Gujarat National Law University
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Faculty Detail
Bajpai Soaham
( LL.M, LL.B, B.Sc. (Electronics), UGC-NET)
Assistant Professor of Law
Phone : (+91) - 79-23276611/23276612
Mobile : (+91) -
Fax : (+91) - 79-23276613
Email : sbajpai@gnlu.ac.in

Conferences/ Seminar Attended / Participation / Papers Presented :

Conference(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Participated in the Half Day "Panel Discussion on Protecting Softwares through Patents: Current Challenges and Future Solutions" organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in collaboration with GNLU - Microsoft Chair on IPR Law and Policy Research, at its Campus on 07 October, 2017.
  • Participated in the Half Day "Capsule Course on Trademark Registration - The Process & Practical Aspects" organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in collaboration with GNLU - GUJCOST Research Centre of Excellence on IP Laws, Policies and Practices, at its Campus on 29 September, 2017.
  • Completed the Social Surfing 3.0 Workshop on "Online Safety, Counter Speech, Cyber Etiquette & Social Media for Social Change" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus, on 09 August, 2017.
  • Participated in Half Day Workshop on "Heritage Law: Prevention of Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property" organized by Gujarat National law University, through its Indian Legal History Museum Section, in collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), at its Campus, on 18 April, 2017.
  • Participated in the Two Day (Sixteen Hours) Annual Forum on "The 2nd LSC Annual National Interlinking Forum on Access to Legal Services" organized by Gujarat National law University, through its Legal Services Committee under the aegis of Centre for Law and Society, at its Campus, on 08-09 April, 2017.
  • Participated in the One Day National Seminar on "Role of Women in Sustainable Development" sponsored by National Commission for Women (NCW), Government of India and organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, at its Campus on 01 April, 2017.
  • Participated in the 12th Annual International Seminar on "Intellectual Property Rights: Catalysing Creativity" organized by Mark Patent. Org - An IP Knowledge Hub at The Ummed Ahmedabad, India held on 11-12 February, 2017.
  • Successfully completed "IPPO Capsule Course in Patent Drafting" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in collaboration with IPPO, at its Campus on 09 January, 2017.
  • Participated in the Programme on "10th Intellectual Property Summit 2017 on Towards an Intellectual Era" conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 07 January, 2017.
  • Participated in the Special Lecture on "Issues of Harmonization of Laws on International Trade from the Perspective of UNCITRAL: The Past and The Current Work" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus, as part of collaboration with UNCITRAL (Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, International Trade Law Division, Incheon, Republic of Korea), towards the celebration of 2016 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day on 11 November, 2016.
  • Participated in the One-Day Workshop on "Intellectual Property Laws for the Traditional and Internet Based Business" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus on 27 July, 2016.
  • Attended the Half-Day Symposium on "Corruption and its Ill-Effects on Governance", organized by Gujarat National Law University, in celebration of the "Vigilance Awareness Week - 2015", at its campus on 27 October, 2015.
  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on "Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus, through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United Nation Environment Programme-Global Environment Facility-Ministry of Environment & Forests (UNEP-GEF-MoEF) Project with the cooperation on National Biodiversity Authority and in Partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board on 16 May, 2015.
  • Participated in the One-day training workshop on "Doping Regulations and Sports Contract" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus, in collaboration with National Anti-doping Agency, New Delhi and Sports Authority of India, Western Centre, Gandhinagar on 18 April, 2015.
  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on "Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus, through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United Nation Environment Programme-Global Environment Facility-Ministry of Environment & Forests (UNEP-GEF-MoEF) Project with the cooperation on National Biodiversity Authority and in Partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board on 27 September, 2014.
  • Participated in the National Symposium on "Emerging Dynamics of Realty Laws in India and the Challenges Ahead" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus on 01 March, 2014.
  • Participated in the Programme on "7th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2014 on Towards An Intellectual Era (To See Beyond the Next)" conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 10-11 January, 2014.
  • Participated in the International Conference on "Modern Corporate Laws: Understanding the Dynamism - Within and Beyond the Legal Boundaries" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL), at its Campus on 5-6 October, 2013.
  • Participated in the Half Day Training Programme on "A Supervisable Template for Responding to Prior Art Rejections before the United States Patent and Trademark Office" jointly organized by Gujarat National Law University and Klarquist Sparkman LLP USA, at its Campus on 28 January, 2013.
  • Participated in the Half Day Round Table Conference on "Addressing Child Malnutrition Issues in India: A need of the Hour", organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Food Security & Agro Economy, at its Campus on 28 July, 2012.
  • Participated in "Conference on International Banking & Finance: Issues, Challenges & Solutions" organized by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Banking Investment & Taxation, at its Campus on 22 July, 2012.
  • Attended the Teachers' Training Programme on "Administration of Criminal Justice" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus on 14 July, 2012.

