Monday, February 15, 2010

Seminar on Delays in the Legal System

The Seminar on Delays in the Indian Legal System: Legal, Judicial and Institutional Reforms is being held on Friday 19 February 2010 at Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat, Haryana. The programme is as follows:

10:30 am - 10:40 am: Welcoming Remarks
Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) & Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)
10:40 am - 10:50 am: Chancellor’s Remarks, Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chancellor, JGU
10:50 am - 11:05 am: Presidential Address, Mr. Justice A.P. Mishra, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Chairman, Legal Education Committee, Bar Council of India
11:05 am - 11:20 am: Inaugural Address, His Excellency Mr. H.R. Bharadwaj, Governor of Karnataka
11:20 am - 11:50 am: Overview and Objectives of the Research Project
Professor Marc S. Galanter, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School
Professor Jayanth K. Krishnan, Professor of Law, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
11:50 am - 12:05 pm: Proposal on Small Claims Courts in India
Professor Peter H. Schuck, Simeon Baldwin, Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Professor, JGLS
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm: Proposed Outcomes of the Report
Professor Vik Kanwar, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre on Public Law and
Jurisprudence, JGLS
12:20 pm - 12:35 pm: Key Note Address
Professor N.R. Madhava Menon, Member, Centre State Relations Commission
12:35 pm - 12:45 pm: Vote of Thanks
Professor D.K. Srivastava, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic), JGU & Vice Dean, JGLS

Lunch: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Chair: Professor Marc S. Galanter, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law
School, USA
1. 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Professor Bibek Debroy, Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research
2. 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Dr. A. Francis Julian, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Chief Legal Advisor, JGU
3. 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Mr. Siddharth Raja, Partner, Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja, Bangalore
4. 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Mr. Ritin Rai, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Discussion: 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Chair: Professor Jayanth K. Krishnan, Professor of Law, Indiana University, Maurer School of
Law, USA
1. 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Professor Ghanshyam Singh, Professor and Registrar, National Law University, Delhi
2. 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Professor Pritam Baruah, Assistant Professor, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
3. 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Mr. Arnab Kumar Hazra, Economist and Consultant, Administration of Justice Project, Asian Development Bank
4. 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Ms. Menaka Guruswamy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
5. 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Mr. Aditya Singh, Student, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad & Visiting Research Scholar, University of Michigan Law School
Discussion: 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

5:30 pm - 5:35 pm: Concluding Remarks
Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JGU & Dean, JGLS
5:35 pm - 5:50 pm: Summary of Proceedings
Professor Vik Kanwar, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre on Public Law and
Jurisprudence, JGLS
5:50 pm - 6:05 pm: Reflections on the Seminar
Professor Marc S. Galanter, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School, USA
Professor Jayanth K. Krishnan, Professor of Law, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, USA
Professor Peter H. Schuck, Simeon Baldwin, Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Professor, JGLS
6:05 pm - 6:25 pm: Valedictory Address
Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, Supreme Court of India
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm: Vote of Thanks
Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Member, Governing Body, JGU
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