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 Webinar
Legal education and the practice of law are poised to undergo tectonic changes.
First, the rise of technology-enabled and data-driven solutions raise novel legal challenges and compel rethinking of policy frameworks.
Second, independent regulatory institutions have emerged as alternate sites of legal authority and law-making, in addition to courts and the political executive.
Third, traditional models of adjudication are increasingly ceding space to alternate methods such as online dispute resolution, mediation and conciliation.
Finally, the world of work is undergoing a drastic reorientation as convincingly demonstrated by events post the Coronavirus outbreak, and the legal fraternity cannot remain immune to these transitions.
In short, a lawyer in the digital age requires a new set of knowledge, expertise and skills to address these challenges. In the webinar, Dr. Ananth Padmanabhan, Dean – Academic Affairs, explains the key features of India’s first fellowship for lawyers.
Daksha Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of academia, research and policymaking on the one hand, and industry and practice on the other.
The program will drive pedagogic innovation by combining the academic rigour in traditional learning with the fluidity and dynamism offered by technology. Daksha fellows will learn from a cohort of founding faculty that consist of leading academics, policy researchers, law firm partners, corporate counsel, and eminent litigators.
Learn how the Daksha Fellowship
Uses a unique approach to pedagogy and learning
Employs experiential learning to develop leadership and soft skills
Is superior to a conventional LL.M. degree
Provides opportunities for mentorship and networking
Prepares you for in-demand positions in the corporate world
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.
Date and Time
Information session: 4th April 2020
Master class: 10th April 2020
Fireside chat: 17th April 2020
Information session: 18th April 2020
Master class: 25th April 2020
Who needs to attend the session?
Students of final year Law UG/PG programme.
Fresh Law graduates who are looking for better opportunities.
Law professionals who are seeking a next-level opportunity.
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