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.
VISIT BY FOREIGN OFFICIALS FROM IIPA
Foreign officials from Asian and African countries along with Indian counterparts
from the Indian Institute of Public Administration visited NLU Jodhpur on
September 20, 2019. Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Poonam Saxena addressed the
delegates and made a presentation about the University. Prof I.P. Massey, Dean
Faculty of Law interacted with the delegates and answered their questions.
Thereafter Dr. Rosmy Joan delivered a lecture on Dispute Settlement in
International Project Finance and Dr. Ruchi Bhandari delivered a lecture on
Project Risk, Impact and the Mitigation Framework.
The sixth edition of National Law University, Jodhpur's inter-college sports
fest, Yuvardha was organised from 26th to 29th September, 2019,by the Sports
Committee. This edition witnessed the highest number of participants coming
from across 20 law colleges in India, having a total of over 1300 participants.
There were numerous sports competed for, such as football, volleyball, basketball, cricket, tennis, badminton, table tennis, chess, carrom, marathon
as well as field and track events in athletics. This year,Pool was also
introduced as a formal event, which was a huge success.Further, as a college
committed to the safety of students, a committee, consisting of the convenors
and the chairperson of the committee, was constituted to ensure safety and
discipline during the course of the fest.
The Chief Guest for the event, Ms. Sharda Ugda, an eminent sports journalist,
graced us with her pre-eminent presence for the opening ceremony on the 25th of
September, and delivered an extremely motivational opening address. We had
students from the University performing classical dances for the opening
ceremony. After four days of intense sporting, excitement and nerves, the
closing ceremony was held on 29th September where winning contingents were
awarded with medals, certificates and trophies for the various events won by them. Jindal
Global Law school were declared the overall winners of the fest, while Gujarat
National Law University, Gandhinagar were the overall Athletics winners.
In October 2019, CARTAL organized the 4th CARTAL Conference on International
Arbitration with the theme “Navigating Murky Waters:
Uncertainties in International Arbitration”. SIAC, ICC, Young ICCA, AFIA, MCIA,
CiArb, VIAC, SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO), Bar Association of India and
Society of Indian Law Firms joined as the
Institutional Partners of the Conference. The Conference received an overwhelming
response from the arbitration community, and we welcomed world’s most prominent
arbitration practitioners, and also arbitrators, from across the globe as
panelists. The Conference also received an overwhelming participation from both
students and practitioners, who travelled from various parts of the country to attend
Following topics were covered in the course of three (3) panel discussions:
(1) Human Rights and Environment Protection Concerns
in International Investment Arbitration,
(2) Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration:
Prague Rules vs. IBA Rules,
(3) Towards Institutional Arbitration in India.
Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) Madan B. Lokur, former Judge of the Supreme Court of
India and Judge of Supreme Court of Fiji, graced the Conference as the Guest of
SARCO provided financial assistance to CARTAL and joined as an Institutional
Partner of the Conference. Mr. Bhartendu Agarwal,Assistant Director of SARCO
and alumnus of National Law University,Jodhpur, visited as the representative
of SARCO. Mr. Agarwal conducted an educational session for the students on
“Career Prospects and Higher Studies in International Arbitration,” and also
shared his insights on the functioning of SARCO.
The Thirteenth Convocation of National Law University, Jodhpur was organized on
January 19, 2020 for the Class of 2019. The Ceremony was presided over by the
Chancellor and the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Hon’ble Mr. Justice
Indrajit Mahanty. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge Supreme Court of
India was Distinguished Guest of Honour for the occasion. The Convocation
address was delivered by Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan & Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization and Chief
Architect of the New Education Policy. In his address, Dr.Kasturirangan
heralded the graduating scholars as the future torch bearers of this coveted
field, with the special responsibility to advance the cause of justice and
wellbeing of society. Harking back to Ancient Indian thoughts on law and
jurisprudence, the Chief Guest observed that the law is not a mere regulator
but a beacon of light to
guide us to reach higher states both individually and collectively. He also
opined that a holistic approach to laws and regulatory systems, founded on the
sound principles of “human development” is a recurring need which cannot be
FULBRIGHT SPONSORED TRAINING ON ENERGY LAW
Prof. Jacqueline Lang Weaver, A.A. White Professor of Law at the University of
Houston Law Center visited the University as a Fulbright Nehru Specialist on
Energy Law for three weeks in February 2020.
a. Prof. Weaver organized a certificate course on
“The Role of Transnational Code of Conduct in the Energy Sector and Beyond: Do
they Promote Socially Sustainable Globalization?” for students,
academicians and professionals from February 14 to 16 2020 at NLU Jodhpur. 98
participants from various institutions across India attended the course.
b. Prof. Weaver conducted one week special lectures in
Energy Law for the students of Energy Law Optional Course at NLU Jodhpur.
