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    Research projects

    Legal Education Redesign for a Digital World – Research Report

    In 2021, Vahura and BML Munjal University (BMU), School of Law undertook a survey-based study on the impact of technology on the practice of law, identifying the new skills, competencies and knowledge lawyers are required to have in today’s world, as a result of the impact of technology. This year, we are taking that discussion forward into an exploration of how legal education can be adapted or restructured to better prepare young lawyers with the requisite skills, knowledge, and competencies in the digital world.

    In exploring this subject comprehensively, we conducted a qualitative study over the course of April, May and June, 2021. The primary methodology adopted for this study was qualitative interviews with twenty (20) experts from India and overseas, with deep experience in the interplay of technology and the law across legal practice, policy, and academia. The report from this study will be launched at the Conclave.

    Legal Education Redesign for a Digital World – Research Report

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    Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional - Research Report

    BMU’s faculty members publish in a wide range of legal aspects. The faculty members have published research papers in national and international journals, authored books, and book chapters in some of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses. The BMU provides facilities and extensive academic freedom to support the research. The faculty members and students are encouraged to collaborate and undertake projects with public, private, and non-profit organizations based in India and across the world.

    BMU in association with a renowned partner Vahura conducted a research/survey to share the insights with the stakeholders in the legal value chain. The study titled “Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional” (the “Study or Survey” ) sets out to capture the practitioner’s perspective of the practice of law and the skills required of lawyers in the rapidly transforming legal environment. BML Munjal University (BMU) and Vahura together curated this Survey in June 2020. In total, 208 legal professionals from leading law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as independent practitioners, shared their perspectives on the impact of technology on the legal profession, the skills and attributes required for the next generation lawyer to survive and thrive in our legal ecosystem. The results of this survey were analyzed in-depth before generating this study built on data insights.

    Decoding The Next -Gen Legal Professional

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    FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

    with BMU affiliations

    Books:
    •  Baruah, Matthew et al.  (ed), Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2020, Springer 2022
    • Baruah, Matthew et al.  (ed), Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2019, Springer 2021
    Book Chapters:
    •   Pritam Baruah, ‘Human Dignity in Indian Constitutional Adjudication’ in Human Dignity in Asia: A Dialogue between Law and Culture, (New York: Cambridge University Press 2022, eds. Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu).
    • Uwe Volkman and Pritam Baruah, ‘Concepts of Democracy’ in ‘Constitutional Democracy in the European Union and India: Comparing the Law of Democracy in Continental Polities’ (Elgar 2021, eds. P. Dann & A. Thiruvengadam).
    • Pritam Baruah & Zaid Deva, ‘Justifying Privacy: The Indian Supreme Court’s Comparative Analysis’ in MP Singh (ed.) Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law  (Springer, Singapore 2018).
    • Pritam Baruah, ‘Are there any interpretive concepts?’ in V. Rodriguez, S. Khurshid, and L. Malik (eds) ‘Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin’ (Oxford University Press 2018)
    Articles and Reviews:
    • Pritam Baruah and MP Dutta, ‘Assam’, in Annual Review of Indian Legislation, NALSAR 2022.
    • Pritam Baruah, ‘(De) Valuing Dignity: Three Risks of Dignity Inflation in the Indian Supreme Court’s Reasoning’, Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 55, Issue No. 31, 01 August, 2020.
    • Pritam Baruah, ‘Human Rights Theory and Sustainable Development’ (2016) 7 Journal of Indian Law and Society 50.
    • ‘Human Dignity in Adjudication: The Limits of Placeholding and Essential Contestability Accounts’, (2014) 27 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 329.
    • Book Review: Kai Möller, ‘The Global Model of Constitutional Rights’, (2013) 76 Modern Law Review 1162. (4000 words).
    • Pritam Baruah & Nicolas Martin Rouleau, ‘Pluralism from Below: Building Constitutional Pluralism from Value Pluralism’, in P. Ishwara Bhat (ed.) Constitutionalism and Constitutional Pluralism (Lexis Nexis, 2013)
    • ‘Democracy, Representation, and Self-Rule in the Indian Constitution’Verfassung und Recht in Übersee VRÜ/Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 44 (2011).   
    • ‘Logic and Coherence in Naz Foundation: The Arguments of Non-Discrimination, Privacy, and Dignity’, (2009) 3 NUJS L. Rev 504.
    • Book Review: Mahendra P Singh (ed.) VN Shukla’s Constitution of India (11th Edition), (2009) 2 NUJS L. Rev. 351.
    • Book Review: Kamala Sankaran and Ujjwal Kumar Singh (ed.), Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Law in India, (2008) 1 NUJS L. Rev. 379.
    • Geetanjali Swamy, Pritam Baruah & Saurabh Bhattacharjee, ‘The Embarrassment of Poverty – A Critique of State Power and Responsibility’ (2005) 1 Nalsar Student Law Review 1.
    Reports:
    • 2009-2010: “Impact of Legal and Jurisprudential Developments on Centre State Relations”. Justice MM Poonchi Commission on Centre-State Relations, Government of India. Fully funded by Government of India. (Co-author and Associate Project Director)
    • 2007-2008: Central Vigilance Commission on the Public Distribution System constituted by the Supreme Court of India. Report submitted to Supreme Court of India.(Member of legal and research team).
    • 2005-2006: Memorandum by Oxford Pro Bono Publico, ‘Opinion evaluating the adequacy of UK law on human trafficking (co-author and project member).
    Op-eds:

    Journal Articles, Book Reviews, and Case Notes
    Book Chapters:
    • ‘A Call for Order’: Intra-Disciplinary Challenges and ‘Comparative Environmental Law’. In: John, M., Devaiah, V.H., Baruah, P., Tundawala, M., Kumar, N. (eds) The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2019. The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law. Springer, Singapore.
    • ‘Shayara Bano v. Union of India: Confronting Multicultural Dilemma’. In Sinha, M., and Furqan Ahmed (eds) Dispelling Rhetorics: Law of Divorce and Gender Inequality in Islam. ILI Publications, New Delhi.
    • ‘Constitution and Sports in India’. In L. Dasgupta and S. Sen (eds) Sports Law in India: Policy, Regulation and Commercialisation. Sage Publications India.
    • ‘Tracing the History of the Legal System in India’, in M.P. Singh and Niraj Kumar, The Indian Legal System: An Enquiry (OUP: New Delhi 2019)
    Opinions

    Journal Articles
    1. “Bhavya Nain vs. High Court of Delhi: Bipolar Disorder and Competence, Agency, Disability”Journal of Indian Law and Society 13, 198 (2022).
    2. “Judicial Narrative and Rape Myths: The Farooqui Case”Socio-Legal Review 15, 44 (2019).
    3. “Fragments on reading and teaching Baxi: pedagogy, deconstruction, style”Jindal Global Law Review 9(2), 267 (2018).
    4. “Law, honour, violence: the Supreme Court’s legal and non-legal voice”Indian Law Review 2(2), 119 (2018).
    5. “Federal-State Jural Relations: A Neo-Hohfeldian Approach to the Study of Federalism”Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 29(1), 119 (2016).
    6. “Notes Towards a Theory of Implied Powers in (Indian) Constitutional Law”NUJS Law Review 7, 249 (2014).
    7. “Federal Supremacy and The Occupied Field: A Comparative Critique”Publius: The Journal of Federalism 43(2), 251 (2013).
    8. “Constitutional interpretation in federations and its impact on the federal balance”, Perspectives on Federalism 3(1) (2011).
    9. Co-authored with Farrah Ahmed, “The Model Law for Refugees: An Important Step Forward?”, Student Bar Review 17, 73 (2005).
    10. “Auditor’s Liability to Third Parties: A Survey of Judicial Trends”SEBI & Corporate Laws 51, 85 (2004).
    Book Chapters
    1. The Centralising Mechanisms of India’s Constitutional Federalism” in A. Sagar and S. Calmes-Brunet (eds.), Fédéralisme, décentralisation et régionalisation de l’Europe : perspectives comparatives = Federalism, decentralisation and European regionalisation : comparative perspectives 73, Editions Epitoge, L’Unité du droit (2017).
    2. Co-authored with Rhita Bhousta, “Alternative dispute resolution in French administrative proceedings” in D.C. Dragos and B. Neamtu (eds), Alternative Dispute Resolution in European Administrative Law, Springer Berlin, Heidelberg (2014).
    Editorials & Comments
    1. “Law and crisis: Conjunctions, correlations, critiques”Jindal Global Law Review, 13(1), 1 (2022).
    2. “Law and dis/abilities”Jindal Global Law Review, 12(2), 1 (2021).
    3. Co-authored with Oishik Sircar, “ The crisis of citizenship in our time”Jindal Global Law Review, 12(1), 1 (2021).
    4. “What Telangana Means for Indian Federalism”India in Transition, Centre for the Advanced Study of India. University of Pennsylvania (2014). https://casi.sas.upenn.edu/iit/arunsagar
    Edited Books
    • Co-edited with Sylvia Calmes-Brunet, Fédéralisme, décentralisation et régionalisation de l’Europe : perspectives comparatives = Federalism, decentralisation and European regionalisation : comparative perspectives, Editions Epitoge, L’Unité du droit (2017).
    Other Research Projects
    • Member of the drafting committee for the Law Commission of India’s 259th Report titled “Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements” (2015).

