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ILNU organised expert lecture on topic of "Indian Foreign Policy: Confronting the 21st Century" by Ambassador Shri Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow Gateway House, Mumbai and Former High Commissioner. He talked about how India had been showing balance efforts when it comes to diplomacy.

The lecture was chaired by Prof. William Fox, Former Dean and Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, USA.

  • September 19, 2018

Institute of Law, Nirma University (ILNU) in September month is organising various lectures and certificate courses by the Professors of International repute. In the list of events, first one was a distinguished lecture by Prof. Stephen Barnes, Assistant Dean, Graduate and International Programs, Penn State Law on the topic “U.S. Constitution and Impeachment Powers” where he discussed that US constitution has very vaguely left the Impeachment process undefined as to how high should a crime be so that a president can be impeached. He also talked about the Impeachment process being very complex and referred to the historical instances of impeachment in US that had never passed above conviction process. He referred to examples like Johnson, Richard Nickson and finally Bill Clinton. He also concluded by saying that maybe Donald Trump as President faces the same fate of Impeachment procedure after mid-term elections. But, he was happy that the procedure of impeachment is complicated as not any ruling party can mishandle president position and rule out a president whenever they want.

Also, there was a certificate course conducted by renowned Prof. Shamnad Basheer, Founder (IDIA/ SPICY IP/ P-PIL) and Visiting Professor of Law, NLSIU, Bangalore from 10th September to 12th September 2018 on topic of “Case To "Case Plus" Method: A New Pedagogy” where he organised courtroom proceeding for the famous case of Donoghue v. Stevenson. He also talked about a certain new case reading mechanism where individuals can link many contemporary topics and cases while reading the original case benefiting students to widen their learning scope.  He also conducted a major discussion on Adhaar issue that had been a debated issue all over the country.

A course is currently conducted by Prof. William Fox, Former Dean and Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, USA on International Business Transactions from 10th September to 10th October 2018. ILNU is also hosting Prof. Jen Berg, Founder, Resonsibly rouge, LLC, Portland, Oregon for conduction of course on Skill-Lab Critical Thinking and Decision Making from 10th September to 30th September 2018. The course is unique in India to be first started by ILNU focussing on the development of soft and managerial skills of students at initial level as part of curriculum structure so that they can be market ready.

There are also many events planned out at ILNU campus with recent upcoming event is Three Day Workshop on International Commercial Arbitration: Contemporary Issues to be held from September 15-17 2018. Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal, Dean & Director of ILNU informed about the international initiatives ILNU had been taking to give students world class infrastructure and learning so they become socially aware and competition ready when they take steps out of college. Dr. Pokhariyal invited students from other universities and reputed individuals of law fraternity to visit the campus and become part of various initiatives taken by ILNU.  

  • September 14, 2018

Nirma University continuously attempts to provide a conducive environment for research and a platform to the researchers to interact and showcase their research outcomes. As a part of this attempt, a Poster Presentation Event for all the PhD Scholars registered with Institute of Law under Nirma University was organized on September 01, 2018.

The event got an overwhelming response from the PhD Scholars. The Director General, Directors of constituent Institutes of Nirma University, faculty members and many students interacted with the participating doctoral students. The event stimulated the ability of PhD scholars to deliver a visual presentation of their research. It also provided them a platform to share their research ideas/outcomes and gave them an opportunity to network with fellow scholars of their interest. In all the event was a memorable festival of learning and sharing for the PhD scholars, faculty members and students of Institute Law.

  • September 07, 2018

We are very proud to announce that our students Aniket Rathore , Guru Siradhana , Manav Patel and Umang Sethi of 2nd Year have won total 6 medals ie. 5 gold and 1 Silver in the Debate and Quiz and shooting Competitions. They have made ILNU proud  and thus have represented Nirma University in the Inter battalion Competition in the CATC (Combined Annual Training Camp). Thus we hope that these students will endeavor in the coming future.

  • August 29, 2018

Institute of Law, Nirma University organized a successful 11th foundation day celebration on 18th August 2018. The welcome address delivered by Dr. (Prof.) Purvi Pokhariyal (Director and Dean ILNU) that expressed gratitude towards Chief Guest of program Hon’ble Mr. Justice N.V. Anjaria (Judge, High Court of Gujarat) and Guest of Honor Shri D.P. Chhaya (hon. Advisor (A&GA), Nirma University) and Shri K. K. Patel (Vice President, Nirma University). She also thanked teachers and students from diverse cultures of India as they have been in constant support for these 11 years.

