Flag
English Chinese (Simplified) German Russian Spanish

NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW

Accredited in 'A++' grade with a score 3.60 on a four point scale by NAAC

Dr. Anirban Chakraborty

My professional career in law spans over eighteen years, and I have experience of working in diverse settings. I started as an advocate in a solicitor firm at Calcutta and switched to academia in 2005. My career in teaching started at WBNUJS Kolkata where I served for twelve years, after which I shifted to MNLU Nagpur in 2017. I joined NALSAR Hyderabad in January 2021. In between, I have worked with UNDP as a Project Manager in the “Access to Justice for Marginalized Project” and as a Consultant to the Department of Justice, Government of India, on deputation. I was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in 2009. My research interests include Legal Clinics, Dispute Resolution Techniques, and Judicial Reforms. I also love to travel and listen to western classical music in my leisure time.

PhD, MPhil, LLM – WBNUJS Kolkata. 

LLM - Vanderbilt University (USA),

LLB - Calcutta University.

  • Principal Investigator of the NUJS Consumer Law Project, sponsored by the Department Of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, having received a grant of over Rs. 6.5 Lakhs.
  • Visiting Expert on Clinical Legal Education to Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Lao for the period between March-May 2012. Amount mobilized from Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation was Rs. 4.5 Lakh,
  • Consultancy and policy advice to UNDP on facilitating dialogue between Government and Judiciary to Strengthen Judicial Officers capacities to effectively address the access barriers and “Improving Justice Delivery” for marginalized citizens.

 

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

1. Chakraborty A., ‘Ethical Dilemmas in the Lawyer-Client Relation: Concerns and Solutions’, Asian Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 25-34 (2020).

2. Ghosh, Y & Anirban Chakraborty, ‘Secularism, Multiculturalism and Legal Pluralism: A Comparative Analysis Between the Indian and Western Constitutional Philosophy, Asian Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.73-81 (2019). 

3. Chakraborty, A., ‘Using Clinical Legal Education in Law Schools: The NUJS Experiment’, Contemporary Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 217-234 (2018).

4. Chakraborty, A., ‘Teaching Professional Skills and Values in India: Challenges and Roadmap for Future’, Asian Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.1-11 (2017).

5. Chakraborty, A., ‘Curving False and Misleading Advertisement: Challenges and Solutions’, International Journal of Consumer Law and Practice, Vol. 6, pp. 49-63 (2016).

6. Chakraborty, A. ‘Editorial Note on Recent Developments in Justice Education’ Asian Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. Vii-viii (2015).

7. Chakraborty A. &Yashomati Ghosh, ‘Continuing Legal Education and its Prospect in India’ Asian Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 29-45 (2015). 

 

Books:

1. LAW AND PRACTICE OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN INDIA, Lexis Nexis India Pvt. Ltd. (2015), ISBN: 9789351436614.

2. LAW OF CONSUMER PROTECTION, ADVOCACY AND PRACTICE, Lexis Nexis India Pvt. Ltd. (2013), ISBN: 9789351431084.

3. Co-author of the Book titled INTEGRATED CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION, Universal Law Publishing Pvt. Ltd., (New Delhi), ISBN: 9789350354414.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Co-authored a Chapter titled "VISUALIZING THIRD GENERATION REFORM OF INDIAN LEGAL EDUCATION" in Legal Education in Asia, (Ed. Shuvro Prosun Sarkar), Published by Eleven Law International Publishing, (Netherlands), ISBN: 9789462360938.
  2. Authored a Chapter titled “AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THE FUNCTIONING OF CONSUMER FORUMS IN THE STATE OF WEST BENGAL” in “Consumer Education and Empowerment: Laws, Policies and Strategies” (Ed. S.S. Singh et. al), Published by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 2010, ISBN: 9789380031545.
  3. Co-authored a Chapter titled “A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INDIAN LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN THE CYBER MARKET PLACE” in “Consumer Concerns in the 21st Century-Socio Legal Perspectives” (Ed. Suresh Misra et.al), Published by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 2012, ISBN:9788186641644.

