Seedling School of Law & Governance
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Legal Aid Camp
14th September, 2018
Seedling School Of Law And Governance, Jaipur National University , Jaipur on 14th September 2018 (Friday) conducted a Legal Aid Camp in the nearby vicinity i.e. Kho- Nagoriyan, Badi Masjid.
In this camp, 25 students from different classes have participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. The theme, which was adopted for this camp, was emphasized on “Consumer and their Rights” along with “Fundamental Rights" which are being provided by the constitution of India and in addition to this, we also focused on other legal rights which are available to them. Banners, posters with slogan “Jaago Grahak Jaago” were put up and slogans raised to engage more and more persons. Then students of Seedling School of Law & Governance conducted a nukkad-natak on “Jaago Grahak Jaago”, which emphasis on various rights consumer possess and what are the various remedies available to them in case of breach and infringement of their rights.
After the successful staging of the nukkad-natak, we focused on explaining the audience their consumer rights and redressal mechanism in case of breach and infringement of these rights. This was followed by doubt clarifying session was also conducted so in order to remove any type doubts in their minds. Finally, we focused on their real time problems which they are facing. We also tried to provide them best legal solution for their problems by facilitating them to appropriate forum/person/firm one should approach.
Though the camp mainly focused on “Consumer and their rights” and basic “Fundamental Rights”, the response was so overwhelming that by the end of camp we have received many queries related to their problems. therefore in order to provided them best solution locals were made aware that in future if they face any type of legal difficulty or if their rights are being violated or infringed, or if they are being oppressed by any administrative authority and if they want any type of legal help they can contact Legal aid committee, Seedling School of Law and Governance Jaipur and we will try to render best solution for that.
This was the initial and a very small step towards the cause, again with the assistance of local authorities a more positive and long lasting impact can be created. For the successful completion of this camp, committee would first like to thanks Hon’ble Chancellor Sir for permitting us and providing us with all the necessary support; Hon’ble Vice- Chancellor Sir and Director SSLG for motivating the committee and guiding us at each step. The Administrative authorities provided all the necessary support facilities. This camp would not have been success if we have not received the local assistance therefore committee like to thanks Sarpanch, Kho-Nagoriyan, Mr. Raees Moulvi for providing support. At last, committee would like to thanks each and every faculty member and student who are direct or indirect been involved.
One-day Legal Aid Workshop
24th August, 2018
To help realize the potential of legal empowerment and develop a model replicable throughout India, one-day legal aid workshop was organized on 24th August, 2018 held at Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University. The workshop involved Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Directors, Faculties of different departments and Sehgal Foundation. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor welcomed the guest and got the opportunity to discuss various emerging issue in the society.
From the Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University, Dr. T.N. Mathur, Director, Dr. Mithilesh Vishwakarma, HOD and Deputy Director, Mrs. Komal Audichya, Coordinator, Mr. Siddarth Balani and Mr. Anand Singh, Conveners of Legal Aid Committee were present. From other departments, Dr Rajesh Mehrotra (Director) and Ms. Shreya Bhargava of MBA Department, Prof Kamala Vashishta (Director) and Prof Rita Arora of School of Education, Dr. Pankaj Goswami of Engineering Dept (Main Campus), Prof Rajvir Singh and Prof Sahdev Singh of School of Agriculture, Prof Chander Kanwar of School of Social Sciences, Prof Mithilesh Kumar, School of Life Science and Mr. Bhagda, Human Resource Consultant were also present during the workshop. Directors and Faculties mentioned about the functioning of each department and their role in rural development and management.
Anjali Makhija, Director, Strengthening Village Level Institutions, Pawan Kumar, Program Leader, Adaptive Technologies – Agriculture and Mr. Lalit – Water Management of Sehgal Foundation, presented about their role in Sehgal Foundation. They also pointed about having collaboration with Jaipur National University in terms of rural development, governance, management. They also are willing to have joint research project with the university as well. Sehgal Foundation’s grassroots programs addressed three of rural India’s most pressing and interrelated issues: water security, food security, and social justice. The foundation team is also working together with rural communities to create sustainable programs for managing water resources, increasing agricultural productivity, and strengthening rural governance.
