Joan Bellefield Davis, Schroder Brooks Law Firm PLC,
About:Joan B. Davis has over a decade of experience representing clients with intellectual property transactions in the areas of entertainment, arts, music, fashion and luxury goods law.Her trademark docket includes clients from all over the world.Joan's background gives her a unique perspective of the literary and fashion law landscapes. Joan consistently earns Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award in entertainment law and receives five star reviews. Pro-bono service with the Virginia Bar Association’s Lawyers for the Arts Committee inspired Joan to develop the “Coffee with an Art Lawyer” program which allows artists, musicians, fashion designers and other artsy types a pro-bono consultation over coffee in various locations.
Mr. Lindsay Tortman
From Massey University, New Zealand
Lindsay’s research interests are in the area of misleading or deceptive conduct and corporate law. He has contributed to a number of company law publications in New Zealand and Australia including Company and Securities Law in New Zealand and Australian Corporation Law Principles and Practice. Lindsay has also authored books on corporate debt securities, misrepresentation and the Fair Trading Act and co-authored a book on misleading or deceptive conduct. He is an Overseas Reports Editor (New Zealand) for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law.
Lindsay is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is honorary solicitor for a number of charitable trusts and incorporated societies and is engaged in numerous university and community activities. His session on Corporate Personality with the students was very enlightening.
Prof. Mimi Samuel
Associate Professor, School of Law, Seattle University, USA
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAWYERING SKILLS AND CO-DIRECTOR, LEGAL WRITING PROGRAM
After law school, Professor Mimi Samuel practiced business litigation for approximately eight years, first in Washington, D.C., at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and then in San Francisco, at Thelen Marin Johnson & Bridges.
For almost two decades, Professor Samuel has worked with law students, lawyers, and judges overseas to help them improve their legal writing. In addition, she has consulted with law schools in a number of countries both on how to develop their legal writing curricula and how best to teach students to become effective writers. In 2011, she was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship to develop and implement the first legal writing class on Sri Lanka at the University of Peradeniya. In addition, she has worked Afghanistan, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Russia, South Africa, and Uganda. Professor Samuel has won two awards for her work overseas: In 2016, she was awarded a Global Legal Skills Award for promoting global legal skills around the world and the Terri LeClercq Courage Award, which is awarded by the Legal Writing Institute "to honor individuals who have demonstrated 'courage writ large' concerning legal writing and, in particular, Those LWI members who have demonstrated courage by doing, despite fear, something that most people would not do." In addition, in 2008, Professor Samuel was awarded the first Bronson Dillehay Award for her article Focus on Batson: Let the Cameras Roll. That award is given by the American Society of Trial Consultants for a proposal for addressing a significant and persistent problem that undermines both the right to a fair trial and public confidence in the legal system. Her sessions on Legal Writing & Lawyering Skills formed the foundational basics of the students and was instrumental in training them to think like a lawyer.
Dr. George E Richards
Associate professor in the Criminal Justice
Dr. George Richards, associate professor in the Criminal Justice, Anthropology and Forensic Science Department, recently was named Edinboro University’s 2017 Advisor of the Year. Richards was recognized for his advising skills and prolific contributions to campus programs, events and committees.
Antonio (Tonya) Kowalska
Professor Antonio Kowalska, Director of International Legal Programs and Co-Director, Comparative and International Law Center at Washburn University School of Law.
Dr. Mark Meirowitz
Mark Meirowitz is a business lawyer who has been in practice for over 30 years with top law firms and as in-house counsel with major corporations (in the insurance and health care fields). He has had extensive experience in business law, corporate governance and corporate transactional work, contract review and preparation, commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, real estate, international transactions and franchising. Mark also holds a doctorate in Political Science, and has taught courses in Politics, History and Law at colleges in the New York metropolitan area. He has also taught English to Turkish students at a college in NY and also at a university in Istanbul. His particular focus is on Turkey, in particular issues related to US-Turkish Relations and Turkish Foreign Policy and he is an advisor to, or board member of, a number of prominent Turkish American organizations.
Prof. Adv. Maria Bruccoleri
Prof. Adv. Maria Bruccoleri is an expert in Economy Criminal Law, particularly concerning Economy and Criminal Tax Law, as well as Tax Law. She has gained considerable experience as a business consultant for companies and Insurance companies, in the field of Corporate Criminal Law, Criminal Tax Law and Money Laundry. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Palermo, Faculty of Management Engineering, since July 2021, at Parul Institute of Law, Parul University, since June 2021, at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and several other prestigious Universities. She is a specialist in BLOCKCHAIN LAW and E-Commerce enterprises and Digital Government
Dr. Sophie Doherty
Dr. Sophie Doherty teaches on Criminal Law and the Courts, Public Law and Criminal Law, and Exploring Legal Boundaries. She joined The Open University after two years at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. While at DCU, Sophie acted as a Module Coordinator for a variety of modules including Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, and Administrative Law. Sophie is currently an Advisory Group member of the Law and Humanities journal, a member of the Coordination Group of the international Art/Law Network, and a Committee Member of the Irish Network for Legal Humanities. Sophie’s research explores feminist jurisprudence, criminal law, and visual art.
