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Orientation 2022

July 4, 2022

After a gap of two years, we are excited to conduct our Orientation Programme on campus this new Academic Year! We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students including the first cohort of our newly launched LLB (Hons) programme. The Orientation begins on Monday, July 4, 2022 and will continue till Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Due to the Covid pandemic, the Orientation programme in 2020 and 2021 was conducted online. This year, the Orientation sessions are being held on campus in hybrid mode with video-conferencing enabled across various classrooms to address students from across our various academic programmes simultaneously. Through this programme, our new students will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the various academic and social activities at NLSIU.

We look forward to ushering our new students into a University space that is committed to a holistic educational experience, and a culture of free inquiry and socially sensitive lawyering.

The academic term commences on July 8, 2022.

Orientation Programme Schedule

Keynote Speakers:

July 4, 2022 – Hon’ble Mr. Justice Suraj Govindaraj

Justice Govindaraj, NLS BA LLB ’95, is an NLS alum who was appointed as Judge of the Karnataka High Court in March 2021. He was also a Partner at the Bangalore-based Anup S Shah Law Firm which he co-founded in 1997. His areas of practice include Civil and Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Property Law, Arbitration, Company Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Constitution Matters, Debt Recovery, Environmental Law, Revenue Matters under local land laws, Consumer Law, RERA etc., He was appointed as Additional Judge in September 2019, and as Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in March 2021.

July 5, 2022 – Ms. Rebecca John

Designated as a Senior Advocate in 2013, Rebecca John enrolled with the Bar council of Delhi in 1988 and has been practising exclusively on the criminal side in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and in the Trial Courts of Delhi for the last more than three decades. She was the first woman practising exclusively on the criminal side who was designated as a senior advocate. Among the long list of cases to her credit are the Jain Hawala case of 1996, the 2G spectrum case, the Aarushi Talwar murder case, the Shreesanth IPL match fixing case, the Hashimpura massacre case, the defamation case filed against Priya Ramani, the Ankit Saxena murder case where she has been appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor, and many others.

She was a founding statutory member of the Internal Complaints Committee of the Delhi High Court dealing with complaints under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 for close to a decade. She is also a statutory member of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee.

July 6, 2022 – Shardull Shroff

Shardul S. Shroff is the Executive Chairman of the Firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and also heads the Firm’s Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice. Shardul has been instrumental in developing and driving the Firm’s vision that is focused on enabling business by providing solutions as trusted advisors, through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. Shardul’s four decades of experience spans across a wide spectrum, including expertise in Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Government Regulations, Disinvestment & Capital Markets, and Debt Recovery, helping build a pole position for the Firm in many of these practice areas. As a thought leader in the legal domain, Shardul has been consistently rated as a leading corporate lawyer by several international fora and publications, including Who’s Who Legal, Asialaw, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Euromoney, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and more.


July 7, 2022 – Sharath Gayakwad 

Sharath Gayakwad is India’s first Paralympic swimmer, coach, and Arjuna award winner from Bengaluru. He has won 96 medals in total including 55 domestic and 41 international medals. He is also the co-founder of the start-up Gamatics, an aggregrator between international brands and domestic retailers, and also offers enterprise tracking and analysis of an athletes’ performance. The company also focuses on developing biomechanics, which helps capture the technique of the athlete in real time, giving the coaches a better insight on improving performance.