Daksha Dialogues: Webinar on Law and Legal Education in the Digital Age [April 13, 6:00 PM]

About Daksha Fellowship

The Daksha Fellowship is India’s first law, policy and business fellowship program for young and mid-career lawyers, public policy professionals and other graduates with a background in law.

About the Daksha Dialogues Webinar

Topic: Daksha Dialogues Webinar is on Law and Legal Education in the Digital Age

Time: April 13, 2020 06:00 PM in India

Description: We are in the middle of a pandemic. What is at stake today, among other things, is also the lens with which we have viewed the world thus far. But a crisis, as they say, is also the best time for reflection and reform.

The shared language of law, policy and regulation can lead this reform. Is legal education ready to impart the requisite thinking and skills? Can the lawyers of tomorrow be trained to transition from disciplinary silos to holistic problem-solving?

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What are some implications and opportunities of technology within the existing public law frameworks? How will this discourse influence legal careers in the future?

This discussion between Dr Madhav Khosla and Dr Ananth Padmanabhan will help you find answers.

About the Speakers

Dr. Madhav Khosla

Academic Advisor and Visiting Faculty at Daksha Fellowship

Madhav Khosla is the Ambedkar Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia Law School. He is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He studied political theory at Harvard University, where his dissertation was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for “the best dissertation on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace”, and law at Yale Law School and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

His research interests lie in the fields of public law and political theory, and much of his work is on the theory and practice of constitutionalism under conditions of rapid democratization, weak state capacity and low levels of socio-economic development. Madhav Khosla has authored several books. His articles are regularly published in eminent journals and publications like Economic & Political Weekly, Foreign Affairs, Frontline, Hindu, Indian Express and Los Angeles Review of Books.

Dr. Ananth Padmanabhan

Dean: Daksha Fellowship at Daksha Fellowship

Dr Ananth Padmanabhan is the Dean at Daksha Fellowship and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Dr Padmanabhan is one of India’s top experts and leading public intellectual on technology policy, innovation and regulation.

Over the past few years, he has critically examined the policy implications of a wide range of technologies and solutions including digital identities, blockchain, civilian drones, gene editing, and electric mobility, with special focus on ease of innovating in India. Previously, Ananth worked with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New Delhi, starting their technology policy research initiatives in India. He has practiced law in the Madras High Court and taught at several institutions including the National Law University, Jodhpur, and the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

 

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