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Ranbir wastes no time, signs up Luthra’s Prof Anil Rai under NLU Delhi Act fast-track

Prof Rai: Snagged by RS
Prof Rai: Snagged by RS

Former Luthra & Luthra Delhi corporate partner Anil Kumar Rai will be joining NLU Delhi as a visiting professor.

NLU Delhi vice chancellor Prof Ranbir Singh confirmed to Legally India that the law school sent Rai an appointment letter today. Rai is set to join as visiting professor for one year, with the option to extend for three years. His courses are yet to be decided but he will most likely teach business laws, said Singh.

“He was at NLS [Bangalore] earlier and we knew he is a good teacher, so there is a provision [in the NLU Delhi Act] that the vice chancellor can appoint a visiting professor on his own” without an interview through a selection committee”, commented Singh.

Singh said that if Rai’s one year term was extended and he would be asked to join full time at the Delhi law school, a selection committee would be set up to interview him.

Rai exited Luthra on 31 January and told Legally India at the time that he wanted to return to academia. He didn’t rule out NLSIU as an option, subject to its long statutory hiring process.

Rai’s phone was not reachable for comment at the time of going to press.

Rai joined NLSIU Bangalore as assistant professor in 1997 and left the law school as a professor in 2006 to join Luthra. Other former NLSIU faculty members who have joined NLU Delhi since 2012 include Dr A Jayagovind, Prof Babu Matthew, Prof Sitharamam Kakarala, Mrinal Satish, Aparna Chandra and RS Akila.

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