    Journal articles
    • Indian Princely States and the Nineteenth Century transformation of the Law of Nations, 11 Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Oxford University Press, 2020) pp. 365-87.
    • Spinning Yarns from Moonbeams: A Jurisprudence of Statutory Interpretation in Common Law, 42 Statute Law Review, (Oxford University Press, 2021) pp. 266–290.
    • Prolegomenon to a Southern Jurisprudence, 40 Liverpool Law Review (Springer, 2019) pp. 155.
    • [Prize Winning] Of International Law, Semi-colonial Siam, and Imperial Ghosts, 9 Asian Journal of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019) pp. 46–74.
    • More Norms, Less Justice: Refugees, the Republic and Everyone in Between, 39 Liverpool Law Review (Springer, 2018) pp 123–150.
    • A Lawyer’s Account of the ‘Death of Sanskrit’ Thesis, 52 Economic & Political Weekly ( 2017) pp. 26-29.
    • Vernacular Nations, Westphalia, and the Many Lives of States in Asia, 51(25) Economic & Political Weekly (2016) 22.
    • The Rough and Tumble of International Courts and Tribunals, 55 Indian Journal of International Law (Springer, 2015) pp 329–366.
    • Sino-Indian Attitudes to Public International Law: of Nations, States and colonial Hangovers, 3 Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press, 2015) pp. 348-374.
    • India Before and After the Right of Passage Case, 5 Asian Journal of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015) p. 175.
    • No Roses Without Thorns: Global Consumers of Cut Flowers as Political Actors, 6 Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural & Natural Resources Law (2013-14) 23.
    • Mercantile Metaconstitutionalism: Interpretation of the WTO Treaty and Developing Countries, 55 German Yearbook of International Law(2012) 462.
    • Why use Constitutions to Arrest International Law? 16 Asian Yearbook of International Law (2012) 87.
    • Indian International law: From an Apologist to a subaltern Protagonist, 23 Leiden Journal of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 79-103.
    • The Scandal of Enlightenment and the Birth of Disciplines: Is International Law A Science? 12 International Community Law review (Martinus Nijhoff, 2010) 5-34.
    • From Narcissistic Positive International law to Natural Universal International Law: The Dialectics of Absentee Colonialism, 16 African Journal of International & Comparative Law (Edinburgh University Press, 2008) pp. 56-82.
    • Austin’s Positivism: Is it a Retrospective Investigation of Contractualist’s Sovereign? Global Jurist Topics, Volume 6, Issue 2,  (2006).
    Book Chapters
    • “Finding Foreign Relations Law in India: A Decolonial Dissent,” in, Helmut Aust and Thomas Kleinlein (eds) Bridges and Boundaries: The Various Encounters between Foreign Relations Law and International Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2021) pp. 86 – 107.
    • The private life of Transnational law: Reading Jessup from the Postcolony” in, Peer Zumbansen (ed), The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposals (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020) 419.
    • “Reading RP Anand in the Postcolony: Between Appropriation and Resistance”, in Jochen von Bernstorff & Philipp Dann (ed.) The Battle for International Law in the Decolonization Era (Oxford University Press, New York, 2019) 297-317.
    • “Derecho internacional de la responsabilidad del Estado hoy”, in, Rene Urueña (ed.,) Derecho internacional, Poder y límites del derecho en la sociedad global (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, 2015) pp. 443.
    Edited Book
    • Co-editor, Critical International Law: Postrealism, Postcolonialism and Transnationalism (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014).
    Book Reviews
    • 28(3) European Journal of International Law (2017) 975–986 (Lauren Benton & Lisa Ford), Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800–1850 (Harvard University Press, 2016) and Andrew Fitzmaurice, Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
    • 28(1) European Journal of International Law (2017) 329– 338, The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law by Anne Orford, Florian Hoffmann (eds) with Martin Clark. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
    • 32 Australian Yearbook of International Law (2014), Martins Paparinskis, The International Minimum Standard and Fair and Equitable Treatment (Oxford University Press, 2013).
    • 5 Asian Journal of International Law (2015) (Ingo Venzke, How Interpretation Makes International Law (Oxford University Press, NY, 2013).
    • 55 Indian Journal International Law (2015) (Hugh Thirlway, The Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, NY, 2014).
    Newspaper Opinions
    • China’s Land Law: Ominous Signs, Deccan Herald (12 November 2021).
    • Novel Case, The Telegraph (15 October 2021).
    • Understanding Truths about China, The Telegraph (27 April 2020).
    • Ayodhya Verdict: The Alchemy of Judges, Deccan Herald (12 November 2019).
    • The Kashmir Question, Deccan Herald (12 September 2019).
    • Are floating ocean cities legal?, The Telegraph (Kolkata, 21 May 2019)
    • Altering the Lines, The Telegraph (29 April 2019)
    • Incomplete Decolonization, Mekong Review  (March 2019).
    • Law and Terror, The Telegraph ( Calcutta, October 2018).
    • Pretense of Neutrality, Deccan Herald (Mysore, 15th Sep 2018).
    • Real Plight, The Telegraph (Kolkata, 27 April 2018).
    • What Happened in Mauritius, The Telegraph, (Calcutta, 14 February 2018).
    • Do Not Shut the Doors on Them, The Telegraph (Calcutta, 28 September 2017).
    • Final Goodbye to a Peoples’ King, The Statesman (New Delhi, 26 October 2017).
    • For the People, The Telegraph (Calcutta, 12 October 2016).

