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Meet our new faculty member | Sharada R Shindhe

April 7, 2021

We are happy to welcome our alum Sharada R. Shindhe, NLS ‘LLM 2011, who now returns to NLSIU as Assistant Professor of Law. Prior to joining NLSIU, she has been a practicing lawyer before the High Court of Karnataka for nearly a year, and has also worked at the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) as an Assistant Professor. She has been awarded the prestigious Dr. D.C. Pavate Memorial Fellowship at Centre of International Studies/Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University.

We asked her to share more about herself, her academic interests and her recent work.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Before joining NLSIU, I was working as an Assistant Professor at Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi. I graduated from Karnatak University, Dharwad completing B.A.,L.L.B. (Hons.) with a First Rank, Distinction and two Gold Medals. I did my Post Graduation in Business Laws from NLSIU, Bangalore. I was a visiting Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, U.K as I was awarded Pavate Cambridge Fellowship. I want to excel as a teacher. Apart from teaching I like sports, music and yoga.

What are your main areas of teaching? How did your interest in these areas begin?

I taught Business Laws for some time. While teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, I gained a lot of interest in arbitration and decided to work in this area for my doctorate.

The importance of Arbitration in your opinion:

Arbitration is the most sought after method of dispute resolution in the commercial sector. Unlike other informal methods of dispute resolution, arbitration involves adjudication leading to a binding decision. It is one of the efficient ways of dispute resolution. Party autonomy is the crux of arbitration. Recent Amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 aim towards making India, a favourable destination for both Domestic as well as International Commercial Arbitration.

I am pursuing my research on Critical analysis of Judicial Supervision of Appealable Orders under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. I have registered for Ph.D Programme at KSLU, Hubballi. Judicial approach on arbitration has changed in recent years. From interventionist to pro-arbitration, India has come a long way in arbitration.

Since you are also an NLS alum, could you briefly share your experience at law school?

Studying at NLS was the best thing that could have happened to me. Apart from learning analytical and research skills, I developed an ability to undertake industrious work. I got an opportunity to interact and learn from people across the country. LLM at NLS became a stepping-stone for my career in teaching.

Your thoughts on starting your teaching journey at NLS? What are your plans ahead?

Being associated with NLSIU again gives me immense pleasure and I look forward to carry on the legacy of my teachers. The area of ADRs has many untapped opportunities and I intend to explore them.