Homes in Delhi-NCR will be released by Hon-ble Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar, Judge, High Court of Delhi on March 18, 2017 followed by Panel Discussion. The timings of the event is 09:15am -" 10:30pm.

    BACKGROUND

    We, at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, initiated a -Research Project (Empirical Study)-, titled as -A Study on Working Conditions at Old-Age Homes in Delhi - N.C.R.\' in January, 2016 with the objective to look into the institutional support provided to inmates at \'Old Age-Homes\' established by State Authorities in Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana. The team, which conducted this study included Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Project Coordinator, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Mr. Aditya, Mr. Raghav Khandelwal and Ms. Shikha Goel, Learners, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    The project aimed at comprehensive and holistic study on -ground realities\' that exist at Old-Age Homes so that real impact of the laws obligating upon the States to take care of needs of old-age persons may be determined. Field visits were made to all the Old-Age Homes, established by the State Governments in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan. Further visits were made to State - Recognized Old- Age Homes in Delhi & Haryana. Interview Schedules and Templates were used to collect the required information. The -Final Report- shows the level & penetration of institutional support provided to an inmate at Old-Age Homes and accordingly, suggestions have been made for compliance of the relevant laws.

    Hon-ble Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar, Judge, High Court of Delhi

    Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar born on January 26, 1958 in a small Village Hasole (Chokath), Tehsil Dehra, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh in an Agricultural family. He did his Schooling from Harcourt Butler Sr. Secondary School, New Delhi, B. Com (P) from University of Delhi and then LL.B.

    Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1982 and started practice on the Civil, Criminal and Industrial side in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and Delhi District Courts. He joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service in the year 2000. Presided over Sessions Court, Civil Court, Judge NDPS, PO MACT, Rent Control Tribunal, Special Judge PC Act CBI. Expeditiously disposed of many cases including the most sensitive matter of Maulana Azad Medical College also known as -Khooni Darwaja Case-.

    Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar has written and compiled a book titled as ICT in Delhi Courts, which is a guide to the complete process of Computerization of Delhi District Courts and also formatted and designed District Courts User Manual in Hindi to make justice accessible to all. His keen interest and untiring efforts as Chairman, Computer Committee, Delhi District Courts continuously for six years resulted into Computerization of District Courts. He was also Chairman of various administrative Committees of the Delhi District Courts.

    Mr. Justice Chander Shekhar is a trained Mediator. Posted as Full time Coordinator, Mediation Centre, Rohini Courts, where he was instrumental in planning and making the Mediation Centre, Rohini Courts fully functional in the year 2009. He imparted training to the Advocates & Judge Mediators. He worked as a Reporter (Part-time), Indian Law Reports, Delhi. Attended many Seminars including -End to End-Court Technology- held at Singapore as nominated by Hon-ble Supreme Court of India and Regional Workshop on Counter Terrorism held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Delhi Judicial Academy and various other Departments/Institutes have invited him as resource person.

    In 2010, he was posted as Registrar (Case Flow Management), High Court of Delhi and more than three thousand matters after physical scrutiny were placed before various Courts and disposed off. In 2011, he was appointed as Special Secretary (Law), Department of Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs, GNCT of Delhi having the additional charge of Secretary, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Director, Delhi Dispute Resolution Society. He became District & Sessions Judge (North), in March 2013 and in December 2013 as District & Sessions Judge (North-West), Delhi. In July 2014 he was posted as Registrar (Vigilance) High Court of Delhi, New Delhi. He is elevated as Permanent Judge of High Court of Delhi on November 08, 2016.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested ones are informed to write email to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in and register.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
    Assistant Professor & Deputy Director
    Project Coordinator

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head -" Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    INTERACTIVE SESSION: COKE WITH VENKATESH KINI: FEBRUARY 11, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that interactive session with Mr. Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia titled -Coke with Venkatesh Kini- is organised on February 11, 2017 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. Timings are 09:00am -" 10:30am.

    Shri. Venkatesh Kini, President Coca-Cola India and South West Asia

    Shri. Venkatesh Kini has over 25 years of Sales, Marketing & General Management experience in India, USA & in Global roles, of which 15 have been with The Cola-Cola Company. He is currently the President of Coca-Cola India & South West Asia Business Unit, with responsibility for all Business Unit Operations and functional leadership. He was the Deputy President of the Business Unit till 2013.

    Prior to his role as the Deputy Business President, Shri. Venkatesh Kini was the Vice President of Global Marketing for Juice, where he led the global design & rollout of the Minute Maid master brand and helped create 3 Billion Dollar brands. From 2006 to 2009 he was Vice President Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company in India and South West Asia, a member of the team that successfully turned around Coke\'s India business.

    Shri. Venkatesh Kini has also managed marketing for Coke\'s global bottled water business and the Sparkling flavours business for Coca-Cola North America. Before joining Coca-Cola, Venkatesh worked at Asian Paints and ITC, two of India\'s most respected companies.

    Shri. Venkatesh Kini obtained a BA in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested ones are informed to write email to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in and register.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head -" Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head -" Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA
    Sec-62, Block-A, 47 & 48, Noida-201301 (U.P.) - India

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    NATIONAL SEMINAR ON PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION AND DIGITAL INDIA: IN ASSOCIATION WITH INDIAN NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION – JANUARY 28, 2017

    INTRODUCTION

    Data Privacy Day\'s goals are to raise awareness and educate consumers to better understand how their personal information may be collected, as well as the benefits and risks of sharing personal data. Empower consumers to express their expectations for the use, protection, and management of their personal data. Encourage and motivate consumers to consider the privacy implications of their online actions for themselves and others and encourage businesses to be data stewards by being open and honest about how they collect, use, and share personal information, and clearly communicating any available privacy and security controls.

    RECENT INITIATIVES TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT ON DIGITAL INDIA

    The Digital India programme is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital transformation is much more than just going paperless. It is about transforming the lives of people across societies through effective use of ever evolving robust technologies & methodologies. Behind this Govt. of India vision is for Digital India to digitize its services and connecting to the common people would become transformational by adopting the best practices and leveraging public-private partnership for creating a thriving ecosystem for the Industry makers. Government & private industry, both have vital role in social & financial inclusion, and to ensure its success.

    With this background and as Part of our Role towards Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Indian National Bar Association (INBA) is organizing a national Seminar on Data Protection & Digital India on the occasion of Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2017.

    KEY OBJECTIVES

    • Increase awareness of technological innovations among industry, consumer & users.
    • To provide a common platform for professionals from legal, privacy and security community to network and promote privacy related awareness;
    • To create and conduct general awareness on privacy, data breaches and data protection via regular programs, newsletters and conferences and share evolving trends and practices to community at large
    • To work with experts, legal jurists, security professionals and private organizations in designing best practices and standards to balance evolving technologies that manage personal and sensitive personal information;
    • Role of Start-ups, Entrepreneurs & Innovate business models in Technology & Social Inclusion
    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested ones are informed to write email to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in and register.

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head -" Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head -" Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell

    SYMPOSIUM ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES RELATING TO BAIL IN INDIA: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell aims to provide the students an interactive forum to satisfy their doubts and queries directly with the legal luminaries, also an impetus for research work and dialogue for interested learners. Mr. Saumyam Krishna, Mr. Jayant Bhardwaj and Mr. Shatanshu Gautam, Third Year Learners, SLS-NOIDA initiated and submitted a proposal to hold Intra-College Symposium with respect to Criminal Justice System. The Research and Publication Cell approved it with the inputs given by Ms. Megha Nagpal, Assistant Professor, SLS-NOIDA. As a result, with profound pleasure, we would like to inform that an -Symposium- would be held on September 17, 2016.

    THEME AND SUB THEMES

    Theme of the Symposium is: Contemporary Issues relating to Bail in India

    Sub-themes:

    • Are bail provisions anti-poor?
    • Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty vis-à-vis Denial of Bail
    • Corporate Crimes, Arrest and Bail

    Mr. Nitin Walia, Partner, KMNP Law

    Mr. Walia is a qualified Barrister and has global legal, financial and business management experience working with leading international firms that include Tuli & Co, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte & Touché, Unisys as well as leading Barrister Chambers in Hong Kong. He holds a B.A (Hons) Degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, L.L.B (Hons) from University of Leeds and P.C.L.L from University of Hong Kong.

    Mr. Manoj Kumar, Head-Legal, India Infoline Finance Limited (IIFL HFC)

    Mr. Manoj Kumar is Head Legal of India Infoline Housing Finance Limited (IIFL HFC). IIFL HFC is one of the fastest upcoming Housing Finance Company.

    Mr. Manoj Kumar-s educational qualifications included LL.B., University of Delhi; LL.M. (Mercantile Law) and MBA (Insurance and International Trade). He also holds PG Diplomas in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Journalism and Human Resource Management.

    Mr. Manoj Kumar began his professional journey by practicing Civil Law before Courts in Delhi. In his career as an Independent Counsel from 1997 - 2005, he has worked on various high profile matters and has an in-depth knowledge with respect to Civil Procedure Code, 1908. From 2006 he entered into Banking and Finance Industry, catering to the Mortgage sector and litigation.

    Mr. Manoj Kumar believes in developing himself with every passing second. He has a knack of reading books of various genres. He is a motivational speaker and spends his leisure time with budding lawyers so as to guide them too choose the suitable career path in law and give them an insight of Legal Industry.

    Mr. Purvish Malkan, Advocate on Record, the Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Purvish Malkan has been enrolled as an Advocate-on-Record in the Hon-ble Supreme Court of India (14.12.2009). Prior he was Central Government Counsel in the High Court of Gujarat (June 2005 -" May 2010) and handled matters pertaining to/for Director General of Foreign Trade; Director General of Revenue Intelligence; Company amalgamation; Company winding up; Upholding Constitutional Validity of Central Act; Recovery of banking dues from Company or its Directors and Service matters, etc. Mr. Purvish also worked as Panel Counsel of UPSC in the High Court of Gujarat.

    Mr. Purvish as an Advocate-On-Record, has appeared before the Hon-ble Supreme Court in various matters pertaining to interpretation as to Constitution, Criminal matters, civil matters, matters pertaining to direct taxes as well as indirect taxes, service matters, labour matters, matter relating to land laws, arbitration matters, Intellectual Property Rights etc.

    Mr. Purvish has completed LL.B. from Symbiosis Society-s Law College, Pune. He has been associated with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA as -Visiting Scholar-Faculty- since 2013.

    Ms. Megha Nagpal, Assistant Professor, SLS NOIDA

    Ms. Megha Nagpal is Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. She completed her B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Amity Law School, New Delhi (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University) in 2011. She pursued her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi specializing in Intellectual Property Laws. Ms. Nagpal holds a distinction in her research paper titled, -Combating Piracy in the Digital Age: Balancing the Conflicting Rights-. She qualified UGC-NET conducted in June, 2014. Prior to joining SLS, Noida, Ms. Nagpal practiced law at Delhi representing clients at various courts, tribunals and forums including the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, the Central Administrative Tribunal, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal, Additional Sessions Judges and Metropolitan Magistrates. She now wishes to be associated with academics full time. Her areas of interest include Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Law, Cyber Law and Environmental Law.

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

    • Learners are to send in an original Research Article on or before September 8, 2016 on any of the sub-themes to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in.
    • The word limit for the Research Articles is up to 5,000 words exclusive of footnotes.
    • Article should be original in nature devoid of any kind of plagiarism. Detection of Plagiarism at any stage will lead to the disqualification for this event as well as any future event.
    • The papers will be scrutinized and marked, and in accordance of which a top five list will be generated.
    • Results will be declared by September 13, 2016.
    • These top five will qualify to read their paper before the panel consisting of members of the legal fraternity.
    • The time limit for such presentation will be 15 minutes and it will be followed by the discussion with the panel.
    • Cash Awards for the best three papers, so decided by the Panel, will be awarded.
    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head -" Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    And

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head -" Administration, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    SADGAMAYA-SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA GST LECTURE SERIES, 2016: AUGUST 20, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    On August 03, 2016 the Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST) which shows the commitment of the Government of India to replace several indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the Centre and States and implement Good and Services Tax by April 2017. It will make the tax base comprehensive as it virtually includes and makes all goods and services taxable with minimum exemptions.

    Questions like Why GST is Important to Indian Economy? Why education about GST is important to tax payers including individuals, small-medium and large companies and other organisation? become utmost important and need to be responded.

    To educate and inform industry and individuals alike, Sadgamaya and Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a GST Series of lectures. Mr. V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) will deliver first Lecture in the series on August 20, 2016 at 10:30am.

    Mr. V Lakshmikumaran is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S).

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran was part of the Indian Revenue Service for about ten years and was instrumental in devising certain key tax policies of the Indian Government. He established the firm Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) in 1985 and has developed the practice in Tax, International Trade, Intellectual Property and Corporate Laws. The firm has over 260 professionals and offices in nine cities across India. The firm-s Europe Office is in Geneva. L&S is well known for its high ethical standards, quality work and transparency in all its business dealings.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran advises companies in all areas of taxation, including International Taxation and Transfer Pricing, Customs, Excise, Service Tax, Value Added Tax, Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zones, offering consulting, advisory, litigation and compliance services. His expertise in handling cross border matters and related party transactions is widely recognized.

    For over 28 years, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has handled several high profile litigations and has led the firm in representing clients in over 30,000 litigations before Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities. He has played a pivotal role in the development of jurisprudence relating to customs and excise laws in India. His clients include many well-known Fortune-500 companies and leading Indian corporates.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran has been involved in interpreting and applying various multi-lateral agreements at both national and international levels. He is considered as an authority in trade remedy laws and TRIPs and has handled several disputes between companies and Government authorities in various countries. He has successfully represented clients from many countries in several anti-dumping, subsidy and trade investigation initiated by India.

    As a delegate of the International Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Lakshmikumaran has attended the WC)-HS (World Customs Organisation -" Harmonized System) Committee meetings on Classification in Brussels. He has addressed the WCO GATT Valuation Workshop on Customs Valuation.

    Mr. Lakshmikumaran regularly delivers talks on diverse topics in international tax, transfer pricing, international trade, customs, excise, service tax, intellectual property and corporate laws. He has been invited to speak at several acclaimed institutions in India and abroad. He has also written extensively on these topics for various publications.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    Session 1: August 20, 2016
    Session 2: September 3, 2016

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head -" Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head -" Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDAS

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    VENUE

    Food Court, Level-2,
    World Mark 1,
    Aerocity Hospitality District,
    IGI Airport,
    New Delhi

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    WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY: AUGUST 20, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School NOIDA has organised one day Workshop on Research and Methodology on August 20, 2016 for the Learners of Law. The aim of this workshop is to inculcate the techniques and methods for doing research. The workshop would be a combination of theoretical lectures and practical experience. The workshop is design to familiarize the learners with the stages of research -" Identification of research problem, selection of research design, methodology and report writing.

    OBJECTIVES

    The objectives of this workshop are:

    • To acquaint the learners with regard to
    • Identification of research problem, design and tools for research
    • Methods and tools of data collection
    • Formulation of hypothesis
    • Process of writing research report, research paper

    Prof. (Dr.) A P Singh

    Prof. (Dr.) A P Singh is Professor of Law at University School of Law & Legal Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi. His educational qualifications include M.A. (English), LL.M. (Constitutional Law) & LL.M. (Legal Theory), Ph.D. (Law). He received Scholarship for undergoing the Course on LL.M. (Legal Theory) from European Academy of Legal Theory, Brussels Belgium during the session 2002-2003.

    Prof. (Dr.) A P Singh has almost 30 years of teaching experience at institutes of repute including Government Dungar College, Bikaner-Rajasthan, National Law University, Jodhpur-Rajasthan, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh, and University School of Law & Legal Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi. His areas of Specialization are Constitutional Law, Environmental Law & Legal Philosophy

    Prof. (Dr.) A P Singh is Life Member of professional bodies including Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.

    Prof. (Dr.) A P Singh is proficient in three languages, Hindi, Sanskrit and English and has working knowledge of two other languages, French and Urdu

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head -" Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    And

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head -" Administration, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    TEACHING SESSIONS ON 'TRAINING ON MOOTING SKILLS AND LEGAL RESEARCH: IRAC METHOD; ETIQUETTE AND COURT DECORUM, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS; INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE US; AND VULNERABILITY AND VICTIMIZATION WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE CHALLENGES O

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Teaching Sessions on the following topics on July 19-20, 2016:

    • Training on Mooting Skills and Legal Research: IRAC Method;
    • Etiquette and Court Decorum, Professional Ethics;
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice System in the US; and
    • Vulnerability and Victimization with an Emphasis on the Challenges of Cyberspace on Victimization

    Ms. Kristi Harrington, State of South Carolina Circuit Judge Ninth Circuit, USA

    Ms. Kristi Harrington is the Resident Judge at State of South Carolina Circuit Judge Ninth Circuit since February 2008 till date. Her work includes: General jurisdiction judge of the State of South Carolina. Current Chief Administrative Judge for General Sessions. Presiding over General Sessions (criminal) and Common Pleas (civil) jury dockets, municipal and magistrate appellate cases, nonjury and Post-Conviction Relief matters. Rotating chief administrative responsibilities for the entire circuit. Prior she was working in the Office of the Solicitor - Ninth Judicial Circuit (Berkeley County - 2002-2008) and Assistant District Attorney - Tulsa Country (Oklahoma - 1996-2001).

    Ms. Kristi is Visiting Professor Emeritus at Charleston School of Law teaching Ethics in Criminal Law; Trial Advocacy; Advanced Trial Skills; Appellate Practice in Criminal Law; Sentencing Law and Policy; Scientific Evidence in Criminal and Civil Cases. She also is Adjunct Professor at STRAYER UNIVERSITY teaching online and unground Criminal Justice and Business Law classes on an undergraduate and Master's Degree level and Adjunct Professor at LIMESTONE COLLEGE wherein she has been teaching Criminal Justice and Business Law I, II, and Legal Issues in Technology. Between 1997-2000, she was Adjunct Professor at Tulsa Community College teaching American Federal Government and Humanities.

    Ms. Kristi's professional memberships include Governor's Task Force on Violence Against Women, Circuit Judge Representative; Oklahoma Bar Association (Admitted 1996); South Carolina Bar Association (Admitted 2001); District Court of South Carolina (Admitted 2004); Berkeley County Bar Association; Charleston County Bar Association; Berkeley Chamber of Commerce; American Inns of Court, W. Lee Johnson Chapter (1997-98); American Inns of Court, James Petigru Chapter, Founding Member (2009); and Children's Justice Task Force (2006-2008).

    Ms. Kristi's community involvement includes South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates; South Carolina Bar Association, Cinderella Project; Berkeley County Council, Aeronautics Commission Parliamentarian; Woman of Achievement Award: SC House of Representatives, 2004; Order of the Eastern Star, Member; Trident Literacy Association, Volunteer; My Sisters House Domestic Violence Shelter, Volunteer; People Against Rape, Volunteer Lecturer; Darkness to Light Volunteer; Otranto Civic Club President (2005-2007); Berkeley County Mental Health Board, (June 2007-present); District 19 PTA Vice President, (2007-2008) and Roscoe Reading, Volunteer (2006-present)

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    And

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor,
    Head - Administration, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    ORIENTATION PROGRAMME 2016: BATCH 2016-21: JULY 01-09, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    For students their first day in college marks the beginning of a new phase of life. This may conjure up different feelings in different people. Some may be excited, some nervous and some a bit of both. There will be learners who are looking forward to the experience, and then there will be others whose feelings border on apprehension.

    At Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, 'all-round development' are not just mere good sounding words; but our philosophy with which we encourage every learner to aim towards their professional goals and provide all sorts of academic, financial and administrative support towards it. In pursuance of excellence, you would require to know the support environment created within SLS-NOIDA and the respective section heads will be able to deliver you just that. To facilitate, SLS-NOIDA has organised Orientation Programme for learners of Batch 2016-21 from July 01 to 09, 2016.

