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School of Law is proud to announce that under its AULAC (Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic) has taken the initiative to provide free legal services to under trial prisoners. The broader object is to insure that under trial prisoners are aware of the bail provisions and other legal rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution of India. Assistant Professors Dr. Deepak Miglani and Mr. Shrajil Khan organised a field activity under its AULAC programme for B.A LL.B (Hons) 3rd year students to Bhondsi Jail on 27 February 2017. The idea behind the same was to educate the students about criminal behaviour and reformative methodology adopted by the Jail authorities. SOL plans to send two professors along with student volunteers to the Jail every month in order to provide prisoners free legal services at regular basis.

 

 

 

School of Law, Ansal University inaugurated its first ‘Tiffin Talk’ session on Monday 20th February, 2017 with Justice Markandey Katju as the Chief Guest. ‘Tiffin Talk,’ an intellectual knowledge sharing platform involving eminent public intellectuals as speakers, is a flagship academic outreach initiative of School of Law. Justice Katju while speaking on the occasion highlighted the inadequacies plaguing various public institutions including political apathy towards reform. He was quite vocal as he criticized the political system especially politicians for engaging in selfish activities. He urged the youth to change the system by initiating a political revolution in the larger interest of the country.  The existing system is corrupt and beyond reform according Justice Katju.

Urging the youth to take the reigns of the system as torchbearers of the future, Justice Katju reminded the audience about the need for pressing reform and the significance of youthful activism and leadership. India, according to Justice Katju is ripe for a political revolution that can potentially alter the status quo for the better.

The Talk was attended by Dr. Kamlesh Misra (Vice-Chancellor, Ansal University), Dr. M.K. Vajpayee (Registrar) and Dr. Sanoj Rajan (Dean, School of Law). The ‘Tiffin Talk’ session was followed by a lively question answer session which saw Justice Katju answering various thought provoking questions put forth by students. Pursuant to the same, Justice Katju inaugurated, the “Hall of Justice”, the newly constructed School of Law’s Moot Court Hall slated to be the venue for the 1st Ansal University Moot Court Competition to be held from April 7th-9th, 2017.

 

 

 

Key Themes:
  • Indian Secularism- Myth or Reality?
  • Article 370- Past, Present and Future
  • Amendments and the Changing landscape of Indian Constitutionalism
  • Socialism and Indian Judiciary
  • Constitutionalism through the prism of Feminism
  • Emerging trends in Legislative, Executive and Judiciary relations

Background of the theme : Constitutionalism is a political philosophy based on the idea that state authority is derived from the people and should be limited by a Constitution that clearly expresses the powers and limitations of governments. Clearly the powers of the state are not untrammelled. Constitutionalism has a vibrant history in all the major legal system of the world. Many thinkers and schools of thought have analyzed and theorized about Constitutionalism and its historical origins. To illustrate, the Social Contract notion of Constitutionalism was presumed on the idea of a ‘contract’ between people and the state, which was revocable in the event the moral idea of the original contract was tampered with or defeated.
The Constitution was drafted by the Constituent Assembly after intense deliberations on almost all conceivable issues amidst broad agreements and disagreements. This deliberative exercise incorporated the existing Constitutional best practices prevailing in different parts of the world. The culmination of this legendary exercise resulted in a Constitution, which was a unique blend of international and indigenous values. Values like Secularism and Socialism though were not expressly mentioned in the original Constitution were frequently subject to judicial deliberations which inevitably required analysis rooted in law, ideology and public policy considerations. Even today, despite numerous judgments by the Supreme Court and Constitutional Amendments the exact meaning of these values remains uncertain, highly context specific and susceptible to diverse interpretations. In light of the same, the objective of the National Conference is to invite bright intellectual minds to reassess major themes of the Constitution in a broad historical setting to appreciate the role that legal history can play in helping demystify their meaning in contemporary times. The rationale of the Conference is a belief that historical analysis can be used a methodology to understand and appreciate the correct and appropriate meanings of Constitutional ideas and help in their present day application in a globalised legal order. Additionally, the participants are welcome to touch upon political, economic and sociological dimensions of themes in their analysis of historical constitutionalism, its development and contemporary challenges. The participants can address the sub-themes using the methodology of historical analysis.
Papers from Social, Legal and other diverse background are invited

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Note: the theme and sub-theme are not a restriction; the author can select any topic relevant with the theme and the sub themes

ABSTRACT:

The abstract should not exceed 350 words and must be accompanied by a cover page stating the following-

  • Sub-theme
  • Title of the Paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address and Contact Number

FULL RESEARCH PAPER:

  • The paper should not exceed 4000 words (exclusive of footnotes)
  • Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors only.
  • Registration fee as per each author
  • In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the seminar to present the paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.
  • One-inch margins on all sides should be maintained.
  • Citation style: Bluebook 20th Edition
  • All correspondence must be sent to email : sol@ansaluniversity.edu.in

The paper must be accompanied with the scanned copies of the duly filled Registration form, DD details, and the cover page, the details of which are mentioned in the abstract guidelines. All submissions must be the author’s original work and unpublished work. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.

