Prof. (Dr.) Faizan Mustafa ,
Professor & Director (Officiating) ,
Directorate of Distance Education, NALSAR .
Prof. Faizan Mustafa is a senior law teacher and renowned jurist of constitutional law, who is presently working as the Vice- Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad which is country’s leading National Law University and has emerged as the most sought after destination of legal education in the entire South Asia.He has recently been unanimously elected as Vice President/ President Elect of the prestigious Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), which was incorporated in Canada in 1968 and is bi-national organization of Canadian and Indian governments. Earlier, he was the Founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Orissa where he had put to use the concept of ‘integration of knowledge’ and introduced highly innovative legal education curricula. He integrated B.A.LL.B with BBA.LL.B and allowed students of one stream to take courses of the other stream. For the first time in India he introduced the specialization of Legal Journalism at NLUO. He is the Advisor to National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam. He is known for his institution building abilities and democratic leadership. He is also visiting faculty to several reputed institutions in India and abroad.
As Founder Director of KIIT Law School, Bhubaneshwar, he experimented with a novel B.Sc. LL.B course with six papers in Biotechnology and three in Environmental Science to cater the needs of patent lawyering.
Prior to that he was the Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University where he introduced courses like IPR Law, Human Rights Law and Tourism Laws. He also served with distinction as Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh Muslim University is listed in the Indian Constitution as an ‘institution of national importance’ and its Law School is consistently ranked among the top ten Law Schools of the country.
He has written eight books and contributed more than 150 articles. Supreme Court of India has also quoted him. His articles have also been quoted in several other countries. He is also writing a volume on the Reinstatement of Indian Laws which is a huge project of the Supreme Court of India and Indian Law Institute. He was also one of the contributor to famous Encyclopedia of Legal History published by the Oxford University Press, United States of America.
Prof. Mustafa always picked up challenging and unexplored areas for his research and publications. He campaigned for the enactment of Right to Information Act as he had written two books on this new subject way back in 1996 and 2003. He had also worked in the new area of Copyright Law and was awarded Ph.D. in the Intellectual Property Law in 1996. He has also written a book on Religious Conversion Law. India’s only book on ‘Strict Liability in Criminal Law’ was written by him in 1991 and he was awarded Commonwealth British Fellowship to further pursue this subject. Health Care Law is another area on which not much has been written in India but he had written a book on “Aids, Law and Human Rights” in 1998. India still does not have a law on HIV. The HIV Bill is likely to be passed by the Parliament in 2017. He has also written a book on the dismissal of state governments by the centre under Article 356. He has been consistently writing on the controversial issue of Retention of Death Penalty in India. In one of his articles on Mandatory Death Sentence, he has demonstrated that in spite of Supreme Court of India holding mandatory death sentence as unconstitutional there are number of Statutes which continue to provide for mandatory death penalty. He had written a research paper on the need of recognizing ‘Domestic Work’ as work in 1995. It was only in 2012 that Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India agreed to bring a Bill on this issue though the Bill was not eventually passed. He has also written on Data Protection Laws and compared laws of 44 countries. India still does not have a separate Data Protection Act which is the need of the hour for a cashless economy in digital India. He has also written papers on Muslim Law to demonstrate that Muslim Personal Law is neither ‘law’ nor ‘sacred’ and many of its features are at variance with Islamic Law. He regularly writes in the national dailies on current issues and his articles appear in all leading newspapers of the country.
He is the Member of several Governing Councils (Courts), Executive Councils and Academic Councils of various Universities. He is the nominee of Chief Justice of India to several Councils and Committees. He is also Visitor’s nominee in number of universities. He has also been the Member of search committees for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellors. He was conferred the SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award in 2014.
By virtue of his seniority as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mustafa has now become member of General Council of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
He lives in Hyderabad with his wife Ms. Ira Khan, who teaches Botany.
Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan (On lien) ,
IPR Chair Professor , NALSAR & Director ,
Directorate of Distance Education .
Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan received his PhD in Intellectual Property Laws and also holds his Master’s in Corporate Law & Securities and a Master’s in Public Administration.
Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan is on lien and has joined as the Founder Dean of the School of Law, of Bennett University an initiative of the Times of India Group from June 2017. He was the IPR Chair Professor of the Ministry of HRD at NALSAR and also the Director of the Directorate of Distance Education at NALSAR. He teaches IPR, Artificial Intelligence & law, Entertainment Law. He was also the Centre Head of the NC Banerjee Centre for IP Studies and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
He was the official Indian Delegate for negotiations on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO Geneva from December 2013 to December 2015.
He serves as an Adjunct Visiting Professor of Buffalo University, SUNY, New York since 2007 and also a visiting professor to various institutes in India and abroad. He served as the Asia Pacific representative of ALAC in ICANN and also was a member of the Nominating Committee of ICANN in between 2008-2011.
