Reported by Kriti SrivastavaOrganized
on the backdrop of Symbiosis Law School Pune’s flagship Journal SCLJ and the
student journal SSLR published with LexisNexis, the conference served as an
inspiring platform to the budding law scholars and researchers. The
conference witnessed paper presentations
in four parallel tracks including International Law and Human Rights; Public
Law and Governance; Business Laws; and IPR, Technology and Innovation Laws
ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice
Chancellor, National Law University, Mumbai,
Guests of Honour, Prof. Dr. V.
Vijayakumar, National Law School, Bangalore, former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ambedkar
Law University, Chennai & Prof. Dr. Dilip
Ukey, Head, Law Dept., Savitribai Phule Pune University, former Pro Vice
Chancellor, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded and Dr. Shashikala
Gurpur, Fulbright Scholar, Director,
Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International
One of the major attractions of plenary sessions was
video conferencing talk by Siobhan Mullally, Professor of Law,
University College, Cork, Ireland, who spoke on transnational collaboration in
research and human trafficking.Dr. Gurpur spoke about the internationalization
of research with its global scope & reach which sees no boundariesSpeaking on internationalization, Prof.
(Dr.) V. Vijayakumar explained that research
today is not limited to any country, class or creed, the researcher goes
to any extent truly adopting the concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.” Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey spoke on the impact
of technology on research and highlighted the change in research methodology,
where students have now imbibed a ‘cut-copy-paste’ method in research.Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad
Panda said that, for human minds, research is a passage and also that it leads
to convergence of both, the mind and heart. Prof.
(Dr.) G. S. Bajpai, Professor & Registrar, NLU, Delhi, spoke about
empirical research in law. Dr. Rameshwar Dubey, Associate Prof.
Operations Management, SIU, spoke
on “Methodological Issues in Transnational Research”. Dr. Yogesh Patil, Head – Research
& Publication, Symbiosis Centre for Research & Innovation, SIU spoke on “Citation Index & Impact Factor:
time the conference witnessed the participation of an international student,
Ms. Chathurika Sisimali Gunasekera, third year LLB
from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. She presented
her paper on ”Striking the right balance: re-interpreting the assessors powers
in Sri Lanka in light of Administrative Law Principles- A Comparative analysis
with India”. Her paper won second prize worth Rs. 3000/- and a certificate.
Source: Legal news India