Institute of Law

Advisory Council

  Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel, Chairman
Managing Director, Nirma Limited

Shri Hirenbhai K Patel has a great acumen of dynamic entrepreneurship combined with visionary philanthropy. This vision has led many organizations in scaling unprecedented height. He is an M.B.A with specialization in Finance & Marketing from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA. Shri Hirenbhai joined Nirma Limited, the family­promoted Company, in 1998 as a Director, and took over as Managing Director of the Company in 2006.
   
  Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, Member
Former Attorney General of India

Shri Soli Jehangir Sorabjee is a living legend in the field of law. His name itself inspires many legal professionals to work for the betterment of society and law. His collosal legal knowledge, wisdom and insight has been put into practice for legal education as well. Soli Jehangir Sorabjee is an eminent Indian jurist & Former Attorney General of India. He has been honored with Padma Vibhushan for his defense of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights. Sorabjee has held several offices in organizations of national and international repute.
   
  Shri Kamalbhai Trivedi, Member
Senior Advocate & Advocate General of Gujarat

Shri Kamalbhai Trivedi is one of the most dynamic and versatile legal luminaries of Gujarat with knowledge span ranging in various areas of laws. He began education career with excellence by getting first class first in the LL.B. Degree in Gujarat University later on winning several Gold Medals, Scholarships as well as National Merit Scholarship awarded by Government of India. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of Indirect Taxation Sub-Committee of the Chamber for 1995-96. Since 2006 he is an Advocate General of the State of Gujarat.
   
  Shri Sureshbhai Shelat, Member
Senior Advocate, High Court of Gujarat

Shri Sureshbhai Shelat is an epitome of nobility and indepth knowledge in the field of law. His endearing patroage has helped innumerable professionals and institutes imparting legal education. He had an excellent eduactional career with a Gold medal in Graduation. He became the Aditional Advocate General in 1995 and Advocate General in 2005. He is the Vice-President of Gujarat Law Society and also the Vice-President of Bruhad Gujarat Sanskrit Parishad. He plays an important role in the development of legal education in the State of Gujarat.
   
  Shri Sudhirbhai I. Nanavati, Member
Senior Counsel, High Court of Gujarat

Shri Sudhir Nanavati is one of the pioneers of legal education in Gujarat and a leading educationalist of Gujarat whose contribution is immeasurable. He is the Executive Vice President of Gujarat Law Society (GLS), a premier educational group, offering courses in multiple disciplines. Shri. Sudhir I. Nanavati is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sandesh Ltd. He is a Senior Counsel and Advocate practising in the High Court of Gujarat.
   
  Shri Dushyantbhai Dave, Member
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Shri Dushyantbhai Dave embodies dynamism, legal acumen, peak of achievement in legal professsion and constant source of motivation to budding lawyers. He is a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. He is a member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy of Switzerland (FIAA) and Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee in the International Bar Association (IBA). He was on the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) between 2003-2008 and is presently President of Asia Pacific Users' Council of LCIA.
   
  Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Member
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Partner, Amarchand and Mangaldas and Suresh Shroff & Co.

Ms. Pallavi Shroff has been a constant source of motivation for all the law students who want to go into corporate law practice. Ms. Pallavi Shroff is the Lead Litigation Partner at Amarchand Mangaldas. She also heads the competition law practice within the firm. She has been nominated as the Indian expert on the Board of Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Ms. Shroff has been recognised by International publications like Asia Legal 500 and PLC for her leading practice in dispute resolution and litigation.
   
  Prof. N. K. Pathak, Member
Former Director, School of Law,Gujarat University

Prof. N. K. Pathak is a very senior and commendable academician in the field of law in Gujarat. He obtained two masters degree – LL.M. in Public International Law (1979) with first rank and LL.M. in Criminology (1983) with first class first from Gujarat University. He was Director of the University, School of Law, Gujarat University. Before joining the University School of Law, he served as Lecturer in Law at Sir L.A. Shah Law College for the period of 10 years. He has participated in several National and International conferences / seminars. He is an emminent scholar in the fields of Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, IPR and Public International Law.
   
   
  Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal, Member-Secretary
Director and Dean, Institute of Law, Nirma Univerisity

Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal has set a high standard of legal education, dedication and devotion to academic profession through constant strive for excellence. She began her enthralling academic career with excellence by achieving first class first in LL.M from South Gujarat University, Surat for which she has been awarded gold medal. She is the founding faculty member of the Institute of Law, Nirma University and she is the prominent achitect in institution building. Besides being a devoted faculty and researcher, she also proves to be an excellent academic administrator by delivering the Institute of Law, Nirma University the Institutional Excellence Award 2012 instituted by The Society of India Law Firm & MILAT among the SAARC countries.