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Symbiosis Law School, Pune, organized its Third Annual National Conference on “Contemporary Legal Scholarship” today the 8th of November, 2014 in its campus at Viman Nagar, Opp. Pune International Airport, VIP Road, Viman Nagar, Pune- 14. The objective behind the Conference was to offer a platform to the budding scholars and researchers to discuss and share ideas. The conference was organized in the backdrop of Symbiosis Law School Pune’s flagship Journal SCLJ and the student Journal SSLR published with LexisNexis since 2012.

Event started with the ceremonial lighting of lamp by the dignitaries including, Guest of honour, Prof. (Dr.) Gurjeet Singh, Founder Vice Chancellor, RGNLU, Patiala, Founder Vice Chancellor, NLU and Judicial Academy, Guwahati, Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Bharat H. Desai, Prof. of International Law, JNU, Delhi, Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice-Chancellor, Symbiosis International University and Prof. (Dr.) Shashikala Gurpur, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International University.

In her opening address, Dr. Rajani Gupte, emphasized upon the importance of being inquisitive during student-life. She also appreciated the integral role played by Symbiosis Law School, Pune as an institution, in building and fostering new knowledge.

Dr. Shashikala Gurpur in her address congratulated the SLS, Pune team for building up the legacy of this annual national conference which is growing richer and bigger each year. This endeavor shall go global next year, she said. She said that Symbiosis Law School, Pune will soon be building up an interdisciplinary consortium blending environment Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Rights at the same time not ignoring Constitution Law and Human Rights Law.

Prof. (Dr.) Gurjeet Singh, in his address on Quality Legal Research congratulated Symbiosis Law School, Pune, for its outstanding contribution in knowledge creation and academic enrichment. He reflected on the positive change that he had noticed in the present generation of law students who were keen to undertake research and publish. This, in his opinion, has motivated young students to come out and take up exclusive themes for their research creating a greater knowledge base.

This was followed by the Chief Guest’s address, Prof. (Dr.) Bharath Desai where he spoke about the role of a teacher in motivating the students to create master pieces in the field of legal research. He exhorted the teaching community to encourage and guide the students to carry out legal research.