    OBJECTIVE

    The Orientation Programme 2016, organised by fraternity at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, aims to bring together learners, the excited and the apprehensive types alike, and give them a sense of what law school life is actually going to be like. In doing this, it intends to make sure that it doesn't lose sight of the bigger picture - academic success that stems from well-rounded individuals pursuing their goals with single-minded determination. Here's what the programme seeks to achieve:

    • Giving learners a heads-up on what college life is going to be like;
    • Assisting learners with information and resources that help them tread the paths they have chosen for themselves with confidence;
    • Making learners aware of standards, policies, procedures and expectations;
    • Fuelling camaraderie, assisting learner's deal with unknowns and building bridges between learners and faculty members;
    • Inculcating a sense of belongingness vis-a-vis the college community;
    • helping learners blend in;
    • Facilitating an understanding of the integrated academic support system in place;
    • Communicating to learners that the college is going to work closely with them in assisting them make academic plans to fuel their academic success; &
    • Giving the college authorities an opportunity to interact with the newest family members.
    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Head, Academic Initiatives,
    Research & Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: Meenakshi@symlaw.edu.inMeenakshi@symlaw.edu.in

    Ms. Sukanya Singha,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: Sukanya@symlaw.edu.inSukanya@symlaw.edu.in

    5TH ASCENT MOOT COURT COMPETITION: APRIL 5, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    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. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by a dedicated Moot Court Society.

    Moot Court prepares students to participate in simulated court proceedings. It includes drafting of brief/memorial and further participation in oral argument before the Judges in the courtroom atmosphere. It does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions/situations. Students typically spend lot of time during the semester researching and writing the memorials, as well as practicing their oral arguments.

    The Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized Fifth ASCENT Moot Court Competition on Sunday, March 27, 2016 between 08:00am-03: 30pm at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    About the Competition

    'ASCENT Moot Court Competition' is a fixture of 'Internal Elimination' round for the selection of learners to represent SLS-NOIDA in all 'National, Institutional and International Moot Court Competitions' that takes place during the period July 2015 - June 2015. Learners of Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth will be contesting against each other in court room environment to be selected to represent Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in National and International Moot Court Competitions.

    We would like to invite your kind self to register and participate in the Competition on Sunday, March 27, 2016 between 08:00am-03: 30pm

    Compromis - National

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    Compromis - International

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    Rules & Regulations

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    Registration Form

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Mohd. Salim,
    Associate Professor, &
    Head, Moot Court Society
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.inmootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    EXPERT'S WORKSHOP ON CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: APRIL 02, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Faridabad Police with the support of Uttar Pradesh Police, Himachal Pradesh Police, Madhya Pradesh Police, Rajasthan Police, Goa Police, Punjab Police, Delhi Police, Ghaziabad Police, Gurgaon Police, NOIDA Police, CBI AND RPF with the assistance from Mr. Shashank Garg, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Mr. Divyakant Lahoti, Advocate, Supreme Court of India has organized 'Expert's Workshop on Criminal Investigation' on April 02, 2016 at Faridabad.

    We are delighted to inform you all that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has been invited as 'Knowledge Partner' for the said Workshop. Other partners of the event include Price Water Cooper (PWC), SCC Online, Manav Rachana International University, University School of Law and Legal Studies, O P Jindal Global University.

    OBJECTIVES

    The workshop is being organized to debate and analyze critical aspects of criminal investigation and prosecution in order to ensure all stakeholders understand and perform their respective roles effectively. Through seven sessions all delegates will gather rich knowledge and practical understanding of our criminal jurisprudence.

    DELEGATES

    Invited delegates shall be police officers, judicial officers, lawyers and law students. However, the primary audience shall consist of mid-term and senior police officers from the invited cities.

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, Judge, Supreme Court of India
    Hon'ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, Judge, Delhi High Court
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.M. Singh Bedi, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajan Gupta, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana
    Hon\'ble Mr. Justice Raj Mohan Singh, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana*
    Hon\'ble Ms. Justice Raj Rahul Garg, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana
    Hon'ble Justice S.K Aggarwal, Former Judge, High Court of Allahabad
    Mr. P. K. Malhotra, Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice
    Mr. M Gopal Reddy, IAS (Additional Secretary, Police)
    Mr. Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General, Supreme Court of India
    Mr. Sanjay Jain, Additional Solicitor General
    Mr. P.K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Haryana
    Dr. K.P Singh, IPS, DGP/Crime, Haryana Police
    Mr. Taj Hassan, Spl.CP- Delhi Police
    Dr. J M Vyas, Director General, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University)
    Mr. Keshav Kumar, IPS, Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
    Mr. Navdeep Singh Virk IPS, Police Commissioner, Gurgaon
    Mr. Ravinder Yadav, Jt. Commission of Police, Delhi Police
    Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Faridabad
    Mr. Kiran S, SSP, NOIDA
    Mr. O.P. Verma, Director of Prosecution, CBI
    Mr. Aman Lekhi, Senior Advocate
    Mr. Vikas Pahwa, Senior Advocate
    Mr. Ramesh Gupta, Senior Advocate
    Mr. A.K. Singh, Senior Advocate
    Mr. Amod Kanth, IPS (Retd.), General Secretary, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society
    Mr. Bhuvan Ribhu, National Secretary of Bachpan Bachao Andolan
    Mr. Sushil Bajaj, Advocate

    Special Invitees*

    Mr. Inderjeet Mehta, District & Sessions Judge, Faridabad
    Ms. Manisha Batra, District & Sessions Judge, Palwal
    Mr. Harnam Singh Thakur, District & Sessions Judge, Gurgaon
    Mr. Abhai Kumar, District & Sessions Judge, Gautam Budha Nagar
    Mr. Alok Kumar Verma IPS, Commissioner of Police, Delhi
    Mr. Daljit Singh Chaudhary, IPS, Additional Director General of Police (law and order), Uttar Pradesh
    Mr. R.P. Upadhyaya, IPS, Inspector General, Chandigarh Police
    Mr. Navdeep Singh Virk, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon
    Mr. Sharad Aggarwal, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police Traffic, Delhi
    Dr. Preetinder Singh, SSP, Agra
    Mr. Dharmendra Singh, SSP, Ghaziabad
    Mr. Rajesh Duggal, SP, Palwal

    WORKSHOP CONVENERS

    Mr. Shashank Garg,
    Advocate Supreme Court of India
    Mob: +91 (0) 9811526671
    Email: adv.shashankgarg@gmail.comadv.shashankgarg@gmail.com

    Mr. Divyakant Lahoti,
    Advocate, Supreme Court of India;
    Mob: +91 (0) 9868541200
    Email: divyakant@gmail.comdivyakant@gmail.com

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    VENUE

    Auditorium,
    Manav Rachna International University,
    Delhi Suraj Kund Road,
    Sector 43, Faridabad,
    Haryana 121004

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head, Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    TALK - 'CONSTITUTION & I': IN ASSOCIATION WITH WE, THE PEOPLE: MARCH 22, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in associate with We, the People, a network of organisations and individuals have organised talk by Ms. Lily Thomas, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Ms. Vinita Singh, Founder Trustee, We, The People. The event also will witness screening of interviews of five individuals including Ms. Lily Thomas, Mr. Parmananda Katara, Ms. Shreya Singhal and others, who made difference in lives of people by utilizing Public Interest Litigation not only to protect fundamental rights of people but also to raise awareness.

    The event is scheduled on March 22, 2016 at 02:00pm in Moot Court Hall.

    ABOUT \'WE, THE PEOPLE\'

    We, the People is a network of organizations and individuals. The mission of the organization is to expand an informed, active and responsible citizenry in India. The organization facilitates exploration, understanding and action for being active and responsible citizens through events and in-depth training programmes. These programmes are offered in schools, slums, and skyscrapers - anywhere that citizens of this nation live, learn and work.

    Ms. Vinita Singh, Founder, Trustee - We, The People

    Ms. Vinita Singh is Managing Trustee at We, The People; she is also a part time Development Consultant and a full time active citizen. She is a deep believer in democracy and the humanist values embedded in our Constitution. Her main focus, over the last 20 years, has been to build people's capacities to uphold rights and practice responsibilities within our democratic and constitutional framework. Vinita has an education in management from the SP Jain Institute in Mumbai and in social policy from the London School of Economics.

    Ms. Lily Thomas, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Ms. Lily Thomas is senior advocate at Supreme Court and has initiated improvement and change to existing laws by filing petitions in the supreme and other regional courts. Her petitions have resulted in changes to laws to prevent convicted politicians getting elected, the addition of a new marriage law and protections for parliamentarians.

    Ms. Thomas belongs to the first generation of women lawyers in India. She has completed her LLM from Madras University and she is the first woman in India to qualify for an LLM degree. Lily Thomas had joined the Supreme Court in 1960 and has been filing petitions since 1964 on different issues such as the validity of Advocate-on-Record Examination, sorting out issues of railway employees and case on conversion to Islam for the express purpose of entering into a second marriage in 2000. She has worked on constitutional law, women's rights and issues of personal liberty.

    Ms. Lily believes it is the responsibility of the lawyers to fight through petitions to improve the existing laws and having criminals as politicians is an insult to the parliamentary system. Ms. Thomas considers her father a hero. At an old age she goes to the court every day and works for 810 hours. Lily Thomas has been hailed most notably for petitioning to amend the Representation of the People Act.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration, Research and Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON \"RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN\" - FEBRUARY 23-24, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Research and Publication, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is organizing the Faculty Development Programme (FDP)?. The FDP is specially designed for our internal faculty members of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. This effort is in continuation with the last FDP which was on Research Methodology.

    The FDP will be conducted on February 23, 2016. The FDP network will be an interdisciplinary effort and shall have faculty members from Law, Management and Commerce, Humanities and other relevant disciplines.

    The Programme simply aims at developing the basic research skills of the participants. The FDP is compulsory and is expected to improve the knowledge of the participants in areas of their interest as well as enhance teaching and research capabilities.

    OBJECTIVES

    • To understand what research is?
    • How to do review of literature?
    • To make participants familiar with techniques for different research approaches.
    • Enhance the Analytical Skills and Design.
    • Facilitate researchers in writing their research work.

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma , Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma did B.A. [Hons.] English in the year 1996 from University of Delhi. He did Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in the year 2000 from C.C.S. University, Meerut.. He then went on to pursue LL.M. and completed the same in the year 2002 from C.C.S. University, Meerut. He has completed Ph.D. in 2008 from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. The topic of his Ph.D. research work was "A Socio-Legal Study on Rights of A Girl Child in India".

    His areas of Interest are, Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Business Laws. He has research experience of more than five years wherein he has done a vast field research on various socio-legal issues, like, social disparity with women, infanticide, foeticide, familial sexual offences, familial psychological torture, etc.

    Dr. Saroj Kumar Dhal, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Dr. Saroj Kumar Dhal graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi with M.A. degree in Sociology. He completed M.Phil. from the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. He has Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics in Sociology and his topic of research was Industrial Labour Migration With Specific Importance To Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (H.A.L) Of Lucknow Unit.

    Dr. Saroj Kumar Dhal has worked on an International project Indian Migration Study as a Research Assistant, funded by Welcome Trust and Bristol University, U.K. He also was associated with Indus World School of Business as a Project Associate to carry out research work funded by Career Launcher Education Foundation on Child Rearing Practices and Its Impact on Organization in different states like Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. During his Ph.D. research career, he presented research papers in two International Conferences held at Kyoto University, Japan funded by Japan Sociological Society and International Sociological Association.

    Dr. Saroj Kumar Dhal\'s research interests lie in the field of Labour, Migration, Civil Society, Gender, and Development. His Interdisciplinary teaching and research interests have been an important dimension in his academic endeavour. He has been the Life Member of Indian Sociological Society and a Temporary Member of International Sociological Association. He has been associated with a NGO called DASTAAN FOUNDATION as a Chief Advisor. He worked in the capacity of Coordinator in Corporate Social Responsibility Cell & Value Education Cell of Previous Organization.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Research and Publication Cell
    CAP Room, Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    A 47/48, Sector-62
    NOIDA - 201301
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in
    Tel: +91 (0) 120 - 2405061 / 62 / 63, +91 (0) 120 - 6515053 / 4
    Ext: 185, 186, and 190
    Fax: +91 (0) 120 - 2405064

    CONVENERS

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research & Publication

    INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON \"INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION\": JANUARY 11, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Northumbria Law School, UK is organizing a seminar on "International Arbitration", focusing on contemporary issues and recent developments in the area of Arbitration law on January 11, 2016. The aim of this seminar is to establish our understanding about emerging areas of International Arbitration. Through this initiative, we wish to recognize these emerging fields and types of questions, queries, conflicts and solutions they bring with them.

    The seminar will also introduce International Arbitration as a dispute resolution process and distinguish it from court litigation. We will also address threshold issues that arise while determining the enforceability and interpretation of the arbitration clause. We will explain why the validity of the arbitration agreement is a separate determination from the validity of underlying substantive contract and why the arbitral tribunal has the power to determine its own jurisdiction.

    The issues involving the intersection of International and Domestic Law, such as determining whether a specific subject matter or claim may or may not be arbitrated would also be discussed.

    OBJECTIVES

    • ADR to relieve the courts from excessive adjudication.
    • To through light upon prompt, adequate and effective aspects of International Arbitration.
    • To deal with aspects of enforcement of International Award.
    • To provide parties their choice of settlement of dispute with settlement of dispute with application of laws as agreed upon.
    • To ascertain the deficiency with respect to biasness, arbitrariness while passing the award and regulatory mechanism thereto.
    • Need for strong appellate measures and judicial review to prevent misuse of International Arbitration Tribunal.
    • International Arbitration in FDI disputes: Procedures and Practices.

    Prof. (Dr.) Mark K. Brewer, Acting Associate Dean International, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Business and Law City Campus East, Northumbria University.

    Prof. (Dr.) Mark Brewer is a Teaching and Learning Fellow and joined the School of Law in January 2014. Previously, he held academic posts in London and the United States. Prior to his academic career, Mark was a senior associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP in New York, U.S.A. and Frankfurt, Germany, a senior associate at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, and an associate at Linklaters in London. He is a guest professor at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Mark has been named a Truman Scholar in the U.S., a Rotary Scholar in Canada, and a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York. He received his B.A. from Samford University in the U.S.A., his Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews, his J.D. from Cornell University in the U.S.A., and his M.LL.P. from Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin in Germany

    Dr. Gitanjali Nain Gill, Reader in Law, Director, International Development and Recruitment [India] Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University.

    Dr. Gill has been an academician since 1993 employed at India's leading university, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, where she experienced a distinguished academic career finishing her tenure as a Reader in June 2011. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Dr. Gill was a Visiting Fellow at BRASS Cardiff University, March 2010 to April 2011 working on environmental and sustainability issues and was involved in teaching at School of Law, Queen Mary University, London ; Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University [Public Law]; City and Regional Planning [Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy], Cardiff University [Environmental law] Earth Sciences [B.Sc, M.Sc], Cardiff University [Environmental law]. Dr. Gill has been recently awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants to examine the case work of the recently established Indian National Green Tribunal [NGT]. Dr. Gill was the sole Indian to be awarded the 2006 Fellowship on International and Comparative Environmental Law, Budapest, Hungary by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR] which led to her appointment as an Associate Fellow with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR]. In addition, she was awarded the 2003 Fellowship on Law Teaching and Research in Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK, sponsored by Cardiff Law School, Welsh Development Agency and British Council, New Delhi.

    Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kulshrestha Professor, School of Law, Sharda University, Greater Noida

    Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep is a Senior Law Academician- with over 30+ years of extensive expertise in Academic Affairs, Legal Research & Advisory Services. Alumni of Kurukshetra University (Faculty of Law) and Jodhpur University (Faculty of Law).He was Ex-Dean and Professor, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, India. His Academic Qualification are LL.B., M.A. (Political Science), LL.M. (Torts & Criminal Law), Ph.D. (Law), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (HR). He has served as Senior Law Academician- with over 30+ years of extensive expertise in Academic Affairs, Legal Research & Advisory Services. His Area of Interest is Arbitration, Constitutional Law, Industrial Relations & Labour Laws, and Criminal Justice & Human Rights.

    He has also reviewed books like Legal Aspects of Business, Mercantile Law, Albuquerque Daniel, Legal Aspects of Business, Oxford, Delhi, 2012.He has also published book on Criminal Justice In India: A Critical Legal Study\", He has Various Conference Papers to his credit .His work was recognized by the government of Uttar Pradesh and was awarded U.P. Merit Scholarship.

    Mr.Arush Pathania, Partner, A.K Singh & Company

    Mr. Arush is an Indian qualified lawyer. He has completed B.A.LL.B from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and LL.M from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi with specialization in International Arbitration and Public International Laws. Mr.Arush advises Public Sector units, International organizations and private entities on a wide range of domestic and International dispute resolution issues. Recent highlights of his practice include advising private client on the interpretation and implications of bilateral investment treaties and International conventions, advising Individual on various strategies for pursuing the claims against the international organizations in domestic courts, advising and representing Official Liquidator's based out of Caribbean state for pursuing their claims before the Indian Courts and working on ad hoc international commercial arbitration matter. Mr.Arush has also served as counsel in wide range of domestic and international disputes and has represented state owned companies, private companies and individuals before Indian Courts. He has also conducted wide range of adhoc domestic arbitrations and domestic/international arbitration under the aegis of Institutions like LCIA, SIAC, ICADR, DAC, ICA, etc. Prior to joining A.K. Singh & Co, Mr. Arush has worked for one of the India's Leading Financial Institution, Kotak Mahindra Bank, where he provided legal assistance to recover and restructure the debts due to the financial institution.

    Mr.Sai Prasad, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    After obtaining his undergraduate degree in law from Karnataka University (Dharwad), Mr. Saiprasad went on to pursue his studies in human rights law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore from where he specialised in the subject and received an LL.M. Following this Mr. Saiprasad was associated with several Indian Civil society groups in various capacities. Over the years Mr. Saiprasad has contributed to the following areas of research: Law and Pedagogy, Law, Public Policy & Civil Society, Child Rights (Law and Practice) , Critical review of Panchayati Raj Legislation and analysis of case law; The 73rd Constitutional Amendment; member of the research team on a joint UNDP-Government of India project Civil society initiatives and creating research programs specifically directed at issues of conflict, peace building and reconciliation through civil society platforms in the North East and J&K. Research and compilation of data on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, and other extra-ordinary legislation applicable to the North East and Kashmir.Besides the research activities Mr. Saiprasad has been engaged in campaign efforts of Pakistan-India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD),International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal , Women against Militarization Campaign , Rapporteur for the Conference on Conflict in Sri Lanka organized by The Other Media, between February to March 2009, Delhi.

    His areas of interest are international law/practice and theory, human rights law/practice and theory, feminist theory/ jurisprudence, public law /theory, law and anthropology, culture and law, law and political sociology etc.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    For registration please download and send the completed form on or before January 10, 2016 to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in . There is no registration fee.

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Research and Publication Cell
    CAP Room, Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    A 47/48, Sector-62
    NOIDA - 201301

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in
    Tel: +91 (0) 120 - 2405061 / 62 / 63, +91 (0) 120 - 6515053 / 4
    Ext: 185, 186, and 190
    Fax: +91 (0) 120 - 2405064

    CONVENERS

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research & Publication

    WORKSHOP FOR PARA LEGAL VOLUNTEERS OF LEGAL AID CENTERS: JANUARY 09, 2016

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, one of the premier law colleges in India, always strive to give wonderful opportunities to student community, not only from its own campus, but also beyond campus of the SLS-NOIDA. In continuation of its mission of giving the best learning opportunities to the student community, as well with the purpose of fulfilling its statutory duty bestowed by the Bar Council of India Rules & the National Legal Services Authority Act, the Legal Aid Center was established at the SLS-NOIDA. The Legal Aid Center, SLS-NOIDA has always been pro-active in its duties towards the society.

    As we know that a Para Legal Volunteer is expected to take care of lot of things when he interacts with any person in the society with objective of dealing with certain socio-legal issue. Now a day he is expected to carry some expertise in his interactions, as the society is getting very sensitive & reactionary with certain socio-legal issues. In view of this, he is required to be guided by some experienced persons who have been working with legal-aid authorities.