 

Translation Works

Translated DD Basu’s 'An Introduction to Indian Constitution' in Bengali, [Lexis Nexis India Pvt. Ltd. (2013)], ISBN: 9788180389276.

 

International Conferences

  • Presented an invited paper titled “NEW INITIATIVES FOR EXPANDING JUSTICE EDUCATION BY COLLABORATING WITH MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS” at the Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance Justice Education held at Universidad Autonoma of Tlaxcala in Puebla, Mexico on 5-9 December 2017.
  • Presented an invited paper titled “ADDRESSING CORRUPTION IN VILLAGE GOVERNANCE IN INDIA: A CASE STUDY OF NUJS GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROJECT” at the Global Alliance Justice Education (GAJE) 6th International Conference on Combating Social Injustices through Social Justice Education at Valencia, Spain, in July 2011.
  • Resource Person in the 12th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) organized by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2011. 
  • Presented an invited paper titled “ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTER: THE EXPERIENCE OF ‘AILA’ VICTIMS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION CLINIC AT NUJS” at the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, Organised by U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE), at Philadelphia, USA, in March 2010.
  • Presented paper REFORMING JUVENILE OFFENDERS- A STUDY OF THE INDIAN LEGAL FRAMEWORK IN THE POST CRC ERA at the 5th Asian Law Institute Conference organized by National University of Singapore at Singapore, in May 2008.

 

International Conferences in India-

  • Delivered Lecture on Alternative Dispute Resolution in India at Training & Capacity Building programme for Sudanese judges, organized under the auspices of Sudan Judiciary Training Department and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), conducted by NLSIU, Bangalore from 10-23rd December, 2019.
  • Resource person at the International Seminar on “Rethinking Socially Relevant Legal Education: Best Practices and a Way Forward”, organized by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack on September 16-17, 2017.
  • Present an invited paper titled MEGA-LOK ADALATS AND ITS IMPACT IN REDUCING PENDENCY IN COURTS: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL in the International Seminar on ADR and Legal Aid, organized by WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in June 2017.
  • Delivered an Invited lecture “A MODEL FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES FOR ENGAGING LEGAL EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN INDIA: LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE CONCERNS” at the International Conference on Good Rural Governance and Citizen Participation jointly organized by Institute of Rural Research and Development and University of Baltimore at New Delhi, India, in March 2011.

 

National Conferences/ Invited Lectures

  • Delivered Lecture on Interface of Competition and Consumer Law at National Level Faculty Development Program KSLU, Karnataka, 14 August 2020.
  • Resource Person at National Level Faculty Development Program on Teaching ADR and Arbitration NLU Mumbai, 8-9 August 2020.
  • Session Chair & Panellist at National Symposium on Consumerism, Consumer Citizenship, 11-12 January, 2020 Symbiosis, Hyderabad.
  • Chaired a Technical Session in the National Seminar on Challenging Dynamics of Intellectual Property Rights organized by Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur on March 30, 2019.
  • Resource Person at the Two Day National Conference-cum-Workshop on “Thematic Areas in Consumer laws: Emerging Trends organized by Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur on 14th and 15th March 2019.
  • Delivered lecture at One Week UGC Workshop on Human Rights : Emerging Issues organized by  Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amaravati, Maharashtra on 12th February, 2019
  • Resource Person at KIIT School of Law Workshop on Implementation of the New Clinical Curriculum in collaboration with MILAT (Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training) during 26-28 July 2018.
  • Panellist at the National Discussion Meet on ‘Implementation of RTE Act – Status, Issues and Challenges’ held at the NLSIU, Bangalore, on 26th - 28th March, 2018. 
  • Expert and Panellist at the Consultation cum Validation programme on the Implementation of the Karnataka State Litigation Policy and Karnataka Sakala Services Act 2011 held on December 10, 2017 at the Training Centre at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
  • Resource Person at the National Conference on Clinical Legal Education held on 24th November 2017 at the International Training Centre, National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
  • Resource person at the Three-Day Professional Development Training Workshop on Teaching ADR Skills organized by IBA-CLE Chair of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, M.K.Nambyar Academy for Continuing Legal Education, Kochi and ICFAI University, Tripura at Agartala between 6-8th September, 2016.
  • Resource Person at Three-Day Training Workshop for Law Teachers on Teaching Practical Training Courses to LL.B. Students at Trivandrum, organized jointly by IBA-CLE Chair, NLSIU and MILAT between May 26-28, 2016.
  • Resource Person at One Day Workshop on Clinical Legal Education, held on 18 March 2016, organized by Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai.
  • Resource Person for Short-term Course on Arbitration and Dispute in the Era of E-Commerce organized by Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, between 24-26 June, 2015.
  • Resource Person in the Teaching Training and Capacity Building through Integrative and Signature Pedagogy organized by Institute of Law, NIRMA University between June 8 to 19, 2015.
  • Presented a Paper titled COPYRIGHT ISSUES OF E- PUBLICATIONS AND INDIAN COPYRIGHT LAW: AN ANALYSIS" in the National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights, organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in February 2008.