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We are extremely pleased and delighted to inform you that School of Law, Ansal University is organizing its inaugural Tiffin Talk on 20th February, 2017 (Monday). Tiffin Talk is an expert talk platform where eminent thought leaders will be invited to share and express their opinions on a diverse range of topics of contemporary significance. Justice Markandey Katju, former Judge, Supreme Court of India and an eminent Public Intellectual would be inaugurating the event. In addition, Justice Katju will also be inaugurating our Moot Court Hall which would pave the way for holding the First Ansal University Moot Court Competition from 7th-9th April, 2017.
On behalf of School of Law we extend a warm welcome to each one of you to the above two events on 20th February, 2017.

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Prof. Sanoj Rajan, Dean, School of Law has been appointed as one of the honorary Governing Board Members of Statelessness Network Asia Pacific, a multinational coalition participated by 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More details about the same can be seen in the interview given by Prof. Rajan to LIVE LAW, which is linked below.

Interview with Prof. Sanoj Rajan, Dean School of Law Ansal University

 

Ansal University School of Law is happy to announce a special lecture by Ms. Molina Swarup Asthana, Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Government on the legal system in Australia, differences between the Indian and the Australian legal system and opportunities in the legal sector in Australia.

Ms. Asthana is the Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) has been primarily working on Major Projects for the State of Victoria. She has broad-based commercial and litigation experience and localised expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Molina’s areas of expertise include commercial law, tendering and procurement and contract management. Her previous Australian experience includes working in top tier firms Minter Ellison (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Clayton Utz (Banking & Finance).

This lecture will be organised on 23rd January 2017, at Ansal University Campus.

 

Ansal University, School of Law, Haryana, India proudly announces its paramount annual event, 1st International Moot Court Competition, to be held on 7th to 9th April, 2017. The moot court problem is based on contemporary issues in the context of Public International Law focusing around the legality of the use of force and the ICJ’s adjudication of the issue. The School of Law at Ansal University strives to provide a platform to the students for them to imbibe the pragmatic skills of law and this moot court is one such attempt to create a simulated atmosphere for future lawyers. The objective is to allow the students to delve into intersections of international law.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite your esteemed University/Institute to participate in the competition. We would be glad to receive a positive response about your participation to the Email ID: sol@ansaluniversity.edu.in, so that together we can give our students a platform to hone their mooting skills. A copy of detailed rules and regulations is attached herewith for your kind reference. The last date for formal registration is 21st February, 2017 and you are requested to send the soft copy of Registration form along with the travel plan and proof of Registration fee.

It would be an honor to have participation from your esteemed institution. Please find enclosed the copy of Moot Preposition, Rules, Official schedule, Registration and Travel form.

 

 

We look forward to your involvement

Click here for details: Important Dates

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Click here for details: Proposition for 1st Ansal University Moot Court Competition

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Ansal University School of Law is proud to announce its second edition of Legal Recruitment Fair on 21st January 2017. This event is jointly organised in association with Law Pundits LLC.

Though Ansal University, SoL students are only in their third year and will take another two years before they graduate, SoL has envisioned this annual Legal Recruitment Fair so that by the time our students graduate there will be a well-established recruitment platform available for them.
Last year’s Legal Recruitment Fair was a success and had seen around 500 candidate registrations and reputed recruiters like ICICI, Mind Crest and many others recruiting. This year’s edition also has 600 registered candidates from different law schools in North India and around 12 potential recruiters.
Further, we are proud to invite you to a ‘Seminar on Legal Career and the tips and techniques for acing Legal Interviews, creating Resumes, and Strategies for a Successful Legal Career’ as part of the Legal Recruitment Fair 2017. This will be conducted on 20th January from 2:00 pm onwards. Even though the major focus is on legal careers, students from other schools may also find it useful in honing their CV’s and interview skills and are welcome to join.
Please find the attached flyer for the same, and you are encouraged to apply to any one of the following emails for registration. You may also approach Ms. Astha Mehta, faculty, SoL for further details.