    Journal Articles:
    • Kathuria, Vikas, and Jure Globocnik. “Exclusionary conduct in data-driven markets: limitations of data sharing remedy.” Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 8.3 (2020): 511-534.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Greed for data and exclusionary conduct in data-driven markets.” Computer law & security review 35.1 (2019): 89-102.
    • Kathuria, Vikas, and Jessica C. Lai. “User review portability: Why and how?.” Computer Law & Security Review 34.6 (2018): 1291-1299.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “A conceptual framework to identify dynamic efficiency.” European Competition Journal 11.2-3 (2015): 319-339.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Platform competition and market definition in the US Amex case: Lessons for economics and law.” European Competition Journal 15.2-3 (2019): 254-280.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Access and investment in the ICT sector for developing countries.” Law and Development Review 9.1 (2016): 1-27.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Conflict between Regulation and Competition Law in the Indian Telecom Sector.” Economic and Political Weekly 53.38 (2018): 38-43.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Pharmaceutical mergers and their effect on access and efficiency: a case of emerging markets.” World Competition 39.3 (2016).
    • Kathuria, Vikas, and Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt. “The case against ‘Narrow’price parity clauses.” Computer Law & Security Review 41 (2021): 105574.
    • Kathuria, Vikas, and Jessica C. Lai. “The Case of Google ‘Snippets’: An IP Wrong that Competition Law Cannot Fix.” Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper 20-13 (2020).
    • Lai, Jessica C., and Vikas Kathuria. ““Restrictive Conditions” in patent law and the competition law interface.” The Journal of World Intellectual Property 21.3-4 (2018): 256-268.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “The Rise of Participative Regulation in Digital Markets.” Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 13.8 (2022): 537-548.
    • Kathuria, Vikas. “Vertical restraints under Indian Competition Law: whither law and economics.” Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 10.1 (2022): 194-215.
    • Kathuria, Vikas, and J. Lai. “Royalty Rates and Non-Disclosure Agreements in SEP Licensing: Implication for Competition Law.” Eur. Comp. L. Rev. 40 (2018): 357.
    Book Chapters:

    Journal Articles, Book Reviews, and Case Notes
    • Of constitutions and constitutionalisms. Jindal Global Law Review. ISSN 2364-4869 (2023)
    • Amitav Ghosh: The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. Jindal Global Law Review 13, 167–178 (2022)
    • ‘Disability studies and the law: In conversation with Professor (Dr) Nilika Mehrotra’ in the Jindal Global Law Review Vol. 12433–458 (2021).
    Report
    Online article

    Journal Articles, Book Reviews, and Case Notes
    • Book Review: Patents, Human Rights, and Access to Medicines by Emmanuel Kolawale Oke, Afronomics LawBlog (September 2022)
    Research Paper
    • ‘Visually Impaired Persons and Access to Copyrighted Materials: An Indian Roadmap’ Indonesian Journal of International Law Vol. 18 No. 4 Article 3. (Co-authored with Ms. Anjana Girish, Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS, India) (August 2021)
    Online articles
    • Negative Spaces: An Area of IP without IP? (July 2020)
    • Okay Google, what is search bias (May 2019)

