Faculty of Law, PES University organized Juris Conscientia - The Law Summit, 2023 on Monday March,06, 2023. The Summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mrs. Justice B. V. Nagarathna, Judge Supreme Court of India.
Honorable Mr. Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar, Judge High Court of Karnataka was the Guest of Honor on the occasion. His Lordship addressed the students on Shaping 21st century lawyers and contemporary challenges. He asserted that a lawyer / an advocate or a judge, is not limited to not just one meaning, but a wide ambit of meanings, that connotes one who is conscious of law and its implementation in the society. To be a good lawyer, one should have 3 essential qualities which are the literary habit of mind, scientific habit of mind, and legal habit of mind. Furthermore he emphasized that judgment must be authored in the most simple language in order for a layman to understand the same.
He mentioned that earlier the legal profession had only 2 branches of litigation. but with the advent of modern tools and technological advancements, the related crimes are on the rise. Hence, lawyers need to be equipped with modern technology and adapt to changes. His Lordship advised the students to build their career from the trial courts as the foundation lies at the trial court.
His Lordship participated in an interactive Q & A session with questions widely ranging from the aspects of legality and morality in deciding cases, His Lordship’s journey of handling cases, the need for police reforms in the nation, victim rehabilitation, gender- neutral laws and various other facets of law to which His lordship graciously answered every question in detail.
In the presidential address Prof. D. Jawahar Hon’ble Pro Chancellor spoke about the future of the Faculty of Law at PES University. Dr. K. S. Sridhar, Registrar of the University welcomed the dignitaries while Dr. Sujith P Surendran, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law proposed the vote of thanks.
On the occasion of 72nd Constitution Day, the Lok Sabha Secretariat organised a National Conference of Law Students in association with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in the Central Hall, Parliament of India. Students from Faculty of Law, Charvi Devprakash, Chiranjeev K G, Geetha Shree S, Spandana Reddy and Vaibhav Burad under the guidance of Prof. Udayasimha N.G represented PES University. Vaibhav Burad delivered a speech on Separation of powers as enshrined in the Indian Constitution in the Central Hall, Parliament of India. The dignitaries included Mr. Om Birla, Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. PP Chaudhary, Chairperson of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs, Mr. Sushil Kumar Modi, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR. The dignitaries addressed the students and spoke about issues ranging from the quality of legal education in the country, to the interdependence of Separation of Powers in the Constitution.
On 18th November 2019 Faculty of Law, PES University organized a special lecture delivered by Hon’ble Justice Shri. V. Jagannathan, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka on “Facets and Paradigms of Legal Profession” in the presence of Prof. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University and Dr. K. N. B. Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University along with Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, Faculty of Law. Hon’ble Justice Shri. V. Jagannathan, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka, His Lordship started the talk with a brief introduction to the profession and focused keenly on the importance of reading and spending time in the library as one of the most important requisites of being a good lawyer. He stressed the necessity of good communication skills for a lawyer or for that matter any professional. He gave various examples, live scenarios, cases of biography and autobiography of famous people amongst others. In conclusion, he posed a question as to why the legal profession is considered a noble profession and answered the same. His Lordship told that it is noble because one confides his complete self to this profession with utmost trust. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, while delivering presidential remarks, emphasized on the relevance of integrated five-year law programs and opined that these five years go a long way in creating intelligent and effective lawyers. Stressing on the vision of PES University i.e., professionally superior and ethically strong global workforce, he called upon the law students strive for a life marked by supreme sacrifice and service and told them to pursue litigation in order to serve the last man on the street.