Paper(s) Presented :

  • Presented a paper titled "Non - Conventional Trademarks: Breaking Traditionality" in the National Conference on Emerging Legal Issues (NCELI) - 2017 organized by Parul Institute of Law & Social Work, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat on 25 March, 2017.
  • Presented a paper (as co-author) titled "Energy Diplomacy- Lessons for India" in the International Conference on India's Foreign Relations- Southeast Asia & the Indian Ocean: Strengthening the Political, Economic, Security and Cultural Prospects organized by Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi on 12-13 September, 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled "Social Media: 'A blessing in disguise' to strengthening participatory democracy" in the National Conference on Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Good Governance (Pre-summit Event of the Vibrant Gujarat National Education Summit 2014 'Towards Educating Young India' organized by Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law (CCAL), Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat on 05 January, 2014.

Training Programme / Workshop / Short-term courses :

WorkShop Attended / Short-Term Courses :

  • Participated in the "Research Methodology Workshop" organized by the Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus from 19 to 22 May, 2017.
  • Participated in the "Faculty Development Programme" organized by the Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus from 11 to 18 May, 2017.
  • Participated and successfully completed the "One-week Faculty Development Programme" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus from 16 to 21 May, 2016.
  • Participated in the Two Days National Workshop on "Research Methodology and Academic Writing" organized by Information & Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar from 22-23 February, 2016.
  • Participated and successfully completed the "One-week Faculty Development Programme" organized by Gujarat National Law University, at its Campus from 02 to 07 November, 2015.

Research / Area of Interest :

Areas of General Interest:

  • Private International Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Property Laws
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law

Honours/Membership :

  • Convener, Mess Committee, GNLU.
  • Member, Research & Publication Division, GNLU.
  • Member, GNLU Centre for Private International Law (GCPrIL).
  • Member, GNLU Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL).
  • Member Secretary, University-Level 'Academic Journal Expert Committee', GNLU.
  • Member, Scrutiny Committee for Empirical Research by TRA/RA, GNLU.
  • Member, Student Activities Committee, GNLU.
  • Former Member Secretary, Research Division, GNLU.
  • Former Member, GNLU Centre for Constitutional & Administrative Law (CCAL).
  • Former Member, GNLU Competitive Examination Guidance Committee
  • Former Member, Department of Economics for conduction of Certificate Courses on Law and Economics.

Research Projects / Article Papers

  • Working as a Co-investigator in the project titled "Project on Sensitizing and Creating IP Awareness among Academicians" funded by the Government of Gujarat through Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar for the period of 10 months (Grant allotted Rs. 3,00,000/-)
  • Working as a Co-investigator in the project titled "Primary care takers and Inter parental Cross-border Child Custody Disputes- Should India sign Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980" Funded by the Government of Gujarat through Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar for the period of 10 months (Grant allotted Rs. 2,00,000/-)

Work Experience :

  • Two years of experience working as Assistant Professor (Research) at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Three years of experience working as Teaching and Research Associate at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

Other Accomplishments :

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Symposia - Organized:

  • Course Coordinator for the 14 hours Certificate Course on "Babies crossing Borders- Surrogacy Laws and Practices" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Private International Law (GCPrIL), at its campus on 30 September - 01 October, 2016.
  • Course Coordinator for the 14 hour Certificate Course on "Jurisdiction, Choice and Enforcement- Interface of Conflict of Laws in Competition Law" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Private International Law (GCPrIL) in collaboration with Khaitan & Co. and GNLU-Khaitan & Co. Research Fellowship on Mergers and Acquisitions Laws, Policies and Practices, at its campus on 03-04 September, 2016.
  • Course Co-coordinator for the "Legal Training Course on Electricity Act 2003 & Policy Guidelines" conducted by Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) and knowledge partnership of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) through its GNLU-GUVNL Research Fellowship on 'Energy Law & Policy at its campus on 19-20 September, 2015.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "International Conference on Law & Economics 2015", jointly organized by Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad & Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on 14-15 March, 2015 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "Academy on Advanced Issues of Public International Law" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Public International Law (GCPIL), at its campus from 03-08 November, 2014.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "Intensive Certificate Course on Law & Practice of Marine Insurance" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Public International Law (GCPIL), at its campus from 11-16 August, 2014.
  • Programme Coordinator for the "Two Days State Level Training Programme for Civil Services Examinations on General Studies (Economics)" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Competitive Exam Guidance Committee (GCGC), at its campus from 01 - 02 March, 2014.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "Advanced Level Certificate Course in Law and Economics" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Law & Economics (GCLE), at its campus from 20 - 24 January 2014.
  • Conference Co-coordinator for the "International Conference on 'Modern Corporate Laws: Understanding the Dynamism' - Within and Beyond the Legal Boundaries" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL), at its campus on 05 - 06 October, 2013.
  • Course Co-coordinator for the "2nd Edition GNLU Certificate Course in Law and Economics (2 Credit Course/32 Hours)" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Law & Economics (GCLE), at its campus on 30 August - 01 September, 2013 & 06 September - 08 September, 2013.
  • Course Co-coordinator for the "Certificate Course on Corporate Governance" conducted by Gujarat National Law University through its Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL) at its campus from 05 - 10 August, 2013.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "Second GNLU International Conference on Trade & Competition Law (GICTCL - 2013)" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL), at its campus on 02 - 03 March, 2013.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "1st Edition GNLU Certificate Course in Law and Economics (29 hours)" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Law & Economics (GCLE), at its campus from 15 - 24 February 2013.
  • Faculty Member, Organizing Committee for the "National Seminar on 'Corporate Law: Contemporary Issues & Challenges' - Scrutinizing Investor's Protection in the Indian Scenario" conducted by Gujarat National Law University, through its Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL), at its campus on 13 October, 2012.

Academic Achievement and Extracurricular Activities as Student:

  • Successfully completed Foreign Law Credit Course on "East Asian Jurisprudence and Korean Law" conducted by Prof. Chongko Choi, at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Grade Received - "O" Outstanding.
  • Successfully completed Foreign Law Credit Course on "Taxation and investment Law in Mauritius" conducted by Prof. R. P. Gunputh, at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Grade Received - "E" Excellent.
  • Participated in the Course on "An overview of US legal and judicial system" conducted by Prof. Peter Crook, at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Undergone an Internship with Nanavati Associates Advocates, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, Ahmedabad (From 1 December to 30 December, 2010)
  • Undertaken classes on IPR and IPC Laws for students of LL.B. at V.T. Choksi Sarvajanik Law College, Surat as a part of Teaching - cum - Training Assignment of LL.M. Programme in GNLU.
  • Undergone an Internship with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi (From 7 November to 8 December, 2011)
  • Worked as a student member of the editorial board for the book "Contemporary Challenges and Prospects for Strengthening Rule of Law and Democracy in the Midst of Anarchy and Chaos in the Indian State - Separation of Powers, Judicial Accountability and Relevant Provisions of the Indian Constitution Revisited" published by Gujarat National Law University with ISBN 978-81-910389-3-4.
  • Worked as a student member of the editorial board for the book "Research Papers of International Seminar on Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go", published by Gujarat National Law University with ISBN 978-81-91-0389-5-8.
  • Prepared Consolidated Report on Small Cause Courts, Ahmedabad published in "GNLU Partnership in Reducing the Backlog of Cases at the Gujarat High Court, District Court, Ahmedabad and PSUs GIDC and GUVNL - A Core Study of Concrete Academic Partnership" published by Gujarat National Law University.
  • Attended the workshop on "Managing Intellectual Property: Concept to Commercialization!" jointly organized by Gujarat National Law University & Scriboard, at Gujarat National Law University on 9 April, 2012.
  • Attended the "3rd All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme" jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Gov. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 19 August, 2011 at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Participated in the Programme on "4th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2011" conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 22-23 January, 2011.
  • Participated and worked as a volunteer at the "Vibrant Gujarat Mega Exhibition 2011" from 10 to 15 January, 2011.
  • Participated in the State Level Symposium on "Role of Women in Peace Making" organized by Gender Sensitization Committee, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 23 September, 2010 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Student Member, Organizing Committee for the "International Seminar on Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the Sayajirao Gaekwad Trust on 24-25 March, 2012.
  • Co-convener for Student Organizing Committee for the "First Gujarat Law Colleges Conference on Constitutional Law" jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat & Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 26 February, 2012.
  • Student Member, Organizing Committee for the "First GNLU International Conference on Trade & Competition Law" organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 5-6 March 2011.

Last Updated : 10-10-2017