Various Corporate Workshops are conducted in the University on market centric areas by distinguished attorneys, managing partners and associates from national and international law firms and corporate for the benefit of the students and faculty.
- VIII NLU ANTI TRUST LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION 2017
The University hosted the Eighth edition of the Anti-Trust Law Moot Court Competition in association with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and the Competition Commission of India, with Lexis Nexis as the knowledge and research partner, from 3-5 March, 2017. The Inaugural Session of the Competition was addressed by Justice N.N. Mathur, Former Vice Chancellor of NLUJ who recounted the history of the commencement of the illustrious moot. The latest edition of the Competition witnessed participation from 38 law schools across the country. DSNLU, ILS Pune, Campus Law Centre-I and NALSAR made it to the Semi Finals. The Final round was held on March 5, 2017. It was judged by a bench comprising Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ravindra Bhat of the Delhi High Court, Hon’ble Mr. Justice GP Mittal, former judge of the Delhi High Court and currently a member of the CCI, and Mr. John Handoll, Senior Advisor, European and Competition Law and National Practice Head, Competition Law at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. ILS Pune bested NALSAR Hyderabad in the Finals. ILS Pune also bagged awards for the best memorial, best student advocate in the final round and second best student advocate overall. The award for the best researcher went to Shreya from RGNUL. Vishal Aggarwal from Amity Law School, Delhi won the award for the best student advocate overall.
• YOUTH PARLIAMENT
Youth Parliament group level competition was organized by Center for Human Welfare and Empowerment on 21 March 2017. The event was sponsored by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. The student participants captivated the audience and judges by their enthralling and lively discussion. The event was judged by Mr. Jaswant Singh Bishnoi, former Member of Parliament, Mr. Kush Kalra, who represented Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Dr. Hema Jain, Political Science faculty from K N College for Women, Jodhpur.
• THE I INTRA-UNIVERSITY PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION FILING COMPETITION
The Centre for Litigation Studies, in collaboration with the Legal Aid and Awareness Committee (LAAC), organized the First Intra University Public Interest Litigation Filing Competition. The Competition was organized from 24-26 March 2017. In the competition, advocacy skills and drafting ability of students were put to test, as they presented arguments before practicing lawyers. Top six teams got the opportunity to argue before Justice Arun Bhansali of Rajasthan High Court and Prof. I.P. Massey. Awards were given for Overall Winners, Overall Runners-up and Best Petition. The teams were awarded cash prizes and internship offers with the Rajasthan State Judicial Academy.
• NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COPYRIGHT AND TECHNOLOGY
The DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt. of India) chair on IPR at National Law University, Jodhpur organized the National Conference on ‘Copyright and Technology’ on 8-9 April 2017. Dignitaries like Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan, Mr. Pulak Bagchi, Dr. Zakir Thomas, Mr. Aditya Gupta, Ms. Abhilasha Nautiyal, Prof. (Dr.) T. C. James, Dr. V. K. Ahuja, Dr. Raman Mittal and Dr. Arul Scaria were invited as resource persons in the Conference. Mr. Ben Hopper and Dr. Neil Wilkof participated in the Conference as Resource persons through Skype. 23 selected papers were presented by the students from different Universities. The conference aimed to generate discussion on the interface between copyright and technology. The discussions in the Conference broadly covered four themes, namely: Access to Knowledge and Information; Broadcasting Treaty, Issues related with Broadcasting; Copyright Societies, Cinematography and Performer’s Rights; Technology Protection Measures and Digital Rights Management.
• GIAN COURSE ON PATENTS, SPECIALIZED LICENSES AND ISSUES
Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), is the collaborative effort of UGC and MHRD. GIAN Course on ‘Patents, Specialized Licenses and Issues’ was organized at National Law University, Jodhpur from 13-17 April 2017. The faculty invited for the course was Prof. Srividhya Ragavan (Professor, A&M University School of Law, Texas) and the host faculty and local coordinator for the same was Dr. Gargi Chakrabarti (Associate Professor (Law), National Law University, Jodhpur). The course was broadly classified into three components. The first component was introductory in nature and dealt with specialized patents by focusing on software and biotechnology industry thereby outlining the legal, economic, and social issues. The discussion on software focused on the mobile and telecommunications technology while the discussion on biotechnology focused on pharmaceutical patents.
• STUDENTS’ SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME- Legal Aid and Awareness Committee, National Law University, Jodhpur with the help of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) organized its first presentation on the topic of Right to Privacy as a part of National University Skill Development Programme. The programme was organized on July 10, 2017 by the University. The presentation was attended by the Registrar of the University Mr. Sohan Lal Sharma, Dean of the University Prof. I.P. Massey, Chairperson of the Legal Aid and Awareness Committee Dr. Anjali Thanvi, TISS Representatives and teachers of other Colleges in Jodhpur. The Presentation titled ‘Do You Know Who Is Watching You?’ was attended by about 210 students from various colleges in Jodhpur. The session pointed towards spreading awareness about the right to privacy and how can people protect their private life by being cautious and understanding the risks that come with the use of social media.