In an effort to expand good rural governance initiatives, Sehgal Foundation is looking forward to collaborate with law schools, including Seedling School of Law and Governance to spread legal awareness to rural communities through their legal aid cells and capturing the grassroots levels. These interventions of law college faculties and students, with the grassroots communities, not only enables the institutions to work towards ensuring access to justice for all, but also enables that the entire process becomes mutually educative, inspiring and above all transformative. The Sehgal Foundation members interacted with the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and Directors, Deputy Director and faculties of different departments in terms of Memorandum of Understanding, tie-ups and collaboration in the issues above mentioned and conducting workshops, seminars and conferences.
In this session the effective governance of various schemes by the participated member were discussed such as ALFAZE MEWAT a radio station which spreads awareness among people about the legal issues. Different approaches involved by Directors, Deputy Director and Faculties were discussed which would lead to effective rural governance. The problems of developing trust were raised and ways to resolve such problems were discussed in this session.
In the conclusion, it was agreed that there is a need for their progress, innovative solutions, commitment to serving our communities through collaboration and hard work, and because they epitomize the values that make the nation a global leader. It is also agreed that endowment partnership with the University would bring in together faculties and students to design and promote rural development interventions that create opportunities, build resilience, and provide solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in India’s poorest communities. And also to create and implement programs that increase agricultural productivity, manage water resources, strengthen rural governance, and empower the poor, especially women.
One-Day Workshop on "Awareness on Cyber Laws"
28th January, 2018
We live in an age where cybercrimes have become the biggest enemies of digitalization. Despite many attempts, the cybercrime numbers are high and something significant needs to be done. Hence, the Seedling School of Law and Governance invited Mr. Neeraj Arora, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India, and Mr. Nishith Dixit, Advocate, Supreme Court of India to deliver a lecture on “Awareness on cyber law” in a workshop on 28th January 2018.
Mr. Arora and Mr. Dixit delivered the welcome address while appreciating the Tech Legal Cell in organizing the workshop on “Awareness of Cyber Law”, insisted on the importance of wholesome education, contextualizing law with the skills in non-law stretches and application level training. Talking about the changing context of cyber laws in the present scenario, Mr. Arora remarked that “law is no more a lame companion to technology”. This workshop adds dimension to the current national focus and growth of Smart Cities. All services covering sensors and sensor networks, ranging from home appliances, consumer electronics to border security demand the awareness and understanding of implementation challenges of cyber security and hence, we need a better force to stand against cybercrime. This workshop also coverd the aspects, both current and future, to fight against cybercrimes along with improved digital security and privacy.
According to experts, since cyber security is becoming extremely important and breaches of cyber security are constantly increasing, there is a need for stakeholders to be aware of the legal and policy nuances pertaining to cyber security breaches and further to inform the attendees of what further needs to be done of the broad principles that they need to understand while dealing with cyber security ecosystem in terms of legal nuances. Mr. Arora while quoting various cases and contemporary issues, stated the necessity to wake up and see where the cyber age is leading us to. He also expressed his concerns over growth in cybercrimes and called cyber laws in India a “toothless wonder”. He further mentioned that it is the lack of awareness about the consequences of cyber law and a lack of international agreements or harmonious institutional mechanisms that leads the future of cyber laws to a grim, dark and uncertain playground.
Mr. Dixit spoke on the issues with respect to social networking and cross boundary jurisdictions. He also mentioned about the necessity in protecting yourself from the potential dangers of the cyber world. He explained how information is becoming increasingly insecure with cyber terrorists using it to spam, create fake identities and ultimately as a means to cyber warfare. Mr. Arora and Mr. Dixit spoke on Sec. 66A of the Information and Technology Act (2000). He remarked that Social Networking is the most effective and modern mode of communication in today's world, but, the amount of content liability it creates for the user is huge. The legal position in India as to interpretation and the effective implementation of Sec. 66A are core issues that require attention. They insisted on the importance of understanding the object behind the provision, powers of the law enforcement agencies, the rights of the accused, judicial interventions and penal and procedural laws for the time being in force.