Emails for Registration
asthametha@ansaluniversity.edu.in
santlal@ansaluniversity.edu.in
bhakta@lawpunditsglobal.com

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A comprehensive and unique study on the plight of Hill Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu titled ‘Legal Analysis on the Risks of Statelessness amongst Hill Tamil Refugees’ conducted by, School of Law, Ansal University was the subject of a scintillating Round Table discussion in Ansal University on December 20, 2016. The year long research project, supported by the UNHCR is perhaps the first of its kind in India that seeks to analyze the legal lacunae leading to statelessness among Hill Tamils Refugees in India The discussion saw the participation of a broad array of stakeholders including Prof. Dr. Sanoj Rajan Dean, SoL who is also the director of this project, the UNHCR, Refugee law specialists, and academics who contributed to the intellectual vibrancy of the discussion by their observations and comments. Ms. Kavita Belani, UNHCR, Mr. V. Micheal, UNHCR. Prof. Parivelan, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Mr. Yashasvi Nain, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Brgd. M B Anand, VSM, Human Rights Expert, and Rachel Allamand from TARA.

The study is expected to lay the groundwork for concrete legal and policy interventions by the Government of India and Government of Sri Lanka to find a solution to the plight of Hill Tamils in addition to striking a chord with Refugee and Humanitarian Law researchers.

 

School of Law, Ansal University makes Headlines!
Newspaper: Gurgaon Times, TOI, 15th December’16

 

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School of Law, Ansal University is immensely proud to announce that its Moot court and debating committee organized its second Intra-Mural Moot Court Competition on 22, 23 and 24 November 2016. The preliminary rounds of elimination were held on 22nd November, 2016 followed by the semi final and final rounds which ensued on 23 November, 2016. It was an enriching and enchanting experience for the students, who had been on a rigorous training on mooting and research skills conducted by the committee on a weekly basis.  The competition by-stood prolific participation from the students of all the batches who were extensively/Intensely evaluated by the mentors on mooting, reasoning, application/analysis of law and court etiquette. The qualifying teams are:

Vimmy Garg, Rishabh Kashyap, Sonam Chauhan– Winners

Divyansh Mahajan, Arsh Mehta, Tarun Kumar– Runner Up

 

 

The Competition is a precursor to the first edition of the Annual Moot Court competition to be held in March 2017  and  would be a regular feature every semester

 

 


School of Law, Ansal University, Gurgaon has been awarded the best in the category of ‘Best Emerging Law School of the Year-2016’ in INBA’s Annual International Conference coinciding with the 67th Constitution Day held on 26th November 2016 at Shangri La Eros Hotel, New Delhi. The event was graced by the presence of Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Patron, INBA & Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sidharth Mridul, Judge, Delhi High Court. This conference had participation from Legal Luminaries, Senior Government Officials, Legal Departments of Fortune 500 companies, International Law Firms, Senior Lawyers, business and Judges across the globe.

The School of Law focuses on the holistic development of its students and goes by its motto ‘Nurturing Legal Brilliance and Beyond’ .

 

School of Law adds another feather to their cap by securing the first position in an intra college debate organized by RITES Association (a government body) on the topic ‘Public Participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption’.Raghumanyu Taneja a third year student won the competition and was honored with a certificate and a watch.

School of Law (SoL) has a Moot Court and Debating (MCD) Society where the students are briefed about the basics of PD and essentials of debating twice in a week. Raghumanyu Taneja is also one of the student co-coordinator of SoL-Moot Court and Debating Society, which is open to all students of Ansal University

 

School of Law, Ansal University marks its first victory at National level Inter-Collegiate competition. Team Ansal University, School of Law (Sachin Gupta, Sarthak Sharma & Raghumanyu Taneja) won the Parliamentary Debate competition at Lex Bonanza- The National Fest, held and hosted by Indore Institute of Law from 22nd-23rd October, 2016. The team won a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- for winning the PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE COMPETITION and Sarthak Sharma was awarded a Special Prize of Rs.1100/- for being the best speaker.

Member of Parliament and Sr. Advocate of Supreme Court of India, K.T.S. Tulsi, graced the valedictory session in which they were presented the award. The law fest witnessed prolific participation from 18 teams representing reputed law schools including National Law Schools across the country.

 

 

School of Law, Ansal University is conducting coaching for Patent Agent Examination, 2016 under the aegis of Global Center for IPR Education and Research with the support of Institute of Patent Attorneys, India (IPAI).

IPAI provides professional training in Intellectual Property Rights for candidates to appear for Patent Agents Examination, conducted by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India) through Patent Offices and, is essential for obtaining qualifications necessary to practice as a Patent Agent, under the Patent Act and Rules.

Last Date of Registration for Patent Agent Examination-2016 is 27.10.2016 (06:00 PM).

