NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE
THE OUTREACH AND EXTENSION OF NLSIU AT A GLANCE : MARCH & APRIL 2010
|1. 6th and 7th March, 2010 Two Day Conference on "60 years of the Indian Constitution Tracing the Journey of Social Justice in Karnataka: Past, Present and Future"|
|Organised by: Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP)|
|Coordinated by: Dr. S Japhet|
His Excellency, Hon'ble Sri. Hans Raj Bharadwaj, Governor of Karnataka & Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India, Former Chairman, NHRC and Chair Professor, NHRC, NLSIU were the Chief Guests. Prof. (Dr.)Valerian Rodrigues, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi & Prof. Ravi Varma Kumar, Senior Advocate and Former Chairperson, First Permanent Backward Classes Commission, Government of Karnataka, delivered the Keynote Address. Special Address was by Shri. Devanoora Mahadeva, Writer and President, Sarvodaya Karnataka and Prof. R Venkata Rao, Vice chancellor, NLSIU presided. The objective of the conference was to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Indian Constitution with a critical look from the perspective of the socially marginalized communities. The issues discussed in the conference were Struggles of Social Justice: Experiences of the Past, Developments on the Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Fronts over the Last Two Decades (1991-2009)& Alliances of the Marginalised and the Excluded for the Future. This conference presented an opportunity for academicians, policy makers, social activists and civil society organisations to do grounded research and to explore ways and means by which an marginalised alliance can be forged so as to mount democratic pressure within a rule of law framework so that the constitutional promises do not remain as the dead letter of the law but breathes new life for each citizen, irrespective of their caste, colour, or creed.
|2. 13th March, 2010 One day workshop on "Environment Protection: Citizens' Legal Rights and Remedies" & "Budget Analysis"|
Organised by: NLSIU(Chair on Consumer Law and Practice) in collaboration with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, CREAT and CEERA
|Coordinated by: Dr. Ashok R Patil, Associate Professor,Chair on Consumer Law and Practice|
The programme was inaugurated by Swami Narayananda Saraswati. In the inaugural function, CLP Chair Newsletter "March of Consumer Law & Practice" was released.
In the second and third sessions of the programme speakers spoke on various topics as detailed below:
Mr. A Manohar, Environmental Tribunal Bill & Zonal Officer, Central Pollution Control Board, Bangalore spoke on Environment Protection Act & Rules, 1986
Mr. Leo F Saldanha, Enrivonment Support Group, Bangalore spoke about Emerging Environmental Governance Reforms,
Mr. Yathiraj, Principal, Kalidasa First Grade College, Tumkur, spoke on International Conventions/Treaties on Environment Protection
Mr. Nagendramurthy,Faculty, JSS Law College, Mysore spoke about Bio Medical Waste Handling Rules
Dr. Ashok R Patil, Associate Professor,Chair on Consumer Law & Practice, NLSIU spoke about Environmental Hazards of Tobacco Smoking
Representatives of Environment Support Group spoke about Effective use of Public Hearings
Dr. Sairam Bhat, NLSIU, Bangalore spoke about Landmark decisions on Environment Protection Associate Professor
Mr. Y G Muralidharan, CREAT, Bangalore spoke about Citizen Action for Safe Environment
The workshop concluded with discussions, finalising plan of action.