Both the advocates enlightened the audience about the efforts of Govt. of India in tying up international cooperation with India in absence of which the challenges of being able to investigate criminal cases based upon cyber space across different physical boundaries are becoming more complex and difficult. They came to a common platform on the need of partnering with organizations like DSCI, and Government agencies to deal with challenges of cybercrimes. They said in light of changing scenario, he expressed the need of hi tech hands on training of police officers so that they can improve on their investigative skills.
Report of Debate Committee
Technorazz is a great mix of fun with serious business, mingling all the components in a perfect proportion. An atmosphere of community living prevails on the campus. The fervor with which every festival and social event is celebrated is a reflection of the close bonding of the JNU. The report provides an analysis of opinion regarding the law students who participated in the debate competition during the “Technorazz” event on 29th September, 2018 in SILAS Campus. Mr. Yatish Pachauri and myself prepared a list of students who were willing to participate in the debate competition. List of students were prepared and sent to the Engineering Department for screening. Prior to the competition, 11 law students were screened on 25th September, 2018 for selection for the debate competition in the Engineering Department. The topics were "Is Artificial Intelligence considered a threat to Human Existence?"
The students selected were Ankur Sharma, BBALLB (Hons) 5th Sem, Shivangi Rajawat BALLB (Hons) 3rd Sem, Priyansha Gupta and Muskan Guliyani of BALLB (Hons) 1st sem and Abhishek Singhal of LLB (3) 3rd sem for the debate competition on 29th September, 2018. The test of talent with skills reached its height in the debate competition, with teams around 40 colleges and universities filled in the competition adding energy and vibrancy to the event. The committee members were overwhelmed with the response and saw a great opportunity or students to interact, share ideas and get a perfect atmosphere for overall development of personal development. Before the Competition took place, the participating teams were required to register themselves at the reception desk. They were also given the badges and the refreshments while they were preparing their topic in the cafeteria. The event began at 12:30 hrs. Each team was called upon through chit system to express their views.
To have transparency while conducting the competition and to gibe written feedback of every participant besides participation certificate, college gave actual score of each participant along with the comments of the judges. A separate score sheet containing total score break -up of total marks in different parameters for evaluation and actual comments of judges pertaining to strengths and weakness of individual participant is given to each participant. In the final round judges posed questions to the participating teams, including Shivangi Rajawat, Ankur Sharma, Priyansha Gupta, Muskan Guliyani and Abhishek Singhal, regarding points put-forth to them. The highlight of the debate was the rebuttal round. Symbiosis moved away from the conventional style of judges asking each speaker a question and marking them for their answers. Here, each participant asked the opponent a question on the matter presented by that contestant. The debate competition came alive as a volley of questions was answered, inviting more questions which got further answers from both sides. Each participant rose to the occasion to defend their argument. One of the best refuters, Ankur Sharma, heatedly spoke against the speakers for the motion defending his side with fervour, while Shivangi Rajawat countered the arguments of speakers against the motion.
The debate competition saw exchange of intelligent and meaningful ideas and arguments at the Debate Competition for which around 20 teams participated from in and around Jaipur. Debaters of each department fiercely competed before their faculty members for the coveted slots. These were high-caliber debates: overflowing audiences watched each debate, and the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof HN Verma observing the event, whereas the judges were cautiously marking the debaters. Each team was given 8 minutes to present their argument for and against the topic. Immediately when all the teams finished their presentation, the high tea break was announced, followed by the Valedictory Ceremony (Distribution of Awards, Felicitation of Guests, Vote of Thanks).
Results came out on the 3rd day of Technorazz (30th September, 2018), wherein Shivangi Rajawat of BALLB (Hons) 3rd Sem was the runners-up in the debate competition.
Report of Sports Committee
Is LeBron James better than basketball’s greatest player of all time….Michael Jordan?
Six championships, 10 time NBA scoring champion, never lost in the finals, multiple game winning shots, scored 38 points while he had the flu…..the list of Michael Jordan’s accomplishments goes on and on. A comparison of LeBron to Jordan is almost unfair. Law students Get a Day in Basketball Court as they won the match against SILAS Department for the 4th time in a row. In his third year at Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University, USC Law, T. Yanglise Sangtam may have left an indelible mark. With a basketball and that too in Technorazz Event from 28th to 30th September, 2018. Imagine Yanglise’s height around 4.5 inches and he had the speed proving advantageous to the Seedling School of Law and Governance team.
