The project on ‘Legal Cultures in India and Europe’ organised a three-day Young Scholars Workshop at Humboldt University Berlin from 19-21 February 2020. Dr. Arpita Gupta, Assistant Professor, JGLS, Kanika Jamwal, Research Associate, JGLS and Ira Chadha-Sridhar, Senior Research Associate, JGLS presented papers at the workshop. Three scholars each from Humboldt University, Azim Premji University and NLU (Delhi) also presented their ongoing work. Papers were commented on by co-participants and by senior academics including Prof. Arun Thiruvengadam, Prof. Christoph Mollers, Prof. Philipp Dann, Prof Pritam Baruah, and Prof. Sitharamam Kakarala. The workshop closed with a panel discussion on “Democratic Decay in India and Europe”. The panelists were Prof. Arun Thiruvengadam (Azim Premji University), Prof. Pritam Baruah (JGLS), Prof. Anna Bettina-Kaiser (Humboldt University), and Mr. Max Steinbeis (Chief Editor, Verfassunsgblog).
As a part of the project, Professor Pritam Baruah, Associate Professor, JGLS also delivered a Public Lecture at Humboldt University on “Constitutional Values in the Supreme Court of India” and a paper at the Law and Society Colloquium at Humboldt University on “Human Dignity in Indian Constitutional Adjudication”.
This was followed by three sessions: Training the 21st Century Lawyer; Litigation, Courts and the Future of Legal Practice; and the Corporate Bar, New Technologies and the Future of Legal Profession