Head: Prof. V Balakista Reddy
Established in 2003, by Mr K. K. Venugopal in memory of his father, the Centre is unique in its aim to study legal issues peculiar to SAARC countries and create networks and spaces for engagement amongst the peoples of these countries. The Centre follows legal developments relevant to SAARC countries keenly, publishes its own newsletter and organises talks and events, in order to further its objectives. It recently organised an international conference on economic co-operation in SAARC. The effort is on to publish previous conference proceedings as books.
Since 2010, the M. K. Nambyar SAARCLAW Chair in Comparative Constitutional Law Studies is held by Hon'ble Justice M Jagannadha Rao, former judge, Supreme Court of India and former chairperson, Law Commission of India.