A basketball game between Seedling School of Law and Governance and SILAS was organised with the proceeds supporting the public interest organizations at SADTM. The game saw enthusiastic crowds for both teams fill the bleachers at SADTM practice court. From the quality of the game, you would have thought the teams were filled with former college basketball stars and not budding lawyers. Mr Arpit Gupta and myself prepared a list of students for basketball and volleyball on 14th September, 2018 and had submitted the final list to Mr. Vinay Nayasar, Convener of the Sports Committee on 15th September, 2018. And selections were finalized. Yanglise’s teammate Kirtivardhan Rathore sought to stage the contest after learning of an annual match between the two departments.
"We’ve got a built-in rivalry with SILAS since the last four years,” explained Kirtivardhan Rathore, BALLB (Hons) V Sem. "We conducted tryouts for the players and had an application process for the coaches,” said Kirthivardhan. "It was great to see our faculties, batchmates and friends behind the game."
This highly anticipated final match between the SSLG and SILAS began at a ferocious pace with each side determined to take an early lead in the game. With our brilliant point guard Ayush Kumar (BALLB Hons 3rd sem), sharp shooters Deepak Bishnoi, BALLB (Hons) 7th Sem, T. Yanglise Sangtam, BALLB (Hons) 5th sem, Aditya Yadav and Harsh Pratap Singh (LLB(3) 1st Sem) and giant defensive players Kirtivardhan Rathore, BALLB (Hons) 5th Sem, the SSLG successfully raced to an early lead by six points during the first three-quarters. However, in the fourth quarter the SILAS dominated the game and SSLG were down by one point during the last minute. Ayush Kumar then successfully drew a foul from the SILAS and shot a free throw to tie the game at 30-30. With 10 seconds left the SILAS scored a wide open three point shot from their MVP player but luckily he missed so the game was tied and went into overtime. During the overtime, the game was still very tight with each team getting a basket respectively and the game was even in the last minute of overtime. However, with 40 seconds left there was a breakthrough and our almighty centre, Deepak Bishnoi successfully grabbed an offensive rebound and shot the basket to gain a crucial two point lead! Finally, Yanglise shot a free throw to seal the game at 37-34.
The tournament serves as a fun bonding experience and a terrific opportunity for students, faculty and staff to get to know each other better. It’s also good for students to work together and experience first-hand the value of teamwork; being able to work well together is an essential skill for attorneys. The team roster changes from year to year, and finding players can be challenging given the academic workload of law students. Typically, team veterans recruit new players. This year’s team played pick-up games in the weeks leading up to the tournament to get some practice before going in to the competition.
3rd August – 7th August, 2018
4th August, 2018
During the induction programme of new students of BALLB (Hons), BBALLB (Hons) and LLB (3), the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof HN Verma welcomed the fresher students and familiarised them with the foundation of law department, facilities and life at the institute. Announcing this here today, the Vice Chancellor, said that the programme would also include an interactive session with the students in which they can talk about their aspirations, career choices, academic choices and others. “Students usually come with preconceived notions about the discipline which they have enrolled in and its scope. This causes some initial misconceptions regarding career opportunities available in those disciplines”, he said. He further said that the Seedling School of Law and Governance was founded by Late Prof VS Mani, former Professor of JNU, Delhi and Founding Director of Gujarat National Law University. He pointed out on the achievements of Late Prof VS Mani including ICJ Cases and Moot competition. He urged the students to carry out the legacy left by him.
The Vice Chancellor also welcomed the Chief Guest Mr. K.S. Bains, IPS Retd. DGP, State of Rajasthan. During the programme, Mr. Bains spoke of the evolution of administration and differentiated with the management and governance. He spoke about governance complexity theory and knowledge management theory. He further spoke about the evolution of administration, management and governance during the time of the Vedas (Ancient India), Medieval India and during the British India and also about human evolution being well-refined. He mentioned about the out-dated laws which need further revision, recodified and re-interpreted. Mr. Bains considered the Indian Constitution the Fountain-Head. He also made comparisons of Indian Governance and Management to that of the Roman Empire and Central Asia. He advised the students to know the qualities of being a lawyer (listen attentively, communication, looking Dr. Mithilesh Vishwakarma, Deputy Director and Ms. Komal Audichya, Coordinator, thanked the Chief Guest for his time and encouragement to the law students.