Link to Apply:  http://ipindiaonline.gov.in/AgentExam2016/frmLogin.aspx

Registration Fees for Coaching is Rs.30,000/- [Rupee Thirty thousand only]

Last date for Registration of Coaching is 05.11.2016.

Contact for Registration: Dr. Santosh K. Upadhyay

                                           Mob: 9899672423

Email Id: SantoshUpadhyay@ansaluniversity.edu.in

                 komalsandhu@ansaluniversity.edu.in

School of Law, takes immense pride in sharing that Ansal University successfully hosted a Panel Discussion on ‘The Kashmir Issue: Why, How and The Way Forward’ on 20th October 2016. The session was chaired by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi former Chief Justice of India who appraised the views expressed by the co-panelists- Ambassador Asoke Mukherjee, Brigadier M.B. Anand, Dr. Aman Hingorani and the Dean School of Law, Prof.(Dr.) Sanoj Rajan. The Participants included Journalists covering the event and Academics of international repute like Ms Lori Reynolds, Faculty from Peking University, China and around 25 participants from other universities in the region. The panel held wide discussions shedding light on the issues that are at the bottleneck of Kashmir skirmish, historical, legal, diplomatic as well as military concerns. Event successfully unraveled future prospects that gyrate around the much talked about issue of the Nation today.

Event was live streamed in various Universities in India and abroad who befitted from the thoughtful experiences spruced and shared by the panelists, infinitely. The event got good media coverage across Delhi and NCR.

 

 

This has put Ansal University, School of Law in an elite list of very few academic institutions around the world who have been invited annually to this event. We are proud to mention further that this achievement succeeds a research project we have done with UN in 2015.

 

 

School of law invited Ms.Shalinee Kulshreshtha  for a special lecture for third year students. Ms.Shalinee Kulshreshtha  is Head – Law & Contracts (South Asia) and Team Leader – EMEA Aftermarket for Honeywell’s Aerospace business.  In this role, she handles Law and Contracts related activities for South Asia while acting as Team Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa Defense & Space Aftermarket. She develops strategy and manages major/complex programs; as team leader is actively involved in overall contractual support (review, drafting, negotiation flow-down and interpretation of T&Cs and other contractual documents) to assigned accounts and leads global projects that are limited in complexity or contributes to complex global projects. She advises internal clients (SBG Leadership) concerning legal and contractual requirements and enforces company’s short and long range objectives and Honeywell’s standards in coordination with business leadership.

She shared her practical experience of 14 years in the industry with the students and briefed them about practical aspects of the Corporate Law. She shared the complexities of working in Aerospace business and Businesses / Strategic Business and industry-specific contracts.

 

 

Students of School of Law, Ansal University participated in a Legal Aid Camp set up at the Sheetla Mata Mandir by the DLSA, Gurgaon on October 1, 2016 . The main motive of the camp was to provide legal aid and legal awareness to the public. Our students participated in the camp with full enthusiasm in the presence of Sessions court Judges, Advocates and Para Legal Volunteers to help the needy and poor.

 

School of Law marked ‘the beginning of a new Journey’ with a successful Fresher’s bash held on 9th Sept’16. The seniors and the Fresher’s graced the occasion with full exuberance and gusto. The event had many prize winning competitions and best dressed title for both male and female.

Yuvraj Singh and Smriti Jain were announced as Ms and Mr Specter, SoL for the year 2016.

 

School of Law, Ansal University along with the Anti-Ragging Committee conducted an Essay Writing Competition on ‘The Menace of Ragging in Educational Institutions’ on 30th August 2016 where 15 students from all the Schools participated. This Competition was conducted to spread the message among students that Ansal University has zero tolerance towards ragging and look at the problem from a student’s point of view.

Where a student is excited to start a new phase of life on admission to a college and meet new people, he is somewhere in a fear that he/she will be ragged, made fun of in front of everyone and humiliated. The news of a young life coming to an end because of ragging in hostel and colleges is really disturbing and to add to it, it gives a sense of helplessness as to what a young boy/girl would have felt when he/she would have gone through these atrocities, that too in a place where the young child came with dreams and hopes, not just his own but also of his family.

Ragging which had once purportedly originated in the educational institutions as a harmless and fun filled way of introduction and interaction between the seniors and the freshers, has today sadly degenerated into an often horrific and sad experience for the freshers involving gross human rights violations mostly in the form of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Such events are organized at the University level to ensure the parents that their ward is in safe hands. Ragging unfortunately doesn’t have a quick fix solution so passing a law or even implementing it will not completely solve the problem. We must understand that unless the society condemns it, ragging can’t be eliminated. We require a focussed and concentrated effort to educate the masses. The movement towards an anti-ragging regime and a safe and conducive environment began in Ansal since the inception of the University. The only vital concern is its effective implementation, which depends totally on our students and us.