• TWO DAY LECTURE SERIES ON GST- NLU Jodhpur Centre for Tax Laws organized a two-day lecture series on the Goods and Services Tax, on August 18 and 19, 2017 covering three pertinent contemporaneous sub-topics:
1. An Overview on the Implementation of the GST
2. The Legal Challenges to the GST - Analyzing the Constitutional Amendment
3. Practical Implications of the GST
Our alumnus Mr. Tarun Jain, Principal Attorney at BMR Legal, New Delhi delivered the lectures. Mr. Jain has a Masters degree in law with specialization in taxation from the London School of Economics and has had successful stints as a taxation attorney in Economic Laws Practice and Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan. He has authored many articles in the field of indirect taxation and his views especially on the GST have been widely proclaimed. He recently authored a book titled 'GST: Constitutional Law and Policy'.
Mr. Lohar and Mr. Kasyap, Assistant Commissioners from the Commercial Tax Department, delivered short lectures on their experiences in the GST regime, and its benefits. All sessions were followed by an interactive question and answer round with the students and faculty.
• YOUTH PARLIAMENT- The Youth Parliament, organized from 25-27 August 2017 was a first of its kind initiative by the Debating Society of National Law University, Jodhpur. Through the course of the two day conference seven committees were formulated to discuss pertinent questions of law, policy, diplomacy and democracy in India. The skills of public speaking, confidence, diplomacy and negotiation were honed.
• DIPP-IPR CHAIR WORKSHOP- A One day Workshop on “Geographical Indications of Rajasthan” was organized by the Chair on Intellectual Property Rights of the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy of the Government of India, of National Law University, Jodhpur (DIPP IPR Chair of NLU Jodhpur) in coordination with the Government of Rajasthan on the 8 September, 2017. This conference was a meetup of all registered holders of Geographical Indicators across Rajasthan and was intended to be an interaction between the beneficiaries of Geographical Indicators, the academicians from the legal fraternities, as well as officials from the government.
• PANEL DISCUSSION ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN COMPETITION LAW- The Center for Competition Law and Policy organized a panel discussion on “Contemporary Issues in Competition Law” on 16-17 September, 2017. The panel discussion comprised of three sessions across two days including a session on careers in competition law. Prominent issues such as the scope of big data, collective dominance, imminent dominance etc. were included for rich intellectual debate inclusive of theory vis-vis practical aspects as part of the discussion. The list of eminent panelists included Anshuman Sakle, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Abir Roy, Partner, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan; Anandh Venkataramani, Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Shashank Sharma, former Associate, AZB and Partners.
• SECOND CARTAL CONFERENCE- The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (IJAL) and the Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL), along with Baker & McKenzie, organised a two-day international conference on the state of arbitration on September 30 and October 1, 2017. Hon’ble Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India, graced the conference as the Chief Guest. The Conference was institutionally supported by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Asia Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA) and the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA).
The theme of the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Conference was “Looking East: Arbitration in the Asian Age”. The main aim of the Conference was to study the different approaches adopted by various regions in Asia in adapting to the practice of international arbitration. Honorable Justice Madan B. Lokur gave the Presidential Address where he highlighted the strides taken by Asian nations in adapting to international arbitration and emphasized the role played by arbitration institutions in this regard. He also focused on India’s efforts and the problems plaguing the practice of international arbitration in India. The first panel discussion was on the theme “International Arbitration across Legal and Economic Cultures.” The panelists for this discussion were Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Director, South Asia, ICC Arbitration and ADR (Moderator), Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General and Registrar, MCIA, Ms. Dharshini Prasad, Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London and Ms. Tatiana Polevshchikova, Senior International Case Counsel, KLRCA. The second panel discussion was themed, “Exploring the varying dimensions of Public Policy in International Arbitration”. The panelists were Mr. Sahil Kanuga, Co-head, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, Nishith Desai Associates (Moderator), Mr. Jayant Mehta, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Greg Lourie, University of Frankfurt, Mr. Gunjan Sharma, Senior Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP, New York and Mr. Manish Aggarwal, Senior Associate, Three Crowns LLP, London. The third panel was themed “The BRICS Dispute Resolution Forum – Optimizing Efficacy and Efficiency”. The panelists were Hon’ble Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India (Moderator), Ms. Niyati Gandhi, Advocate, Aarna Law, Bangalore, Mr. Sameer Jain, Founding Partners, PAMASIS, Law Chambers, and Ms. Sonali Mathur, Partner, AZB & Partners, Mumbai. The final panel discussion was on the theme of “Third party funding”. The panelists were Mr. Shashi K. Dholandas Attorney, Bailey Duquette P.C., New York (Moderator), Mr. Ashish Kabra, Senior Expert, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Nishith Desai Associates, New Delhi and Mr. Jeffrey Jeng, Associate, Jones Day, Singapore.