4th August, 2018
Ms. Pragya Sethia, Advocate and Partner in SSK Law chambers, spoke on the Personality Development to the law students. Ms. Sethia is a former student of Seedling School of Law and Governance, and she spoke about her journey from the Law department to being an Advocate. She talked about participating in Moot Court, working for Legal Aid Camps, attending Lok Adalats and visiting courts to see proceedings under the guidance of a practicing advocate. She felt that without this particular examination, she wouldn’t have been aware of crucial things like Lok Adalats and importance of legal aid camps. She emphasized that it is very important for law colleges to have curriculum which includes practical exposure and the students should take advantage of it and gain as much knowledge as they can. She interacted with the freshers as well as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students (BALLB, BBALLB, LLB(3)) and encouraged them to strive hard in their studies and career.
Ms Pragya Sethia
4th August, 2018
Mr. Sidhanth Jain, Advocate, spoke on “Career in the field of law after 12th class”. He gave an interesting talk sharing his insight gained over 10 years in the sector. He highlighted four things that are vital to thriving long term in the law industry:
- Bring your personality to work
- Understand the importance of networking
- Build successful relationships
- 4. Prepare to manage clients
He urged the students to think carefully about how your personality might fit in if you secure a training contract in any law firms they apply. Mr. Jain encouraged students to develop “self-knowledge” and an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses. He also encouraged the students to attend and participate in seminars, conferences. In order to intern in the law firms, he urged them to develop strong curriculum vitae and he asked to balance between professional and personal life.
Mr. Jain placed a huge importance on getting to know decision makers and influencers to succeed. He pointed out, “As a law student there are a host of events you can attend to sharpen your networking skills. Work on adapting your approach between fellow students, trainees and qualified lawyers you meet along the way.” The one thing he emphasised above all else was the resilience required to survive a career in law. Dr. Mithilesh Vishwakarma, too emphasized the importance of participation in moot competitions, debates, seminars and conferences. He urged the students to develop logical reasoning and analysis.
Mr Sidhanth Jain
7th August, 2018
Ms. Preeti Bakshi, Executive Director of MBA Block, believes that learning is a never ending process and one learns from everything. A grand vision and a burning desire to succeed are the hallmarks of her persons which have made her rise to the pinnacle of success. She believes stimulated as well as personal cross-cultural experience at home and abroad are a significant part of global and international education, Study tours, student and faculty exchanges, semesters abroad, work with international students, and student teaching in other countries are some of the ways. She encouraged the students to make time management their habit and also asked them to think out of the box. She had urged the students to be resilient and adaptable, equipped with the knowledge, skills and disposition to continue their education and become personally fulilled, interdependent, socially responsible global citizens.
7th August, 2018
Mr. Harsh Sahu, Advocate and Partner in Lexus Law Firm, spoke on “Technology and Litigation”. He explained how technology has been useful in reducing the burden in litigation matters. He believes that the future of law is enabled by technology. His favorite trial tool is TrialPad, a document presentation app for theiPad that allows him to enhance, zoom and annotate exhibits in court with only a projector, a screen and his iPad. Sahu’s session with the students explored some of the pros’ “must have” technology as well as some cutting-edge tools that are or will soon become available for trial presentation purposes. Discussions were made on Artificial Intelligence and its future.
3rd August, 2018
Faculties introduced themselves to the fresher students and they explained their role and functions in the law department. The faculties urged the students to familiarize with the surroundings in the law department as well as the university. Besides, the fresher students were shown a documentary movie on “Hiroshima After the Blast” and on 6th August, 2018, the students were shown a Bollywood Legal film, “Jolly LLB” Part I.
