Legal education is not a standalone activity. With changing workplace culture, legal innovations, legal education needs constant update based on feedback from legal luminaries so that what is taught in the campus is in sync with what is demanded by the industry. KSOL therefore has a National as well as International Advisory Board consisting of eminent legal luminaries from various fields that meet regularly to strategize on the institution’s thrust areas & fine tune its pedagogical endeavours.
National Advisory Board
PROF. N. L. MITRA
Prof. N.L. Mitra is India’s leading Law Professor who has single handedly changed the shape and direction of legal education in the country. He is the Former Director of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Former Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur. He has been the Chairman of several important Government of India committees and has advised Reserve Bank of India and other important bodies. KIIT School of Law functions under his able supervision and guidance. It is a matter of honour for the School that he is not only the Chairman of the National Advisory Board, but also the Chancellor of KIIT University. With his scholarship and intellect, KIIT School of Law is emerging as India’s leading law school.
PROF. FAIZAN MUSTAFA
Prof. Faizan Mustafa is a gold medalist in LL.M. from Aligarh Muslim University. He completed his Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law. He also has a diploma in International and comparative Human Rights from International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. Presently serving as Vice Chancellor of National Law University of Orissa, he was Founding Director of KIIT School of Law. Previously he was Dean of Faculty of Law, AMU and Registrar of AMU for a period of two years. He is also Honorable Director, RLEK, Human Rights Centre, Dehradun and visiting faculty to several reputed institutes in India and abroad. He has been decorated with several accolades which include Renne Cassin Gold Medal (1999) of International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France and International Educator of the Year Award (2004) by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. An avid academician, Dr. Mustafa has authored eight books and about hundred national and International papers.
MR. RAM JETHMALANI
Mr. Ram Jethmalani is an eminent lawyer, who has served in important capacities including the Law Minister of India. He completed his L.L.B. at the age of 17, but was too young to join the Bar. After persuading the Chief Justice of Sind to pass a special resolution to relax the rules, he entered the profession with a vengeance. With the partition of India in 1947, Mr. Jethmalani moved to Mumbai, which became his base thereafter. A repository of knowledge, coupled with an extremely sharp legal acumen, Mr. Jethmalani is probably one of the most well known faces mongst the legal community in India, particularly in the field of Criminal Law. He is currently the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and a Member of Rajya Sabha.
MS. PINKY ANAND
Ms. Pinky Anand is a Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India since 1980. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and an expert in the fields of Constitutional Law, Property Matters, Private International Law, Family Law, Environmental and Corporate law with over 25 years of extensive exposure in the above mentioned fields. Ms. Anand has been Additional Advocate General for the State of Uttarakhand. She has delivered lecturers in prestigious Universities in India and abroad including Rhodes House, Oxford and in various international conferences such as Women’s Forum Global Meeting, Deauville, France 2008 & Terra Madre Turin Italy 2008.
MS. LATA KRISHNAMURTHY
Ms. Lata Krishnamurthy is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
International Advisory Board
PROF. J. MARTIN HUNTER
Prof. J. Martin Hunter is a Barrister at the Essex Court Chambers, London and is also the Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Nottingham Trent University. He is also Visiting Professor King’s College University of London, Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Edinburgh; Hon Dean of Postgraduate studies, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague. He was awarded the T.M.C Asser Gold Medal in 1992 (for exceptional contribution to postgraduate legal education). He is one of the most authoritative voices in the field of International Commercial Arbitration in the world today. He has numerous publications to his credit in this field.
BARISTER LINDA HUNTER
Barrister Linda Hunter is a former solicitor and an accomplished legal practitioner in London.
LORD JUSTICE MARK OLIVER SAVILLE
Lord Justice Mark Oliver Saville was appointed as the Judge of the High Court of UK in 1985 and, as is tradition, was knighted at this time. In 1994, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal, a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and was appointed to the Privy Council, affording him the title, The Right Honourable. Between 1994 and 1996, Lord Saville chaired a committee on arbitration law that led to the Arbitration Act 1996. In 1997 Lord Saville received an Honorary LL.D. from London Guildhall University. He became a Justice of the Supreme Court in October 2009.
LORD CHARLES LESLIE FALCONER
Lord Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, is a British Labour statesman, who became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (a position created originally to replace the position of Lord Chancellor) in 2003. Lord Falconer went on to become the first Secretary of State for Justice, while keeping the title and role of Lord Chancellor. He officiated in these capacities till 2007.