The following are the winners of the competition:-

First prize winner: Manmita Chopra(BALLB Vth sem)

Second prize winner: Rishav Kum r(BALLB Ist sem)

Third Prize winner: Sakshi Walia (B.com(h)1st sem)

Coordinators :Ms. Astha Mehta & Dr. Koma Member, Anti-ragging Committee

 

 

The School of Law successfully executed its Orientation Programme of 2016 Batch on 9 August, 2016 and marked the commencement of the new academic session. The distinguished guests honoring the function with their gracious presence included Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhanwar Singh, Retired Judge Allahabad High Court and Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director Indian Law Institute who shed light on the numerous dimensions of law as a career and the importance of hard work, discipline and dedication for budding lawyers. Vice Chancellor, Ansal University Prof. (Dr.) Raj S. Dhankar, Registrar Ansal University Dr. M.K. Vajpayee and Dean Sol, Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan also adorned the occasion and shared their valuable thoughts. Assistant Professor Abraham Joseph made a valuable presentation on SoL highlighting various dimensions of law school including pedagogy and student activities. This was followed by a campus visit to acquaint the New Batch- 2016-2021 and their parents with Ansal University’s educational system, infrastructure, and staff.

 

 

 

As a precursor to the Annual Orientation Programme, School of Law successfully conducted two pre induction orientation programmes in the month of July. Assistant Professor, Abraham Joseph spearheaded the screening of two highly interesting and engrossing documentaries on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy-1984 and the exploitation of children in the Cocoa growing industry in Africa followed by a legal story telling session on some of the landmark judgments in English law.

 

 

Prof. Sanoj Rajan, Dean School of Law was invited to speak at the Conference on ‘Teaching and Learning in Law: Directions in Legal Education on the special legal aid activities of the Ansal University School of Law’ in Chinese University of Hong Kong on 4-5 June 2016. Prof. Camille Camaron, Dean Dalhousie University Canada and Prof. Michel Peil, Dean, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Bhutan were amongst the various other distinguished guests/participants.

 

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School of Law, Ansal University organized a legal recruitment fair on April 24-25, 2016 The event was directed by law pundits (LL.B) having offices at London, Dubai and Trivendrum to expedite the hiring of lawyers for various posts.  The event saw a footfall of around 1000-1250 candidates, several law firms and LPO’ s from India and as well as abroad (UK, China and Singapore) like MIND CREST, ICICI- LOMBARD were approached to hire lawyers and final year law students for internships in India and abroad. It created a platform for students of School of Law to get an overview of such placement sessions to get equipped for their imminent Jobs. Legal recruitment fair was a huge success.

 

 

 

Ansal University School of Law is the pioneer among the law schools in India to establish a permanent Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic for imparting training in advocacy and mediation performance skills to its students on a continuous basis. The clinic is set up to serve two-way objective for the students which focus on advocacy skills and mediation. Where advocacy skills aid students to learn and inculcate the ethics and performance skills as an advocate and the mediation skills will put them into another level that is of facilitating the resolution of a dispute between parties by themselves. The clinic will put the students through learning by doing sessions which will help students to implement and practice the legal knowledge they attain in the classroom.

The School of Law is organizing the Summer School on Mediation and Advocacy Skills from 24th June 2016 to 30th June 2016. The Summer School is conceived under the able leadership of Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate, and Mediator, Supreme Court of India, who was called to the Bar in 1992 and has been engaged in teaching since 1998 as adjunct faculty. Dr. Hingorani has taught in programmes at various institutions in India (including Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, Oxford University, School of Law, Warwick University, and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka). Dr. Hingorani will be joined at the Summer School by Ms. Kunika, Barrister from the Honourable Society of  Lincoln’s Inn, London, who has vast experience in advocacy and mediation performance skills training, modeled on the Bar Professional Training Course in the U.K. Ms. Kunika practices law at the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and the District Courts. The Summer School is being organized with the objective of instilling the art of advocacy and mediation skills amongst the academicians, advocates, and young law students. This will endeavor to impart instruction on the methodology of “Learning by doing” to develop the performance skills of both advocacy and mediation. The advocacy module entails imparting skills of case analysis, legal drafting, witness handling and making of oral submissions. The mediation module would involve imparting communication, negotiation and facilitative skills. Ethical exercises are in built in these modules. The focus is on honing the forensic skills of the participants, regardless of their area of practice.