Guest lecture on International Law in Constitutional Manifestos: Transformative Consistency’s Promise as Principal
24th November, 2018
Mr. Julian Moti, Barrister at Law, Adjunct Professor and Former Dean,School of Law, Fiji University, was invited by the Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University to speak on “International Law in Constitutional Manifestos: Transformative Consistency’s Promise as Principle” on 24th November, 2018.
Mr. Moti had chosen in his personal tribute to Late Prof VS Mani to dwell on the two subjects of their common interest and specialisation by focusing on the intersection of international law and constitutional law. This memorial lecture provides both the venue and vehicle for the first outing of some of my ideas on the transformative creed of constitutions of India, South Africa, Kenya and Fiji. These nations have either adopted constitutional texts or revised them to institute charters for the governance of their (invariably, republican and predominantly third world) polities.
He also talked about India’s inclusion among the Declaration’s 26 original signatories, which could not be overlooked at the time when it still remained a British colony (just as it was when it became a founding member of the League of Nations in 1920). Like the United States, Ireland, and virtually all countries of the Commonwealth of Nations (more than a quarter of humanity), India’s foundational law is derived from the common law of England as received at specific dates in colonial times. In Australia, unlike the United States, in part because of the integrated appellate structure of the judiciary provided by the Constitution, there is a single common law, not separate common laws of the several states and territories. The only point he wanted to make is that the constitutional division of labour has allocated responsibility for transformation of Indian law by international law to parliamentary control of executive initiative, under judicial scrutiny for constitutional compliance and consistency.
Guest Lecture – "Freedom of Expression in the Age of Social Media"
22nd September, 2018
"We often articulate that technology has made the world smaller, but the social media has made the globe even smaller. These days, we mostly use the platform of social media to express our thoughts. It has become a podium for “understanding for both the powers and weaknesses that Internet can provide", said Senior Advocate R. N. Mathur. Senior Advocate Mathur was invited by the Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University as part of the Guest Lecture to deliver a lecture on “Freedom of Expression in the Age of Social Media” on 22nd September, 2018.
While addressing the faculties and students, Senior Advocate Mathur said, “The freedom of speech is regarded as the first condition of liberty. It occupies a preferred and important position in the hierarchy of the liberty, it is truly said about the freedom of speech that it is the mother of all other liberties. Freedom of Speech and expression means the right to express one’s own convictions and opinions freely by words of mouth, writing, printing, pictures or any other mode.”
With an interactive audience and listeners who even stood at the back, surpassing seating capacity, Senior Advocate Mathur said, “In democratic structure, social media is regarded as a tool for encouraging “social participatory governance”. He further said, “Social media user is challenging administrative norms and structure dictating public sector declaration around the world: from government to government and government to public.” Questions were raised by students regarding the comments in social media and restrictions on internet during the time of exam (police exam), to which Senior Advocate Mathur answered. He stressed that the Internet and Social Media are not what causes revolutions, but merely helpful tools.
While talking about the bloggers, the speaker pointed out, “The bloggers have freedom of speech and can express what they want, but they take a big risk doing so, the line between what is ok and what crosses the line being very diffuse.” He pointed out that in India, the right of freedom of speech and expression is granted by Article 19(1)(a). However, this right of freedom to speech and expression is not completely unchecked. Article 19 (2) allows for reasonable restrictions to be imposed on all fundamental rights, including that of freedom to speech and expression. He cited the case of Romesh Thappar v Union of India, where Justice Patanjali has rightfully held that 19(1)(g) is the very basis and essence of the constitution and our democracy. Reasonable restrictions, however, he noted, should be such that others’ rights should not be hindered or affected
During the discussion, issues were raised on the reference of social media in the international instruments. Senior Advocate Mathur pointed out that the international and regional conventions has given strong indication of right to freedom of speech and expression “through any other media of his choice” in Article 19 of UDHR, “regardless of frontiers” in Article 19 (2) of ICCPR, “without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers” in Article 10 of ECHR establishes freedom of speech and expression through social media.
Guest Lecture by Prof AP Singh, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
8th September, 2018
In the view of the Guest Lecture Series, the Seedling School of Law and Governance invited Prof AP Singh, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, to speak on “Philosophy of Law and Emerging areas of Legal Research” and “Legal Drafting and Interpretation” on 8th September, 2018.
