Student Advocate Committee (“Stud Ad”)


The primary mandate of the Student Advocate Committee is to publish the National Law School of India Review, the flagship journal of the National Law School. In addition, the Committee has included within its purview a range of activities that seek to promote legal writing and scholarship in NLSIU.

The National Law School of India Review (formerly the Student Bar Review) is a peer reviewed journal which has grown from strength to strength in recent years. It is perhaps the finest law journal in India, and its most recent issue, Vol. 21(1), featured contributions on cutting edge legal issues from the likes of Justice S.B. Sinha, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Arvind Datar, Senior Counsel and Dr. Hans Koechler (University of Innsbruck). On 7 August 2009, the Supreme Court of India cited Mr. Datar’s article in a judgment – Action Committee, Unaided Pvt. Schools v. Director of Education, Delhi, MANU/SC/1458/2009.

The National Law School of India Review is published twice annually. The first issue contains articles on different areas of the law, while the second is typically a theme issue, concentrating on a specific area of legal scholarship. The second issue includes papers presented at the Annual NLSIR Symposium. Apart from a component containing articles and essays which comprehensively analyze the choice of subject matter, the NLSIR also features notes, reviews, comments and case studies which concentrate on contemporary developments.

The NLSIR hosts an annual symposium in its endeavour to contribute to legal discourse by inviting experts both from India and abroad to present their views on current legal controversies. The First NLSIR symposium, held in April 2008, dealt with Challenges to India’s Patent Regime, and hosted the likes of Justice P.P. Naolekar, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Shamnad Basheer and others. The Second NLSIR Symposium in April 2009 considered the controversies in arbitration law, and invited the leading experts in the area, such as Mr. Gourab Banerji, Senior Counsel, Mr. Arvind Datar, Senior Counsel, and members of the judiciary, past and present, such as Justice N. Kumar, Judge, Karnataka High Court, and Justice Jayasimha Babu, Judge, Madras High Court (retd). The NLSIR, in collaboration with the Nani Palkhivala Foundation, hosts an annual essay competition on the symposium theme.

The Student Advocate Committee also runs a “Project Conversion Cell”, which allows members of the student community to send in papers they have written in the course of completing their degree requirements. The Cell then gives students constructive advice on how develop these papers so that they may be published in academic journals, both Indian and international.

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For enquiries about contributions and subscriptions (including back issues) to the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), please address enquiries to the Chief Editor, NLSIR, at


The composition of the committee for the year 2009-10 is as follows:

Niranjan V. (V) Convenor – +919886502475

Shantanu Naravne (V) Joint Convenor +919845918362

Priyesha Saxena (V)

Surya Sreenivasan (V)

Hrishikesh Datar (V)

Karishma Kakkar (V)

Venugopal M (IV)

Shalini Iyengar (IV)

Gautam Bhatia (IV)

Mihir Naniwadekar (V) (Administrative Member)

Tushar Tarun (V) (Techinical Member)

Sahil Kher (II) (Administrative Co-opt)

Viraj (I) (Observer)

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Govindraj G Hegde


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