    In the past, Para Legal Volunteers of Legal Aid Center, SLS- Noida had to face such issues when the respondents/participants in various activities conducted by the LAC were very reluctant to participate. Sometimes, the respondents/participants would feel agitated on the issues raised by the Volunteers. Some of such issues were 'rights of third-gender persons', 'dating abuse', & 'marital rape'. While on the issue of 'rights of third-gender persons', it proved to be very difficult for the volunteers to bring society people and third-gender persons at one common platform; various school authorities did not allow the volunteers to conduct their 'street play on dating abuse' at their school campus. Though they succeeded in their objectives by using their experience in dealing with persons of such reluctant approach; still, it was felt that some experts from the field of 'legal aid/services' should train them so that they may improvise their dealing with such situations.

    In view of above, we have organized a \'Workshop for Para-legal Volunteers of Legal Aid Centers\' of various law colleges in Delhi-NCR on Saturday, January 09, 2016at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Mr. Rajesh Kumar Goel, Director - National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) & Additional District & Sessions Judge, Delhi

    Mr. Rajesh Kumar Goel has completed his Graduation (B.Com.) & Post-Graduation in Commerce (M.Com.) from Hansraj College & Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He completed graduation in Law (LL.B.) from Campus Law Center, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi; then, he pursued Post Graduation in Law (LLM) from Kurukshetra University. He has been backed by experience of 20 years in legal field for the last 20 yrs., 7 yrs. as an advocate and 13 yrs. in the Judiciary.

    As Judicial Officer, he has served as 'Civil Judge', 'Metropolitan Judge', 'Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate', and 'Additional Sessions Judge' in in Delhi. Presently he is Director, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Earlier, he was Secretary to Delhi Legal Services Authority.

    Mr. Rajesh Kumar's areas of interest included: 'Working of Legal Aid Services Institutions Across the Country' & 'Plea Bargaining' & 'Domestic Violence'. He has been invited as 'Resource Person" at various institutions of repute including Delhi Judicial Academy, Police Training Centers, and various law colleges/schools.

    Dr. Madhuker S., Assistant Professor of Law & Head, Legal Aid Center, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dr. Madhuker S. has completed his graduation in Law (LL.B.) as well as Post Graduation in Law (LL.M.) from C.C.S. University, Meerut. He has completed his Ph.D. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Research issue of his Ph.D. was 'Legal Rights of Girl-Child'. After serving Govt. of India for around 10 years, he has joined academics and started career in academics as 'Assistant Professor' at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in 2011. His area of interest is 'Legal Research'. At SLS-NOIDA, he along-with number of students has been working upon 'Research Projects' on various issues, like, 'Wild-Life Protection Laws', 'Fundamental Right To Access To Justice', 'Working Conditions At Old-Age Homes', etc. He has authored four books. Presently, he is Head, Legal Aid Center , Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Registration is open for learners of Law from any Law School or College. For registration, please download and send the completed form on or before January 08, 2016 by 11:50am to lac@symlaw.edu.in and cc to research@symlaw.edu.in There is no registration fee.

    REGISTRATION FORM

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker S.
    Head - Legal Aid Center
    Symbiosis Law School, Noida
    Email: lac@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Head - Administration, Research & Publication
    Symbiosis Law School, Noida
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON 'CROSS BORDER LEGAL WORK AND US LAWS': JANUARY 20, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Rainmaker has organised a Workshop on Cross Border Legal Work and US Laws on January 20, 2015. Dean Ken Randall, CEO/President of iLawVentures, LLB and Former Dean, the University of Alabama School of Law, USA, will conduct it.

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    The workshop will be on the widening ambit of international law and its growing importance in India today. Prof. Randall will discuss not only the expanding intersection of international law and domestic law, but also the way that legal education in the US is attempting to encompass and integrate its own law, international law, and the law of other national legal systems. Given his expertise on the subject, Prof. Randall will speak about the current cross-border transaction scenario in India and globally, and the need for all lawyers to be aware of the legal framework that govern such matters. Bilateral and multilateral treaties have replaced customary law as the major source of international law today; national signatories have a responsibility to execute those treaties and harmonise their norms with domestic legal norms.

    From the billion-dollar multinational mergers and acquisitions deals which are on the rise in India, to the major international human rights issues such as case of the Somali parents and the Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka, international law has come to the forefront recently, and lawyers in this area are extremely busy. Prof. Randall will speak about such issues and the critical knowledge that young lawyers need to gain to be able to take on such matters of global significance.

    Mr. Ken Randall is CEO/President of iLawVentures, LLC. He also serves as Provost of Charlotte School of Law and Arizona Summit. Mr. Randall was dean of The University of Alabama School of Law for twenty years prior to joining iLawVentures in 2013, a period of significant transformation at Alabama's law school. During that time, the school moved an unprecedented 80 places in the overall national rankings to a Top 10 public law school. He was voted the top teacher early in his career. He chaired the Technology Committee for the American Bar Association (ABA), which licenses law schools. He also served the ABA inspecting more than 20 law schools for accreditation.

    Mr. Ken Randall practiced law on Wall Street with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He holds the J.D. from Hofstra, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and the Outstanding Law Graduate; the LL.M. from Yale; and the LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia. He attended Columbia and Yale on full-tuition scholarships, serving at Columbia as the Cutting Fellow of International Law and earning his doctorate in that field. He also has taken Executive Education courses at the Business Schools of Harvard and Columbia. He is a fellow with the American Bar Foundation and an active member of the New York State Bar (admitted to S.D.N.Y.) and the Alabama State Bar.

    Mr. Ken Randall is an expert in International Law, having had several years of experience in the field. He earned his Doctorate in International Law from Columbia and a Masters in the field from Yale. He has also been mentioned and quoted by several leading publications and media houses such as the Washington Post, NPR and CBS News. The U.S Supreme Court also has cited his scholarship. As a dean, he established international law programs, including an exchange in India, and this will be his third time speaking in India.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration,
    Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: saurabh@symlaw.edu.insaurabh@symlaw.edu.in

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    PANEL DISCUSSION ON 'TOGETHER FOR A BETTER WORLD: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PERSON: OCTOBER 16, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Disability is a part of the human condition; and almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life. There are currently more than a billion people with disabilities around the world - that's around 15% of the population of the planet.

    Symbiosis Law School, Noida has taken the task of promoting the rights of the forgotten differently-abled minority group. It is a distressing fact that even today the differently-abled have much fewer access to education, employment and other opportunities in life.To bring a change and to sensitize the learners, SLS NOIDA endeavours to undertake various activities and this Essay Competition is one such step taken in that direction.

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Panel Discussion on 'Together For a Better World: Issues and Challenges for the Differently-Abled Person' on October 16, 2015.

    Shri. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Former Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

    Shri Prasanna Kumar Pincha: A Disability Rights Activist of caliber, Shri Pincha is Visually Disabled since his birth. Shri Pincha is a former Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities under The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. He was also associated with the National Human Rights Commission as its Special Rapporteur (Persons with Disabilities) prior to assumption of charge by him as the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. A Law Graduate and a Masters Degree holder in English, Shri Pincha is particularly known for his legal and judicial advocacy.

    Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Dogra Sood, Assistant Professor (Sr.), Indian Law Institute, New Delhi

    Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Dogra Sood, is Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade) in the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. She did her Ph.D from Panjab University and LL.M. and LL.B. from H.P. University. She was ranked 2nd in B.A. (Hons.). She is a gold medallist in LL.B. and received Ramkishan Punchi Memorial Gold Medal for academic excellence. She has contributed various articles in national and international journals. She was appointed Visiting Research Fellow in the University of New South Wales in 2009 for a period of three years. She has been associated with the Journal of the Indian Law Institute for the last 8 years as Associate Editor.

    Ms. Sukanya Singha, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Ms. Sukanya Singha is Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. She completed her B. A.LL.B. from KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar and then went on to pursue her LLM from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi where she specialized in Criminal Law and Human Rights.. She has an interest in Human Rights issues and her dissertation was also related to Internally Displaced Persons in which she has a distinction to her credit. The issues and challenges relating to the Differently-abled persons also interests her.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Sukanya Singha,
    Assistant Professor & Organiser,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301
    Email: Sukanya@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    The Bohemians are not just a Society we are an idean idea of discovery.We are restless, we are unsettled, we wander and we never stop.We fear no tomorrow, we not wild, sometimes, not human but forever we are humane. Rules cannot stop us and taboo

    INTRODUCTION

    The Symbiosis Law School, Noida is a constituent of Symbiosis International University, Pune, and has emerged as one of the premier law colleges during last few years. The working philosophy practiced at SLS-NOIDA mainly follows the mission statement of the University, which says that it is committed towards 'contributing towards knowledge generation and dissemination'.

    The SLS-NOIDA always strives to give best opportunities of learning to the student community. In pursuance of this objective, the SLS NOIDA emphasizes upon inculcating interest of the students beyond class-room teaching also. These 'beyond class-room learning process' includes 'working upon research projects, including field-projects, empirical studies', 'participating in inter-college moot courts as well as in-house moot courts', 'participating in conferences/seminars/work-shops' by its students. The SLS-NOIDA takes lead in organizing conferences, seminars, penal-discussions, workshops, etc. at its campus; and, it has wonderfully hosted no. of guests, including judges, advocates, academicians, persons from industry, and students at its campus during such events.

    ABOUT THE LEGAL AID CENTER, SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA

    The Legal Aid Centre, SLS-NOIDA is established with 'Aim & Objective' to 'Serve legal aid, through human resource, knowledge resource, & infrastructural resource, to those who need it the most, purely on pro-bono basis'. It's a blend of legal duty (as laid down under Rule 31 of Bar Council of India's Rules of Legal Education, and Rule 11 of Schedule III of the said 'rules') of the Institute with mission of the Symbiosis International University.

    One of the missions of the Symbiosis International University is to 'foster spirit of national development' and to 'instill sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community'. The establishment of the Legal Aid Centre at Symbiosis Law School, Noida stands by it and is committed towards fulfilling its 'Institutional Social Responsibility'.

    At the Legal Aid Center, SLS-NOIDA persons from the legal profession, alumni of the Symbiosis International University and the students come forward to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with those who are in need of legal aid & support. Participation of members of the Legal Aid Center in various activities makes them more sensitive towards various legal issues that are being faced by the society people. It enhances their understanding of their 'moral duties towards the society', which leads to 'sense of responsibility in nation building'.

    The Legal Aid Center, SLS-NOIDA has successfully conducted events on various issues, such as, 'Rights Of Third-Gender Persons', 'Dating Abuse', 'Filing Of Applications Under The Right to Information Act, 2005', and 'Drunken Driving'. Now, the Legal Aid Center aims to fulfill its statutory duty to organize events, like, conference/seminar/colloquium.

    NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM: INTRODUCTION

    The Legal Aid Center, under the aegis of SLS-NOIDA and the Symbiosis International University, Pune proudly presents the First National Colloquium on 'Emerging Issue of Marital Rape in Marriage Related Laws' to be held on October 17, 2015 at SLS-NOIDA.

    The aim of this colloquium is to bring experts, like judges & advocates, from the profession & discipline on one platform to discuss the issue of 'Marital Rape'. It will include presentation of 'Research Work' by researchers that may be backed up with opinions of the experts on the relevant issue. It is pertinent to mention here that researchers have carried few empirical studies on the issue of 'Marital Rape', and this colloquium aims to present such studies at this forum.

    The objective of this colloquium is to conceptualize the term 'Marital Rape vis-a-vis Criminal Law/Civil Law' with the help of opinions of the experts, research by researchers including academicians and students. Through papers presentation in the colloquium, we aim at exploring the scope of term 'Marital Rape' as a civil wrong/offence within existing provisions of Marriage Related Laws in India.

    NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM: CONCEPT NOTE

    The literal meaning of 'marital rape' is 'rape in marriage relation'; but the question is: does it so happen? Its answer is, 'yes', because a woman feels so, because a woman says that her husband raped her when she is forced to have sexual intercourse with him. But, in terms of 'law', such forced sexual intercourse is not 'rape'. 'Marital rape is not a rape at all' is what the Indian Penal Code says. Irony is this that otherwise an incidence of 'Marital Rape' includes all other elements of offence of rape as defined under the Indian Penal Code. It may be admitted by everyone, including law-makers, policy-makers, and persons from the legal fraternity, that 'forceful sexual intercourse does take place in a marital relation', but, the question is: 'should it be criminalized?'; and secondly, 'can it be termed as civil offence within existing provisions of marriage related laws, including existing judicial interpretations of such laws?'

    Further, issues to deliberate upon in a given context are: 'Where does lie the concept of right to equality in a marriage relation when the law is ignoring call of a wife that she is not being given right to say no to her husband?'; 'Why the concept of positive discrimination is not being applied in favour of women even if the law does not take such incidences to be incidences of rape'; and number of similar sub-issues can be raised and discussed upon during the colloquium.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    RULES FOR PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH PAPER

    • Any student from any Law College can participate in the 'Colloquium'.
    • Those who intend to participate need to register himself/herself by October 15, 2015.
    • Any student from any Law College can participate in the selection process for presenting his/her 'research paper' in the 'colloquium'.
    • Those who intend to present 'Research paper' need to submit their research work by October 11, 2015. Maximum two students together can write and submit their research work as 'Author' and 'Co-author'.
    • Research paper needs to be submitted at lac@symlaw.edu.inlac@symlaw.edu.in by the last date of such submission.
    • Those who intend to present their 'research paper' are advised to submit their 'registration form' along-with submission of their 'research paper'.
    • Merely submission of 'research paper' will not entitle the researcher to participate in the 'paper presentation session'.
    • Only selected 'research papers' will be given opportunity to present the paper during colloquium.
    • In-absentia presentation of 'research paper' will not be allowed under any circumstance.
    • In case, any of the team which is selected to present its 'research paper' remains absent, then, the best 'research paper' among submission made by team/student of SLS-NOIDA will be given opportunity to present its 'research paper'.
    • A team of 'research editors' from SLS-NOIDA will select best six 'research papers' who will be given opportunity to present the paper.
    • One of the 'research paper' will be selected as 'best research paper'; and, the team presenting the 'best research paper' will be given opportunity to re-present its paper before the 'panelists' during the 'discussion session'.
    • A team of comprising of 'research editors' and the 'chief resource person' will select the 'best research paper'.
    • Certificate will be awarded to those researchers/teams only whose 'research papers' will be selected for presentation during the 'colloquium'.
    • Best ten 'research papers', including five research papers accepted and presented during the 'Colloquium', will be published by the Symbiosis Law School, Noida.

    Registration Details:

    • Any interested student/faculty member from any law college can get himself/herself registered by filling 'registration form' which is attached.
    • There is no 'registration fee'.
    • Registration form needs to be send at lac@symlaw.edu.inlac@symlaw.edu.in by October 15, 2015.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma
    Assistant Professor & Head, Legal Aid Center,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: lac@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Yash Kotak
    Para-legal Volunteer, Legal Aid Center, SLS_NOIDA
    M: +91 (0) 8527272859

    Ms. Aerika Singh
    Para-legal Volunteer, Legal Aid Center, SLS_NOIDA
    M: +91 (0) 8882880000

    Ms. Maithili Moondra
    Para-legal Volunteer, Legal Aid Center, SLS_NOIDA
    M: +91 (0) 8826307196

    WORKSHOP ON 'MEDIATION - ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION' IN ASSOCIATION WITH ADAB SINGH KAPOOR ASSOCIATES AND SAI CENTRE FOR SOCIO LEGAL ACTION: OCTOBER 23, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Litigation is increasingly becoming long drawn and expensive. For some it is loosing or missing the human face. Therefore, Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques is the need of the hour.

    We are delighted to inform you that Research and Publication Cell in association with Legal Aid Center organises one day Workshop on 'Mediation - Alternative Dispute Resolution' in association with Adab Singh Kapoor Associates and Sai Centre for Socio Legal action on October 23, 2015 between 10:15am - 02:15pm at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Kim Wright, licensed as a lawyers since 1989, has introduced several techniques of innovative dispute resolution.Kim travels extensively to share her vision of a transformed legal profession, across the globe.

    Early on in her career, Kim Wright used mediation effectively in divorce and family law cases. She is also listed on mediate.com for her work in mediations. Now she travels extensively to share her vision of a transformed legal profession, reaching thousands of lawyers around the world, spreading and promoting the various holistic ways of practicing law including Mediations. In particular, she advocates for community mediations, pre-litigation mediations and victim offender mediations.

    Kim Wright continues to maintain a virtual law practice in the area of drafting and consulting about mindful contracts for values based businesses in the conscious capitalism and social entrepreneur movements.

    Kim Wright has been a guest lecturer at varied law schools and teaches Mediation and ADR, Restorative Justice, and Business Law. One of her teaching initiative includes teaching Integrative Law at Charlotte Law School. She was on the planning committee of the Lawyers as Peacemakers annual conference at Phoenix School of Law (now known as Arizona Summit Law). For several years, she has served on the executive committee of the ABA Legal Education and Practical Problem-Solving Task Force.

    Kim Wright is author of the ABA best-selling book, 'Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law' [ABA Publishing, April, 2010]. Her second book, tentatively entitled 'Lawyers as Changemakers, The Emerging International Integrative Law Movement', is scheduled for release in early 2016.

    To know more about Kim Wright, you may visit http://jkimwright.com

    OBJECTIVE

    Kim Wright shall have lots to share with the law students not only on mediation for matrimonial disputes, but also the various peaceful ways that lawyers world over are innovating to practice Law. Integrative Law movement is about the same- the different practices where lawyers act as peacemakers and healers of conflict. Her novel ways of dispute resolution, shall be very useful to the Symbiosis Law School, Noida learners, and shall equip them with new skill sets. This shall help them in their internships and later when they enter the legal profession.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Madhuker S.
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Legal Aid Center
    Email: lac@symlaw.edu.inlac@symlaw.edu.in

    HIPPIE DAYS - BOHEMIANS, LITERARY SOCIETY, SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA: OCTOBER 13-15, 2015

    INTRODUCTION
    The Bohemians are not just a Society...we are an idea...an idea of discovery. We are restless, we are unsettled, we wander and we never stop. We fear no tomorrow, we not wild, sometimes, not human...but forever...we are humane. Rules cannot stop us and taboo does not intimidate us. We have no home...we have no money...all we have is a heart...beating for freedom and love. We believe that there is a bohemian in some corner of every soul. And there is a soul in some corner of every body. Now, is the time, to liberate that Gypsy in you! The Bohemians are Happy to announce a Three Days Adventure called 'Hippie Days' from the October 13-15, 2015.
    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    Day 1: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    To get started with the Bohemian mood and awaken the active gypsies in us all, The Bohemians shall initiate some unique competitions.

    Gift of Gab: 02:00pm - 03:00pm

    Enchant the audience with your eloquent words and intriguing oratory skills.

    This competition is all about your ability to speak what you believe in fearlessly. The participant is required to deliver an \'on the spot\' speech (time limit) about anything from The Flying Spaghetti Monster to Janis Joplin or Porn to Scriptures, getting as many people to gather merely with the power of your words.

    Answer the questions of the audience and win certificates and gifts (and a lot of hearts and support)!

    Grid of Illusions: 03:00 pm - 04:00pm

    Let your abstract heart control your mind. Let the brain flip out and get creative. The participants will be provided with a set of random pictures and they shall construe a meaning out of them to portray it in a creative piece of writing. The writing has to be based on the pictures, which are shown to you, and the bigger picture that you can make out of them.

    Siyaahi: 04:00pm - 05:00pm

    Ever heard of absurd writing, which may have a meaning? We believe that no idea should be forced upon a person. This event focuses on abstract and absurd writing which would still be able to provide meaning in the most impossible and weird manner. Like the....\'train stood but he went far\'....\'the crayon broke and the kid in the cradle cried\'....\'the shadow was perfect yet it was not mine\'....\'she looked for him in the pages of the book.\' Writing which is abstract but gives out a meaning, preferably a deep one. Or a meaning that makes no sense at allor a value that has no price at all

    Gibberish Verses

    This event shall be exclusively for our Professors. Every Professor is invited to give us a little speech about any subject that interests them (Other than their own subject). The session shall be interactive and learners and other professors can join in to listen to their ideas in order to know each other better.