During the course of lecture series, Prof Singh discussed about the fundamental notions of jurisprudence understood as a theory about the aims, functions and values of law and legal system. He emphasized on the critical understanding of the central issues in philosophy of law understood as a general, abstract, normative reflection on law as such rather than an examination of a concrete legal system. He further said that the purpose of philosophy of law will be to provide students with the conceptual means allowing them to conduct a critical scrutiny of particular legal systems and legal rules with which they are familiar.
Prof Singh also talked about the evolution of National Law Universities with the vision of imparting “the rich heritage of legal thought and tradition, simultaneously providing a breadth and depth of instruction”. He further said that global economic development and new trading networks among nations have created a need for more sophisticated and technically proficient legislative research and drafting. Countries entering the global marketplace and adapting to democratic influences at home and abroad need new laws regulating the environment, economic development, labor relations, and other aspects of the free trade regime. The Institute meets these needs with a curriculum of lectures, readings, drafting exercises, site visits, computer research, instruction in the use of word processors, "roundtable" discussions, and individual student conferences with faculty.
Dr. M. Vishwakarma, HoD and Deputy Director and MrsKomalAudichya, pointed out that the purpose of lecture series is to develop in students and research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve the society by developing skills in advocacy, judicial and other legal services and to prepare lawyers of tomorrow for handling legal issues not only restricted to the national boundaries but also cutting across complex cross-border transactions, by developing legal skills.
The Seedling School of Law and Governance campus was quite abuzz this weekend with its Alumni Meet on the 12th January, 2019. The event witnessed participation from over 60 alumni from across batches and programs. Speaking at the occasion, Prof T.N. Mathur, Director, Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University While addressing the alumni, he praised their achievements in diverse spheres of life. He welcomed the alumni with his compassionate words and mentioned the object of holding the Alumni Meet. He reiterated that the alumni are the treasured assets of the University and were an important stakeholder in the process of the advancement of the institution.
Dr. MithileshVishwakara, Head of the Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University, felt that it was a matter of great pride for Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University that its alumni are holding prestigious positions in various Legal Organizations, Judiciary, Litigation, PSUs, Private Sector and Academic Institutions. Welcoming the alumni, Mrs. Komal Audichya, Coordinator at SSLG, expressed her sincere gratitude and appreciation towards all the alumni who travelled all the way from different parts of the country to become a part of this highly prestigious event of Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University.
In the interaction, the alumni shared their experiences as well as interesting moments of campus life with the audience. Jatin Agarwal, 2008 Batch of Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University, shared his experience during the time of Prof V.S. Mani, who was the founding Director of Seedling School of Law and Governance in 2007. Sharing his experience in SSLG, he said that whatever matters and issues were there, he and other students consult Prof VS Mani. Besides Jatin, Sahil Ahuja who was 2014 Batch of LLM and Anand Singh, 2017 Batch of LLM, shared their experiences of their life in SSLG. Sahil and Anand gave their respects to Prof VS Mani, Prof T.N. Mathur, Dr. Mithilesh Vishwakarma and Mrs. Komal Audichya.
The Alumni Meet witnessed an active involvement of the alumni and a number of commendable suggestions and proposals were put forth by the participants. It was decided to strengthen the link between the current Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur National University students and the alumni to facilitate alumni support in varied spheres like training, placement and career counseling. The interactive conclave session saw Alumni Students of SSLG gain an immense depth of understanding of the current scenario within the legal industry, and also the varied perspectives have traditional and new age legal agencies. Various cultural programs performed by the students of SSLG made the day vibrant and colorful. The cultural fiesta was followed by a series of alumni quiz, song, dances and a skit. The event sailed ahead with an entertaining programme with musical unplugged session. All the students shared their nostalgic memories of school days, felt gratitude towards it in perking up and paving their way towards a better life. A documentary on life of SSLG was shown to the alumni.
13 ex-students from different batches gathered to relive old and unforgettable memories. It was a time and event for old relationships to be cherished, celebrated, refreshed, and new ones to be formed. It was also a time of reflecting remembering the good old times and memories of the Alumni with new anticipation. An evening snacks was served at the end of the Alumni reunion. The Alumni meet culminated on a memorable note.