Eligibility

The programme is open to young law graduates, research scholars, advocates, and academicians. Candidates must display a strong drive, motivation and commitment towards the Summer School.

Candidates interested must drop in a line of confirmation along with the scanned copy of the Demand Draft to the undersigned.

Send the hard copy of the Demand Draft in the name of Ansal University payable at New Delhi, latest by 14th June 2016.

Last date to register

10th June 2016.

Registration Fee

8000/- per person inclusive of food and accommodation.

VENUE

School of Law, Ansal University, Sector 55, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon – 122003, Haryana.

The Programme would start on 24th June 2016 by 6 p.m. onwards followed by an inaugural dinner. Detailed Schedule will be posted soon on the website.

For further details, please contact:

Ms. Astha Mehta

asthamehta@ansaluniversity.edu.in

Ms. Aditi Prasad

aditiprasad@ansaluniversity.edu.in

#0124-4750449

School of Law, Ansal University successfully conducted a Law Career Guidance Workshop by a panel of Experts to enable children and their Parents take informed decisions in the right direction on 5th April 2016. The workshop provided a broad overview of the numerous career options available to students of every stream, with an introduction to career planning in Law. The panel consisted of Prof. Edward Carter, Utah USA, Prof. Osamu Arakaki, from Tokyo, Japan, Prof. David Ambrose, Madras University, Prof. Elumalai, Director, School of Law, IGNOU, and, Advocate Supreme Court of India, Mr. Sree Parthasarathy, Senior Partner, Deloitte, Mr. Rakesh Singh, Director Placements, Prof. Sanoj Rajan, Dean, School of Law, Ansal University.

The interactive panel discussion, by the eminent panelist, helped students in identifying career options. It provided a broad overview of various career options available to students of every stream.
The workshop exposed students to the opportunities in a range of various professional fields, especially law. During the question and answer sessions, students and their parents came up with their queries which were answered by the renowned panelists.

 

 

 

Students of School of Law paid a visit to Parliament to experience and study the Parliamentary functioning and legislative drafting of Parliament. It was an incredibly intense experience for the law students to visit the supreme legislative body of India.

 

 

Lecture by Mr. Vishnu Pandit, CEO and Managing Partner of Law Pundits LLP and Law Pundits Limited, London on the topic of Contact drafting. SOL, invited Mr. Vishnu Pandit, to deliver a lecture on the topic of Contact drafting. Mr. Vishnu has been a corporate lawyer for over seven years having worked in the fields of Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Contracts and commercial law related matter Mr. Vishnu was a visiting lecturer in International Business Law at European Business School (Regents University), UK and at Webster University. He explained the students about basics of contract drafting with the help of case laws.

Dean School of Law, Prof. Sanoj Rajan was invited to School of Law, Melbourne University, Australia to speak on “Research on Surrogacy and Statelessness” at the ‘Workshop on Researching Statelessness and Citizenship in Asia and the Pacific’ from 27-29 January, 2016. He also chaired the session “Developing a research agenda on statelessness for Asia and the Pacific” on the final day of the Workshop.

To spread legal awareness among masses Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) had organized Essay Writing Competition in Ajanta Public school, Sector-31, Gurgaon under its Legal aid activity and School Outreach Programme. Students of 9th -12th classes enthusiastically participated and expressed their views on various topics through their write ups. AULAC is looking forward to organize slogan writing, painting, and poster making competition, at various schools in the first week of April.

School of Law was invited for a lecture at the 27th South Asian Teaching Session (SATS) on International Humanitarian Law on 9th December 2015. The 27th SATS was attended by a group of 33 participants comprising of senior level Diplomats, Military Officials and Bureaucrats from 8 countries in South Asia and Iran. The week long program was conducted at the Lemon Tree Hotel, New Delhi from 6th December to 12th December 2015.
The Dean, Prof. Dr. Sanoj Rajan, SOL on behalf of School of Law delivered the talk on the “Interrelationship of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law”.

School of Law is happy to share with you on the ‘Policy Makers Summit’ we organized on 1st December 2015 at the Senate Hall in Hotel Claridges, New Delhi. The program is conceived by SOL for opening up dialogues with law and policymakers, especially members of parliaments on various legal issues. The program was fully funded by an International Organization.

This year the theme intended to analyze the lacuna and seek ways of improving the facilitation of humanitarian aid in emergencies, with the help of formulating policy and legal frame works, and enhance its effectiveness. As humanitarian work becomes more professional, and as disasters and conflicts around the world continue to increase and exacerbate, now is an important time to develop these areas further. As a beginning we were modest and invited only 4 policy makers of India, especially Members of Parliament, to discuss this issue within the framework of an intensive, one hour round table discussion and propose recommendations, as to what would be ideal for improving the delivery of Humanitarian Aid in India, the South Asia region and indeed, the entire world.
The program was attended by the following people along with a team of 7 from SOL including the Dean.