|3. 18 th and 19 th March, 2010 Orientation Programme on "Alternative Dispute Resolution”|
|Organised by: The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR),The National Law School of India University (NLSIU)|
|Coordinated by: Dr. V Nagaraj|
|Two day programme was held on ADR. His Excellency H R Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka was the Chief Guest. Faculty members and llaw students of other Law Colleges attended the programme conducted in the IV Year Class Room at NLSIU. Classes were conducted by the Experts in ADR.|
|4. 26th to 28th March, 2010 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition|
|Coordianted by: Mr. Mrinal Satish and Moot Court Society (Students)|
NLSIU organised the ISRO Sponsored National Funding Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition. Eighteen teams representing law colleges from across the country participated in the competition. The preliminary rounds of the competition were held on March 27. Each team was required to moot twice against two other teams participating in the competition. These teams were UILS (Chandigarh), Dr. Ambedkar School of Excellence in Law (Chennai), SNDT Womens University (Pune), NUJS (Kolkata), HNLU (Raipur), NALSAR (Hyderabad), NLIU (Bhopal) and NLSIU (Bangalore). The four winners of the quarter finals – NUJS (Kolkata), HNLU (Raipur), Dr. Ambedkar School of Excellence in Law (Chennai) and NLSIU (Bangalore) met in the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, which were also in the knock-out format, NUJS defeated HNLU and NLSIU defeated Dr. Ambedkar School of Excellence in Law, and the two teams qualified for the finals of the competition.
The Finals of the competition were judged by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Madan B Lokur, Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Judge of the Calcutta High Court and Mr. Aditya Sondhi, Advocate, Bangalore (An alumnus of NLSIU). In the finals, the team representing NUJS, comprising of Mr. Jay Sanklecha, Mr. Kumar Ashutosh and Ms. Nivedita Sen defeated the team from NLSIU, comprising of Mr. Aditya Banavar, Mr. Shenoy Prasad and Ms. Vatsala Sahay. The team from NUJS will be funded by ISRO to participate in the Regional Rounds of the competition, to be held in Sydney in mid-April.
|The Best Memorial award was bagged by NLSIU, whereas the Best Oralist award was bagged by Mr. Abhilaksh Grover from NALSAR.|
|5. 30 th March, 2010 PNDT JUDICIAL TRAINING PROJECT|
|Coordinated by: Dr. Sarasu E Thomas|
A series of six workshops was held on 30 March 2010 under the Project at the Karnataka Judicial Academy beginning with a common session and ending with a common session and feedback. With an average of about 20 judges per workshop, there were a total of 120 judges covered in the workshop series. The resource persons were drawn from faculty members of the National Law School as well as from well known NGOs which have done work in the area of PNDT training. In addition to the judges, about 20 human rights students and activists also attended the programme addition to staff of the Karnataka Judicial Academy. The feedback to the six workshop programmes was positive and we hope to conduct more such programmes in the coming months.
6. 3rd April, 2010 The First IJLT-CIS Annual Law Lecture Series on "Jurisdictional Issues in Cyberspace"
The lectures were held for B.A.,LL.B students in the IV year class room. The Chief Guest was Dr. Justice S. Muralidhar (Judge, Delhi High Court). The other speakers were Mr. Aditya Sondhi, Mr. Amit Sachdeva and Dr. Lorna E. Gillies. The Lecture Series was attended by about 110 attendees - more than 80 attendees from outside NLSIU.
|7. 3rd April, 2010 LL.M Lecture Series on "Indian Intellectual Property Rights Regime"|
|Coordinated by: Prof. T Ramakrishna|
|There was a Special lecture by Mr. P H Kurian, IAS, Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and Geographical Indications for LL.M students. About 25 students attended the same.|
|8. 12 th April, 2010 Seminar & Interactive Session on "Globalisation and its impact on legal education and legal profession"|
|Coordinated by: Prof. R Venkata Rao|
His Excellency Shri H.R. Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, presided over the function held at NLSIU. Prof. Peter H. Schuck, Professor of Law, Yale Law School, delivered the keynote address, Prof. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof. V. Vijayakumar, Professor of Law, NLSIU, Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam, Assistant Director, Centre for IPR Studies, Mr. Yugank Goyal, Research Associate, JGLS, participated in the Seminar. There was also an interaction session, followed by Presidential Address by His Excellency Shri H.R. Bhardwaj, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka, Vote of Thanks by Prof. V. Nagaraj, Registrar, NLSIU and lunch in the afternoon.