    Journal articles
    • Dependence despite labor, duties in precarity and affective labouring: Exploring the dilemmas of adopting a “domestic work as labor” approach in family law, Indian Law Review (forthcoming).
    • Reproductive Autonomy in India, Vol. 11, NALSAR Student Law Review, pg. 27 (2017).
    • The Language of Evidence in Rape Trials, Vol. 10(1), National Law School Socio-Legal Review, pg. 1 (2014).
    Reports
    • Child Marriage Prosecutions in India: Case Law Analysis of Actors, Motives, and Outcomes, Partners for Law in Development (Report, 2021) (co-authored with Madhu Mehra).
    • Living with Dignity: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity based Human Rights Violations in Housing, Work, and Public Spaces in India, International Commission of Jurists (Report, 2019) (co-authored with Maitreyi Gupta, Frederick Rawski, and Timothy Fish Hodgson).
    Online articles
    • Questioning the assumptions of the Supreme Court’s decision on adolescent marital rape, Socio-Legal Review Forum (14 Oct. 2017).

    Journal Article:
    • “Liability of Artificial Intelligence in India”, Vol. 54(4), Journal of Tianjin University Science and Technology, pg. 20 (2021) (Co-authored)
    Online Article:
    • “International Law in India”, Oxford Bibliographies in International Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

    Journal Article:
    • Varnika Taya, Cross-Border Insolvency: Analyzing the enforceability of UNCITRAL Model Law in India, 8(2) NLUJ L. REV. 52 (2022)
    Book Chapter:
    • Co-authored with Surbhi Jain, “Private Company going Public: Backdoor Listing versus IPO” in Decoding New Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions, Trilegal (2017)

    Articles
    • “Over-centralisation during Covid-19 Pandemic: A Missed Opportunity for Strengthening Intergovernmental Relationship In India”, published in GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, Vol. 12.2, 2023 (ISSN: 0975-0193), 2023.
    • “The Interplay between and Political and Fiscal Federalism: Indian Scenario” to be published in IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, April-June, 2023.
    • Commentary titled “COVID-19 and Dwindling Indian Federalism”, published in Economic Political Weekly Vol. 55, Issue No. 26-27, 27 Jun, 2020 (ISSN: 2349-8846).
    • “ICL: The Guardian of Sovereignty of Nation”, published in International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence and Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 4, (ISSN 2348-8212), 2014.
    • “Law of Wilayat and Position of Women” published in ACADEMICIA: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN: 2249-7137) Vol.4, Issue-5, (May, 2014).
    • “Are My Rights Protected on Social Media?” published in International Journal of Communication Studies, JIMS, Vol. 8, Issue 2, (April-June 2014) (ISSN: 0973-9688).
    • “Assessment of The Viability of One Person Company” published in Company Law Journal, (2013) 2 Comp LJ 86 (Journal) (ISSN: 0010-4019).
    • “Case Comment: Analysis of the Umadevi Verdict on Constitutional Mandates”, published in NLUO Student Law Journal Vol 1 Issue 1, 2013 (ISSN: 2305-062X).
    Book Chapters
    • “Oppression or Unfairly Prejudicial Conduct- The Stronger Knight?”, published in the book ‘Corporate Law in India: Reflective Aspects and Developing Scenario’ (ISBN: 9789352220175), Regency Publications, 2018.
    • “Legal and Policy Dimensions in India for Public-Private Partnerships in Sports”, published in the book ‘Game, Set and Matchless… A Reader on Sports & Law’ (ISBN: 978-93-83363-44-5), 2016, (co-authored).

    • Workplace Violence Against Domestic Workers: Challenges and Legal Issues | Law and Behaviour: Linkages, Satyam Publications, page 259-279 | 2020
    • Workplace Management and Sexual Harassment | International Journal of Research in Engineering, IT and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, Special Issue 3, pp. 182-191 | 2019
    • Protection of Minority Shareholders’ Voting Rights via Electronic Voting | International Journal of Legal Research and Governance, Vol. 3, Issue 3-4, pp. 12-23 | 2016
    • Protecting Minority Shareholders’ Legitimate Expectation of Dividends | JLAR, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 80-94 | 2015
    • Class Action Suits and Minority Shareholders | IJRL, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 225-235 | 2015
    • Voluntary Exit Option of Minority Shareholders | Law and Society: A New Challenge, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 91-94 | 2015

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