1) Mr. Mani Sankar Iyer, Senior Politician
2) Mr. C R Chowdary, Member of Parliament
3) Mr. Prema Chandran, Member of Parliament
4) Ms. Rajani Patel, Member of Parliament
5) Ms. Mary Wrents, Head ICRC, South Asia
6) Mr. Adebayo, Communication Head ICRC
7) Mr. Surinder Singh Oberoi, Political Adviser
8) Dr. Sunod Jacob, Legal Adviser.

School of law in association of Department of students welfare organised “Constitution Day” on 26th November, 2015 to celebrate 125th birth anniversary Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar. It is very imperative for students of the University to know about Dr. Ambedkar and learn about rights of the citizen of India enshrined and guaranteed under the constitution of India. Dr. Aman Hingorani, Adocate on Record Association and Mediator of Supreme Court of India spoke on social justice and its relevance under the Constitution.

School of Law organised a guest lecture on the topic, “UN Human Rights System” delivered by Mr. Yashasvi Nain, a Human Rights researcher and a fellow at Universal Center for Human Rights, London on 03-11-2015 at 09:50 a.m. in School of Law. Mr. Yashasvi Nain is Human Rights researcher who has rich experience in working with United Nations Geneva and UNHCR. Recently he was appointed as a fellow at Universal Center for Human Rights, London (2015-16) for supervising and advising on the Centre’s project and activities related to genocide prevention and early warning indicators.Presently he is engaged with UNHCR India as researcher on statelessness issues among Tamil Refugees. He has worked, with the Office of UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights (OHCHR) at Geneva.

Mr. Manuj Bhardwaj trained the students of I year and II year of B.A.LL.B (Hons) regarding the nuances of mooting on 21st October 2015 from 11:15 am to 4:15 pm as mooting is as essential part of the curriculum and it serves the purpose of helping them understand the basics of litigation and court room practices. Mr. Manuj Bhardwaj is a final year student of B.A.LL.B at Lloyd law College, Greater Noida and he is also the Chairman of Law Students Section at Indian National Bar Association (INBA) which is the Largest and the only active law students body of India working to safeguard the rights of Law students. He has a rich Mooting & Researching experience as he participated in more than 10 Moot Court Competitions which includes 4 National & 3 International Moot Court Competition, He was also a part of the team participated in International ADR Competition organized by City University Hong Kong. He was the runner up of his first National Moot Court Competition in which he participated held at Kashmir University, Srinagar. He has won the best researcher award in Intra Moot Completion at Lloyd Law College and 2nd best researcher award in two National Moot Court Competitions.
There are three upcoming Moot Court Competitions where our students would be representing School of Law, Ansal University at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala), SGT University (Gurgaon) and G. D. Goenka University (Gurgaon) in March 2016.

SOL organised a legal awareness camp in Ansal University through DLSA. Legal services day is celebrated every year on 9th of November. Legal services day was first started by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 on 9th November, all across the India to offer help and support to the weaker and poor sections of people. Legal services day is celebrated every year on 9th of November in all the state constituencies of India. On this day different agencies constituted under the legal service authorities act, 1987 for providing free legal services to the public such as national legal services authority, state legal services authority, district legal services authority or taluk legal services authority etc. organize legal literacy camps at many places to impart free legal services to the general public. The aim of celebrating legal services day is to offer free of charge, proficient legal services to the people of weaker sections of society.

Under the aegis of AULAC (Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic) and MCDC (Moot Court and Debating Committee), in order to promote the methodology of “learning by doing” among students, SOL organized a poster making competition for students. The name of the winners of the said competition are as follows:
1. Saloni 2. Medhavi and Bushra

The School of Law has set up an ‘Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic’ with the objective of instilling the art of advocacy and mediation skills among its students as the clinic will endeavor to impart instruction on the methodology of “Learning by doing” to develop the performance skills of a student which includes how to make oral arguments, cross examination of witnesses, case analysis and ethics to be maintained in the courts while professing law which makes us stand apart from the other universities. The clinic is set up to serve two way objective for the students which focuses on advocacy skills and on mediation. Where advocacy skills aids students to learn and inculcate the ethics and performance skills as an advocate and the mediation skills will put them into another level that is of mitigating a dispute between parties as a moderator. This activity required to be conducted by the faculty of SOL with the guidance of an external advisor. In order to facilitate this activity SOL arranged a faculty training program on mediation and arbitration skills for faculty in SOL. For this training program SOL invited Dr. Aman M. Hingorani, Advocate- on -Record & Mediator for conducting this training programme. The said programme was organized successfully with Dr. Aman Hingorani imparting his valuable knowledge and experience to the faculty of SOL.

