Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
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Former Judge, Bombay High Court,
Nagpur Bench, Nagpur.
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Former Judge, Punjab and Haryana
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About: Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, before which he had served as Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, and before that, as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court. At the time of appointment, he was a member of the National Human Rights Commission. During his tenure as the judge of the High Court at Calcutta, he was the Executive Chairman of West Bengal State Legal Services Authority and the Andaman and Nicobar Legal Services Authority. He was also appointed a member of the National Legal Services Authority. Justice Ghose serves as a Vice President of the Institute of Culture, Golpark. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Belur Vidyamandir - B.Ed College. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the National University of Juridical Sciences at Calcutta as the nominee of the Chief Justice of India. Justice Ghose as the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh was also the Chancellor of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. He was appointed the first Lokpal of India on 19 March 2019.
About: Born on 17th May 1959. Completed schooling from Holy Cross Convent High School Akola. Completed graduation(B.Sc.) from R.L.T. College of Science, Akola and Law from the then Sitabai Arts College Akola.
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa on 15th January 1985. Started practice at District Court Akola with father Mohd. Azizul Haq. Shifted to Nagpur on 3rd December 1985 and joined office of Shri J.N. Chandurkar Advocate.
Has represnted Union of India as Additional Standing Counsel. Has represented Government of Maharashtra as 'A' Panel Counsel.
Elevated as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 21st June 2013.
About:Born on 2nd April 1957 at Wardha. A graduate in Science, obtained degree in Law from Government Law College, Mumbai Enrolled as an Advocate on 5th November 1979 and practised in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional Revenue, Excise Co-operative, Local Laws, Industrial Labour and Service Laws in Bombay High Court and Tribunals. Represented prominent institutions, Zilla Parishads, Municipal Councils, Government Corporations.
Since 1992, worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel. On 3rd February 2005, Government of Maharashtra appointed him as Government Pleader, and on 7th February 2005 Government of India appointed him as Assistant Solicitor General of India at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 8th September,2006.
Appointed as Judge of the Bombay High court on 5th September, 2008.
Transfered to Punjab and Haryana High Court
JHon’ble Justice Aniruddha Bose was born on 11th April, 1959. He Graduated in Commerce stream from St. Xavier's College in Kolkata. Justice Bose completed his LL.B. from Surendranath Law College. After the enrollment started practice on Constitutional, Civil and Intellectual Property matters in the Calcutta High Court in 1985.Justice Aniruddha Bose was elevated as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court in January 2004. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 11 August 2018. Justice Bose was Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 24th May, 2019.
Justice D.V.S.S Somayajulu Was born on 26.09.1961 in a family of lawyers. He is a 4th generation lawyer. He had his early education at Visakhapatnam. He did his B.Com., at Dr.L.B. College, Visakhapatnam, and B.L., from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He was enrolled as an Advocate on the Roll of Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh and practiced law at Visakhapatnam. He had extensively practiced before various mofussil courts and dealt with all kinds of cases with specialization in civil, commercial and arbitration matters. He had appeared before erudite legal luminaries of national and international eminence in arbitrations all over India and abroad also. He was counsel for numerous Public Sector Undertakings and for a number of private companies and banks besides having a large private clientele. He was the President of the Andhra Cricket Association, Member of the Legal Committee of the Board of Cricket Control (BCCI), President of Bar Association, Visakhapatnam, The Waltair Club, Visakhapatnam, and General Trustee to the Visakha Music and Dance Academy, AVN College, & Public Library, Visakhapatnam. He was nominated as ‘Swatchh Bharat Ambassador’ for Visakhapatnam.
He was appointed as Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh and sworn-in on 21.09.2017. He is the first Advocate from a mofussil Bar in Andhra Pradesh who is directly elevated as a Judge of a High Court.
