“Unpacking Reservations in India: Theory, Practice, and Beyond”

XIII NLSIR-Samvād: Partners Symposium


NLSIU Campus, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru
December 08, 2019

About the conference:

This year’s edition of the AnnualNLSIR-Samvād: Partners Symposium will focus on exploring the theme of ‘Unpacking Reservations in India: Theory, Practice, and Beyond’. The Symposium seeks to address the critical gaps in the conversation around reservations, while facilitating the forum for structured discussion on this relevant and important issue.

The NLSIR-Samvād: Partners Symposium is the annual conference organised by the National Law School of India Review, the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Venue Details:

December 08, 2019

9 AM – 7.30 PM

The National Law School of India University, Bangalore

GnanaBharathi Main Rd, Opp NAAC, Teachers Colony,

Naagarabhaavi, Bengaluru,Karnataka 560072

Speakers and Sessions:

 The Seminar schedule and speakers are as below:

Session I: Reservations: Rethinking Roots in Constitutionalism

  • Dr.AnandTeltumdbe, Professor, Goa Institute of Management, and civil rights activist
  • Dr.SudhirKrishnaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, and co-founder, Centre for Law & Policy Research
  • Prof. N. Sukumar, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Session II: Mapping the Reservations Landscape: Policies and Precedents

  • Mr. D. ShyamBabu, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
  • Dr.AnupSurendranath, Executive Director, Project 39A, and Professor, National Law University, Delhi
  • Ms. KirubaMunusamy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Session III: Deepening and Widening Affirmative Justice: The Way Forward

  • Dr. Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (New Delhi), and former Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Ms. Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and co-founder, Centre for Law & Policy Research

About NLSIR:

The NLSIR is the flagship law review of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The NLSIR is a student-edited, peer reviewed journal, and over the past 26 years has regularly featured pieces authored by judges of the Indian Supreme Court, Senior Counsels practicing at the Indian bar, and several academics.

About NLSIU:

 The National Law School of India University was established in 1986 to pioneer legal

education reform and anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through

research and policy interventions. We are dedicated to the realization of core constitutionalvalues through a vital democracy committed to freedom and social justice.

 About Samvād: Partners:

 Samvād: Partners is a full-service Indian law firm, offering simple and effective solutions to complex legal and regulatory challenges in India. They are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professional integrity and nurturing lawyers in a work environment that motivates them to achieve and maintain the highest standards.

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