ON REVISITING AGE-OLD PROBLEMS IN SEARCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS IN THE
BANKING AND COMPETITION SECTOR
Centre For Studies in Banking And Finance, organized a symposium on the theme
“Revisiting age-old problems in search of cutting edge solutions in the banking
and competition sector”.The symposium was graced by the presence of several
prominent members in the competition law sector including Dr. K.D. Singh, the
Joint Director of Competition Commission of India; Dr. Abha Yadav, Head of
School of Competition and Corporate Law at Indian Institute of Corporate
Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Mr. Gautam Chawla, an eminent Counsel
at Trilegal and Mr. Ujjwal Mehta, a distinguished member at CUTS International Centre
for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation in Jaipur.
The deliberations in the symposium primarily focused on dissecting and
analysing the archaic problems existing in the legal framework of the
competition sector, especially in the backdrop of the Competition (Amendment)
Bill, 2020 and proceeded to more urgent issues of big data and artificial
intelligence within the realm of competition law. Finally, contemporary issues,
created by the interface between the competition and the banking sector, such
as fintech, green channel routes etc. were extensively discussed.
PROGRAMME ON CASE MANAGEMENT AND COURT MANAGEMENT FOR MID-CAREER JUDICIAL OFFICERS OF NEPAL
A training programme for Mid-Career Judicial Officers of Nepal on Case Management
and Court Management was organised by National Law University, Jodhpur &
Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs
Government of India, New Delhi from 2-9 March 2020. The programme was specially
tailored to cater the training needs of judicial officers from Nepal on the
request of the Supreme Court of Nepal.
Honb’le Mr. Justice N. N. Mathur, Former Judge, Rajasthan High Court and Former
Vice Chancellor, NLU Jodhpur was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural session and
addressed the delegates on the topic ‘Bench Management’. Subsequent sessions
were an intellectual kaleidoscope with venerated legal intelligentsia and
practitioners including Hon’ble Dr. Justice Pushpendra Singh Bhati; Hon’ble Mr.
Justice Vinit Kumar Mathur; Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Poonam Saxena; Shri
Hari Om Attri, Director, Rajasthan State Judicial Academy; Prof. Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal,
Director, Institute of Law, Nirma University; Prof. I.P. Massey,
Dean, Faculty of Law; Prof. Shyam Krishan Kaushik,Assistant Dean, Faculty of
Law; Shri Rajvendra Saraswat, Advocate,Rajasthan High Court; Dr. Ashok Wadje,
Registrar, MNLU, Aurangabad;Dr. Rangin Pallav Tripathy, Fulbright Nehru Post
Doctoral fellow at the Harvard University, USA; Dr. Rosmy Joan and Mr. Renjith Thomas addressing
the judicial officers on various facets of administrative and legal skill
acquisition contributing towards the creation of a just and equitable
administration of justice.
ANTI TRUST MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The Moot Court Committee organized the Eleventh edition of the NLU Antitrust
Law Moot Court Competition, 2020 from March 11-13, 2020. The Moot was organized
in association with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and knowledge partners SCC Online
and Eastern Book Company, under the patronage of the Competition Commission of India. This edition witnessed a
record participation of 42 teams from some of the best law schools of the
country. Symbiosis Law School, Noida emerged as the Winner of this edition of
the competition and Lloyd Law College finished as the Runners-up. Kritika
Narayan of Amity Law School, Delhi was declared as the Best Student Advocate of
the Competition, and National Law Institute University, Bhopal received the
award for the Best Memoranda. It is now one of the foremost moot court competitions in the
area of competition law and a great platform to increase awareness and interest
in this field among the legal fraternity.