Hon’ble Justice C M Roy Hails from Parvathipuram in Vizianagaram District. He Studied Law in M.V.P. Law College, Vizag and enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1988 in the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh. Joined Parvathipuram Bar Association in August, 1988. He practiced as an Advocate in Parvathipuram and Vizianagaram from 1988 to 2002 for 14 years. After practising for 14 years, he was selected as District and Sessions Judge (Grade-II) in State Higher Judicial Service in the year 2002. Principal District Judge, Krishna at Machilipatnam and Chairman, Andhra Pradesh VAT Tribunal, Visakhapatnam. He Worked as Registrar General of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh from 03-7-2015 to 31-12-2018. After establishment of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, at Amaravati. Justice Roy was the first Registrar General of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 01-01-2019 till his elevation as a Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 20-6-2019. Justice C M Roy was Appointed as a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, at Amaravati on 12-6-2019.
Justice Sirpurkar became a Judge of Bombay High Court in 1992 and later transferred to the Madras High Court in December, 1997. He was elevated to Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court which he served from 25 July 2004 to 19 March 2005. He then assumed office of the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on from 20 March 2005 up to 11 January 2007. Finally he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme court of India on 12 January 2007 and retired on 21 August 2011, after reaching the retiring age of 65. After retiring from the Supreme Court of India, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Appellate Tribunal from July, 2012, following the retirement of Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat from that position in May, 2012.
Hon’ble Smt. Justice V. A. Naik was born on 3.5.1956. She completed her schooling from Mount Carmel School, Nagpur. Having secured Master’s Degree in History, she obtained LL.B. Degree from Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur. She was enrolled as an Advocate on 7th September 1981 and practiced under the able guidance of her father Shri V.R. Manohar, who is an eminent lawyer and former Advocate General for the State of Maharashtra. She practiced mainly on Civil and constitutional sides. During 1980 to 1990 she was associated with the Maharashtra Law Journal and the All India Reporter. She also worked as a Honorary Lecturer at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur for more than 10 years
Hon'ble Shri Justice S. Shukre graduated from Pune University in 1980, and did his LL.B. in 1983 from Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Law College, Amravati affiliated to the then Nagpur University. He stood second in Order of Merit at the LL.B. examination, and is recipient of Late Kale Memorial Prize for having secured highest marks in Hindu law at LL.B examination. He commenced his legal practice at Amravati. He did LL.M. in Constitutional Law from the then Nagpur University. He has keen interest in sports and has represented M.J. College, Jalgaon in Inter-collegiate tournaments in Lawn Tennis and Badminton. He joined Judiciary as a Direct District Judge from Bar in the year 2000 and since then has worked as Principal District Judge, Kolhapur, Registrar (Administration), Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court, Joint Director-Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Uttan, Thane, Principal District Judge, Nagpur and took charge as Registrar General, High Court Bombay on 17th March, 2011. Elevated as Judge of the Bombay High Court on 13th May, 2013.
Additions civil Judge, District & Session court, Allahabad. She is also an alumnus of Symbiosis Law School.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vimlesh Kumar Shukla (Sr. Judge, Alld.) Graduated in Arts in the year 1977 from Allahabad University and passed LL.B. in the year 1980 from Allahabad University. My Lordship enrolled as an advocate in the year 1981 in Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Allahabad. He practiced in the areas Civil and Constitutional in High Court, Allahabad and was Elevated as permanent Judge on 21/12/2002. He served at Allahabad Upto 02/06/2017
Ms Soumya Rai, Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate Second Class, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. She right from the beginning focused on Judicial Examination and its preparation. She is an avid reader his academic record reflects the same. She is a new entrant in the judicial field securing 13th Rank in her attempt of Chhattisgarh Judicial Service, She has done her schooling from Oxford Public School, Chhattisgarh and her higher schooling in Arts from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bilaspur. Her BA. LLB. Is from G H Raisoni Law School, Nagpur University and her post-Graduation from Delhi University.
Justice Mandhata Seetharama Murti was born on 16th of January at Kakinada of East Godavari District. He holds a Degree in B. Sc., and Degree in Law, both from Andhra University. He won the Gold Medal for proficiency in Law of Torts in first Law apart from other prizes. He hails from a family of Lawyers of Kakinada of East Godavari District. He is a third generation Lawyer in the hierarchy and had actively practiced for 12 years, until his selection as a District Judge. He, an experienced Lawyer and a Judge, had also specialized in teaching and training Judicial Officers and Ministerial Officers of the Courts in the State of Andhra Pradesh. While working as a Senior Faculty and Additional Director of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy he had compiled reading and reference material for the various academic programmes and in the process had worked with Judges of all Cadres, Academicians, Teachers, Jurists and Faculty and had compiled teaching materials and reference materials in the field of law and allied subjects. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and sworn in as Additional Judge of the High Court on 23.10.2013. He was appointed as Judge of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge as such on the afternoon of 02-03-2016. He was later appointed as Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 1st of January 2019. Laid down the office of the Judge of the High Court on 15.01.2020 on attaining the age of superannuation. Assumed charge as Chairperson, Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission on 24th March, 2021.
