International Collaboration

Prof. Thomas Grund delivered a lecture on “Corruption Scandal and the actual investigation”. Prof. Thomas Grund is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. Having a strong background in Sociology, he spoke about public criminal trials and the sociological relations. He summed up that the whole is more than sum of its parts in sociology.

Professor of German and European Public Law, Public Policy and Public Administration, Berlin School of Law and Economics (BSEL), Dr. Hartmut Aden visited SLSP between 7th March, 2019 and 16th March, 2019. He delivered lectures to the students enrolled for the European Union Legal Studies course, and conducted a seminar for the faculty. Dr. Aden also shared with the students, the opportunities for LL.M. and Summer School Exchange in BSEL.

Professor Mimi Samuel is an Associate Professor at School of Law, Seattle University. Her visit to Symbiosis Law School was to provide orientation about moot court to students. She elucidated that thinking like a lawyer involves three things; Firstly, analyzing statutes and cases, secondly, applying law to fact in order to construct legal arguments and thirdly, evaluating the strength of legal arguments.

European Studies Revitalized Across Asian Universities (EURASIA) Project

EURASIA is a capacity building project in higher education aimed at strengthening the academic ties between higher-educational institutions (HEI) in 4 program countries (Bulgaria, Poland, France and Italy) and 4 HEIs from 2 partner countries (China and India).The main coordinating University is Sofia University, Bulgaria. Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SIU) has achieved another milestone in promoting internationalization by being a part of the prestigious Erasmus Capacity Building Project.

The European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education and training and the project activities would include the elaboration of original, innovative and methodologically grounded modules and courses on European Studies, upgrade and modernization of existing courses and developing unique ones addressing regional cooperation which will promote stronger ties between India and Europe and contribute towards knowledge generation, dissemination and cross-cultural sensitization.

30th March 2018 – 6th April 2018, Dr. Radley Henrico, Senior Lecturer, Public and Procedural Law, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg, Advocate of The High Court of South Africa visited SLS-P. He delivered lectures on:

Understanding the concept of “religion” within the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom’ to 1st Year BA/BBA LLB and LLM students of SLS-P.

Constitutional Law: The limits of transformative constitutionalism with reference to the doctrine of separation of powers / Mutual accommodation of religious differences in the workplace – a jostling of rights to 2nd Year- BA/BBA LLB & 1st Year LLB students of SLS-P.

Limits of the rule of law: ethical duties to be assumed by persons in public office to prevent corruption’ to LLM and 2nd Year LLB students of SLS-P

Introductory Principles to South African Constitutional Law &South African Administrative Law: The relevance of the principle of legality’to LLM students.

Educating our future legal practitioners: The imperative of transformative education’ to 5th Year BA/BBA LLB & 3rd Year LLB students of SLS-P.

Faculty Seminar on ‘Understanding the concept of “religion” within the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom

25th-27th March 2018, Dr. Siobhan Mullally, Commissioner, Irish Human RightsCommission judged the SICTA Finals and delivered lectures on:

  • ‘Camp for quality enhancement of Dissertation’ for LLM students on 29th March 2018.
  • Faculty Seminar on “Council of Europe: Human Rights monitoring on Trafficking of Human Beings”

Mr. Dominic D'souza, Barrister at Law, Goldsmith Chambers, London delivered a lecture on Entertainment Law for 4th year BA/BBA LLB (Hons.) and LLM students on 17th March 2018.

Dr. Federico LupoPasini, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queens University, Belfast delivered a lecture on ‘Implications of BREXIT from the perspective of International Business Laws’ for the students of 4th and 5th Year BA/BBA-LLB on 19th February 2018.

Dr. Christiane Trüe, Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Economics, Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany and Prof. Dr.MechthildSchrooten, Faculty of Law and Economics, Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany delivered a lecture on Overview of European Union Environmental Law on 22nd February 2018.

Dr. RatnaKapur, Visiting Professor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of LondonguidedLL.M. Human Rights students on their research topics.She also delivered a discourse on ‘EU and European Court of Human Rights’ on 12th March, 2018 for the students of Certificate Program, Spring School of EULS and 4th& 5th Year students of B.A.-B.B.A.-LL.B. She also delivered a lecture on ‘Camp 1- (External Expert) for Human Rights Students’ on 13th March, 2018 for LLM Human Rights students.

12th - 13th January, 2017, Mr. Chris Parsons,Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP visited SLS, Pune. He delivered a guest lecture on Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions – the India Story to the students of IV, V Year BA. LL.B./ B.B.A. LL.B., III Year LL.B., and members of the Community Legal Care Centre. He also spoke about his 30 marathons over 30 days in India for uplifting the condition of disadvantaged women.

5th January, 2017, Prof. J.R. Swanegan, Assistant Dean, International Programs at Stetson University College of Law, Tampa Bay, Florida and Prof. Royal Gardner, Faculty of Environmental Law, Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Florida visited SLS-P.

During their stay, they discussed possibilities of future collaborations with SLS,Pune.

12th January, 2017, Prof. William (Bill) Cushley, International Dean for Eurasia and South Asia and Mr. Sanju Dominic , International Ofcer (India) visited SLS, Pune and discussed prospects of future collaboration in the areas of Research, Joint Publication and Joint Summer School in the eld of IPR, participation in the two International Moot Courts and the Annual Research Conference.

