Dr. Aman M. Hingorani,
Dr.Aman M. Hingorani practices law in the Supreme Court of India, having been called to the Bar in 1992. He secured the First Position in the Advocate-on-Record Examination (December 2001) conducted by the Supreme Court and was awarded on November 26, 2002 (celebrated as the Law Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on November 26, 1949) the Gold Medal by the Supreme Court, through the Chief Justice of India, for having done so.
Dr. Hingorani also acts as a mediator in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre. He was commissioned to make the preparatory course material on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the All India Bar Examination conducted annually by the Bar Council of India to grant licences for advocates to practice law in India. Dr. Hingorani was appointed as National Consultant by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for preparing its Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Dr. Hingorani has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Delhi High Court. Hehas been empaneled by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee to act as a legal aid Counsel, and has been appointed as Amicus Curie in cases to assist the Supreme Court. Dr Hingorani devotes a substantial part of his professional time for pro bono work on behalf of the disadvantaged sections of society lacking access to Courts, such as bonded labour and mentally ill persons, and for taking up causes in Court for disempowered victims of injustice, for instance, acting as Counsel for the family of Nirbhaya to seek prosecution of the juvenile found guilty in the infamous December 16 gangrape case. He has served on governmental and non-governmental committees in such endeavour.
At the academic level, Dr Hingorani completed his Masters in Law with distinction from the School of Law, Warwick University. He was awarded the ODASSS scholarship to pursue this course. Dr.Hingorani did his Doctorate in Law from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, on Terrorism, Human Rights and the Law: A Critical Study of the Kashmir Problem. He is currently authoring a book on his doctoral thesis. Dr Hingorani has more than 25 publications, both national and international, on diverse legal topics. These include Kashmir Issue : Differing Perceptions, International Relations and Security Network, Zurich, 2007; U.S. Sanctions on Indo-Russian Rocket Engine Deal : A Subversion of the Missile Technology Control Regime, 28 Journal of World Trade, Geneva, 1994, No. 1, p 59; Commodification of Genes :The Final Conquest, 17 World Competition, Geneva, 1994, No. 4, p 55; The Bhopal Case : A subversion of the doctrine of parenspatriae, Journal of Bar Association of India, The Indian Advocate, 1991, Volume XXIII, Part II, p 204; State Liability in Tort – Need for a Fresh Look, 1994 (2) Supreme Court Cases (Journal) p 7; and Indian Public Interest Litigation : Locating Justice in State Law, Delhi Law Review, 1995, Vol XVII, p 159.
Dr. Hingorani has taught as international faculty in successive International Advanced Advocacy Skills Training coursesat Keble College, Oxford,and on Alternate Dispute Resolutionat the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka. He has run the Training of Trainers course on advocacy skills for young law teachers at School of Law, ITM University, Gurgaon. Dr. Hingorani has taught as faculty at various High Courts in India in Weekend Advocacy Skills Training programmes for practicing lawyers under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Legal and Professional Development, New Delhi. He has served on National Selection Committee for the Fulbright-Case Fellowships, United States Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi.
Dr. Hingorani runs the Clinical Legal Education & Practical Training course at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Dr. Hingoranihas taught as adjunct faculty the courses on Constitutional Law, International Trade Law, Arbitration, Banking, Insurance, Negotiable Instruments, Pleadings and Civil Procedure at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and on Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He has taught at other universities including the School of Law, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and at St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
He has prepared curriculum for law courses and legal activities for several institutions including the Indo-British Project on Advocacy Skills Training, British Council, New Delhi; the Indian Law Institute and the Delhi University. Papers presented by Dr. Hingorani include Transformation of the Indian State, Law and Society through Public Interest Litigation delivered at the 13th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico City, July 1993; Evaluating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act 1996 in light of Human Rights and the American Constitution presented at the American Regional Conference, Dhaka, March 1999; Involving Law Schools and Young Lawyers in the Access for Justice delivered at the Regional Conference South Asia on Human Rights, Gender Violence, Trafficking and the Law, UNIFEM, Kathmandu, November 3 – 5, 2008; Difficulties of Law Schools in implementing Clinical Legal Education presented at the National Seminar on New Challenges in Legal Education, Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune, January 24 – 25, 2005 and Public Interest Litigation presented at the Seminar on Comparative Law in India and the U.K., British Council, New Delhi, November 7, 2005.