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NLU Delhi hired 10 new teachers in 2012-13, including 8 national law school alums

NLU Delhi
NLU Delhi
NLU Delhi added five full time faculty, two visiting professors and three research associates to its teaching staff this academic year taking its total faculty strength to 44, while continuing the drive to recruit young faculty by offering salaries more attractive to foreign university LLM holders.

In the last 12 months that college has hired visiting professors Prof (Dr) A Jayagovind and Prof K Seetharaman, and former Punjab University professor Dr Anupama Goel and Dr Mrinal Satish as associate professors.

Chinmayi Arun, Aparna Chandra and Anup Surendranath, all of whom have undergraduate degrees from Indian law schools and LLMs from foreign universities, joined as assistant professors; three graduates from national law schools and overseas LLM-holders - Mois Tundavala, Pratyush Kumar and Neha Singhal - joined as research assistants. (see table for details below)

NLU Delhi vice chancellor Ranbir Singh said that the college was looking to recruit more teachers from the “young crowd” as “traditional” faculty was less comfortable with newer subjects such as competition law, energy law, trade law and others.

The college decided to renegotiate the pay of its foreign educated faculty after it was sanctioned a Rs 8 crore central grant by the University Grants Commission (UGC) alongside other national law schools, Legally India reported in February. However, no pay hikes have been announced yet, said an NLU Delhi faculty member.

Singh commented: “[The salary hike] should be done in the 12th plan. The UGC has already approved it in principle, we are just looking at ways to implement it.” It is understood that the aim will be to bring salary levels close to those of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) teachers.

Justice JS Verma was chair professor in professional ethics at NLU Delhi, until he passed away on Monday.

The former Chief Justice of India (CJI) had laid the foundation for stronger laws against sexual harassment of and violence against women, first through his landmark Vishakha judgement in the Supreme Court in 1997, and in January this year when a panel headed by him submitted 630 pages of recommendations for amendments in criminal laws.

Legally India is currently in the process of collecting faculty hire information from other colleges too. Please let us know if you’ve heard anything interesting in the meantime.

NLU Delhi 2012-13 academic hires

Name

Position at NLU Delhi Specialisation When joined? Qualifications Teaching / work experience
Prof (Dr) A Jayagovind Visiting professor Trade law Aug-12 NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (2009)  
Prof K Seetharaman Visiting professor Law and development, globalisation and human rights Aug-12 Centre for the Study of Society and Culture  
Dr Anupama Goel Associate professor Constitutional, human rights, tort and public international law Aug-12   Taught for 15 years at the Punjab University’s department of law
Mrinal Satish Associate professor Criminal law Feb-13 Yale Law School Ph.D (2013), LLM (2007); NLSIU Bangalore LLB (2001) Lecturer NLSIU Bangalore (2002-6, 2009-10), assistant professor NJA Bhopal (2007)
Chinmayi Arun Assistant professor Internet governance, media and information policy and regulatory theory Sep-12 London School of Economics (LSE) LLM (2009); Nalsar Hyderabad LLB (2006) NUJS Kolkata (2010-12), 2007-2008 AZB & Partners, 2006-2007 Ernst & Young, Fellow Centre of Internet and Society Bangalore
Aparna Chandra Assistant professor Constitutional law and theory, gender and the law, judicial process reform Feb-13 Yale Law School LLM (2007); NLSIU Bangalore LLB (2006)

Tutor in Law at Yale Law School (2011-12), Visiting professor NLSIU Bangalore (2009-10), assistant professor NJA Bhopal (2007-09)

Anup Surendranath Assistant professor Constitutional Sep-12 Oxford University DPhil (2012), MPhil (2010), BCL (2008); Nalsar Hyderabad LLB (2006)  
Mois Tundavala Research associate Constitutional law Feb-13 SOAS LLM (2012); NUJS Kolkata LLB (2010)  
Pratyush Kumar Research associate

International investment law

Feb-13 George Washington University Law School; NLU Jodhpur LLB  
Neha Singhal Research associate Juvenile justice Feb-13 University of Kent LLM; NLSIU LLB (2008) Independent advocate; Human Rights Law Network Mumbai
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