Free and Open Webinar by Lawctopus: Rule of Law – Through the Lens of Cinema [Sep 19, Wed, 3-4:30 PM]: Register Now!

Lawctopus is conducting free and open for all students on the topic of Rule of Law – Through the Lens of Cinema

About the Speaker:

This webinar will be delivered by Prashant Narang who is Associate Director, Research at the Centre for Civil Society. His most significant contributions at the Centre for Civil Society include Ease of Doing Business reforms recommendations and the Street Vendor Compliance Index. He also secured a favourable judgment from the Supreme Court of India leading to the implementation of the Street Vendor law in Rajasthan. Apart from the Right to Education Act and the Street Vendors Act, his current interest areas are the Rule of Law and the constitutional right to carry on business and trade in India. He pursued his LL.M. from JGU and Ph.D.  from JNU.

Description of the Topic:

No one, including the government, is above the law. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan should not have killed Kancha. Thakur should not have hired Jai and Veeru to catch Gabbar.

  • Wait, but why?
  • Assuming the police had already announced a bounty on Gabbar (Zinda ya Murda), catching or killing Gabbar was not as objectionable. Catching is still okay. But bounty for killing Gabbar?
  • Before a trial? Is that legitimate?
  • Then, why to have a trial for Kasab?
  • Does Batman have an answer? He, of course, did not kill the Joker in the “Dark Knight returns”.
Prashant will be attempting to answer these questions through this webinar and will be covering the following topics by taking relevant examples from cinema –
  • What is the Rule of Law?
  • The Rule of Law and Judicial Process
  • Comparing Sholay with the Dark Knight returns
  • The Rule of Law and Generality
  • Gulabo Sitabo: Rent Control and Generality

Details of the Webinar:

  • Date and Day: 19th September (Saturday)
  • Timings: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Fee: The webinar is free and open for all.

Jatin Garg, COO at Lawctopus will be moderating the session.

Register for the webinar by filling this form here.

Note: We will not be issuing any certificate for this webinar. Please attend it for your growth and learning.


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