    Day 2: October 14, 2015

    Jabberwocky: 02:00pm - 03:00pm

    A poetry workshop shall be conducted in the Foyer By the Prestigious Poetry Society, Kaafiya. The learners shall be addressed about various poetry and writing skills and finally, all the poetries, so written during the event shall be put up in the exhibition and the Bohemians' Blog. Details of the workshop shall follow soon.

    The dress code for the day would be 'Hippie' or 'Casual' and the learners are requested to be dressed in inspiration with the Wood struck generation'.

    Day 3: October 15, 2015

    Roots: 02:00pm - 04:00pm

    The Final Day of the Hippie Adventure shall obviously have just enough celebrations to keep the wandering spirit alive. The theme of the day shall be 'Ethnic' and the learners are requested to dress in their own ethnic attire that is also inspired by a literary character of his/ her culture.

    The Bohemians' shall organize brief cultural performances and then the floor shall be open to impromptu performances by any member of SLS Noida.

    The final day shall end with the results of all the competitions so held and the most active participants shall be honored with 'Most Sporting Person' Certificates.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Do write to us, if you have any suggestion! We promise you, a memorable journey. Be a part of us.

    Ms. Ujjaini Chatterji
    M: +91 (0) 8860799513

    Ms. Tarannum Khatana
    M: +91 (0) 8558083480

    ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION 2015 ON TOGETHER FOR A BETTER WORLD: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PERSON: OCTOBER 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    "Let us spare no effort to ensure that policies, programmes, guidelines and 21st century technologies are accessible to persons with disabilities, and sensitive to their perspectives and experiences\". - Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General

    Disability is a part of the human condition; and almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life. There are currently more than a billion people with disabilities around the world - that's around 15% of the population of the planet.

    Symbiosis Law School, Noida has taken the task of promoting the rights of the forgotten differently-abled minority group. It is a distressing fact that even today the differently-abled have much fewer access to education, employment and other opportunities in life.To bring a change and to sensitize the learners, SLS NOIDA endeavours to undertake various activities and this Essay Competition is one such step taken in that direction. 

    RULES & REGULATIONS

    All the important specifications for the essay are given in details as follows:

    Topic:

    TOGETHER FOR A BETTER WORLD: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PERSON

    Format of the Essay:

    The essay must be typed in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 line spacing, on A4 size paper with 2 cm margin on each side.
    The total word count must be within 2000-2500 words including end-notes. Footnotes are not allowed. Essay should be mandatorily within the prescribed word limit.

    Rules of the Essay:

    The essay submitted by the participants must be in English language only.
    Only individual entries are allowed. Co-authorship is not allowed.
    There will be strict adherence to ethical writing principles. Any plagiarism will lead to automatic disqualification of the essay. Please note that only original submissions are invited.
    Please do not submit entries, which have been published elsewhere.
    All entries shall be thoroughly reviewed by an expert panel.

    Submission:

    The essay along with the registration form as the cover page should be converted into 'PDF' and to be sent to Prof. Sukanya, Assistant Professor and Organiser of the Essay Competition at sukanya@symlaw.edu.insukanya@symlaw.edu.in by October 11, 2015 11.59pm. The registration Form/cover page is attached herewith.

    ABOUT THE RESOURCE PERSON
    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    PRIZE & HONOURS

    The essays, which are adjudged as the best essay, and the second best essay will be awarded a cash prize of:

    • Best Essay Rs. 3000/-
    • Second Best Essay Rs. 2000/-

    Certificate of Merit will be issued to the authors of the Best Essay and the Second Best Essay respectively. Certificate of participation will be given to all participants.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Sukanya Singha,
    Assistant Professor & Organiser,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA 201301
    Email: Sukanya@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    FLYING COLOURS - DRAWING COMPETITION: OCTOBER 02, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Social Welfare Cell in association with Bohemians, Literary Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti has organised 'Flying Colours - Drawing Competition' on October 02, 2015 at 10:00am at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    It is open to everyone including students, teachers, non-teaching staff, security personnels, House Keeping staff and their wards. Highlight of the event is that we also have special participants - the Underprivileged Children, 80 in number, who are being taught by the members of the Social Welfare Cell.

    ABOUT SOCIAL WELFARE CELL

    DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHERE YOU ARE, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE!

    We here at Symbiosis Law School, believe in the above words said by former US President Theodore Roosevelt and this is what our students are actually doing. Run completely by the students, the Social Welfare Cell of the college was started last year at the instance of a few First Year Learners. These students know the value of being educated and want to spread the light of education as far as possible. Currently, the cell's major function is aimed at educating the underprivileged children whose parents can't afford or don't want to send them to school. The members of the cell teach them, talk to them, play with them and also take care of their health. The cell which started as a thought of two-three students is now joined by many. The members have also been able in convincing a few parents to send their children to schools.

    On the day of Christmas 2014, the cell had a very good celebration with their students and many other poor children. The students were told stories about Christmas. Books and stationery were distributed. The celebration was full of cake, music and dance.

    The social welfare cell also organised a camp in the college to collect old woollen clothes in collaboration with the NGO Goonj. Huge donations poured in from the students.

    Republic Day 2015 was also celebrated by the cell. The members of the cell explained to the kids, the importance of the day and why are we celebrating it. It is not the festival of any religion, but the festival of every Indian.

    Another important event was the inauguration of our annual college fest, 'SymFiesta'15- Humari Nazar Se India'. For us, India is not just us. India means everybody is equal. Everybody has the right to smile. Everybody is important. And this is why we did not invite any celebrity but the kids whom the welfare cell teaches, to inaugurate the fest.

    The college also has a team Enactus which is a part of the worldwide network of students who are making their contribution towards making the world a better place. The Welfare Cell and team Enactus have also collaborated to help each other as required.

    ABOUT THE COMPETITION

    Art is one of the best forms to depict one's emotions. When paper and colors are together, marvelous results come out.

    So let's take a break from the books and awaken the artist in us. Let's take part in the 'Flying Colours' - Drawing Competition being organized by the Social Welfare Cell in association with Bohemians, Literary Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. The event is co-sponsored by .

    This competition is open to everyone. Learners, teachers non-teaching staff and everyone else can take part it.

    You are required to bring your own colors and other stationary, which you require.

    There is no theme for the competition. The participants can draw whatever they like.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Urvashi Agrawal - +91 (0) 8860108741
    Mr. Harsh Gattani - +91 (0) 7415314431
    Ms. Sohini Chowdhury - +91 (0) 7042436211

    We Care | Social Welfare Cell

    SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA
    Sec-62, Block-A, 47 & 48, Noida-201301 (U.P.) - India
    F: +91 (0) 120 2405064,

    Email: swc@symlaw.edu.inswc@symlaw.edu.in

    TEACHING SESSIONS ON CURRENT TRENDS IN SUBSTANTIVE AND PROCEDURAL CRIMINAL LAW: SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized a Teaching Session on Current Trends in Criminal Law by Dr. B B Pande, Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (India) (Retd.), & Professor, Human Rights Chair-the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi (Retd.) on September 17 2015.

    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).

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Megha Nagpal
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON 'EMERGING TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION' IN ASSOCIATION WITH ICCYAF - YOUNG ARBITRATORS FORUM: NOVEMBER 02, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with International Chamber of Commerce - Young Arbitrators Forum (ICCYAF) has organised Panel Discussion on 'Emerging Trends in International Arbitration' at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA on November 02, 2015 between 10:15am - 01:30pm. It is Open to all.

    OBJECTIVES

    Increased globalization of business and expansion of international trade have led to a paradigmatic shift in the way International Arbitration is being conducted. With a creeping move from an absolute adhoc setup to mix of adhoc and an institutional setup, the arbitrators, arbitration practitioners and arbitral institutions have been striving to design new rules, procedures and techniques to meet the current requirements of arbitration practice to better serve the business and governments engaged in international commerce and investments. Over the last thirty years, many new techniques (such as Redfern Schedule, Emergency Arbitrators, multi-party arbitrations, Third Party Funding etc.) have been adopted by the Arbitrators and arbitral institutions to keep pace with the dynamism with which commercial trade and practice is evolving and also to make the Arbitral system more cost and time effective. The panelists would attempt to discuss the effect of shift from old classroom arbitration techniques to new techniques and concepts adopted in International Arbitration from time to time.

    Moderator: Sonal Kumar Singh, Partner, A.K. Singh & Co., Delhi

    Panelists:

    Sahil Kanuga, Sr. Associate, Nishith Desai Associates
    Shashank Garg, Partner, Advani & Co.
    Pranav Vyas, Sr. Associate, Cyril Amarchand Shroff
    George Pothan Poothicote, Consultant (Legal & Treaties) Ministry of External Affairs

    Prof. Martin Hunter, Barrister & International Arbitrator, Esses Court Chambers (London) and Emritus Professor (Internatioanl Dispute Resolution) at Nottingham Trent University

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    REGISTRATION PROCESS

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra
    Head - Administration, Research & Publication,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    Prof. Pushpp Lamba,
    Head, Training & Placement,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: pushpp@symlaw.edu.in

    Mr. Arush Pathania
    Partner,
    A. K. Singh & Co.
    M: +91 (0) 9971009966
    Email - events@aksinghco.com

    TEACHING SESSION ON COMPANY LAW: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    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 has organised Teaching Session on Company Law in the months of September - October 2015. The Resource person is Mr. Sangram Patnaik, Senior Partner, M/S Patnaik & Associates, Delhi.

    BACKGROUND

    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. 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.

    With the adoption of LPG accompanied by commensurative economic and financial reforms, Indian economy has exhibited sustainable robustness. Our Companies Act had been repeatedly amended in bits and pieces to respond to the churning dynamics of Indian Inc. Continued retention of many redundant provisions defeated the intended objectives. Not to however suggest that attempts were not made to adopt a new Companies Act, all sincere efforts could not succeed. Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2003; containing important provisions relating to corporate governance was also introduced, the consideration of which was held back in anticipation of the comprehensive review of the Company Law. While piecemeal reform continued through amendments, it had not yet been possible to bring about comprehensive, new legislation to replace the existing Act. At the same time, economic restructuring around the globe necessitated many a countries including UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand etc to comprehensively reform their Companies Act to be more responsive and facilitate sustainable economic development. For the first time in the legislative annals of India, a committee of stakeholders headed by Dr. J J Irani, Director, Tata Sons Ltd comprising of practitioners of Companies Act to say Industry Chambers, Professionals, Legal experts, Professional Institutes were `entrusted with the task of advising the Government on the proposed revisions to the Companies Act, 1956. The objective of this exercise is perceived as the desire on the part of the Government to have a simplified compact law that will be able to address the changes taking place in the national and international scenario, enable adoption of internationally accepted best practices as well as provide adequate flexibility for timely evolution of new arrangements in response to the requirements of ever-changing business models. It is a welcome attempt to provide India with a modern Company Law to meet the requirements of a competitive economy. After going through legislative rigour the Companies Bill 2012 (hereinafter referred to as the `Bill`) was passed by Lok Sabha on 18th December 2012.

    Mr. Sangram has an experience of about 20 years in appearing and arguing cases in the areas of Corporate, Civil, Criminal, Litigation, Constitutional matters etc. in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, High Courts of various States, Tribunals and Authorities like Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal; Asst. Commissioner and Commissioner, Central Excise & Customs; Company Law Board; Department of Corporate Affairs; Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission; Competition Commission and it's Appellate Tribunal; District Courts; Debts Recovery Tribunal; Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction; Appellate Authority for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction; District Consumer Forums; State Consumer Forums; National Consumer Forums; National Green Tribunal, Foreign Exchange Regulation Board; Registrar of Copyright; Trade Marks & Patents and other appropriate authorities. I am also acting as an Arbitrator in the matters, which are referred to FICCI Arbitration Tribunal.

    His professional and other memberships include: Bar Council of Delhi; Supreme Court Bar Association; Delhi High Court Bar Association; Delhi Bar Association; Indian Council for World Affairs, Sapru House, New Delhi; FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries); India International Centre; Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Indo American Chamber of Commerce; FACT Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators (Committee of Arbitrators' appointed by FICCI) and All India Banking, Telecom & Consumers Association.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Prof Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Administration, Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    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

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA (SLS-NOIDA) has organised a Panel Discussion on 'Issues of Wildlife Protection and Related Laws' on August 22, 2015. On this auspicious occasion, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sachdeva, Judge, High Court of Delhi will release 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).

    CONCEPT NOTE

    Ancient texts tell us that it was 'dharma' of each individual in society to protect 'Nature', so much so that people used to worship the 'objects' of 'nature'. Trees, water, land and animals were given considerable importance in our ancient texts; In fact the Manusmriti had prescribed different punishments for causing injury to plants and animals. Kautilya is said to have gone a step further and determined punishments on the basis of the importance of a particular animal. However, the contemporary scenario of relation between 'man' and 'nature' is rather worrisome.

    Given the fact that human population continues to expand, pushing wildlife into increasingly smaller areas of 'natural' habitat and bringing humans and wildlife into more frequent contact, the human dimension of wildlife management and conservation has become a critical aspect. This relational aspect becomes more critical in context to a country, like India, which is thickly populated as well as having abundance of wildlife resources.

    In order to reduce the harms of interaction between humans and the wildlife, various legislations, like, Indian Forest Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act, have been laid down to protect the wildlife. It is seen that the implementation of these legislations is the key area from where people derive strength to commit crimes/offences against the wildlife; this strength lies there because of the reason that the cases reported are few and the punishment fewer.

    SLS-NOIDA supports the established legal and institutional framework that promotes conservation and protection of wildlife. In furtherance of our above stated aims & objectives, 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' in September 2014.

    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.

    ABSTRACT OF THE INTERIM REPORT

    The 'Interim Report' of the Project Work is purely an empirical work wherein conclusions have been drawn on the basis of statistical data collected from more than three hundred public authorities dealing with wildlife offences. The said statistical data pertains to two decades, i.e., 1990-2010 and has been collected from public authorities by filing applications under the Right to Information Act. The team had filed more than seven hundred applications under the said Act. This 'Interim Report' further includes the field observations that the team had made during field visits to various national parks & reserved forests.

    The trends emerging from statistical data show that conviction rate at trial court is quite low; in other words, acquittal rate is quite high at trial court which may be presumed to be because of failure of prosecution agencies. It further reflects that the conviction rate is not so dismal in data provided by forest divisions; reason for this difference could be the fact that the cases as informed by the forest divisions include complaints related to minor offences that are disposed-off at the forest divisions.

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Sachdeva, Judge, High Court of Delhi

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Sachdeva is alumnus of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and Campus Law Center, Delhi University. In the yr. 1988, he enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi; in the yr. 1992, he was awarded the British Council Scholarship to represent India at the Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; in the yr. 1995, he qualified as Advocate on Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1995 wherein he was awarded the Second Prize in the Advocates on Record Examination.

    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Sachdeva was 'lead trainer' in training program on 'Advocacy Skills involving Examination & Cross-examination of Witness', which was organized under Indo-British Advocacy Skills Project. He has imparted training on 'Advocacy Skills' to no. of advocates of High Courts of Delhi, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana, and Manipur.

    He has represented Union of India in various matters for over ten years. The High Court of Delhi designated him as Senior Advocate in 2011 before he became Hon'ble Judge at High Court of Delhi.

    Mr. A.K. Shukla

    Mr. A.K. Shukla, who has Masters Degree in Science, is an officer of Indian Forest Service cadre who had jointed the services in the year 1986. He has experience of more than twenty-eight years of forest services. Since 2012, he is Chief Conservator of Forest & Chief Wildlife Warden of Delhi. Earlier he was Chief Conservator of Forest of Andaman & Nicobar. Earlier, he was Director with M/o Statistics, Govt. of India on deputation.

    In the year 2013, Mr. A.K. Shukla has undertaken 'Training Program for I.F.S. Officers at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy'. His experience of around three decades presents the issues that the state agencies face while working for protection of wildlife.

    Dr. Sandip Sharma

    Dr. Sandip Sharma is an engineer by profession with an experience of three decades in 'energy sector'. He is a born 'nature-lover' & 'wildlife enthusiast'. He is also a passionate photographer with perspectives on subjects as diverse as wildlife and industrial photography that are not without a certain aesthetic compatibility. He has focused the attention of his work on one of endangered species, 'the tiger'. Nowadays, he is most passionate about 'Machli', a tigress, the pride of Ranthambore. Perceptive, eclectic and always conscious of telling a story, his humane and creative spirits are evident in the portraits he presents.

    Dr. Niraj Shekhar

    A life-long dedication to wildlife management and biodiversity conservation, with a strong focus on fighting wildlife crime, characterizes Dr. Shekhar Niraj as one of South Asia's most visible and respected conservation leaders. Currently, the Head of TRAFFIC India, Dr. Niraj has gained extensive experience in the field working in protected areas with the Indian Forest Service, contributing to combating wildlife trade and poaching on a large scale.

    Before joining TRAFFIC- the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network of IUCN and WWF - he was responsible for the management of different terrestrial and marine protected areas, including the Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve. He was awarded the International Wildlife Foundation Award at the University of Arizona, USA in 2007, where he undertook his PhD research on the 'Impacts of Sustainable Development on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Poaching'.

    Dr. Niraj has joined forces with INTERPOL, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), and the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) to develop South Asia's first integrated wildlife law enforcement strategy in India.

    Mr. Vyom Raghuvanshi

    Mr. Vyom Raghuvanshi is a law graduate with Masters in Wildlife Sciences. He has pursued a career aimed at conservation of environment for past 10 years. He has also worked for several organizations that are devoted to wildlife protection and environmental advocacy wherein he has gained expertise in handling legal affairs pertaining to environment and forest related laws. Currently, he heads Vyom Raghuvanshi & Co., a law firm comprising of advocates & consultants, which specializes in dispute resolution & consultancy on non-contentious environmental & forest issues.

    Dr. Madhuker S.

    Dr. Madhuker, though teacher by profession, but, he considers himself to be a learner first as he keeps on learning from his surroundings, even from minor instance in his daily routine. He is passionate researcher. He is Doctorate in Law with research focus on 'Rights of the Girl Child in India'.

    At Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, he has successfully completed 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), which was presented before the Bench of Supreme Court of India. At present, he has been working on three more research projects. He has publication of four books to his credit.

    Mr. Kamal Datta (I.F.S.), Joint Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

    Mr. Kamal Datta is an Indian Forest Officer of 1994 batch. He is graduate in agricultural sciences from Marathawada Agricultural University, Marathwada. He completed his LLB from South Gujarat University, Surat. Earlier, he has been Conservator of Forest & Chief Wildlife Warden, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu. Presently, he is posted as Joint Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

    Dr. R. Gopinath (I.F.S.), Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Region, Delhi

    Dr. R. Gopinath is an officer of Indian Forest Services from the batch of 2009. He did his Graduation in Veterinary Sciences from Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.

    Before his posting in Delhi, he has been with Tamil Nadu Forest Department as well. He has worked as Assistant Conservator of Forest, South Region, Delhi; Deputy Conservator of Forests, North Region, Delhi; presently he is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Region in Delhi.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Interested applicants are required to fill the registration form available herewith and submit to Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA via email to research@symlaw.edu.inresearch@symlaw.edu.in

    REGISTRATION FORM

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    PANEL DISCUSSION REPORT

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
    Assistant Professor &
    Project Coordinator,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head - Administration,
    Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    INVENIO'15 - FIRST INTRA SPORTS MEET: JULY 21 - AUGUST 04, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    The study of law is substantive and vast. More often than not, this urges us towards incessant cognitive exercise and rationalization. In such an environment of mental toll, it is necessary to expend our energy in recreational activities. For this very purpose and with the vision in mind, the Sports Committee of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA decided to MAKE SPORT ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. We intend to create an atmosphere where academics are checked and balanced by sport; and vice-versa. This is advisable for a healthy lifestyle and moreover it will encourage healthier minds in our college.

    To start our journey in sports, we have decided to bring to you INVENIO 2015: the First Intra College Sports Meet of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. This sports meet will be inclusive of football, volleyball, cricket, badminton, squash, table tennis, basketball and chess.