Dr. Prof. Tarkesh Molia told us about the foundation week celebrations where we had activities starting from 13th August as there 4 expert lectures delivered, quiz on legal words, photography competition, and much more. The chief guest in his address talked about legal education as an important tool for giving deprived justice. He also talked about future lawyer’s purpose and objectives as they hold key positions in society. He also said that knowledge should be seen as comprising of information, knowledge and understanding and only after that wisdom is achieved. Students and Teachers having co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements were felicitated by gold and silver medals. Also, there was a drama organized before felicitation inspired by Japenese 16 year girl sexual abuse and killing known as Junko: The Pure Hearted.

The panel discussion organized had three luminary speakers as 1st speaker was Dr. Arghya Sengupta, Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi and 2nd speaker was Mrs. Anjali Bhardwaj, Co-Convenor, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information, New Delhi and 3rd speaker Mr. Srijan Pal Singh  Founder, Kalam Centre and Cyber Law Expert, New Delhi. The coordinator and professor Biswa Das started the panel discussion with a question Are our personal data safe and what about the regulations by State and Centre. The panel discussion kept revolving around Data Protection Bill as well as Justice B.N. Sri Krishna Committee report on data protection.

The first speaker being the part of Committee himself said that how human beings had been treated as a subject till now standing at the mercy of some big corporations in California. Further, he said that these social media platforms have gated us as a community in last 20 years. Today, the problem with the privacy is that no one reads the policy even before agreeing to most of it and also it being so much filled with legal jargons it is definitely a cumbersome process. Addressing the problems he told that the committee had tried to address many issues like that and also discussed that it is best to fiduciary relationship rather than Data Ownership.

Second speaker discussed the current Right to Information structure where government at times hold the information in the name of secrecy which is very much relevant for the general public that needs to know the data presented by agencies as well as the Ministers. On the contrary the government wants to protect his privacy but at the same time had been argumentative in courts against the privacy of citizens of India.

Third speaker was very much focused on the mid path saying that government can hold information for certain time and then they need to permission. The true right to privacy meaning always includes right to be forgotten where there is an option to erase/delete the accounts managed and information collected by the person himself which is not the current scenario as most of the social media platforms have only a deactivation policy but not deletion of the information kept there. The students were actively involved in it and the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Pranav Saraswat.

  • August 20, 2018

Under the aegis of Institute of Law, Nirma University, The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law organized the seventh edition of its annual flagship event - National Students conference on “International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws” in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 8th August, 2018. The conference aimed to address contemporary issues and challenges faced by the scholars, academicians and practitioners in the field of International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. Prof. (Dr). Purvi Pokhariyal, Director and Dean Institute of Law, Nirma University welcome the dignitaries to the conference.

The distinguished Chief Guest of the function, Mr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director-Indian Law Institute, New Delhi,discussed about the relevance of the subject of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Laws. He stressed the importance of activist role among young students. He also referred in concern to national human rights about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the protest people are showing towards it. He also discussed the issue of NRC and Rohingyas. The guest of honor Prof. Narendra Singh, Professor Emeritus, Maharshi Law School, MUIT Noida furthered the discussion by focusing on the preamble and establishment of United Nation about 73 years ago and still there are issues that persist in regards to armed conflicts, cyber-attacks, remote control weapons and refugee issues. Dr. Anup Singh, Director General-Nirma University delivered the presidential address.

The three technical sessions of paper presentations had topics regarding ranging from recognition of Human Rights of Women and LGBT Refugees as well as Interface between IHL and Refugee Law. The sessions were chaired by Dr. Rishikesh Dave and Miss Tamalin Bolus (1st Session), Prof. Narendra Singh and Teena Joseph (2nd Session) and Dr. Anuradha Saibaba and Dr. Sridhar Patnaik (3rd Session). There were winners in all the sessions from respective contemporary issues in ongoing scenario. Prof. Rejitha Nair, Coordinator of the Conference informed that there were a 67 papers received from 37 universities for the conference.Mr. Aditya Sharma, Student Chairperson of Human Rights Centre, delivered the vote of thanks.

  • August 09, 2018