About the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering
A student faces several hindrances while opting to choose careers in courtrooms, ranging from lack of proper guidance to dearth of connections in the bar, and easy access to opportunities for internships.
The Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering strives to make careers in the lower judiciary and litigation not only more attractive and interesting but also feasible and plausible.
The Forum aims to do so through a variety of its programs:
- The Forum hosts speakers from the backgrounds in litigation and judiciary sharing their experiences through its Nyaya Anubhav program igniting interest in the students through hosting experience-sharing sessions.
- Further, the Forum also seeks to provide internship opportunities to students to work under practitioners and judges through Nyaya Awasar program.
- Through Nyaya Vidya program, the Forum hosts eminent practitioners and judges for offering credit courses in several interesting scopes pertaining to practice and judiciary.
- The Forum further aims to lubricate communication among students and practitioners to build networks for career opportunities in litigation through its Nyaya Vyavsaya program.
- The Forum also has a Nyaya Niti program which seeks to address issues relating to policy matters in courtrooms; for instance judicial backlog.
Therefore, the Nyaya Forum for Courtroom Lawyering at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad– a students' initiative seeks to further the purpose of establishing universities exclusively providing legal education in India, and help budding students take their first steps into courtrooms as the future doyens of the bar and the bench. The Forum's approach to achieve this is to join disjointed activities that happen in law school, right from academic courses to guest lectures to internships. This is with the purpose of providing leverage to the upcoming generation of budding lawyers currently in law schools in pursuing a career in litigation or lower judiciary immediately after graduation.
The group has the good fortune of having a robust Advisory Board comprising of most sought after names from the bar and the bench, including distinguished NALSAR alumni, who are guiding the group in its humble endeavours. Here at NALSAR, Prof. (Dr.) D Bala Krishna, is continuously and strenuously supporting us in whatever form he can.
If you would like to get in touch with us, or would like to support us in any form that you may wish to, please write to us here at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you
Set to raise the bars!
About the Speaker- Dr. Aditya Sondhi graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1998, and made a humble beginning into the world of litigation. His hard work paid dividends when he was designated a Senior Advocate at Karnataka High Court in 2014. He is among the first few NLS graduates to be designated as a Senior. He has recently been appointed as an Additional Advocate-General of Karnataka State. Apart from his courtroom avatar, he is also a Visiting Professor at his alma mater, NLS and teaches Constitutional Law, Company Law, Professional Ethics and Arbitration. He shall be sharing his experiences in the bar with the students at our varisity
About the Speaker-Dr. Colin Gonsalves, a Senior Advocate practicing at the Supreme Court is also the founder director of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). Since the establishment of Human Rights Law Network in 1989, under Dr. Gonsalves the organisation has grown from its humble roots in Mumbai into India’s leading public interest law group with over 200 lawyers and paralegals working for the group.Dr. Gonsalves is an active litigator in the Supreme Court, and he was instrumental in the development of the Indian People’s Tribunal, an organisation that has published reports on various issues such as slum relocation. These reports were often the basis for many PILs filed on this issue.
About the Speaker- Justice Mukul Mudgal started his practice as an advocate in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court in 1973. In 1998, he was appointed as a Judge in the Delhi High Court. He then went on to become the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2009, after which he retired in 2011. Currently, he is a member of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Geneva. His lecture would be of immense interest to those who are caught mingling interests in academics and extra-curricular activities; and could provide them to come up with a proper balance in their lives.
Justice K. Kannan is a former judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh and at High Court of Madras. He was elevated as a judge in 2008. He has authored and edited several books on law from 2002. A trained mediator, Justice Kannan blogged for a while with a reasonable public following before dropping out due to professional compulsions. His principled public declaration of assets as the first judge in India brought a new paradigm for the entire judiciary to follow, and the weekly India Today named him among twenty heroes of 2009. He retired from judgeship in June 2016. Presently he is the Chairman of Railway Claims Tribunal at its Principal Bench at New Delhi