    We intend to bring sports to our backyard and inculcate the values of sportsmanship and team spirit in every learner studying in Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    We do hope to see your wholehearted participation in INVENIO '15: the First Intra Sports Meet of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

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    Schedule

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    Fixtures

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. Saksham Gogia & Mr. Divyam Agarwal
    Members
    Sports Committee,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: sportcell@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

    INTRODUCTION

    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. Therefore, the Legal Aid Centre at SLS-N aims to conduct an interactive session between the learners of SLS-N and 'Third Gender Persons' with the motive of sensitizing the society to the life and lifestyle of the Third Genders.

    The Legal Aid Centre had conducted no. of awareness programs with the same objective at 7 different locations around the nation, including Gurgaon, Bombay, Kolkata, Faizabad, Junagarh, Chandigarh and Visakhapatnam during the months of May and June, 2015.

    INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAMME

    The most important thing herein is to answer this question, what do we mean by 'transgender person'? The Supreme Court of India, in National Legal Services Authority v Union of India, has defined the term transgender as follows: "Transgender is generally described as an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to their biological sex. Among transgender (TG) community, we may include persons who do not identify with their sex assigned at birth, which include Hijras/Eunuchs who, in this writ petition, describe themselves as \"third gender\" and they do not identify as either male or female. Hijras are not men by virtue of anatomy appearance and psychologically, they are also not women, though they are like women with no female reproduction organ and no menstruation. Since Hijras do not have reproduction capacities as either men or women, they are neither men nor women and claim to be an institutional \"third gender\". Among Hijras, there are emasculated (castrated, nirvana) men, non- emasculated men (not castrated/akva/akka) and inter-sexed persons (hermaphrodites). TG also includes persons who intend to undergo Sex Re- Assignment Surgery (SRS) or have undergone SRS to align their biological sex with their gender identity in order to become male or female. They are generally called transsexual persons. Further, there are persons who like to cross-dress in clothing of opposite gender, i.e transvestites. Resultantly, the term \"transgender\", in contemporary usage, has become an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of identities and experiences, including but not limited to pre-operative, post-operative and non-operative transsexual people, who strongly identify with the gender opposite to their biological sex; male and female."

    Through this programme, we hope to make people understand that third genders are a part and parcel of humanity, and thereby a part of our society. The object of this exercise is to make people sensitive to their struggle for a decent livelihood.

    The Legal Aid Centre of SLS- NOIDA aims at making the society aware about the struggle of 'third gender' people. We aim that the society must recognize that the 'third gender people also form an important part of the society, they too are human beings and deserve equal rights'

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Date: July 30, 2015

    Time: 03:30pm - 05:00pm

    Venue: Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
    Head, Legal Aid Centre and
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Hand Held Number: +91 (0) 9811083999
    Email: lac@symlaw.edu.in

    ORIENTATION PROGRAMME, 2015 - JULY 02-04, 2015; JULY 12, 2015 & JULY 17, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Teenagers believe that they are invincible! And surprisingly, they are right. All they need is the right guidance, support and mentoring. Your kids have embarked on a journey that is going to ensure that they become invincible and achieve all the success they deserve.

    Welcome to Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. We started with an ethos that every student in our Law School shall learn all that there is to. That\'s why we address them as \'learners\' throughout their academic career. Learners who are now a part of our wonderful family shall be introduced and oriented with every kind of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities shall be offered to them in the environment of SLS-NOIDA. From their first classroom session to their first internship to the first moot they will compete in to the first research paper that they will write - we plan to introduce them with the way we do things around here. We also plan to acclimatise them with the support SLS-NOIDA will provide them vis-a-vis academic, financial and administrative.

    We have always stressed on making a professional out of a rookie and all our efforts are streamlined towards such actions so as to provide them with catalysts, which trigger the germ of perfection. We want them to have an all-round development and hence all kinds of opportunities have been and still are being created for them. The Orientation Programme is an initial platform for them to get acquainted with their environment, make those new friends, get to know their faculties, meet learners from other batches and most importantly get ready for the future while enjoying the present.

    The Orientation Programme 2015, organised by fraternity at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, aims to bring together learners, the excited and the apprehensive types alike, and give them a sense of what law school life is actually going to be like. In doing this, it intends to make sure that it doesn't lose sight of the bigger picture - academic success that stems from well-rounded individuals pursuing their goals with single-minded determination.

    The Orientation Programme is divided into four parts -

    Part I - Introduction to Life at SLS NOIDA (Balance of Curricular, Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities) (July 02-03, 2015),
    Part II - Interaction with Symbian's from the Profession (July 04, 2015) and
    Part III - First Hand Experience of Moot Court Activities - 4th ASCENT Moot Court Competition, 2015 - (July 12, 2015)
    Part IV - Fresher's Welcome by Established Learners of Batch 2014-19 (Cultural Celebration) (July 18, 2015).

    PART I - INTRODUCTION TO LIFE AT SLS NOIDA (BALANCE OF CURRICULAR, CO-CURRICULAR AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES) - JULY 02-03, 2015

    It will be held at SLS NOIDA's Moot Court Hall, which will see the Symbiosis Family welcoming the new entrants and giving them an overview of the aims and objectives of the Law School. Faculty members including programme coordinators and section heads will also attend the programme.
    During the course of the programme, we all including Faculty Members and Learners-Officer Bearers of various Cells will attempt to school the new learners in the basics of life at SLS, letting them in on the guiding philosophy of the institute. Here's what the programme seeks to achieve:

    Giving learners a heads-up on what college life is going to be like; Assisting learners with information and resources that help them tread the paths they have chosen for themselves with confidence; Making learners aware of standards, policies, procedures and expectations; Fuelling camaraderie, assisting learners deal with unknowns and building bridges between learners and faculty members; Inculcating a sense of belongingness vis-a-vis the college community; helping learners blend in; Facilitating an understanding of the integrated academic support system in place; Communicating to learners that the college is going to work closely with them in assisting them make academic plans to fuel their academic success; & Giving the college authorities an opportunity to interact with the newest family members.

    At SLS-NOIDA, 'all-round development' are not just mere good sounding words; but our philosophy with which we encourage every learner to aim towards their professional goals and provide all sorts of academic, financial and administrative support towards it. In pursuance of excellence, you would require to know the support environment created within SLS-NOIDA and the respective section heads will be able to deliver you just that.

    PART II - INTERACTION WITH SYMBIAN'S FROM THE PROFESSION - JULY 04, 2015

    We would be introducing you to 3 most achieved and liked Symbians who not only have made their mark in the legal field but also have created new and meaningful avenues which changed the face of legal world in India. Further, you would be introduced to few achievers from the First and Second Batch i.e. Batch 2010-15 and Batch 2011-16 of SLS NOIDA who have made us proud by their efforts.

    I take this opportunity to invite you to be part of this ceremonial interaction, which will take place on July 04, 2015.

    PART III - FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE OF MOOT COURT ACTIVITIES - 4TH ASCENT MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 2015 - JULY 12, 2015

    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. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by a dedicated Moot Court Society.

    Moot Court prepares students to participate in simulated court proceedings. It includes drafting of brief/memorial and further participation in oral argument before the Judges in the courtroom atmosphere. It does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions/situations. Students typically spend lot of time during the semester researching and writing the memorials, as well as practicing their oral arguments.

    The Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized 4th ASCENT Moot Court Competition on Sunday, July 12, 2015 between 08:00am-03: 30pm at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. Professionals from the fraternity including Senior Advocates, Partners of various firms and researchers will judge the competition.

    You shall attend and witness the application of basic skills such as drafting, pleasing by the participants, who in turn will enable you to learn, practice and participate in future mooting endeavours at as well as outside your law school.

    PART IV - FRESHER'S WELCOME BY ESTABLISHED LEARNERS OF BATCH 2014-19 (CULTURAL CELEBRATION) - JULY 17, 2015

    THE FRESHERS! We have seen it on screen and have heard of it all our lives. The excitement for it has built over the years; hence the established learners of Batch 2014-2019 under the supervision of Prof. Priyamvada Mishra, Head, Cultural Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA will put in efforts to make it a memorable event for all.

    We request you all to participate and showcase your varied talents enthusiastically. For this you all will be divided into number of teams based on the theme so finalised by the Organising Committee. Each team will be allotted 2-3 mentors from Batch 2014-2019 who shall aid you in the process of preparation. We hope you all will take initiative in breaking the ice and will make it a joyful day for all. Pl. remember your participation in this event is 'voluntary'. However, once you volunteer for the event, it shall become your obligation to make it a huge success that we all expect it to be.

    The event will take place on Campus Ground, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. All teaching, non-teaching staff attends it.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Pushpp Lamba,
    Head, Training and Placement Cell
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: Pushpp@symlaw.edu.in

    Prof. Megha Chauhan
    Assistant Professor,
    Head - Sym-B-Hive Project, Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: megha@symlaw.edu.in

    Prof. Saadiya
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: sadiya@symlaw.edu.in

    4TH ASCENT MOOT COURT COMPETITION: JULY 12, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Mooting Skills - Way to Become Professional

    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. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by a dedicated Moot Court Society.

    Moot Court prepares students to participate in simulated court proceedings. It includes drafting of brief/memorial and further participation in oral argument before the Judges in the courtroom atmosphere. It does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions/situations. Students typically spend lot of time during the semester researching and writing the memorials, as well as practicing their oral arguments.

    The Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized Fourth ASCENT Moot Court Competition on Sunday, July 12, 2015 between 08:00am - 03: 30pm at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    About the Competition

    'ASCENT Moot Court Competition' is a fixture of 'Internal Elimination' round for the selection of learners to represent SLS-NOIDA in all 'National, Institutional and International Moot Court Competitions' that takes place during the period July 2015 - June 2015. Learners of Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth will be contesting against each other in court room environment to be selected to represent Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in National and International Moot Court Competitions.

    We would like to invite your kind self to register and participate in the Competition on Sunday, July 12, 2015 between 08:00am - 03:30pm.

    Compromis - National

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    Compromis - International

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    Rules & Regulations

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    Registration Form

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Mohd. Salim,
    Head, Moot Court Society &
    Associate Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON 'TRAINING OF TEACHERS ON ADVOCACY SKILLS': JUNE 25-27, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform that Research and Publication Cell of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with the Kapila Hingorani Foundation has organised Three Days Workshop on 'Training of Teachers on Advocacy Skills' on June 25-27, 2015.

    Dr. Aman M. Hingorani practices law in the Supreme Court of India, having been called to the Bar in 1992. He secured the First Position in the Advocate-on-Record Examination (December 2001) conducted by the Supreme Court and was awarded on November 26, 2002 (celebrated as the Law Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on November 26, 1949) the Gold Medal by the Supreme Court, through the Chief Justice of India, for having done so.

    Dr. Hingorani has appeared before the Supreme Court (including its Constitution Bench), as also various High Courts and Tribunals in the country. He has argued cases on a range of legal fields such as constitutional law, human rights and public interest law, arbitration, international trade law, corporate and commercial law, taxation and excise, property law, consumer law, intellectual property law, drug law, land acquisition, rent law, criminal law, matrimonial law, Hindu law and probate, service and labour law. Several of the cases argued by him have been reported.

    Dr. Hingorani also acts as a mediator in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre. He was commissioned to make the preparatory course material on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the All India Bar Examination conducted annually by the Bar Council of India to grant licences for advocates to practice law in India. Dr. Hingorani was appointed as National Consultant by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for preparing its Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    Dr. Hingorani has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Delhi High Court. He has been empaneled by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee to act as a legal aid Counsel, and has been appointed as Amicus Curie in cases to assist the Supreme Court. Dr Hingorani devotes a substantial part of his professional time for pro bono work on behalf of the disadvantaged sections of society lacking access to Courts, such as bonded labour and mentally ill persons, and for taking up causes in Court for disempowered victims of injustice, for instance, acting as Counsel for the family of Nirbhaya to seek prosecution of the juvenile found guilty in the infamous December 16 gangrape case. He has served on governmental and non-governmental committees in such endeavour.

    At the academic level, Dr. Hingorani completed his Masters in Law with distinction from the School of Law, Warwick University. He was awarded the ODASSS scholarship to pursue this course. Dr. Hingorani did his Doctorate in Law from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, on Terrorism, Human Rights And the Law: A Critical Study of the Kashmir Problem. He is currently authoring a book on his doctoral thesis. Dr Hingorani has more than 25 publications, both national and international, on diverse legal topics.

    Dr. Hingorani has taught as international faculty in successive International Advanced Advocacy Skills Training courses at Keble College, Oxford, and on Alternate Dispute Resolution at the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka. He has run the Training of Trainers course on advocacy skills for young law teachers at School of Law, ITM University, Gurgaon. Dr. Hingorani has taught as faculty at various High Courts in India in Weekend Advocacy Skills Training programmes for practicing lawyers under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Legal and Professional Development, New Delhi. He has served on National Selection Committee for the Fulbright-Case Fellowships, United States Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi.

    Dr. Hingorani runs the Clinical Legal Education & Practical Training course at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He has taught as adjunct faculty the courses on Constitutional Law, International Trade Law, Arbitration, Banking, Insurance, Negotiable Instruments, Pleadings and Civil Procedure at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and on Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Dr. Hingorani has taught at other universities including the School of Law, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and at St. Stephens College, Delhi University. He has prepared curriculum for law courses and legal activities for several institutions including the Indo-British Project on Advocacy Skills Training, British Council, New Delhi; the Indian Law Institute and the Delhi University.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Saurabh Chandra
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration,
    Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA
    Email: saurabh@symlaw.edu.in

    Prof. Nitya Thakur
    Teaching Associate,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA
    Email: nitya@symlaw.edu.in

    TEACHING SESSION ON 'FAMILY LAW': MARCH 11-12, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    We are delighted to inform you that Teaching Session on 'Family Law' by Dr. Kiran Gupta, In charge Law Centre II and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi is organised on March 11-12, 2015.

    Dr. Kiran Gupta has been awarded Ph.D. in Law in 1990 by Faculty of Law, University of Delhi for her research on 'Institution of Polygamy in Modern India and Contemporary Islamic World'. Her other qualifications include LL.M., LL.B. and B.Sc. Dr. Gupta's areas of specialization include Family Laws, Law of Torts, and Property Law.

    Dr. Gupta has been working with University of Delhi since 1986 in various capacities including In Charge, Law Centre II, Faculty of Law Delhi (June 2014 - till date); Associate Professor (January 2006- till date); Reader (July 1998 - 2005); Lecturer in Sr. Grade (August 1992-July 1994); Lecturer (August 1986 - July 1992). She was also associated with Indian Law Institute as Assistant Research Professor (December 1988 - July 1991) and as Research Fellow with Jamia Hamdard University (1985-November 1988).

    Dr. Gupta is avid writer and has several publications to her name including: Book - 'Chawla's Elections Law and Policy' - Revising Author - 4th Edition (1990), 5th Edition (1994), 6th Edition (1998), 7th Edition (2002), 8th Edition (2004) and 9th Edition (2009); Journals - Rights in Water based Resources: Fishery, Ferry and Navigation and Hydro-Electricity in C. P. Singh (ed.), 'Water Rights in India', Indian Law Institute (1992); Drainage and Sanitation: Law and Policy - Journal of Indian Law Institute (1991); 'Constitutional Law in Muslim Countries', Islamic and Comparative Law Quarterly (1985).

    Dr. Gupta is Editor of National Capital Law Journals since 2005 and also is Member of Editorial Board of National Capital Law Journal (1992-2004), Delhi Law Review (2005-2006), Islamic and Comparative Law Quarterly (1985-1989). Dr. Gupta has several publications to her name including 23 articles and notes, 10 EBook reviews, 3 research projects and 38 papers presentations at national and international conferences.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Saadiya,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA
    Email: saadiya@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor & Head - Academic Initiatives, Research and Publication Cell
    Symbiosis Law School,
    Noida
    Email: meenakshi@symlaw.edu.in

    SESSION ON \'UNION BUDGET - 2015\' - MR. AJAY SETHI, MANAGING PARTNER, ASA & ASSOCIATES LLP AND FOUNDER & GROUP PRESIDENT, CORPORATE ANALYST INDIA: MARCH 04, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    "Budget statement 2015 requires to be admired for both, its width of vision and depth of detail. There are various measures to promote "Make in India", to generate employment, foster entrepreneurship and galvanize Indian/foreign investments. The Budget lays a path for the future; however, the execution of the various policies pronounced will determine the true merits of this Budget - Economic Laws Practice Advocates & Solicitors".

    To understand the Union Budget 2015, Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a Session on 'Union Budget - 2015' - Mr. Ajay Sethi, Managing Partner, ASA & Associates LLP and Founder & Group President, Corporate Analyst India on March 04, 2015 between 09:45am-11: 30am.

    Mr. Ajay Sethi is Managing Partner, ASA & Associates LLP and Founder & Group President, Corporate Catalyst India.

    Mr. Ajay Sethi guides the vision and growth the organisation that has now grown into 19 partners/directors, 600 professionals with a well-spun network of national and international associates, and a client list, which comprises of large MNC including Fortune 500 companies. He has been instrumental in putting the organization on this exponential growth track and building a global presence.

    In a professional career spanning more than 27 years, Mr. Ajay has been involved in various aspects of management consulting. Initially set up the tax and business advisory division of the firm, where the role comprised of advisory services to corporate, building India entry strategy, representation before regulatory authorities, etc. He now leads the Transaction Advisory Services division. Carries in-depth knowledge and skills for assisting clients in business partner search, business negotiations, financial due diligence, business valuation for buy-outs & sell-offs. Extensively travelled, as a speaker or on business, across India, Japan, UK, Europe and Singapore.

    Mr. Ajay's Directorships include: Board Member of SCS Global, Tokyo; Member of NIS Global Steering Committee - Asia Head; Member of Aydon Group and Member of M & A Europe.

    Mr. Ajay's memberships include: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Indo Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IJCCI)

    His illustrative list of speeches include: India Fiscal Budget 2011 (Germany) (March 29, 2011); Development in India - An Overview (Japan External Trade Organisation - JETRO, Singapore) (March 8, 2010); Key to India Investment Guide (April 2010); India Investment - Recent Changes in Regulatory Environment (Singapore Business Federation) (March 15, 2010); Managing Set-up & Post Set up Issues in India - 10 Common Pitfalls (Germany) (June, 2008); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Current Status in India (Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India (JCCII), Embassy of Japan, New Delhi) (October, 2008); Effective Management of Accounting Practices - Northern Council of Indian Chartered Accountants of India, Delhi (September 17, 2005).

    Mr. Ajay Sethi's professional qualification includes Chartered Accountancy form the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He also has B.Com (Hons) from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He also has completed Executive Education Programme from Harvard Business School in January 2011.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: Meenakshi@symlaw.edu.in

    TWO DAY \'WORKSHOP ON FINE ARTS\' BY MR. LAKHAN SINGH JAT, FACULTY, KALANERI ART GALLERY AND ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS: FEBRUARY 16-17, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    We at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA firmly believe that there is an artist trapped within each and every one of us. A restless, confused artist bouncing off the walls in a padded cell deep within us and themselves. So, we have decided to bring out that Fine Artist inside our learners and us and make that artist finer and finest for the future.

    Team SymFiesta'15 is glad to inform that, as a part of the pre-fest celebration of SymFiesta'15, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized a Two Day \'Workshop on Fine Arts\' by Mr. Lakhan Singh Jat, Faculty, Kalaneri Art Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts on February 16-17, 2015.

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Two Days Workshop will be an interactive workshop where the learners would also get a chance to try their hand at various following forms of art such as:

    • Basic Sketching and Shading
    • Charcoal
    • Watercolour
    • Oils and Acrylics
    • Clay Modelling
    • Face Painting

    It will be an enriching and eye opening session for the entire learner cum artists out there.

    Mr. Lakhan Singh Jat is a Faculty at Kalaneri Art Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts, Jaipur-Rajasthan. He has been teaching students for more than six years. He did his BFA and MFA from Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur-Rajasthan. He has participated in almost 15 Group Shows and 2 Solo Shows and has been part of various National Art Camps in the country. He has received the prestigious State Award by Lalit Kala Academy, Rajasthan, 2011 and has many other awards to his credit like Best Painting Award by Lalit Kala Academy in the 13th Kala Mela JKK Jaipur 2009; Best Painting Award by Dainik Baskar in Poster competition 2009; Best Work at Police Academy in Jaipur 2008

    Mr. Lakhan Singh has an eye for perfection and his objective is to perform with the best he has to bring out the best in him. To put exactly in his words, \"My objective is to perform at my level best and to work hard in the art industry. I would like to deliver the best out of me and to perform the best according to the task with perfection.\"

    A true artist indeed!