He was a NWO-ICSSR research fellow with Maastricht University in 2010 and the Research Fellow with the Institute of Intellectual Property at Tokyo in 2015.
He served as the Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at IIT Kharagpur in 2009-2010 and also as the Head of the Distance Education Department at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009.
His non-law interests include music, cinema and travel.
Prof. (Dr.) V. Balakista Reddy ,
Professor of International Law and Registrar ,
Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL) ,
Dr.V.Balakista Reddy, obtained his LL.M in International Law from Osmania University and M. Phil. and Ph.D. in International Air and Space Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has more than 15 years of Teaching and Research experience.
An internationally recognized expert in Air and Space Law, Dr. Reddy presented papers on “Aerospace Technologies and Problems of Third World Countries” and “The Application of Satellite Technologies in Civil Aviation: Emerging Legal Issues” at the UNISPACE-III conference held at Vienna, Austria. He also participated and presented a paper on International Trade Law and Developing Countries at the UNITAR/WTO Workshop on International Trade at UN Headquarters, New York. Besides, above UN Conferences, he has also participated and presented papers in many National and International conference and workshops.
A prolific writer, Dr. Reddy has contributed extensively to various national and international journals on different facets of International law. His books on, (1) Air Law and Policy in India (2) Recent Trends in International Space Law and Policy and (3) Emerging Trends in Air and Space Law, (4) Space Law and Contemporary Issues have won international acclaim. He is Visiting Faculty to many Universities in India and abroad.
At present, he is engaged in various prestigious projects and assignments, which include the WTO and India: Issues and Challenges, Drafting of Model Space Legislation for India and Sensitization Programme on WTO/GATS and Globalization of Legal Profession: Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Legal Fraternity.
Beside, supervising of M. Phil and Ph.D. students, Dr. Reddy teaches L.L.B. and LL.M. Courses at NALSAR, which include International Law, International Trade Law, International Air and Space Laws, International Intellectual Property law, International Banking and Insurance Laws, Comparative Corporate and Competition Laws, International Environmental Law, and International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws.
Dr. K V K Santhy ,
Associate Professor ,
NALSAR University of Law ,
Shamirpet, Hyderabad .
Email : Santhy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. K.V.K. Santhy is been teaching Criminal Law since 18 years, did Doctoral Thesis on “Penal Reforms in India” at Osmania University. She has been associated with many projects such as “Study of the Indian Penal Code from Gender Perspective” commissioned by NCW, “Law on Grievance Redressal in the Public offices in A P” by Centre for Good Governance, as Coordinator for the project to draft the Amendment Act for “Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994,” with National Deceased Donor Transplantation Network, Mumbai and submitted to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare coordinator of the Project “Defective Investigation leading to acquittals” commissioned by Bureau of Police Research Development, New Delhi and a UGC Major Research Project on “Sentencing perspectives in the State of Andhra Pradesh”. Delivered guest lectures on Criminal Law at NADT, Nagpur and on International Humanitarian Law - Women at ICRC, New Delhi and ASCII, Hyderabad. She is been the Co-Investigator for GIGA ( Global Internet Governance and Advocacy) an initiative of Dept of Information and technology since three years. Coordinated a three day National Workshop on “Advanced Training to teachers in the South Asian Region on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law” with ICRC.
She visited Max Planck Research Institute for International Criminal Law, Germany as a part of Post Doctoral Research programme on “Punishment and Sentencing”. Submitted report on “Counterfeit Drugs in India” to Max Planck under the Guidance of Professor Dr. Hans-Georg Koch.
Publications: Book on “Sentencing: the use and misuse of Discretion”, “Police Torture: Legal Issues and Remedies”, “The significance of Fair Trial under Human Rights Law in matters of criminal justice: a case study of the trial of Former Iraqi Leader, Mr. Saddam Hussein”, ‘Issues in Human Rights’ Edited by Azizur Rahman, Bangladesh, “A critique of the Transplantation of Human organs Act in India”, Practical Lawyer. Participated in National and International Seminars on issues like, Community Sentence, Law on Sea Piracy, Restorative Justice in Europe, Forensic Law and Cyber Laws.
Delivered lectures in CFSL ( Central Forensic Lab), NPA ( National Police Academy, TSPC ( Telangana Police commission ), NISA, Hyderabad, NADT Nagpur, on issues such as cyber laws, Internet Crimes, crime against women in cyber space, Information and Technology Act, Admissibility of electronic evidence Sec 65B sentencing issues in India, Sexual harassment at work place etc,
Research Areas: Internet crimes, cyber laws and sentencing.
Mr.Sourabh Bharti ,
NALSAR University of Law .
Mr.Sourabh Bharti did his B.Sc. from Govt. Gandhi Memorial College, Jammu, J&K, and LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and LL.M. from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
He teaches Intellectual Property Rights ; Administrative Law; Biogenetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge ; Law of Copyright; Law of Trademarks at LL.M. level at NALSAR.