Five year integrated BA,LL.B(Hons)
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|Name||Qualification||Designation||Teaching Experience||Teaching Subjects (Law / non-law subjects)|
|Prof. T. N. Mathur||M.Phil, Ph. D. in Commerce from Rajasthan University||Director In-charge||42 years||Economics and Banking Law|
|Dr. Mithilesh Vishwakarma||LLM, PhD (Criminal Law)||HOD||18 Years teaching and administration as Dean and Principal.||Criminal Law Law of Crimes – I Law of Crimes – II Drafting Pleading and Conveyancing|
|Mrs. Komal Audichya||LLM, Ph. D Thesis Submitted||Senior Coordinator||19 years and administration as Principal/Vice Principal||Law of Contract, Special Contract, Labour & Industrial Law , Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws and International Contracts|
|Ms. Garima Dhaka||LL.M (HNLU), P.G Diploma in I.P.R||Assistant Professor||3.5 Years||LRM, Law of Contract, Law of Insurance, Family Law, Environment Law|
|Mr. Siddharth Balani||LLM Corp Laws (NLU,J), BA LLB Energy Law Hons. (UPES, Dehradun)||Assistant Professor||1.4 Years||Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Company Law, Securities and Investment Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Dr Niharika Gaur||B. Sc, MMC, DISM, LLM, Ph. D||Assistant Professor||7.4 Years||Cyber Law, Business Law, Family Law, Environmental Law, Property Law, Law of Torts Criminal Law Intellectual Property Rights|
|Ms. Surbhi Dubey||LLM(Criminal Law) BALLB (Mody University of Science and Technology)||Assistant Professor||1.4 Years||Crime against Juvenile, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Interpretation of Statutes, Right to Information, Copyright and Patent Law, Law of Evidence, Legal theory and Research methodology(LLM)|
|Mr.Yatish Pachauri||LL.B, LL.M (Energy laws) Gold Medallist||Assistant Professor||6 Months||1. Civil procedure code
2. Criminal justice and human rights
|Mr.Sahil Ahuja||LLM, PG Diploma Human rights||Assistant Professor||6 Months||Law- Offences against child and Juvenile Offences Law of property Animal Protection Laws Human Rights|
|Mr. Sheikh Inam Ul Mansoor||BALLB,LLM||Assistant Professor||6 Months||1. Law of insurance
2. Company law
3. Drafting pleading and conveyancing
|Ms. Bhanu Gangwal||BA LL.B., LLM, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws||Assistant Professor||6 Months||1. Administrative Law
2. Trust, Equity & Fiduciary Relationship
3. Banking Law
4. Cyber Law
|Mr.Anand Singh||LLB, LL.M (Gold Medalist) UGC - NET||Assistant Professor||6 Months||1. Principle of taxation.
2. Alternate dispute resolution.
3. Criminology penology & Victimology.
|Mr. Mahesh Sharma||LL.M (International law)||Assistant Professor||6 Months||1. Public international law
2. Trademark and geographical indication
|Dr. S. Krishnan||M.A., Ph. D||Assistant Professor||3 and ½ years||i). World History Since 1919
ii). Indian History
iii). Legal and Constitutional History of India
iv). Political Science (International Relations)
v). Political Science III (India’s Foreign Policy)
|Dr. Jyoti Meratwal||B. Tech, MBA, Ph. D||Assistant Professor||4 Years 9 Months||1) Strategic Management
2) Principles of Management Business Statistics Human Resource Management Business Environment Marketing Management
|Miss. Shefali Singh||MBA||Assistant Professor||5 Month||Financial management|
|Dr. Pallavi Agarwal||MBA, Ph.D.( Psychology)||Assistant Professor||6 Month||Human Resource Development|
|Dr. Chander Kanwar Palawat||Ph.D||Associate Professor||20 Year||Sociology|
|Dr. Rana Zaidi||Ph.D||Associate Professor||21 Years||English|
|Anidhya Athaiya||B.Tech, M.Tech(Pursuing)||Permanent||4 Years||Computer|
|Anjali Sharma||M.Ed||Assistant Professor||20 Years||Hindi|