 

State or Regional Level Conferences

  • Delivered lecture at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad on Legal Skills (Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing) to the students of B.A./B.B.A. LL.B from September 9-13, 2019.
  • Delivered lecture at Symbiosis Law School, Pune on Legal Skills VI (Advocacy, Simulation and Client Counselling) to the students of B.A./B.B.A. LL.B on August 3, 2019
  • Delivered lecture at PhD Research Centre ILS Law Collage Pune, Maharashtra on ‘Critical Thinking” on 29th September 2018.
  • Delivered a lecture on the “Course overview of Legal Methods”, at the Christ University, Bangalore on 14-06-2017.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Clinical Method for Teaching of Child Rights’ at the One Day Consultative Workshop with Law Teachers in the State of West Bengal on Teaching of Child Rights in Law Schools’ organized by Centre for Child Rights, WBNUJS on February 3rd, 2017.
  • Resource Person at the “One-Day workshop on Consumer Protection and Fair Business Practices” organized by Dept. of Economics, Vidyasagar Evening Collage, Kolkata on July 17, 2015.
  • Resource Person at the Eastern Regional Conference on Good Governance and Citizen Participation organized by Institute of Rural Research and Development and Jindal Global Law School held at Assam University at Silchar on September 11, 2011.
  • Presented a Paper titled Commercialization of Higher Education- The Indian Fiasco: An Analysis, (Conference Paper, at the State-Level Workshop organized by Midnapore Law College 2005)

National Level Workshops

  • Participated in Brainstorming Session on Clinical Legal Education in India organized by NLSIU, Bangalore on 27June 2016.
  • Participated at the Access to Justice for Marginalised People: Regional Review and Sharing Workshop on 4th June 2016 organized by Dept. Of Justice Govt. of Indian and UNDP.
  • Participated in the Discussion Meet on Supporting the Justifiability of the Right to Education organized by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration held on February 22-23, 2016.
  • Participated in a Workshop on an Alternative LLB Curriculum Relevant to Tribal States organized by IBA-CLE chair National Law School of India University, MILAT, in association with Guru Ghasidas Central University at Bilaspur Chhattisgarh in November 2013.

Soft Skills /Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated in the 5th Regional Training of Teachers Workshop on Clinical Legal Education, organized by Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy and Training and WBNUJS at Kolkata, in December 2007.
  • Participated in the course entitled “Teaching Law, Human Rights, and Ethics”, in July 2008 at Budapest, Hungary, organized by the Central European University.

LLB

Law of Torts, Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles

Negotiation

Transnational Mediation Law and Practice

International Arbitration

Legal Clinics

Professional Responsibility

LLM

Law and Justice in the Era of Globalization

PhD/MPhil

Quantitative Research Design

 

Email ID- anirban@nalsar.ac.in