The objective of the Law and Technology Society is to explore the boundless contours of the intriguing interface between law and technology. The Society aims to build up-to-date scholarship in the field by organizing various interesting events.
The Society, formerly known as ‘Computers and Law’, was founded by Mr. Pramod Rao. Earlier, there were only a handful of student-run, tech-law committees. In 2000, the committee started ‘Consilience’- an annual conference to discuss contemporary legal issues concerning technology. Since then, we have hosted events with dignitaries such as Antony Taubman, Carl Malamud, Stephan Hobe, etc. We have also worked closely with various GOI entities such as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, etc. In 2005, the Society started an annual journal called the ‘Indian Journal of Law and Technology’ (IJLT), which is India’s first peer review journal in this field.
Plans for AY 2020-21
For the current academic year, the society has planned to organize a series of interesting webinars and competitions to expand the outreach. We are also aiming towards building a website that will house various resources, such as videos of past events, legal-tech glossary, etc. Given the current circumstances owing to the pandemic, the events will be organized in a manner feasible to all members as well as participants.
There are three positions for which a student can apply in order to join the committee:
Member: Members are chosen based on their past organisational experience as well as any experience related to Law and Technology.
Senior Co-opt: The criteria for selection of a senior co-opt is same as that of a member with an additional component of interview.
Junior Co-opt: Junior Co-opts are selected on the basis of a write-up and an interview with the current members of the committee.
Society Members for 2020-21:
- Harshit Goyal (Convenor) (IV)
- Kabeer Jay (Joint Convenor) (IV)
- Viswanath Biju Nair (IV)
- Gagan Bajpai (III)
- Mayank Singh (III)
- Prakhar Pipraiya (III)
- Avinash Topno (II)
- Kartik Garg (II)
- Kirti Meena (II)
- Shantanu Mishra (II)
- Shubh Mittal (II)