• WORKSHOP ON PC-PNDT ACT- National Law University, Jodhpur in collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan organized a workshop ‘Daughters are Precious’ for the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (PCPNDT) on October 6, 2017. The workshop focused on the role of judiciary and initiatives taken by Department of Health, Rajasthan Government for banning the use of sex selection techniques after conception and preventing the misuse of prenatal diagnostic technique for sex selective abortion. The workshop aimed at raising awareness regarding the widespread practice of female foeticide.
Prof. Poonam Saxena, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur opined that females themselves need to learn to protest against the advertent sex selection and resist the pressures from family and society. Stress was laid on the role of potential mothers in explicitly saying No for subjecting themselves to the misuse of the technique, come what may.
Mr. Atul Kumar Chatterjee, District and Additional Sessions Judge, Jodhpur who was the Chief Guest at the workshop underlined the efforts and initiatives taken by government in addressing the declining sex ratio. The reiteration of the simple fact that the Act alone is not sufficient was made, and the role of & expectations from NGOs was clarified.
Mr. Naveen Jain, IAS, Mission Director- NHM & Secretary, Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Rajasthan highlighted the vigilant steps taken by the administration, on receiving any report, registrations have been cancelled for few months, and machines have been seized during surprise checks. This was reiterated by Mr. Raghuveer Singh, Project Director, PC PNDT Rajasthan Police Services, NHM, Government of Rajasthan.
Mr. Sohan Lal Sharma, Registrar National Law University mentioned that documentaries were also screened by National Law University for the participants in the workshop. These documentaries showcased the mental agony of the female being pressurized to opt for an ultrasound test and ultimately to go in for female foeticide.
- 5 days' workshop on Mergers & Acquisitions by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & Oxford University :
Oxford University in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP conducted a 5 days' workshop on Mergers & Acquisitions from 4th to 8th February 2013 at National Law University, Jodhpur. The team of visiting experts included Prof. Timothy (Dean, Faculty of Law- Oxford University) and Mr. Chris Parson (India Chairman and Partner, Herbert Smith). Besides students of the host University, participants comprising of students from various other law schools like NALSAR, Gujarat National Law University, National University of Juridical Sciences, Jindal Global Law School also attended the workshop.
- 5 days course on Corporate Finance by Allen & Overy LLP:
Allen & Overy LLP conducted a 5 day course on International Finance and Corporate Course at National Law University, Jodhpur, from 11th – 15th February 2013. The course was attended by more than 100 law students from various law schools across India. It was conducted by partners and lawyers at Allen & Overy LLP, namely Mr. Mario Jacovides, Mr Robert Cockburn, Mr.Gautham Narasimhan, Ms Clarissa Ogden, Mr Charlie Grover and Mr Brendan Hannigan.
- Module lecture on Mergers & Acquisitions: transactional approach by Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., Mumbai:
Module lecture on Mergers & Acquisitions: Transactional Approach was organized by NLUJ on 26 and 27 July 2013. The course was conducted by Ms. Madhumita Paul (Recruiting partner), Ms. Nivedita Rao (Corporate partner) and Ms. Shyamali Singh (Principal Associate) of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., Mumbai.
- Mediation & Negotiation Skills Training Workshop:
National Law University, Jodhpur organized a 40 hours certified training program on Cross culture negotiation and mediation from 8th to 14th September, 2013. The program was in collaboration with Bridge Mediation & Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (BMCPL).
- 2 day lecture series by Lakshmikumaran & Shridharan, New Delhi :
A 2 days’ lecture series was conducted by Mr. Atul Sharma (Principal Associate), Mr. Kapil Sharma (Principal Associate) and Ms. Krati (Associate) on the practical nuances of international trade and service tax on 17th to 18th October 2013. The lecture enabled the students to interact with industry experts regarding the practical implications and issues involved in trade and indirect tax practice.
- Round Table Conference on “Running an Arbitration from Beginning to End”:
Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law–(CARTAL), NLUJ organized a Round Table Conference on April 6, 2013 on “Running an Arbitration from Beginning to End”,. conducted by Mr. Hiroo Advani (Senior Partner, Advani & Co. Mumbai) & Shashank Garg (Partner, Advani & Co, New Delhi) .
- Round Table Conference on Infrastructure and Housing Loan Default Risk
The Centre for Banking and Finance organised a round table on 10 May, 2014 to focus on pivotal issues like due diligence, calculation of default probability, impact of economic downturn, credit risk and basel norms, rural risk which witnessed enthusiastic participation by the banking fraternity and NLUJ faculty.