2017 Global Law Deans' Forum & 2017 Annual Meeting

The conference is a symbol of the constant spirit of cohesion and unity between different legal and educational systems all over the world. The event will showcase various study groups presenting the work they have done on their syllabi and expansion on the on-going reports for each doctrinal area.

The 2017 Global Deans' Forum and Annual Meeting is scheduled from 8th - 11th November 2017 at Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

The conference will be attended by approximately 130 delegates including academicians like Prof. Barbara Holden-Smith, Cornell Law School, USA; Prof. Madhava Menon, Father of India's National Law School movement; Dr. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi and Prof. George Williams, University of New South Wales, Australia. The conference will also see judges and legal luminaries from countries across the globe, such as Justice Diarmuid O'Scannlain from USA; Justice Francesca Fiecconi from Italy; Justice Esther Kitimbo Kisaakye from Supreme Court of Uganda India's legal legend Advocate Ram Jethmalani; Justice H.L Gokhale, Former Judge, Supreme court of India; Justice Mohit Shah, Former Chief Justice High Court of Bombay; Dr. A. Jaya Govind, Former Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore; Dr. T.R. Subramanya, Professor, CPR, WBNUJS, Former Vice Chancellor, KSLU; and Prof C. A.Gurudutt, Dean Academics, Jagran Lakecity University.

Theme: Continuation of IALS exploration of the principles and specific strategies on improving legal education globally

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Law School, Pune is a constituent of Symbiosis International University established in 1977. It was earlier affiliated with the University of Pune and later became a constituent of Symbiosis International University in 2002, with an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching, learning, and research. In a journey of 40 years, Symbiosis Law School, Pune has been continuously ranked amongst top 10 Law Schools in India by the India Today-Nielsen and The Week Survey. It was conferred with the prestigious Gold Star Award by the Bar Council of India in February 2013

IALS Global Law Deans' Forum & Annual Meeting 2017

Special Invitees

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice H. L. Gokhale
  • Former judge of the Supreme Court of India
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon
  • Honorary Professor and IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education, NLSIU, Bangalore Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh Chairman, Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training, Trivandrum
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. L. Mitra
  • Chancellor, KIIT University, Odisha
  • Dr. Bhavani Prasad Panda
  • Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Mumbai
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Raina
  • Vice Chancellor Himachal Pradesh National Law University
  • Dr. Srikrishna Deva Rao
  • Vice Chancellor, National law University, Odisha
  • Dr. S. Surya Prakash
  • Vice Chancellor, MNLU Aurangabad
  • Prof. (Dr.) A. Jayagovind
  • Former Vice Chancellor at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • Prof. (Dr.) C. A. Gurudath
  • Founder Director and Dean, School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University
  • Dr. Vijendra Kumar
  • Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  • Prof. (Dr.) Bharat H. DESAI
  • Chairperson, Centre for International Legal Studies,
  • Prof. Ved Kumari
  • Dean and Head, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Symbiosis - IALS Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Prof. (Dr.) C. K. N. Raja
  • Emeritus Professor, SB Law College, Mysore; Director of Legal Studies, SBRR Mahajana Law College, Mysore
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon
  • Honorary Professor and IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education, NLSIU, Bangalore Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh Chairman, Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training, Trivandrum
  • Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi
  • Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick
  • Prof N. L. Mitra
  • Chancellor, KIIT University, Odisha
  • Prof. (Dr.) Rahmatullah Khan
  • President and Secretary General of Indian Society of International Law and Editor-in- Chief, Indian Journal of International Law.
  • Prof. (Dr.) C. J. Samuel
  • Former Head, Department of Law, Pune University.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Lakshmi Jambholkar
  • Honorary Professor, Gujarat National Law University; Executive President, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
  • Founder Vice Chancellor, National Law School, Delhi; Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK; Vice-President & EXCO Member of SAARCLAW India; Member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG) of Competition Commission of India; Member of the State Higher Education Council, constituted by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi;

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How to reach Symbiosis Law School, Pune

The campus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune is located Opp. Pune International Airport, VIP Road, Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014.

Contact Details

  • +91-20-66861104/18
  • +91-8380020926, 8380020928