    CONTACT PERSON

    Mr. T Mayura Priyan,
    Third Year Learner,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: symfiesta@symlaw.edu.insymfiesta@symlaw.edu.in | karikalanwritenme@gmail.comkarikalanwritenme@gmail.com

    TEACHING SESSION ON MOOTING AND CORPORATE CRIMES AND FINANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH BANGOR UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, WALES, UK: JANUARY 20, 2015

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Bangor University Law School, Wales, UK has organised a Teaching Session on 'Mooting' and 'Corporate Governance and Crimes' on January 20, 2015. Mr. Aled Griffiths, Deputy Dean, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK and Mr. Stephen Clear, Mooting Skills Coordinator & Part-time Lecturer, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK will conduct it.

    Mr. Aled Griffiths, Deputy Dean, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK

    Mr. Aled Griffiths is the Deputy Dean of Bangor University Law School, Wales, UK. Mr. Aled Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Social Policy. He is a graduate in both the Law and Social Sciences and lectures in Employment, Welfare, Business, and Company Law. He has published books and articles on Community Care and Social Work Law, and is currently committed to preparing a bilingual training manual on Community Care in Wales.

    Mr. Aled is also engaged in a three-year European research and development project focused on employment advice giving. He has been appointed as the External Examiner for the Post qualifying Consortium for Wales and is Chair of Lafan Cyf., a Charity established to facilitate welfare support and advice in the context of disability.

    Mr. Aled is avid writer and some his publications include: Griffiths. A., Aaron, C., Manley. J., (2012) \'Measuring a Measure: Much about 50 a week\', Statute Law Review, 33 (2), pp. 281-303; Ince, D., and Griffiths, A., (2011) \'A Chronicling System for Children's Social Work: Learning from ICS Failure\', British Journal of Social Work, first published online March 11, 2011; Griffiths, A., Griffiths, J. & Jarrett, A. (2009), \'Social work and older people: a view from over Offa\'s Dyke\', in Higham, P.E.(ed), Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice, publisher: Sage Publications, 76-88, ISBN: 1412946441; Betts, S., Griffiths, A., Schutze, F., & Straus, P. (2008). \'Biographical Counselling: an Introduction\'. European Studies on Inequalities and Social Cohesion, 2008 (1-2) 5-58.

    Mr. Griffiths is a specialist in the law pertaining to corporate governance, having published widely in the area. He is currently being commissioned by the Welsh Government to write a report on corporate scandals in the Health and Social Care sector. His main focus will be on corporate crime and finance in particular, but he will also refer to a range of other jurisdictions, including India.

    Mr. Stephen Clear, Mooting Skills Coordinator & Part-time Lecturer, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK

    Stephen Clear has been teaching at Bangor University Law School, Wales, UK, since 2011 as the School\'s Mooting Skills Coordinator and as a Lecturer in Law. He is also the Legal Research Officer to the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS). Originally from London, Mr. Clear is a first class graduate of the University of Wales, and has also successfully completed postgraduate research at Bangor University. His research interests are in the area of constitutional law, public procurement and judicial review/administrative law whereby he has presented at various conferences on the current operation and necessity of judicial review as a mechanism for resolving public procurement disputes.

    Stephen Clear has previously supported the work of the 3.7 million Euro Winning in Tendering project. He is also a member of the Project Management team of the Welsh Government sponsored annual Procurement Week Conference and the Welsh National Procurement Awards. Most recently Stephen was commissioned by the Welsh Government's Remuneration Board (along with Professor Dermot Cahill, Dean of the Law School) to research the legal barriers surrounding an individual standing for election to the Welsh Government.

    At Bangor, Stephen holds responsibility for the teaching of mooting skills, as the Legal Skills Module Leader. He has successfully founded two competitions, oversees nine internal moots, and has coached undergraduate and postgraduate teams in their entry to several national competitions; including the Annual Oxford University Press Competition and the National Law Society Moot Court. Stephen's students were also named 'Champions of Wales', after coming first in the Lexis Nexis National Welsh Moot Court Competition 2014. Most recently he oversaw Bangor's entry to the K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court Competition 2015.

    Stephen will share some of his insights into mooting within this lecture, including some tips for what it takes to be the best. He will also comparatively comment upon on the UK legal system's processes and dispel some myths about the UK legal profession.

    Stephen Clear is avid writer and some of his contributions include: S Clear, \'Review: Jack Straw\'s Aspects of Law Reform: An Insider\'s Perspective\' (2014) Legal Studies (forthcoming); A Griffiths and S Clear, \'\'Searching for Windmills\' - Graduate Employability and Flexicurity - Some Lessons from UK Employment Law\' (2012) Universidad de Cadiz Euroempleo Journal; S Clear, \'Staying on Top of Your LLB Revision: Tips for Success\' (Chapter) in P Dowdney Legal Skills: Enhancing Your Success (1st edn Pearson Custom, 2011); S Clear, \'Mooting and Advocacy Skills\' (Chapter) in P Dowdney Legal Skills: For the Skills to Succeed on Your LLB (3rd edn Pearson Custom, 2013).


    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Mohd. Salim,
    Associate Professor &
    Head, Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: salim@symlaw.edu.insalim@symlaw.edu.in

    Prof. Saurabh Chandra,
    Assistant Professor &
    Head-Administration,
    Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: saurabh@symlaw.edu.insaurabh@symlaw.edu.in

    ROUTE MAP

    WORKSHOP ON 'PROFESSIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT': DECEMBER 19, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    The aim of the Training Workshop is to improve 'Employability Quotient' of learners. The industry standards are very high, as we have seen with your senior batch, and we need to match their standards if we aim to securing anything good. For the purpose, we are in the process of engaging professionals from industry to come and deliver these sessions to you. Also, if need arises, we plan to engage the services of professional training organisations for the purpose.

    Resource Person: Mr. Swarndeep Singh, Head HR CoE, Innodata
    Topic: Professional Etiquette & Corporate Grooming

    Mr. Swarndeep leads the Centre of Excellence (COE) for Recruitment & Selection & Employer Branding across Innodata.

    In his last assignment, he was working with Global Manpower Consulting and leading Executive Search Firm "Randstad" as Senior Consultant, responsible for leadership hiring for clients in the IT/ITES/Telecom domains across the globe. Prior to that he has worked in companies like InfoPro India Pvt. Ltd as Senior Manager-Staffing & Resource Management, FCS Software Solutions as Deputy Regional Manager-RMG and a leading BPO firm vCustomer Services India Pvt. Ltd, as Team Lead-Operations.

    Mr. Swarndeep has demonstrated skills in hiring for Indian, USA and European markets in the BFSI, ITES, Telecom, Application Software and ERP space. He has extensive experience in Onsite/Near shore/Offshore deployment of the hired and contract resources, their integration with geographically spread project teams, project execution and delivery in terms of staff augmentation.

    Professionally, Mr. Swarndeep has Diploma in Computer Engineering from Board of Technical Education (AICTE). He has also completed MBA in Human Resource from ICFAI along with PG Diploma in Customer Relationship Management from Symbiosis Institute.

    Resource Person: Mr. Nirupendra Pande, Head, docGenix, Innodata
    Topic: Presentation and Litigation Skills

    Mr. Nirupendra graduated from University of Delhi and also completed his LLM from the same place. He later completed an executive management programme from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. Mr. Nirupendra practiced law independently from 1990 to 2006. He also gained valuable experience in setting up and running Legal Process Outsourcing work, first in 2000 and then in 2006. Since 2006, Mr. Nirupendra is working at Innodata India Pvt. Limited and is heading their docGenix business unit, which works on documentation dealing with credit derivatives.

    Mr Nirupendra has done litigation as well as transactional work for 16 years. He has extensive experience in Civil Law, Commercial Law, Arbitration Law, Employer-Employee Relations, Law On Economic Offences, E-Commerce, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Law on Civil Aviation, Consumer Law, law relating to joint venture and technical collaborations, MRTP Act, Foreign Trade and Due Diligence. He practiced in district courts, high courts, Supreme Court, Central Administrative Tribunal, Consumer Courts and Tribunals, MRTP Commission, EPF Tribunal, Labor Courts and Tribunals, Arbitration Panels, Revenue Courts, Criminal Courts for economic crimes etc.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: DECEMBER 01-08, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    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.

    A clear understanding of what research is, why it is done and how it is done, is indispensable for any researcher. In particular, a thorough understanding of the methodology used is important for conducting good research and generating findings that are accepted as reliable and valid. This is true not only for research in Social Sciences, but also in every other field.

    Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a week long Faculty Development Programme on December 01 -08, 2014 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. The focus of this faculty development programme is to familiarize the aspiring researchers with the broad approaches that can be used for conducting research. The FDP will touch upon the aspects of the research process right from the defining of the problem, conducting literature review, framing objective, collection of data, analyzing the collected data and finally writing. This FDP intent to orient participants towards developing their own research plans, with due attention to every stage of research.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE FDP

    The objectives of the Faculty Development Programme are as follows:

    • To understand what research is?
    • How to do review of literature?
    • To make participants familiar with techniques for different research approaches.
    • To understand the application of right tools and techniques while conducting a research.
    • To understand the use of SPSS in data analysis.
    • Enhance the Analytical Skills.
    • Facilitate researchers in writing research work

    Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Srivastava, Head of Department, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi

    Prof. (Dr.) V K Srivastava taught sociology at Hindu College, University of Delhi, from 1976 to 1985. He then joined the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. Promoted as a Reader in Social Anthropology in 1986, and Professor in 1997. On lien from the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Srivastava joined as Principal, Hindu College, University of Delhi and later returned as Professor of Social Anthropology.

    Prof. (Dr.) V K Srivastava's educations qualification include Ph.D. - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (1994); M. Phil. - Department of Chinese and Japanese Studies, University of Delhi (1983); M.Sc. (Anthropology) - Hans Raj College, University of Delhi (1974); M.A. (Sociology)- Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (1976).

    Prof. (Dr.) V K Srivastava's has major areas of interest include comparative religion, caste system, family dynamics, medical systems, and anthropological theory and methods. He has taught courses on anthropological theory and methods, urban anthropology, medical anthropology, tribal and peasant societies.

    Prof. (Dr.) V K Srivastava has to his credit supervision of 23 Doctoral thesis (9 under progress) and 26 M.Phil. Dissertations, innumerable publications, has participated /or presented in 42 conferences in the last 3 years, received more than 20 awards and distinctions for academic distinction. He has borne the editorial responsibility for the Society for Indian Medical Anthropology, Journal of Human Ecology, The Indian Anthropologist, Journal of Social Science, The Eastern Anthropologist and The Anthropologist.

    To know more about Prof. (Dr.) V K Srivastava's Research and Publication details, please click here.

    Prof. (Dr.) G. S. Bajpai - Registrar, National Law School, Delhi

    \"\"Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai serves as Professor & Registrar at NLU, Delhi. Before joining the NLU Delhi he was serving (2007-2011) as Professor & Chairperson at the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration, National Law Institute University, Bhopal (MP), India. He has also officiated as 'Director' as well as 'Registrar, National Law Institute University, Bhopal' for a brief period. He has held many positions in his professional career spanning over two and half decades. He was selected through the Union public service Commission, MP Public Service Commission and Punjab Public Service Commissions to hold various offices which primarily includes- Indian Institute of Public Administration, (1989) Bureau of Police Research & Development, (1989- 1995) Punjab Police Academy, Punjab and Department of Criminology & Forensic science, University of Saugar, MP (1998-2007). He has more than twenty years of active research/teaching experience at the UG/PG level.

    Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai's specialization is in the area of Criminal Law, Criminology And Criminal Justice Studies. He is recognized resource person in conducting and imparting training in empirical legal research with quantitative applications. As researcher and author, Dr Bajpai has authored eight books and more than eighty papers, ten project reports and several monographs. His books 'Witness & Criminal Justice Systems' published from Lambert, Germany, 'Cyber Crime & Cyber Law', 'Situational Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction' and 'Criminal Justice System Reconsidered' have been well received. His latest (2014) book is on 'Victimological Narratives on Gender Violence'. Six students have already completed Doctoral Dissertations (Ph. D.) under his guidance.

    Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai has held many prestigious international assignments for advanced research in criminal law and criminal justice. He has been to the University of Paris (France) under UGC Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme (1999) to work on 'Victim's position in French Criminal Justice System'. He was also the recipient of prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship at the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK for an advanced research and teaching (in Crime reduction) for the year 2003-04. Dr Bajpai also visited International Victimology Institute, Tokiwa University, Japan for delivering invited lectures in July 2007. Besides, he was also selected under the Indo-Russia Cultural Exchange programme to visit St. Petesburg (2007) and Indo-Hungarian Cultural Exchange Programme to carry out research in Budapest (2009). In 2010, Prof. Bajpai was conferred a visiting fellowship of ICSSR under the Indo-NWO Exchange of Scholars and under this visit he carried out significant research at the International Victimology Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Apart from visiting the International Criminal Court at Hague, Prof Bajpai delivered key lectures at several universities like VU University, Amsterdam. He has been identified by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York to author a case study on 'Bhopal Gas Tragedy' which was published from the Cambridge Press, U.S. He made a key presentation at 11th ASLI Conference held at Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (June 2014). He has been invited as Visiting Professor to teach selected courses in criminal law & criminology at the Faculty of law, University of Wurzburg, Germany under DAAD programme (2015).

    Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai, for his consistent research of high quality, has been conferred various awards and honours. He is the recipient of G. B. Pant Award (for writing a book on Human Rights and Police). In recognition of his contribution in the growth of Criminology in India, Dr. Bajpai' was conferred the title of 'Fellow of Indian Society of Criminology (FISC) by the Indian Society of criminology (ISC).He was also awarded (2005) coveted 'Prof S. S. Srivastava Memorial Award' for excellence in research/teaching in criminology. He was also conferred the award of 'Best Social Scientist' by the Indian Society of Criminology (2014) at RGNUL, Patiala for various career achievements. Recently, he was also identified to confer the highest award of the Indian Society of Victimology (2014).

    Prof. (Dr.) G S Bajpai's current interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Research Method, Human Rights Issue In Criminal Justice Process, Cyber Laws, Forensic Science, Law And Development etc. He has organized several national and International workshops training hundreds of law teachers in empirical legal research methodology. Prof Bajpai has been extending services and consultancy to several Universities and state/union public service commissions. He is on the Board of editors of many national and international journals and is also the member of many key professional organisations.

    Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    \"\"Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan's academic qualifications include: Ph.D. - Department of Humanities and Social Science, IIT Kanpur (2004); MA - Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University (1997); B.Sc., Department of Physics, MCC, Madras University (1995).

    Dr. Ilavarasan is presently associated with Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi as 'Associate Professor' (April 2013 till date). Prior to this position, he was associated with various institutes of national and international importance including: Associate Professor, IIM Rohtak (May 2012- March 2013); Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Delhi; Post-doc- Fellow, IIT Bangalore (January 2003 - May 2005); Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry (October 1998 - April 1999); Research Executive, Zone Advisory Services (P) Ltd. Chennai (July 1997 - September 1998).

    Dr. Ilavarasan is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship Award at IIT Delhi and Prof. M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize of the Indian Sociological Society. He is also recipient of research grants from IDRC (Canada), Govt. of India, Oxford Analytica (UK), IPTS (European Commission) and IdeaCorp. (Philippines). Earlier he had taught at Pondicherry Central University and Indian Institute of Management Rohtak.

    Dr. Ilavarasan researches and teaches about Production And Consumption Of Information And Communication Technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on India. Dr. Ilavarasan\'s specific research interests are Information and Communication Technologies & Development (ICTD) [Use of Mobiles & other ICTs by women micro-entrepreneurs in India]; Information Technology Industry in India [Labour, R&D Centers of MNCs, Inter-firm linkages, Clusters & Sub-national Policy]; and ICTs & Government [Electronic Governance].

    Dr. Ilavarasan has been researching on production and consumption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) from a social scientist's view for the last ten years. His specific research interests are: Social structuring of software workforce in India; R&D in Indian ICT sector; Inter-firm linkages & small software firms in India; Sub national policy & IT clusters; ICTs in urban micro enterprises & Electronic governance in India.

    Dr. Ilavarasan\'s institutional membership include: Life Member, Indian Sociological Society; Life Member, Indian Society for Labour Economics; Life Member, Indian Society for Training & Development; Occasional Reviewer - IEEE Technology & Society, Research Policy, Innovation & Development.

    Dr. Ilavarasan has more than 50 publications in Journals, Book Chapter, and Conference Proceedings etc.

    To know more about Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan's Research and Publications, please click here.

    Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath, Director, BVIMR Delhi

    \"\"Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath is working as Dean (Research) and Professor of Marketing at BVIMR, New Delhi after serving Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida as Chairperson Research has more than Sixteen years of experience in teaching, research, academic administration and Industry.

    Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath has been involved in supervising Ph.D. and M.Phil. Scholars. Till date he has supervised three M.Phil. students and one PhD student. Presently he is supervising two Ph.D. scholars. He has also supervised award-winning projects to students of MBA. Dr. Nath has visited HEIG VD, Switzerland where he had supervised students from America, Switzerland and NIT (Karnataka). At Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, he was responsible for starting Ph.D. programme in association with Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.

    Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath has keen interest in the area of Research Methodology, Marketing Management and Marketing Research. He has published more than two dozen papers in journals of repute. He has done MDP programmes for Greenfield Online and Transport Corporation of India. He has also conducted Individual Development Programmes and Executive Development programmes for Coromandel, Hyderabad and KRIBHCO, Noida with Centre for Agri Management at Jaipuria, Noida. He has experience of organizing many conferences at national level and has presented papers in more than fifteen national and international conferences. He is also Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) from AIMA and is on the editorial board of national journals of repute.

    Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath has expertise in operating SPSS, AMOS, MINITAB and EXCEL Data analysis pack for performing statistical analysis and has trained faculty members in Faculty Development Programmes in different B Schools. He has also assisted University Departments in data analysis for their AICTE and UGC sponsored projects. He has organized more than 14 FDPs and more than 7 MDPs till now.

    To know more about Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Nath's Research and Publications, please click here.

    Mr. Shams Khwaja, Professor of Law, Constitutional Law Laboratory, Delhi and Los Angeles

    \"\"Mr. Shams Khwaja has expertise in calibration of Law And Review Of Legal Processes. He has observed law in application at grass-roots level in diversity of cultural settings and mental make-ups. He comes with rich experience of litigation cutting across jurisdictions. His juristic work, both in and out of the courts, is highly innovative. His academic work portrays him as an expert on Constitutional Structures and 'Reasoning In Law-Crafting' or Jurisprudence. He incorporated the Constitutional Law Laboratory in 2006 in California and now relocated to India (New Delhi). Deals in legal process review, Constitutional amendment advising, legal policy & rule-making consultancy and devising legal solutions for practical difficulties faced in various jurisdictions.

    Mr. Shams Khwaja's educational qualifications include: M.Phil. (Nanotechnology) (with additional submission on Nanotechnology Law of United States); Master of Laws (LL.M.); Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.); Master of Sciences - Bio Sciences (M.Sc.); Bachelor of Science (Honors) - Zoology (B.Sc.) and Post Graduate Diploma in Science Journalism. In 2007, he also completed coursework in American Business Law at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, USA.

    Mr. Shams Khwaja also has successfully several training Courses on: 'Implication of Meta Data in Legal Practice' - Research & Legal Software Development Division Promethean Software Corporation, USA (October 2006); 'Legal Case Maker Training Using Software' - Massachusetts Law School, Andover (September 2006); 'Forming a Business Entity, Including Franchise' - New England Western Law School, Springfield (March 2006); Professional Ethics for the Legal Practitioner - Massachusetts Bar Institute, Boston, USA (February 2006) and Effective Legal Communication Strategy - Massachusetts Bar Institute, Boston, USA (January 2006).