13th January, 2017, Prof. Dario Moura Vicente, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, President of the Institute for Legal Cooperation, Lisbon paid a visit to SLS, Pune during which he discussed the possibility of an MOU with SLS, Pune with the International Cell.

9th February, 2017, Dr. Ilias Trispiotis of the School of Law from University of Leeds delivered a lecture on the 'Signicance of the European Court of Human Rights in a Globalizing World' for the LLM students of SLS, Pune.

15th - 16th February, 2017, Prof. Margaret Sova McCabe, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law visited SLS, Pune. During her visit, she conducted a Faculty Seminar on 'Framework for Approval of Genetically Engineered Crops Inadequately Prepare for Deregulation.' She also introduced students to the Franklin Pierce IPR Centre and UNH.

Mr. Matti Gurreck, Scientic Assistant, Chair of Public Law-European Law, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany visited SLS-P from 12th - 27th February, 2017. During his stay, he delivered lectures to the EULS Certicate Course students and conducted FDP on 'Soft Law in EU'.

10th February, 2017, Prof. Elaine Claar Campbell, Director of Graduate and International Programs, Peking University School of Transnational Law ("STL"), Shenzhen, China and Professor Ray Campbell, Peking University School of Transnational Law visited SLS-P. They introduced STL and their LL.M. degree program. Prof. Ray Campbell delivered a lecture on 'How the Digital Age is Impacting the Practice of Law' to the students of BA/BBALLB IV Year and II & III Year LLB.

24th February, 2017, Helen Hudson, Head of Legal Development, Nottingham Trent University visited SLS-P and discussed future possibilities of collaboration, online courses and summer schools.

28th February, 2017, Dr. Anja Meutsch, Cologne University visited SLS-P. She conducted a lecture for the European Union Legal Studies Certicate Course offered by SLS, Pune.

2nd March, 2017, Hon'ble Justice Mohan Peiris, Former Chief Justice and Attorney General, Sri Lanka delivered a guest lecture on 'Judicial Review: A comparison of India, Sri Lanka and USA' for BA/BBALLB (Hons.) II Year.

Hon'ble Justice Kristi Lea Harrington, Judge, South Carolina State Circuit Court, State of South Carolina, USA visited SLS, Pune, India from 20th June, 2016 to 24th July, 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar for guest lectures, faculty seminars and conducted a Workshop on 'Judging and Judicial Training: Best Practices' on 9th July, 2016 as the resource person for 45 judges of Pune District Court.

Mr. Dawid Stanczak, PhD candidate - School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, Jordans town, New town abbey, County Antrim Ulster University, UK visited SLS, Pune from 5th August, 2016 to 5th October, 2016. During his visit, he undertook lectures for UG students at SLS, Pune. Further, he undertook writing joint research paper with Director, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur

Hon'ble Justice Mohan Pieris, Former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, visited SLS,P from 20th August to 28th August, 2016. During his stay, he conducted multiple lectures for under graduate and post graduate students. Further, he conducted a faculty seminar and a capsule course on arbitration.

Prof. Kris Gledhill, AUT Law School, New Zealand visited SLS, Pune as the plenary speaker for the Annual Research National Conference held at SLS, Pune on 10th and 11th September, 2016.

Prof. Renate Kock from Cologne University, Germany visited SLS, P on 26th and 27th September, 2016 in furtherance of her research on Right to Education in Maharashtra schools: A comparative critique with reference to Germany along with Director, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, SLS, Pune.

Ms. Claudia Kurkin, Faculty of Law-Brunswick European Law School (BELS), Germany visited SLS, Pune from 22nd to 30th September, 2016. During her stay, she conducted multiple lectures for under graduate students and also conducted a faculty seminar for SLS, P faculty.

Prof. Sandeep Gopalan, Dean, Deakin University Australia visited SLS, P on 4th October, 2016 where he addressed LLM & BA/BBALLB III Year (Hons.) students in the area of corporate laws.

Prof. Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law and Head of the Institute of Computer and Mr. Patrick Power, Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications at Queen Mary, University of London visited SLS, Pune on 9th November, 2016 for discussing further collaboration between both the institutes. Prof. Ian engaged a lecture for the faculty members of SLS, P on Privacy and Security during the War on terrorism on 9th November, 2016.

Prof. Dr. John Tingle, Nottingham Trent University, UK visited SLS, P from 8th to 12th November, 2016. He undertook discussion regarding participation in Symhealth Conference in May 2017, Joint Summer School programme in the area of Public Health, Patient Safety and Ethics & participation of students of SLS, Pune in the Summer School Programme being offered by NTU.

Prof. Stephen Barnes, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs visited SLS, Pune on 22nd September, 2016. MOU between SLS, P and Penn State Law was exchanged.

Dr. Nicolas Kang-Riou, Lecturer, Salford Law, Salford Business School, Salford, Manchester UK visited SLS, P on 5th December, 2016 and met Dr. Bindu Ronald and other faculty members for discussing collaborations and exploring areas of joint research and funding.

Prof. Chris Guthrie, Dean, Vanderbilt Law School, Prof. Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School and Ms. Cynthia Coleman met Dr. Gurpur on 12th December, 2016 for exploring possibilities of exchange and prospects of doing LL.M at Vanderbilt.