With the new academic session in August 2018, the aspirations took a turn in a new direction with the establishment of the Centres of Excellence in order to make VIPS a unique place for academics. The Centre for Law, Policy, Research and Training is one of the centres of Excellence. This Centre aims at providing impetus to all other centres and the Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies (VIPS) and to make it second to none.
The Centre has already started working on the reading material to be provided to the students and holding the training programme on Legal Drafting and Office Management. The Centre plans for holding the Faculty Development Programmes in near future inviting the participants from outside. The day is not very far when these aspirations will culminate in making VIPS the most sought after the academic hub.
Faculty Forum Lecture IV
The Vivekananda School of Law & Legal Studies organized a Faculty Forum Lecture IV under the guidance of Prof. R.Venkta Rao, Chairperson of VSLLS & VSES and Prof. T.V.Subba Rao, Emeritus of VSLLS, VIPS. It was conducted on 17th February, 2021 at 3.30 pm on Microsoft teams., By Prof. (Dr.) Shilpa Khatri Babbar, Director of Academic Excellence, VSLLS, VIPS has presented the presentation on the topic “Recovering the Sociology of Law”.
She analyzed how the sociology is important in law such as a society can exist without law but a law cannot exist without the society and discussed the various views of eminent scholars on the sociology of law. Prof. R.Venkta Rao, throw upon some light on the theory of Justice by John Rawls that how the idea of justice has been enshrined in the society. Prof. T.V.Subba Rao, suggested a Sociologist of Law. Sociology is a study of society, law is a part of the society, and studying sociology is the study of definitional and conceptual sociology of law.
Faculty Forum Lecture V
The Vivekananda School of Law & Legal Studies organized a Faculty Forum Lecture-V under the guidance of Prof. R.Venkata Rao, Chairperson, VSLLS & VSES, Prof. T.V. Suba Rao, Emeritus Professor, VSLLS, VIPS and Prof. (Dr.) Rashmi Salpekar, Dean VSLLS, VIPS. It was conducted on 8 th March, 2021 at 3.45 pm on Microsoft teams. By Associate Dean Prof. (Dr.) J.Ravindran, VSLLS, VIPS has presented the topic “The Sabrimala Matters”.
He analyzed how Sabrimala matter affecting the society and Law. The presenter discussed the Supreme Court decision on Sabrimala issue.Prof. R.Venkta Rao, iscussed the word “Constitutional Morality” that there must be balanced approach between the social and individual perspective and Prof. T.V.Subba Rao, suggested the “Transformative Constitutionalism” and role of judicial system of our country in various judgments particularly in Navtej Singh ohar and Sabrimala Matter.
Faculty Forum Lecture VI
The Vivekananda School of Law & Legal Studies organized a Faculty Forum Lecture-VI. It was conducted on 16 th April, 2021 at 3.00 pm on Microsoft teams. On the topic of “Covid Vaccine and Liabilities under Indian Legal System”
Names of the Faculty Presenters:
Dr. Nipun Gupta Jain, Assistant Professor
Ms. Richa Srivastava, Assistant Professor
Ms. Insha Vats, Assistant Professor
Ms. Ritika Juneja, Assistant Professor
Ms. Sonia Mann, Assistant Professor
Ms. Chhabi Ojha Malik, Assistant Professor
Ms. Himanshi Babbar, Assistant Professor
The Presenter discussed the innovations done for the covid vaccine, the current pandemic we are facing, the various diseases through the covid like fungus, various variants impacting the human life including explained the liabilities of Indian states for covid vaccine and the measure for it, and liabilities under various Indian legislations. Prof. R.Venkta Rao, enlightened the idea of publication of Research Monographs. He explained Choice is always between Patent and Patient. A global pandemic requires none of us is safe until everyone safe and Prof. T.V.Subba Rao, suggested tthese collection of views can be published in a book. There must be identification of liability, is everybody absolutely liable or strictly liable. Only court can take suo moto cognizance and can pass decision.
Seminar on Family Law by Prof O P Sharma, Delhi University
Prof. O.P. Sharma delievered a lecture on Hindu Succession Law on 8 March 2019 at Law School, VIPS.
Prof Rashmi Salpekar, Dean, VSLLS, Prof Neeru Nakra, Ms Kusumlata and Ms Srishty, faculty members coordinated the event. Ms Prabhleen, Student, Law School compared the event.
Lecture on Civil Procedure Code by Justice KT Sankaran, Chairman, Kerala Judicial Academy
Justice KT Sankaran delievered a lecture on Civil Procedure Code to students of Law in a three day workshop at VIPS during 5th to 7th March 2019. He also guided faculty members on the importance of teachers profession for the society.