Justice Manish Pitale was born on 11th September, 1970 at Nagpur. Justice Pitale graduated from Hindu College, University of Delhi and completed LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He enrolled as an Advocate in 1995 and joined the Chamber of Mr. S.G. Aney, Senior Advocate, at Nagpur. Thereafter, shifted to New Delhi and joined the Chamber of Mr. A.K. Sanghi, Senior Advocate at Supreme Court, New Delhi and worked with him till 2001. Started independent practice in the Supreme Court of India in 2001. Appeared in number of petitions and appeals pertaining to the field of Constitutional Law, Arbitration Law, Commercial Matters, Civil and Criminal Cases. Was the "A" Panel counsel for the State of Maharashtra before the Supreme Court of India. Appeared in important Civil and Criminal cases for the State of Maharashtra. Elevated as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 5th June, 2017.
Justice Kishor Jayram Rohee, B.A., LL.M. : Was born on January 6, 1947. He was enrolled as an Advocate on August 22, 1968. He practised for 5 years and six months in Akot (District : Akola) District Court and High Court Bench at Nagpur in Civil and Labour matters. He was Member, Industria Court, Nagpur, Joint District Judge, Ahmednagar and District & Session Judge, Yavatmal, Dhule, Nagpur and Solapur. He also worked as Director of Judicial Officers' Training Institute at Nagpur. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court with effect from August 29, 2003. He retired on January 6, 2009.
Mr. Aditya Krishnamurthy is a passionate shipping and trade lawyer having a decades experience in the industry and a partner of one of India’s largest boutique shipping law firm. Over the past one decade he has handled all aspects of contents and non-contentious matters encapsulating the entire gamut of the shipping and commodity industry. He has a particular penchant for research and analysis of complex information and head the firm’s fraud, asset-tracing and insolvency department. His expertise includes complex, high value cross-border fraud and insolvency matters, including those which involve enforcing foreign arbitral awards and judgments in India. Mr. Krishnamurthy had special discussion on Flavour of Commercial Law Practice for the students at SLS, Nagpur
She assists large number of clients in drafting reply to show cause notices/ appeals before departmental adjudication and appellate authorities. Smita also assists clients in filing appeals/ writ petitions and argues at the time of hearing before Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and Supreme Court. She also assists clients in seeking advance ruling before Authority for Advance Ruling or filing appeal before Appellate Authority Advance Rulings and arguing at the time of hearings.
Smita has written many articles on key Indirect Tax and GST issues which have been well appreciated. She had a very interesting session on Introduction to Indirect Taxes and GST with the students
Ms. Anubha Sital regularly advises a range of clients across a variety of sectors, including ecommerce, education, technology, publishing, real estate, energy and infrastructure and renewable energy in relation to general corporate advisory, investment advisory, acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, competition law, foreign direct investment policy, corporate restructuring, debt structuring and company law.
Students found her session on Expectation of a Corporate Law Firm from a Fresh Law Graduate to be timely and thoughtful.
Mr. Ramesh K. Vaidyanathan is the Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. He is a general corporate lawyer with varied experience in M&A, joint ventures, projects and infrastructure, aviation and franchising. Before founding Advaya, Ramesh had the opportunity to be in private practice as the Partner of a large law firm and the General Counsel of a large Indian infrastructure company.
His words of encouragement and the insights that he shared in the session on “Will what I do in law school matter in building a successful career in law?” make the students to widen their horizons in their pursuit of a successful career in law.
Advocate Chetan Dhore, practicing advocate at Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur. Adv Chetan Dhore had an engaging session with the students on Contract Drafting.
He has provided cyber legal consultation to more than 10,000 persons across India. He is practicing in cyber litigation as specialized domain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.