    Mr. Shams Khwaja's significant contributions to Constitutional Law are 'Theory of Classification of Articles of Constitution of India' and 'Theory of Writ Jurisdiction Application in India'.

    Mr. Shams Khwaja is one of the few qualified experts India has on Nanotechnology Law. He is doing pioneering work in developing Jurisprudence of Nanotechnology Law for India and developing countries. He has formulated 'International Registry of Nanotechnology Risks & Caution Notices'.

    Mr. Shams Khwaja's latest work is 'Constructing a Mathematical Model for Justice Delivery against Adjudication Prejudices and Judge Specific Factors'. If Google searches are to be relied upon, this is the first time anyone is applying Mathematical Modeling to Law in general in this part of the hemisphere and probably the very first time that Mathematics is being applied to non-empirical, substantive issues of Justice Delivery in the world.

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh, Professor of Law and Dean of the Law Faculty, Guru Nanak Dev University - Amritsar

    \"\"Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh is Professor of Law and Dean of the Law Faculty at Guru Nanak Dev University at Amritsar. He is also the Founder Vice-Chancellor of two National Law Schools - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) at Patiala in Punjab as well as of the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) at Guwahati in Assam.

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh did B.A.(Hons.) in 1977 and M.A.(Economics) in 1980 from DAV College, Amritsar; LL.B.(1983) and LL.M.(1985) from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar; M.A.(Public Administration) in 1987 and M.A.(Political Science) in 2003 from Panjab University, Chandigarh; Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising (1989) from Punjabi University, Patiala and first Ph.D.(1990) from GNDU, Amritsar. He was position holder in the University in B.A.(Hons.) and in the LL.B. Examinations. He stood first in the LL.M. Examination and was awarded a gold medal.

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh was selected by the British Council in India for the prestigious Nehru-Centenary British Commonwealth Fellowship Award (1990-93) and was placed at the Department of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London from where he successfully completed his second Ph.D. on the subject of 'Consumer Protection Law' in 1993. He has published one book and more than one hundred research papers in the leading national and international journals and has also participated in an equal number of national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, study sessions and training programs held in various parts of India, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Europe.

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh's national achievements include participation in six refresher courses and a number of other training programmes organized at the U.G.C. sponsored Academic Staff College at the National Law School of India University (Bangalore) and at various other national and international institutions of repute. He has also successfully completed various major and minor research projects sanctioned by the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi respectively. Dr. Singh was the recipient of the UGC Visiting Associateship Award, the UGC Research Award, the Catalan Institute of Consumer Affairs Award (Spain) and the Henry Dunant Research Fellowship Award (twice).

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh's international achievements, inter alia, include participation in the 22nd, 32nd and 33rd Study Sessions of the International Institute of Human Rights and International Centre for University Human Rights Teaching (CIEDHU) Programmes at Strasbourg in France; his brief assignment with the Advisory Services at the United Nations Centre for Human Rights (UNCHR) at Geneva in Switzerland (1991); his participation in the Second Summer Programme in the European Community Consumer Law (1992) at Lauvian-La-Neauve in Belgium, and his visit to France twice under the UGC sponsored Indo-French Social Sciences Cultural Exchange Programme 2000 and 2005 respectively. He is once again scheduled to visit France in July 2012 consecutively for the third time on being selected by the UGC, New Delhi under the same programme. He was also awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (2011) by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the United Kingdom to do post-doctoral research on the subject of 'Reforms in Professional Legal Education and Research' at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London. He has worked as a free-lancer with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio World Service (Hindi) during 1992-93 and was instrumental in the production of a BBC "Series on Law" which enjoyed a wide listenership.

    Prof. (Dr) Gurjeet Singh remained Head (Chairman) of the Department of Laws at GNDU, Amritsar (1999-2002); Professor of Law (2003-2006); and the Vice-Chancellor of RGNUL (2006-10). During his academic career, he has been a member of various educational boards and statutory committees constituted by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar from time to time as well as a member of some of the High Powered Expert Committees appointed by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi; the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore; and the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. A large number of students have worked under Dr. Singh for their M.Phil. and LL.M. dissertations as well as for their Ph.D. thesis. Before joining his assignment as the founder Director General (Vice-Chancellor) of the National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) at Guwahati in Assam, he was working as Professor at the Department of Laws at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His major research areas are: Business Ethics, Consumer Protection Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, and Legal Education and Research.

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Noida

    \"\"Dr. Madhuker Sharma is Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. He has completed Ph.D. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

    Dr. Madhuker Sharma has successfully conducted \'Research Project\', titled as \"Efficacy of Increased Age Prescription for Male Juvenile under Juvenile Justice Act, 2000\". Report of this \'research project\' is submitted before the Supreme Court and is referred by the Bench in its judgment.

    Presently he is working upon three 'research projects\' on following issues: (i) Protection of Wild life; (ii) Impact of Non-vegetarianism on Criminal Behaviour Of Offenders; and (iii) Constitutional Power of the President and the Governor to Grant Pardon/Reprieve to Convicted Persons.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    This FDP should be attended by anyone who is interested in doing research and who wish to develop his/her research skills. This programme is suitable to the teachers, masters and doctoral students or any academician who intends to do research in future. In short this programme is for:

    • Academicians interested in doing or supervising research.
    • Research scholars pursuing either masters or doctoral degrees.
    • Practitioners working in any functional area interested in research.

    We wish to limit the number of participants in this FDP, in order to give fair chance to everyone to interact with the resource persons and benefit. Hence, selection will be done based on the above criteria, following the first come first serve principle.

    WORKSHOP FEES

    For Academicians: Rs. 3000
    For Research Scholars: Rs. 2000
    (Fee includes Workshop Kit, Refreshment & Lunch.)

    ACCOMMODATION

    For assistance with respect to accommodation, please contact:

    Mr. Ravinder Negi, Senior Coordinator
    Email: srcoord@symlaw.edu.in

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send completely filled Registration Form along with the demand draft in favor of 'SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA' payable at 'NOIDA' to Symbiosis Law School, Opposite Nokia Siemens Building, Block A 47/48, Sector-62, Noida - 201301 (UP-NOIDA). Last date to apply is November 20, 2014.

    REGISTRATION FORM

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Megha Chauhan, Assistant Professor and FDP Coordinator
    Ms. Anshul Mittal, Assistant Professor, FDP Co-coordinator

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in
    Tel.: +91 (0) 120 2405061 (Ext. No. 167/190)

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    TEACHING SESSIONS ON CORPORATE LAW BY J SAGAR ASSOCIATES - COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC ENDEAVOUR OF J. SAGAR ASSOCIATES | ADVOCATES & SOLICITORS AND SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Research is an integral part of studies including interdisciplinary research involving collaboration between academic fraternity, students, and industry. SLS, NOIDA' s efforts are shared by the contribution of members of the bar and bench, corporate sector and academic partners of national & international repute.

    We are delighted to invite you all to 'Teaching Sessions on Corporate Law by J Sagar Associates' which is a collaborative academic endeavor of J. Sagar Associates| advocates & solicitors and Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Mr. Lalit Kumar, Partner, J Sagar Associates| advocates & solicitors

    Mr. Lalit has in the past ten years acted for various companies and institutions in a wide variety of Corporate Commercial transactions, such as Corporate Restructuring, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions (both inbound & outbound), and Demergers; including advise on structuring of investments vehicles / options, acquisitions & divestments - of shares, assets and businesses (private, public and listed entities).

    Mr. Lalit has represented clients before various High Courts in connection with schemes of amalgamation and arrangement. As part of these transactions, Mr. Lalit has advised clients on diverse issues, amongst others, on company law, regulations framed by the SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India), FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) regulations and the Foreign Direct Investment Policy and other related corporate laws.

    Mr. Lalit also specializes in Private Equity transactions and has acted both for the Private Equity investor and the target investee company and rendering legal advice on structuring the Private Equity deals, leading the due diligence, drafting various investment agreements and documents, negotiating the deals and providing overall transactional support including approvals, etc. from Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Foreign Investment Promotion Board of India (FIPB) and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

    Mr. Lalit has advised underwriters and companies in a wide variety of Capital Markets & Securities Law related matters such as IPOs, QIPs, FCCBs, open offers, delisting of shares; issue of employees stock options; drafting of code for conduct under insider trading regulations and compliance for trading in Capital Market Securities and other Capital Markets related matters. Amongst his important assignments include representing one of India's leading Engineering & Construction companies in its initial public offering, foreign currency convertible bond offering, and the qualified institutional placement and delisting of one of India's leading Real Estate companies through substantial acquisition of shares by promoters.

    Mr. Lalit regularly writes articles for prestigious business and legal publications, including for some of the leading financial dailies. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and sessions organized by eminent institutions and federations and professional bodies and law colleges.

    Mr. Sidharrth Shankar, Partner, J Sagar Associates| advocates & solicitors

    Mr. Sidharrth has been with J. Sagar Associates for now over eight years, and his practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity investments.

    He has been representing multi-national companies in cross-border transactions, advising on foreign direct investments, outbound investments, Joint Ventures, technology transfers and commercial contract issues. He has also handled some of the Capital Market related transactions such as FCCBs (Foreign Currency Convertible Bond) and GDRs (Global Depositary Receipts).

    Mr. Sidharrth's work experience includes advising Indian and foreign parties on Private Equity investments in India and advising companies engaged in the Financial Services sector including non-banking financial services companies and brokerages.

    Mr. Sidharrth regularly writes articles in The Financial Express and other leading business papers.

    Mr. Sidharrth in addition to B.SL. LL.B. (University of Pune) also has Diploma in 'International Joint Venture', College of Law, London (3005), Diploma in 'International Mergers & Acquisitions', College of Law, London (2007) along with programme on Mergers & Acquisitions and other restructuring strategies conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and Course on Private Equity conducted by International School of Business.
    Mr. Sidharrth's Professional memberships included Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and Supreme Court Bar Association.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    First Session: September 03, 2014 - Takeover Code, 2011: Definitive Agreements and Acquisition of Control

    Second Session: October 11, 2014 - Companies Act 2013: Structuring an Investment: Private Placement/Rights Issue and Preferential Allotment

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    TEACHING SESSION ON 'DISARMAMENT - DISTANT REALITY?' & 'NATURE AND FUNCTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL & REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS: CASE OF EUROPEAN UNION': OCTOBER 09-13, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized a Teaching Session on 'Disarmament - Distant Reality?' & 'Nature and Functions of International & Regional Organisations: Case of European Union' by Shri. Sudhir Devare, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and Ram Sathe Chair Professor, Symbiosis International University, Pune on October 09-13, 2014 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    Disarmament: Armed conflict always causes suffering greatly to civilians in addition to combatants. Though suffering cannot be removed or prevented permanently, International community endeavoured to limit the suffering caused by armed conflict by addressing both - the behaviour of combatants and the choice of means and methods of warfare, including weapons.

    Early treaties prohibited the use of exploding projectiles weighing less than 400 grams (Declaration of Saint Petersburg, 1868) and bullets that flatten upon entering the human body (Hague Declaration, 1899) and Use of Poison and Poisoned Weapons (Hague Regulations, 1907), however these efforts proved to be insufficient. On the Prevention of the spread of nuclear disarmament, suspension of nuclear weapon tests, prevention on the arms race on the seabed and prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons, a number of multilateral treaties have been concluded. These sessions are an attempt to visualise and analyse the effect of these efforts. This teaching session aims at informing the audience about nature of armed conflicts, reasons for these armed conflicts, use of weapons - conventional or unconventional in these armed conflicts, need for disarmament, and efforts, International, Regional or Bilateral, towards disarmament.

    European Union: European Union has institutional set-up wherein its broad priorities are set by the European Council, which brings together national and EU-level leaders; directly elected MEPs represent European citizens in the European Parliament; the interests of the EU as a whole are promoted by the European Commission, whose members are appointed by national governments and governments defend their own country\'s national interests in the Council of the European Union.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare is former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He also was Ambassador to South Korea, The Ukraine and Indonesia; Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs. He is Fellow of Harvard University, USA and presently Ram Sathe Chair Professor, Symbiosis International University, Pune.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare was born in Solapur, Maharashtra in June 1941. He was educated in Pune and Mumbai and joined the Indian Foreign Service (I.F.S.) in 1964.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare worked in several Indian Missions abroad such as Moscow, Washington, Geneva, Frankfurt and Rangoon. He also served in the Political Office in Gangtok, Sikkim. Shri. Devare was Deputy Permanent Representative of India at the Conference of Disarmament, Geneva from 1976-80. As Joint Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs, he dealt with India's relations with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar. He was India's Ambassador to South Africa (1985-89) and was the first Indian Ambassador to the newly Independent countries of Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia (1992-94) and Ambassador to Indonesia (1994-98). As Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs (1998-2001), he was closely associated with the evolution and implementation of India's Look East Policy as well as multilateral economic relations with the world. In that capacity, he led official level delegations to ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership meetings, BIMSTEC, ASEAN Regional Forum, G-15, G-77, WTO, Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).

    Shri. Sudhir Devare was a member of the National Security Advisory Board in a 2002-03 and also briefly a Visiting Professor at the Centre of East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During 2002-06, he was invited to be a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore from 2003-06 where he wrote two books: Indian and Southeast Asia: Towards Security Convergence; and A New Energy Frontier: the Bay of Bengal Region. He was a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center of Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A. (2007-08). As Director General of the oldest and reputed think tank, the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Sapru House, he has contributed to its revival as a leading platform in the country for discussion on foreign affairs and research. Presently, he is the Ram Sathe Chair Professor, at the newly set up Symbiosis Institute of International Studies (SIIS) under the Symbiosis International University, Pune.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare is a Member of the Eminent Persons' and Experts' Group of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). He is on the Advisory Boards of the Society for India Ocean Studies and India International Centre, New Delhi.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare has recently edited two books: Emerging China: Prospects for Partnership in Asia; and Delhi Dialogue III. He has regularly contributed articles to journals and newspapers on India's relations with the Asia-Pacific and India's economic diplomacy. He also regularly shares his views on India's foreign policy on English, Marathi and Hindi TV Channels.

    Shri. Sudhir Devare speaks and writes in Marathi, English and Hindi. He also has preliminary knowledge of Russian, French and Nepali.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    First Session: October 09, 2014 - 08:00am-10: 30am
    Second Session: October 13, 2013 - 08:00am-10: 30am

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Third Floor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Deepa Panwar | Prof In Charge, Academics - Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: deepa@symlaw.edu.in

    AWARENESS SESSION ON HIV/AIDS: ORGANISED BY PEPSICO IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA - JULY 26, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis understands the dire need to create awareness on HIV/AIDS and educate the learners on the subject.

    PepsiCo recognizes HIV/AIDS as a challenging global health issue, which poses a significant threat to our community. We are committed to making a significant contribution to the fight against this devastating pandemic and to assist community members affected by it.

    PepsiCo in India began this journey in mid-2005 in partnership with ILO (International Labor Organization) to design workplace intervention, leveraging their global expertise and training materials. The aim was to develop and implement a sustainable HIV/AIDS workplace prevention care and support program. This was guided by PepsiCo's core value "care for customers, consumers and the world we live in". PepsiCo is committed to respond to HIV/AIDS through facilitating awareness among their employees and their families and through their community outreach programs. The purpose and vision of the program is to generate knowledge and improve awareness levels to check the HIV-AIDS epidemic and reduce stigma and discrimination. PepsiCo was also recognized by the President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil in 2009 for PepsiCo\'s contribution in this field & this initiative also won PepsiCo India the prestigious Global "Harvey C Russell" award in 2011.

    The entire approach to PepsiCo's HIV/AIDS initiative is unique in espousing the 'Each One Teach One' approach wherein besides capability building of selected employees and four NGOs in each of the regions. This has resulted in creating additional capacity for HIV/AIDS prevention as the NGOs are now carrying the message beyond the organization to the larger community. Internal HR and other employees have been co-opted in this journey as Master Trainers and Peer Educators who are taking out time from their full time jobs to educate employees, spouses, business partners, and extended communities. PepsiCo strongly believed that creating awareness is not the sole objective; it is changing perception, which is important.

    To take forward this journey, PepsiCo in association with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized a Session in on the issue of HIV/AIDS awareness for the students on July 26, 2014 at 10:30am-12: 30pm.

    Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Head, International Business for PepsiCo India

    Mr. Sanjay Gupta is heading the International Business for PepsiCo India. He has been with PepsiCo for 14 Years.

    Mr. Sanjay is recipient of TERI Corporate award from President of India in 2009. He also has been recipient of "Harvey C Russell" award at PepsiCo HQ in New York from Indra K. Nooyi (Chairman & CEO) in 2011.

    Mr. Sanjay is Core committee member of HIV/AIDS Steering team at PepsiCo India.

    Mr. Sanjay has done graduation in Commerce i.e. B.Com. from St. Xavier's, Mumbai. He is a sportsman who plays and enjoys sports like Rowing, Badminton, and Swimming.

    Ms. Nidhi Sudan, Manager, Legal, PepsiCo India

    Ms. Nidhi Sudan is Manager-Legal at PepsiCo India.

    Ms. Nidhi has completed her graduation in Law from Amity Law School. She enjoys listening to music, travelling, reading and spending time with family.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Moot Court Hall,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Deepa Panwar,
    Professor in Charge, Academic Initiatives,
    Research & Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

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    ORIENTATION PROGRAMME 2014- BATCH 2014 - 19: JULY 01-05, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    For students their first day in college marks the beginning of a new phase of life. This may conjure up different feelings in different people. Some may be excited, some nervous and some a bit of both. There will be learners who are looking forward to the experience, and then there will be others whose feelings border on apprehension.

    The Orientation Programme 2014, organised by fraternity at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, aims to bring together learners, the excited and the apprehensive types alike, and give them a sense of what law school life is actually going to be like. In doing this, it intends to make sure that it doesn't lose sight of the bigger picture - academic success that stems from well-rounded individuals pursuing their goals with single-minded determination.
    The Orientation Programme is divided into three parts -

    • Part I - Introduction to Life at SLS NOIDA (Balance of Curricular, Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities) (July 01-02, 2014),
    • Part II - Interaction with Symbian's from Profession (July 05, 2014) and
    • Part III - Fresher's Welcome by Established Learners of Batch 2013-18 (Cultural Celebration) (July 12, 2014).

    Part I of the Orientation Programme will take place on July 01-02, 2014 at Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. The programme, which will be held at SLS NOIDA's moot court hall, will see the Symbiosis Family welcoming the new entrants and giving them an overview of the aims and objectives of the Law School. Faculty members including programme coordinators and section heads will also attend the programme.

    Objective

    During the course of the programme, we all including Faculty Members and Learners-Officer Bearers of various Cells will attempt to school the new learners in the basics of life at SLS, letting them in on the guiding philosophy of the institute. Here's what the programme seeks to achieve:

    Giving learners a heads-up on what college life is going to be like; Assisting learners with information and resources that help them tread the paths they have chosen for themselves with confidence;
    Making learners aware of standards, policies, procedures and expectations;
    Fuelling camaraderie, assisting learners deal with unknowns and building bridges between learners and faculty members;
    Inculcating a sense of belongingness vis-a-vis the college community; helping learners blend in;
    Facilitating an understanding of the integrated academic support system in place;
    Communicating to learners that the college is going to work closely with them in assisting them make academic plans to fuel their academic success; &
    Giving the college authorities an opportunity to interact with the newest family members.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Anshul Mittal,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: anshul@symlaw.edu.inanshul@symlaw.edu.in

    Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
    Email: meenakshi@symlaw.edu.inmeenakshi@symlaw.edu.in

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    SCHEDULE

    Part 1 | Part 2


    COMMON INDUCTION PROGRAMME, 2014: JULY 23, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Common Induction Programme is organized in the Symbiosis-NOIDA campus for the new batch of undergraduate students of Symbiosis-NOIDA campus including Symbiosis Law School (Batch 2014-19) and Symbiosis Center for Management Studies on July 23, 2014.