|9. 17th April, 2010 The Second Consultation on "Proposed Amendments to Section 125-127, Cr.P.C"|
|Organised by : National Law School of India University, Bangalore and National Commission for Women|
|Coordinated by: Mr. Mrinal Satish|
Justice P.V. Reddi,Chairman Law Commission of India inaugurated the programme and Justice V.S. Malimath, Chairman, Karnataka Law Commission delivered the keynote address. Justice Prabha Sridevan, Judge, High Court of Madras, Ms. Yasmeen Abrar, Member, National Commission for Women participated in the Consultation. Prof. R. Venkata Rao Vice Chancellor, NLSIU presided.
|10. 20th to 28th April, 2010 16th South Asia Teaching Session on "International Humanitarian Law”|
|Organised by : The National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)|
|Coordinated by: Ms. Anuradha Saibaba|
His Excellency Shri H.R. Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, inaugurated the function. Mr. Francois Stamm, Head, Regional Delegation,ICRC, New Delhi and Mr. Christopher Harland, Regional Legal Adviser for South Asia, ICRC, addressed the gathering. Prof. R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU presided over the function. Delegates from more than 12 countries participated in the teaching session. There were 36 delegates from eight countries, covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka. A wide range of topics will be covered during the eight day session. Resource persons for the working sessions were experts from various backgrounds such as the academics, retired military personnel and the ICRC staff members. The inaugural function was held at National Law School of India University on 20April 2010 in the evening. Shri H.R. Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka inaugurated the session. Hon'ble Justice V.Jagannathan, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory function on 28th .
|11. "Earth Day" Date: 22.4.2010 : Dr. Sri.A.N.Yellappa Reddy, Former Additional Director, Forest and Ecology Department, Government of Karnataka delivered lecture|
|Organised by COMMONS CELL,CEERA AND MHRD CHAIR ON IPR, NLSIU|
|Coordinator by: Prof. M.K. Ramesh and Dr. T. Ramakrishna|
|12. 26th to 30th April, 2010 1st National Conference on "Fashion & Intellectual Property Rights" and "Intellectual Property Rights Week"|
|Organised by: MHRD Chair on IPR and NLSIU in association with National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore|
|Coordinated by: Prof. T Ramakrishna|
|"IP Week" Celebrations in National Law School, Bangalore|
Bangalore: In view of the ‘world copyright Day' and 'world IP Day', the MHRD chair on IPR at National Law School of India University, Bangalore celebrated “IP WEEK”. As part of the IP week celebration, special lectures and National conference on “Fashion and IP” were organized on 26th April to 28th April, 2010.
26th April 2010: National Conference on "Fashion and IPR" was organized jointly by “National Law School of India University”(NLSIU) & National Institute of Fashion Technology”(NIFT), Bangalore . Mainly discussion was held on “Integrated IP Protection for the fashion industry”
Participants: Students, Researches and Faculties of “NLSIU” & “NIFT”
Speakers: Dr. Prof T. Ramakrishna, NLSIU, Bangalore
27th April 2010 : Lecture on IPR and Software Industry by Dr. Raj Dutta, Vice-Chairman and Chief Knowledge officer of Mind Tree, Bangalore who spoke about the Innovation in every industry.
28th April 2010 : Lecture on “Copyright Issues in Recording and Film Industry” by
Sr. T.S. Nagabharana ,
Sri. N.S. Sridhar Murthy
Joint Editor, Mallige kannada monthly and
|13. 28 th April, 2010 World Dance Day Celebration by SPIC-MACAY (Bangalore Chapter)|
|Coordinated by: Students Bar Association and Cultural Committee (Students), NLSIU|
|NLSIU are amongst 8 institutions in Bangalore to host “MUDRA” a celebration of Indian dance form by renowned artistes in the campus. Pt. Rajendra Gangnani performed Kathak and Ms. Padmini Ravi performed Bharatanatyam in the evening.|