M.K. Nambiar Chair on Constitutional Law
One of the leading lawyers of the country Mr. K.K. Venugopal created an endowment in the name of his illustrious father M.K. Nambiar to establish the first Chair on Constitutional Law. Prof. V.S. Mallar holds the Chair.
UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Chair on Refugee Law
The UNHCR Chair on Refugee Law was established by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with the object of promotion of Refugee Law through teaching and research as well as dissemination of information on Refugee Law. An agreement to this effect was signed between UNHCR and the NLSIU on March 21, 1996 . The Chair is established as the Asian Centre for Refugee Law. The activities of the Chair would include coordination and managing studies, research, academic courses, training, curriculum development, publication, dissemination of information and documentation pertaining to Refugee Law within the Law School as well as in collaboration with other scholars, researchers, teachers and institutions. Refugee and Humanitarian Law is being offered as a Seminar Course both at the Under-graduate level and Post-graduate level as well. A few dissertations have been submitted on issues relating to Refugee Law at the Post-graduate level as well.
Dr. Vijayakumar, Professor of Law holds this Chair since its inception in 1997.
IBA-CLE Chair on Continuing Legal Education
The NLSIU has laid firm foundation in the sphere of Continuing Legal Education programmes. The International Bar Association (IBA) has established an Endowment Chair in this regard. The University has been conducting series of Continuing Legal Education programmes for Lawyers, Judges, Administrators and Law teachers on identified subject areas. Besides, a variety of para legal and public legal education programmes are part of the teaching and research agenda of NLSIU and the CLE unit. In addition to this, IBA-CLE Unit undertakes conduct of Continuing Legal Education programmes on agreed terms, with other organisations. IBA-CLE Unit has conducted many workshops on Advocacy Skills for Junior Advocates in District and Sub-Divisional places of Karnataka. Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar, Professor of Law is the Executive Faculty of this Chair.
The NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) Chair on Human Rights
The NIHR has entered into an agreement with NHRC to establish the National Human Rights Commission's Chair on Human Rights at the NLSIU in November, 1998. The Chair envisages an ambitious threepronged
programme of human rights promotion, which largely coincides with the mandate of the NIHR and includes the following :
- Human Rights Education, which includes, preparation of teaching materials, curriculum preparation and such other related activities ;
- Research and publications of human rights issues ;
- Documentation of human rights materials. (Presently NIHR is coordinating) Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman National Human Rights Commission holds the Chair.
ICICI Chair Business Laws
The ICICI, the leading financial institution in India and abroad has established an Endowment Chair in Business Laws. The activities of the Chair would include initiation of measures to enhance the academic quality in this discipline and also undertaking of fundamental and sponsored reach. The faculty members of NLSIU and indentified group of students constitute the ICICI Research Team.
Chair on Corporate Governance
Reliance Industries Limited has instituted an Endowment Chair on "Corporate Governance". The Chair will be undertaking extensive fundamental and applied research in the areas of Corporate Governance, Accountability, Corporate Ethics, Shareholder's Democracy, etc. Dissemination of legal information and law reform are the other two key areas of Chair's activity. Prof. M.P. Padmanabha Pillai holds the chair.
Ministry of Commerce Chair on WTO
The NLSIU has been able to establish a Chair with the assistance and funding by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The Chair designs courses on multilateral trade negotiation skills, International commercial transactions, and international arbitration for students at both the Under-graduate and Post-graduate levels. The Chair also organises Conferences, Seminars and Consultative Meetings for Academics, Professionals, Government officials and the Corporate Sector. Dr. A. Jayagovind, Professor of Law, NLSIU is administering this Chair.
Singhania Chair on ADR
The NLSIU has established a Chair on 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' instituted by an endowment from M/s. Singhania & Co., New Delhi . The activities of the Chair include teaching, research, training, documentation, publication and establishment of fora for amicable settlement of disputes. This Chair is administered by Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar and Professor of Law, NLSIU.
V.R. Krishna Iyer Chair on Public Law & Policy Choice
The V.R. Krishna Iyer Chair has been founded by the V.R. Krishna Iyer Foundation. In the fitness of things, the Chair is to devote to the study and research in public law and policy services.
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Chair on Juvenile Justice
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has established a Chair on Juvenile Justice at the National Law School with an endowment. The Chair will undertake, coordinate and manage studies, academic courses, training, curriculum development pertaining to Juvenile Justice in particular and Child Rights and interests in general within the University and also in collaboration with other scholars, researchers, teachers, institutions and such other as are set forth. The Chair will also undertake specific research and provide consultancy to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the area of Juvenile Justice in particular and Child Rights and Interests in general.
Ministry of Human Resources Development Chair on Intellectual Property Rights
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has instituted the Chair on Intellectual Property Rights at the NLSIU to promote teaching and research in Intellectual Property Rights. Under this Chair, Outreach programmes in the form of Workshops, training programmes, Roundtables, Conferences are being conducted in addition to offering a Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights under Distance Education Program. Dr. T. Ramakrishna, Professor of Law, administers this Chair.
Ford Foundation Chair on Public Interest Litigation
The purpose of the Chair is to enable the NLSIU to further conceptualise the study and practice of Public Interest Law in India and in the dissemination of India's experience world wide, keeping in view the needs and wellbeing of women and disadvantaged sections of society.
ALLEN & OVERY CHAIR ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW
M/s.Allen & Overy, a leading International Law firm headquartered in the United Kingdom established the Chair on International Financial Laws.
The Chair is expected to further the existing linkages between National Law School of India University(NLSIU) and the Bar and will redeem the Law School's objective of producing : Transnational Lawyers” who can cater to the needs of ever changing globalized world.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs Chair on Consumer Law & Practice
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has instituted the Chair on Consumer Law & Practice at the NLSIU to promote research, teaching and training in Consumer Law and Practice. The Chair will undertake outreach programmes in the form of workshops, seminars, publications and training programme for academicians, professionals, government official, consumer forum members, and NGOs. The Chair will undertake to design courses on Consumer Law and Practice for the students at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels as well as P.G.Diploma courses. (Presently held by Dr.Ashok R. Patil, Associate Professor of Law)