The Center on Law Regulation and Technology (CLRT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich to work on a project related to the benefits of data sharing in developing countries. The other partners in this project are the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; Université virtuelle du Sénégal (UVS); and, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil. As part of this project, the Centre on Law, Regulation and Technology (CLRT) organized a workshop along with the National Law School of India University on September 8th and 9th entitled, “Data Sharing for Good Health & Well-Being: India’s Way Forward to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal #3’ at J.W. Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru. This was one of its kind event that witnessed participation from the industry, think tanks and academia alike.
To view the agenda of Data Sharing for Good Health and Well-Being, click here.
The School of Law, hosted the third edition of its flagship event ‘Law Conclave.’ This year’s conclave titled ‘Regulating Artificial Intelligence: Issues and Options’, was organised on 26th August 2022 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Given that the legal framework for regulating AI is still nascent, the Law Conclave highlighted issues and concerns regarding deploying AI. Some of the notable panelists included, Atul Tripathi (Principal Data Scientist Cyber Security, Tech Mahindra), Raj Shekhar (Lead, Responsible AI, NASSCOM), Mr. Rohan K. George, Partner, Samvad Partners, Dr. Sarayu Natarajan, Aapti Institute, Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy (Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University), Dr. Avik Sarkar (Visiting Associate Professor, Data, Technology & Public Policy, Indian School of Business).
To view the agenda of The Law Conclave 2022, click here.
ADAPTING LEGAL EDUCATION TO THE DIGITAL AGE
Technology restructures society, and more particularly social and economic activities and institutions, in myriad fundamental ways. Inevitably, the technological restructuring of society and its institutions leads to a dynamic interplay of technology and the law. In particular, technology affects legal practice in the following ways: (i) Changes to the delivery of legal services; and (ii) policy, legislative and regulatory changes across industries impacted by technology.
Accordingly, lawyers today must be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skill sets required to tackle and navigate both these changes in an effective way. Panelists from around the globe have come together to discuss all about adapting legal education to the digital age.
Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional
BML Munjal University in association with Vahura organised a conclave titled ‘The Law Conclave 2020‘ to discuss and understand the changing legal landscape in India. The theme of the conclave was ‘Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional’ where renowned Industry veterans and stakeholders from the legal value chain discussed the changes.
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.
The 2nd annual inter-school Constitution Day Debate was organized by School of Law, BML Munjal University from November 21st – November 26th, 2020. Honoring its commitment to ensure quality education even in times of a pandemic, the university took the decision of hosting the event online, with multiple rounds of the competition spread over a week. The pandemic failed to dampen the spirit of young minds, as the event witnessed record participation of – teams from various parts of the country including cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bokaro, Barrackpore and Thane.
Modelled to simulate the Indian Constitution Assembly debates, this year, the Constitution Day Debate allowed students a platform to represent interests of various stakeholders, as members of constitution assembly of an imaginary nation. In each round, students were given a new proposition of constitutional importance to debate upon.
We are entering the golden age of the legal entrepreneur. Law is no longer solely about lawyers, venturing into a solo law practice requires a business skill set apart from your area of law, and it can be daunting to even the most daring go-getters.
Hear Mr. Ritwik Lukose, Co- Founder-Vahura, Ms. Roopa Gosain, Principal, Gems Education, Karnal along with Prof. (Dr.) Nigam Nuggehalli, Dean School of Law, BML Munjal University and understand how you can “write your own story, create your own path” and be a Next-Gen Legal Professional.
Does the history of our Constitution excite you?
Listen to our discussion with Mr. Aakash Singh Rathore on his book – Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India. The discussion was moderated by Prof. (Dr) Nigam Nuggehalli, Dean, School of Law and Mr. Anubhav Raj Shekhar, Faculty Associate, School of Law. He unveiled some interesting facts about the Constitution of India in his address to our students.
On International Women’s Day, we had an exciting conversation on exploring how the Indian legal regime constructs and engages with gender, identity, morality, and rights of sexual and gender minorities. The discussion would explore the problematic conceptualization of law as a tool for providing rights to the so-called vulnerable categories, ready to be ‘saved’. By taking the contemporary issues such as abortion ban, transgender rights, sexual violence and inter-faith marriages, this discussion aims to unpack the complex relationship between law and gender.
As the celebrated author of “The Future of Disability Law in India” published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, Ms. Jayna Kothari shared her experiences on working with the issues of gender rights, trans activism and disability law. The discussion was moderated by Ms. Urmi Gupta, Assistant Professor, School of Law.
School of Law embarked on an interesting journey of interactions with lawyers. These interactions involved light-hearted discussions with guests about their lives as lawyers and about other interesting things. It has been a great opportunity to get an insight into how the lives of different lawyers pan out in different ways due to the varied choices they make during law school and later during practice.
Interviews were conducted weekly every Saturday.