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NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW

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

Jagteshwar Singh Sohi

Coming to law was an accident, but once in law school I developed a definite interest in the field. I was an avid mooter at law school and excelled on the world stage at both Stetson and Jessup. I continue to maintain an interest in the activity and run the moot court program at NALSAR. I also take entry-level courses in Public International Law and Environmental Law in year three and five respectively, while engaging students in electives and seminars on the nuances of Environmental Justice and Deliberative Democracy. 

 

BA LLB (Army Institute of Law, Mohali 2009)

LLM (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 2013)

LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto 2018)

My principle research is in the area of Environmental Laws. I am currently working on themes of stories and struggles in the field of Environmental Justice focusing on the story of the Dongria Kondh of Niyamgiri in Odisha. Next, I hope to study the workings of the Pollution Control Boards to develop my understanding of the reasons of failures of these bodies.

Project Report

Faizan Mustafa, Sidharth Chauhan, Sudhanshu Kumar and Vaibhav Ganjiwale) “Suggestions for Reforms at the National Law Universities set up through State Legislations” (2018) available at Click Here

Articles 

  • Faizan Mustafa & Jagteshwar Singh Soh “Freedom of Religion in India: Current Issues and Supreme Court Acting as Clergy” 2017:4 BYU L. Rev. 915 (2018).
  •  Rajinder Kaur, Rashmi Aggarwal & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi, “Justice Verma Committee: An Illustration of Deliberative Democracy in India” 5:1 International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies 5-31 (2017).
  •  Rajinder Kaur, Rashmi Aggarwal & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi “Working of Power in Indian Society with Special Reference to Women” Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (Oxford) 2-4 March 2015.
  • Rajinder Kaur & Jagteshwar Singh Sohi, “Precautionary Principle – A Defined Concept” 4:2 RGNUL Law Review (2013) 110-123.
  • Presented a working paper titled Aranyer Adhikar (The Right to the Forest): The Story of the Dongria Kondh Struggle at Niyamgiri at the Osgoode Graduate Student Conference 2018 at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (February 2018), the 13th Annual Legal Studies Graduate Conference at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (March 2018), the Annual Graduate Law Conference at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (May 2018), and the 22nd Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 2018). These presentations were made while developing my work on the LLM dissertation.
  • Participated in the workshops on Writing Global Histories in the Anthropocene and Voice and Representation in the Anthropocene at the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia collaboratively organized by Drexel University Philadelphia, the Society for the History of Technology, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Virginia Tech, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the CIUHCT of University of Lisbon and University NOVA of Lisbon, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and HKW (October 2017).
  • Participated in the workshop on Environmental Litigation and Advocacy at M. K. Nambyar Academy for Continuing Legal Education, Kochi organized by the Indian Bar Association – Continuing Legal Education Chair, NLSIU Bangalore (July 1- 3, 2016).

Mandatory courses:

  • Public International Law (2013-2016)
  • Environmental Law (2015-2017)
  • Law & Poverty (2019)
  • Mooting Clinic (2014-2017)

Optional courses:

  • Stories of Environmental Justice (2019)
  • Deliberative Democracy (2013, 2016)
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