Prof. Fatemaa Waariithah Ahsan
Ms Ahsan is a barrister called to the bar of England and Wales by the Hon’ble Society of the Inner temple. She is also an adjunct faculty at Asian University for women, Chattogram. She is the founder of No Passport Voice, a non-profit organisation based in Bangladesh, working towards strengthening human rights.
Ms. Mariangela Barletta
Ms. Barletta is a Tutor, for International Law and for High specialization course “The role of women in peace processes and conflict mediation for the protection of human rights, Faculty of Political Science University “La Sapienza” of Rome.
Dr Siti Hafsyah Idris
Dr. Siti Idris, is a Senior Lecturer, Environmental Law, and Deputy Dean, Student Affairs at University Teknologi, MARA, Malaysia. Her fields of expertise are Biosafety Law, Legal and Bioethical Issues of Genetic Engineering, Environmental Law and Policy, Mental Health Law, Insolvency Law, Nursing Law and Ethics.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Terry
Patrick Terry is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and a Professor of Law at the University of Public Administration in Kehl in Germany. His main research interest is public international law. He has published in various international legal journals, among them the Harvard National Security Journal, the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Asian Yearbook of International Law. Previously, Patrick Terry was a Judge in southern Germany for more than nine years. He holds four law degrees: a Ph.D. in public international law and a Master of Laws degree in International Law and International Relations (both awarded by the University of Kent, UK) as well as two German law degrees (awarded by the Ministry of Justice and the University of Tübingen).
Ms. Dulki Seethawaka is the Administrator at Bentota Workshop, Dawlana, Bentota, Sri Lanka. She is also qualified as Notary Public (Ministry of Home Affairs), Commissioner for Oaths (Ministry of Justice), Certificate of Registration as a Secretary and Attorney-at-Law (Sri Lanka Law College). She was Senior Researcher of the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP), Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur offers several legal workshops and seminars focused on specialized fields of law as well associated areas and related topics. These workshops and seminars bring together students, faculty, and others to learn about emerging erudition from leading thinkers, explore challenges in various fields of law, and engage in vibrant discussion.
Moot Court Association
Mooting as an activity aims to inculcate and improve the research, presentation and line of reasoning into students so as to equip the budding pleaders with all the court room etiquettes, research experience and advocacy skills. This initiative is well supported by a fully air-conditioned, tech-acoustic, and 220 capacity Moot Court Hall equipped with proper judicial settings. Therein the presentation and reasoning skills of students are screened and notified about the areas of improvements on a regular basis.
Legal Aid Centre
To fulfil the Constitutional pledge as laid down in Article 39-A of the Constitution of India, on 12th October 2019, the Legal Aid Cell was established in SLS-Nagpur. This Cell encourages our faculty and students to use their legal knowledge to render free legal services to the marginalized people in nearby villages and to fulfill the Constitutional goals & philosophy.
Seminar and Conferences
To provide the research-based education to get the practical understanding on the sub-fields of law, to enhance the knowledge towards particular sub-fields based on the interest of the students and to utilize the leisure time of the students productively, there are active centres functioning under the headship of the faculties of the Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. In the last Semester, more than 43 variety of academic events such as seminars, conferences, competitions, debates, and workshops were conducted by these Centres for Specialization.
World Class Infrastructure
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur has spacious and well-furnished air-conditioned classrooms with necessary instructional aids such as Over Head Projector, White boards and microphone facility for each class room and LCD Projector for effective communication and interaction with the students, to facilitate class room discussions and project presentations.
Spread over the sprawling 80 acres of beautifully landscaped area, the SLS, Nagpur campus is amongst the most distinguished ones in India. Colossal educational institutions set in lush green environs provide the right ambience and atmosphere for cerebral stimulus. The cutting-edge infrastructure in forms of auditoriums, seminar rooms, class rooms, computer laboratories, library, moot courts and Students’ hostels equipped with modern age amenities, canteens serving nourishing & nutritious food, etc facilitate teaching-learning process that fascinate and delight students, Faculty, Corporate Dignitaries, International Scholars and Parents.