In the light of the importance of creating awareness about free legal aid and legal services, School of Law organized a special lecture on “Clinical Legal Education” delivered by Prof. Marian Pinheiro, the Principal Director of School of Law, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), Delhi on September 18, 2015. In his highly motivational deliberation, Prof. Pinheiro demonstrated the importance of free legal aid in litigation through various innovative audio visual clips. He explained in detail the grounds on which free legal aid can be availed, who can avail it, what are the provisions governing it and how far it has helped in poor strata of the society and speedy trials of the case. While concluding his lecture, Prof. Pinheiro highlighted the correlation between ethics and law, and encouraged the young aspirants of law to imbibe the basic values to achieve highest quality of professionalism.
Orientation Day organized on 10th August, 2015, for B.A.LL.B. (2015-2020) and LL.M. (2015) to acquaint the freshers with Ansal’s education system, infrastructure and staff. The distinguished guests honouring the function include with their gracious presence include Prof. (Dr.) K.P.S. Mahalwar and Prof. (Dr.) Badruddin.

School of Law at Ansal University is proud to share that the Sushant Global Center for IPR Education and Research has been inaugurated on February 27, 2015 by Honorable Shri. Salman Khurshid, former Cabinet Minister of India, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court. The occasion was graced by Shri. Sushil Ansal (Honorable Chancellor-Ansal University), Prof. Raj S. Dhankar (Honorable Vice Chancellor), Shri Imtiaz Ahmed (Advocate, Supreme Court), Mr. Vikas Agarwal (Legal Head, Ansal API). Launched with the objective of undertaking advanced study and research in the emerging areas of IPR with an inter-disciplinary approach, Sushant Global Center for IPR Education and Research will endeavor to sensitize the application and enforcement of IPR in the fair manner and conduct research projects.

The School of Law, Ansal University took an immense pleasure in conducting a “Legal Awareness Camp on Consumer Rights” in July, 2014 whereby the Honorable Guests renowned in the Legal Fraternity discussed regarding the same. The legal camp attracted citizens from the neighborhood seeking answers to their various consumer rights and duties. The legal Luminaries in the panel for the discussion were:
Sh. Lalit Bhasin, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Prof. Subash Chander Raina, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Prof. Manjula Batra, Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia

Dean School of Law, Prof. Sanoj Rajan was invited to School of Law, Melbourne University, Australia to speak on “Research on Surrogacy and Statelessness” at the ‘Workshop on Researching Statelessness and Citizenship in Asia and the Pacific’ from 27-29 January, 2016. He also chaired the session “Developing a research agenda on statelessness for Asia and the Pacific” on the final day of the Workshop.

 

School of Law was invited for a lecture at the 27th South Asian Teaching Session (SATS) on International Humanitarian Law on 9th December 2015. The 27th SATS was attended by a group of 33 participants comprising of senior level Diplomats, Military Officials and Bureaucrats from 8 countries in South Asia and Iran. The week long program was conducted at the Lemon Tree Hotel, New Delhi from 6th December to 12th December 2015.

The Dean, Prof. Dr. Sanoj Rajan, SOL on behalf of School of Law delivered the talk on the “Interrelationship of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law”.

 

School of Law at Ansal University is proud to share that the Sushant Global Center for IPR Education and Research has been inaugurated on February 27, 2015 by Honorable Shri. Salman Khurshid, former Cabinet Minister of India, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court. The occasion was graced by Shri. Sushil Ansal (Honorable Chancellor-Ansal University), Prof. Raj S. Dhankar (Honorable Vice Chancellor), Shri Imtiaz Ahmed (Advocate, Supreme Court), Mr. Vikas Agarwal (Legal Head, Ansal API). Launched with the objective of undertaking advanced study and research in the emerging areas of IPR with an inter-disciplinary approach, Sushant Global Center for IPR Education and Research will endeavor to sensitize the application and enforcement of IPR in the fair manner and conduct research projects.

The School of Law, Ansal University took an immense pleasure in conducting a “Legal Awareness Camp on Consumer Rights” in July, 2014 whereby the Honorable Guests renowned in the Legal Fraternity discussed regarding the same. The legal camp attracted citizens from the neighborhood seeking answers to their various consumer rights and duties. The legal Luminaries in the panel for the discussion were:

Sh. Lalit Bhasin, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Prof. Subash Chander Raina, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Prof. Manjula Batra, Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia

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