    The purpose of the Induction ceremony is to enable our young and vibrant students to understand and familiarize themselves with the Institution-Symbiosis, and understand more closely the functioning of the same along with the values that go to make up this great Institution. We expect the same to influence our young minds in their years with us here, and lay the foundation for their careers as well. This programme also serves as their formal welcome to the Symbiosis family.

    The Chief Guests for the momentous occasion include Hon'ble Adv. Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Former Union Minister of Law & Justice, Mr. Manish Tiwary, Executive Director - Sales and Customer Development, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., and Mr. Arun Sehgal, Executive Vice President, Human Resource, GSK Consumer Care. Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis, Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University will grace the occasion.

    Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Former Union Minister of Law & Justice and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

    Mr. Ram Jethmalani has served as India\'s Union Law Minister and as Chairman of Bar Council of India. He has represented a sweep of cases from the high-profile to the controversial for which he has often faced severe criticism.

    Ram Jethmalani is known as a maverick lawyer with many distinctions to his credit. He obtained a law degree at an early age of 17 and started practising law in his hometown (in today\'s Pakistan) until the partition of India.

    He was elected a member of parliament in 6th and 7th Lok Sabha on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Mumbai. He has served as Law Minister of India and also as Minister of Urban Development during the Prime Ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee against whom he later on contested election in General Elections of 2004 from Lucknow constituency. However in 2010 he came back to BJP and was elected to Rajya Sabha on its ticket from Rajasthan.

    He is a well known face amongst the legal community in India. Even though he is primarily known as only a criminal lawyer, he has appeared in many high-profile cases. On 7 May 2010 he was elected to be the president of Supreme Court Bar Association.

    Mr. Manish Tiwary, Executive Director Sales and Customer Development, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

    Mr. Manish Tiwary is the Executive Director, Sales and Customer Development of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. His responsibility is primarily to manage customer development for India and also plays a role in steering the South Asia Customer Development Leadership Team.

    Mr. Manish has played a key role in strengthening organizational capability for servicing the growing Modern Trade Channel. He has also been responsible for driving the IT agenda in Customer Management for strengthening competitive advantage for HUL and has been instrumental in leading some break through projects like Project iQ, Coverage expansion in S Asia etc.

    Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Tiwary was the General Manager, Sales & Customer Development, for HUL in North India. He has been involved with the organized retailing business from the early stages and is an active member of various industry forums in this area. Prior to this he has handled a wide range of marketing and general management jobs in the skin and deodorant categories.

    Mr. Manish is a Computer Engineer by training and has done his PGDM from IIM Bangalore. He joined as a Management Trainee in 1995 and has worked in various sales, marketing and general assignments across HUL.

    Mr. Arun Sehgal, Executive Vice President, Human Resource, GSK Consumer Care

    Mr. Arun is a senior HR Professional with diverse experience in Human Resource Management. A large part of his career was with Gillette wherein he held positions of increasing responsibility, both in India and overseas. Mr. Arun was the Regional HR Director for India and South Asia from 1998 t0 2003 when he led HR for Gillette's diverse business including Shaving, Parker, Duracell, Oral B and Braun.

    Mr. Arun joined GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in 2006. His efforts on building world-class talent and a high performance culture in the company are noteworthy. He is currently Executive Vice President, HR for India Sub continent.

    Mr. Arun has major strengths in Organisational Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Relations and HR Services.

    Mr. Arun is an active member within the professional HR Community. He is the past President of Delhi Management Association.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

    VENUE

    Ground,
    Behind Academic Block,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    CONTACT PERSON

    Prof. Priyamvada Mishra,
    Assistant Professor,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: cultural@symlaw.edu.in

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    ASCENT MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 2014: JULY 13, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is a culture of knowledge and nurturing. It 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.

    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA strives to inculcate research aptitude in learners by constantly acquainting them with historical judgments, Case analysis/discussions and legal web bases. Mooting is one of the prime means of this learning environment. It is an activity of arguing a common hypothetical legal problem in a courtroom environment, which in turn enables the learners with courtroom etiquettes and advocacy skills. It also enables them in cultivating Research, Drafting and Pleading skills.

    OBJECTIVE

    Mooting as an activity is taken care by the Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. It is a team comprised of Symbians - faculty and our alumni visualizing, supervising and assisting at every step in dealing with varied aspects of mooting and culminating the same for the learners at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA. (To know more about the meaningful efforts of the Moot Court society, visit http://symlaw.edu.in/achievements-cc/moot-courts).

    In continuation of our strive for the strengthening the foundations of learning of law, the Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized Third ASCENT Moot Court Competition on July 13, 2014 between 08:00am-03:00pm at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

    'ASCENT Moot Court Competition' is a fixture of 'Internal Elimination' round for the selection of our own students to represent SLS-NOIDA in all 'National, Institutional and International Moot Court Competitions' that takes place during the period July 2014 - June 2015.

    Compromis - National

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    Compromis - International

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    Rules & Regulations

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    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Mohd. Salim,
    Head, Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.inmootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    THREE DAYS WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - JULY 17-19, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Research not only generates useful insight and confidence but also stimulates 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 has organized Three days Workshop on 'Research Methodology' for our new batch of learners by Dr. V K Srivastava, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi on July 17-19, 2014.

    The key objective of this workshop is to familiarize the students about the construction and application of research methodology linking it with the formulation of a comprehensive research proposal, introducing the Doctrinal and non-doctrinal models in legal research, Stages in research-formulation of research problem, Objective writing and hypothesis formulation, Literature review and referencing and finally to draw better conclusions from the analysis and to write a good Research Paper.

    Dr. V.K. Srivastava, Professor, Head of Department, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi.

    Dr. Srivastava taught sociology at Hindu College, University of Delhi, from 1976 to 1985. He then joined the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. Promoted as a Reader in Social Anthropology in 1986, and Professor in 1997. On lien from the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Srivastava joined as Principal, Hindu College, University of Delhi and later returned as Professor of Social Anthropology.

    His major areas of interest include comparative religion, caste system, family dynamics, medical systems, and anthropological theory and methods. He has taught courses on anthropological theory and methods, urban anthropology, medical anthropology, tribal and peasant societies.

    Prof Srivastava has to his credit supervision of 23 Doctoral thesis (9 under progress) and 26 M.Phil. Dissertations, innumerable publications, has participated /or presented in 42 conferences in the last 3 years, received more than 20 awards and distinctions for academic distinction. He has borne the editorial responsibility for the Society for Indian Medical Anthropology, Journal of Human Ecology, The Indian Anthropologist, Journal of Social Science, The Eastern Anthropologist and The Anthropologist.

    SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP
    CONTACT PERSON

    Ms. Deepa Panwar,
    Prof in Charge, Academic Initiatives,
    Research and Publication Cell,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA

    Email: research@symlaw.edu.in

    WORKSHOP ON 'DRAFTING AND PLEADING: ESSENTIALS TO BE SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL': MARCH 02, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    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. This initiative is well supported and effectively carried out by dedicated the Moot Court Society.

    Being the first ever endeavor in one's professional life, there are bound to be several questions such as what is drafting; how does one draft memorial; what must be included in memorial; what manners and etiquettes need to be adhered while pleading, so on and so forth. Don't worry; the assistance is just few days away.

    We are delighted to inform you that Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organized a Workshop on \"Drafting and Pleading: Essentials to be Successful Professional" on March 02, 2014 between 09:30am-01: 30am by team of Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar, Senior Associate, Saikrishna & Associates, New Delhi; Mr. Joel, Advocate, Intellective Law Offices, Delhi; and Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Legal Researcher, High Court of Delhi.

    Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar, Senior Associate, Saikrishna & Associates, New Delhi

    Mr. Bharadwaj has done BBA. LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2003-2008). Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar's professional experience includes: Associate, K & S Partners (April 2008 - November 2013); and Senior Associate (December 2013 - till date). His areas of specialization include: Trade Marks, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, Branding, and Internet-related IPR issues.

    Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar is a hard working and dedicated attorney specializing in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. A goal oriented professional who is always ready to take on a challenge and who is looking to learn all the time. ??I am constantly enhancing my experience and knowledge in various aspects of IPR. He has an ever-growing working understanding of, inter alia, prosecuting and defending trademarks, copyright agreements, Internet law, entertainment law etc. In particular, he possesses an in-depth knowledge of geographical indications and is actively involved in the prosecution and defense of several well known geographical indications.

    Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar's professional membership includes: Member, Bar Council of Delhi and also member, International Trademark Association.

    Mr. Bharadwaj is an avid mooter and has successfully represented Symbiosis Law School, Pune in various national and international moot court competitions. Mr. Bharadwaj Jaishankar is Member of the Delhi Ultimate Frisbee team and has played in several national Ultimate Frisbee tournaments.

    Mr. Joel, Advocate, Intellective Law Offices, Delhi

    Mr. Joel has done B.B.A.LLB with Distinction from Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2005- 10); Associate Company Secretary, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (membership no. 29698). He also has earned several Diplomas includes Diploma in International Business Laws and Corporate Laws in India from Symbiosis Law School, Pune (First Class) (2008); Diploma in Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws & Mumbai University with Distinction; Diploma in Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems from Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2009). At present he is pursuing Master of Arts (Psychology) since July 2012 from Indira Gandhi National Open University (Degree expected in July, 2014).

    Mr. Joel's professional experience includes Advocate with Intellective Law Offices, Delhi since April 2011; Associate, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan, Delhi (2010-2011); Trainee, N.V. Gopal and Co.(Company Secretaries), Pune (2008-2010). He also was selected to clerk under an Hon'ble Judge of the Supreme Court of India in June, 2010 based on academic merit and an interview before an Hon'ble Judge thereof. (The offered position could not be taken up due to prior contractual obligations).

    Mr. Joel has several research publications to his name including: Article on 'Arbitrability of Disputes relating to Oppression and Mismanagement' published in Corporate Law Adviser, [2013] 113 CLA (Mag.) 33; Article on 'Transaction Value of Imported Goods: Zero-Sum Games' published on Taxindiaonline.com; Presented a paper on 'Revisiting the Constitutionality of the Crime of Adultery in India' at the Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology held at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu from 11th-13th, January,2013; Attended the International Law Conference organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan at Lahore, Pakistan in October, 2012.; Authored two essays on 'Software Patenting in India' and 'Scope of an Online Service Provider's Liability in India' respectively, as part of the Microsoft Intellectual Property Scholarship Program, 2009.

    Mr. Joel has been avid mooter. His credential includes: Part of the college team (speaker) that represented India at the 50th Annual Shearman and Sterling International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held at Washington DC, USA in March, 2009.; Represented the law school in five national level moot court competitions with varying degrees of success after qualifying from the internal selection rounds at the Law School. He also was Member of the Moot Court Society of Symbiosis Law School, Pune from June 2007 to November 2009.

    Mr. Joel also was awarded the Microsoft Intellectual Property Scholarship, 2009 (entailed an award of Rs. 80,000/-) based on academic merit and research assignments described above.

    Mr. Arunadhri Iyer, Legal Researcher, High Court of Delhi

    Mr. Arunadhri is Legal Researcher, High Court of Delhi. Prior he was member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Khaitan & Co., and regularly appeared in matters before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Bombay, Small Causes Court, Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, District and Sessions Court, State Consumer Commission, Company Law Board. He contested matters related to commercial litigation such as commercial causes suits, summary suits etc., intellectual property rights such as Trade Marks, Contract Act, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Banking laws, Labour Laws etc.

    Mr. Arunadhri has several publications to his name including: Arunadhri Iyer, Ashwin Mathew & Anshuman Sakle, 'Non-disclosure by a seller - An Analysis', Practical Lawyer, March 2011; Arunadhri Iyer & Ashwin Mathew, 'A Simplified Arbitration Agreement: Analysing its efficacy', Vol 109 Issue 2 dated 12 September 2011 of SEBI & Corporate Laws; Arunadhri Iyer & Ashraya Rao, 'Remedies for Breach of Commercial Contracts: An Analysis', IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter.

    Mr. Arunadhri's professional membership includes: Member, Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.

    Mr. Arunadhri is avid mooter and has successfully represented Symbiosis Law School, Pune in various national and international moot court competitions.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Dr. Mohd. Salim,
    Associate Professor & Head - Moot Court Society,
    Symbiosis Law School,
    NOIDA
    Email: mootcourt@symlaw.edu.in

    PANEL DISCUSSION ON PERSPECTIVES AND LIMITS OF ENHANCED PUNISHMENT UNDER CRIMINAL LAW : FEBRUARY 15, 2014

    INTRODUCTION

    Reforms in Criminal justice system seems to be the most agitated concern in the last few years, and a continuous quest in the same direction, is going on not only in the academia and judicial offices but also on the floor of the Parliament. Books, commentaries and research papers are continuously flooding our libraries; judicial precedents are opened, re-opened and strenuously examined with different perspectives. Legislative bodies are facing serious challenge to their wisdom in framing progressive penal laws, and are under serious pressure to cope with ever changing dynamism in law & order problems. There was a time when classic books and research papers were providing enough food for thought to kick start new legislation or to decide any given criminal matter in the court of law. However, dynamism of criminal justice system has given stiff challenge to all existing resources. Current trends in substantive as well as Procedural Criminal Law seems to be tilted against accused, and criminal justice system is failing to explore plights of victims, during as well as after the trial. Committee on Reforming Criminal Justice System (Malimath Committee) has attempted to give a 'new deal' with victim as well as aspects of witness protection. To what extent this 'new-deal' is appropriate and adequate enough to protect 'individual victim' need to be re-examined. Similarly, police reforms have again taken back seat in last few years. The problems are multiple.

    What is very clear is that our criminal justice system is lagging much behind other contemporary Criminal Justice Systems. It is lagging not only in the field of tools & techniques but also lagging way behind in innovations. Scientific tools & techniques, even if necessary for investigation and trial, are still 'untouchable' in delivery of justice and in expediting trials. Thus, a new discourse is required not only to examine various sub-issues of Criminal Justice System, but at the same time, one must explore possible theoretical and philosophical discourse on Criminalisation process.

    Development of substantive criminal law is very much reflected in various legislations. The process of creating new breeds of offence is often called as Process of Criminalisation. But this process has its own limitations. There has always been a consistent school of thought which has argued that 'process of criminalisation' has its own limits. This idea is very much reflected in the NAAZ Foundation case decided by Delhi High Court, though the Supreme Court turned town the decision on ground of 'legislative competency'. However, the others, conveniently termed as 'traditionalist', argue for greater criminalisation as well as stringent punishment. For a theoretical discourse, recent report of Justice J S Verma on the aftermath of brutal Delhi gang rape case may be categorised as 'traditionalist'. Similarly, criminal justice system is divided on question of sentencing also. The brief history of sentencing may lead us to the modern approach of sentencing where 'greater punishment' or 'enhanced punishment' to the offender is treated as 'best dealing' with the offender, and theory of 'reformative jurisprudence' has taken back seat.

    An analysis of any issue of criminal law, particularly of one that proposes the imposition of criminal punishment, must confront two critical requirements of just punishment firstly, that only the guilty should be punished, and secondly, that the punishment of the guilty should be proportional to the crime committed. The Proportionality between the seriousness of the crime and the harshness of the Criminal punishment reinforces 'proportionality principle'. This aspect may further be examined from perspective of elements of a crime i.e. 'the culpability of the offender' and 'the harm caused to society'. However, all these principles are presupposing right balance between all these various factors.

    It is with these snapshots one need to re-examine substantive criminal law in the modern India. To understand the issues stated above, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised Panel Discussion on 'Perspectives and Limits of Enhanced Punishment under Criminal Law' on the theme "Substantive Criminal Law Reforms: Enhanced Punishment Theory on February 15, 2014 at Moot Court Hall, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA between 09:30am - 12:30pm.

    THEME

    • Substantive Criminal Law Reforms: Enhanced Punishment Theory

    SUB THEMES

    • Over-criminalisation and limits of penal sanctions
    • Emerging theory of punishments: Enhanced Punishment theory
    • Possibility of having gender-neutral Penal law & Policy
    • Protecting Identity of Caste/Religion/Sex and other by Enhanced Punishment
      • Criminal Law (Amendment), 2013
      • The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2010

    PARTICIPANTS

    Academicians, Advocates, Activists, Researchers and students engaged in the field of Law and other social sciences can attend. The participant will be provided unique platform for exchanging ideas and disseminating their take on the topic not just of social or political but also of emotional, personal and legal concern.

    Adv. R Venkatramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member, Law Commission of India

    Adv. R Venkatramani has been on Senior Advocate's panel for the Government of India in Supreme Court and appeared extensively in indirect tax cases. He is appointed as a Member, Law Commission of India in 2010. He has been appearing for the State of Tamil Nadu as a Special Senior Counsel for the past 12 years and also acting as Special Senior Counsel for the State of Andhra Pradesh. He also is retained by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to represent its cases before the Supreme Court and the Electricity Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi. Being engaged by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as Special Counsel. He also has acted as Standing Counsel for various Universities and Public Sector Corporations; Counsel for the Supreme Court in matters pertaining to the employees of the Court; Co-opted member of the Expert Group constituted by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to examine and determine the structure and functions of an Equal Opportunity Commission.

    He was invited to be Member of the Ethics Committee of the Indian Council for Medical Research; Member cum office bearer of several Lawyers' Associations; Life Member of Indian Society of International Law: Resource person of the Society for its Annual Summer Courses and actively participating in the Projects of the Society; Member, Indian Law Institute. He also has served as Law Member in the 'Expert Group on Welfare Legislations' set up by the Planning Commission of India in the year 1990; Member of the South Asian Task Force on Judiciary consisting of Members of SAARC Nations to submit reports on the conditions of Judiciary, reforms in Institutional structures and conditions of service etc with a view to enhancing rule of law and availability of efficacious legal remedies; on the Panel of the Jury invited for Public Hearings on Child Labour at New Delhi in 1997 and on Crimes on Women at Bangalore in 1999; Member of the Sub-Committee on Directive Principles of State Policy, constituted by the Commission reviewing the working of the Constitution under the Chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah.

    He has been invited to speak at the workshop Jointly organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and International Commission of Jurists at GENEVA on the 4th to 6th March, 2001. The workshop was designed to submit a report to the Human Rights Commission, on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenants on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966. He also has been requested by the ICJ to coordinate with its activities in the Afro-Asian region, particularly pertaining to ICESCR. He is also associated with the International Working Group engaged in drafting an Instrument on the Right to Food following an International Conference held at BERLIN in May 2002. He also was invited to be involved in the Nepalese Constitution drafting and experience sharing exercise (2008).

    He has several publications to his credit including: Books- on 'Land Reforms' (Co-author: 1975); 'Judgements of Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy' (Former Judge of the Supreme Court) published by the International Institute of Human Rights Society (1995); Volume on 'Torts' in the series of Halsbury's Laws of India, published by Butterworths; Restatement of Indian Law (Public Interest Litigation) [sponsored by the Committee on Restatement of Laws - Joint Committee of the Supreme Court of India and Indian Law Institute]. He is currently working on- 'Scope and application of International Instruments in Domestic Law making and Judicial Enforcement' and a book on Constitutional Rights and Jurisprudence.

    Prof. (Dr.) B B Pande, Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (India) (Retd.), & Professor, Human Rights Chair-the National Human Rights Commission, New 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).

    Dr. B N Ramesh, IGP Director, CRPF Academy, Kadarpur - Haryana

    Dr. B N Ramesh IPS 1988 Batch (West Bengal Cadre) is B. Tech., MBA (IIM), and Ph.D. (IIT). He joined Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2008. He has served as Superintendent of Police at Burdwan, 24 Paragnas NORTH, Medinapure, S.S.P Intelligence DIG, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Dimapur, IG (Operations) at Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kashmir, IG (Spl. Training, Research & Development, New Delhi, CRPF, Director, internal Security Academy CRPF, Mount Abu.

    He has several publications to his name including research papers on topics like Rajiv Aarogyasri (2009), System Dynamics in European Journal (2009), and Tribal Issues in National Seminar 2011. He has chaired International Conference On Public Policy And Governance At Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Sept 2012 and presented paper on "Innovative Style of Leadership For Bringing University In Kashmir'. He has also authored of number of books like "Training Needs Analysis of Police Personnel in Naxal Prone Areas" (2012), "Internal Security Challenges of India Ways And Mean