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GORI, Saira Dr
Ph.D. (Law), LL.M.
Dean of Training Programs & Assistant Professor of Law

Email: sgori@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/23276612

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Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276613

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Since August, 2014 appointed as Assistant Professor of Law in Gujarat National Law University.
  • Assistant Professor of Law in Nirma Institute of Law, Ahmedabad from 17/6/2013 to 30/07/2014.
  • Visiting faculty in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur (Main Branch) from November 2003 to October 2008.

Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects

  • Government of Gujarat: Project report titled "Confronting the Security Challenges & enhancing the effectiveness of Criminal Justice System" submitted in May 2018.
  • Government of Gujarat:  Project report titled "Harnessing Biodiversity & Nutrition by Postharvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables" submitted in May 2018.
  • Government of Gujarat: The research project titled “Confronting the Security Challenges & enhancing the effectiveness of Criminal Justice System”. 
  • Government of Gujarat: The research project titled “Harnessing Biodiversity & Nutrition by Postharvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables”.

Consultancy Assignments

  • Project is ongoing for the National Police Academy on the topic “Police Response to Sexual Offences against women” Preparing SOP along with Gotru Neeraj Rao IGP (Marine) Gujarat.  
  • Research inputs on Justice M. B. Shah’s Recommendations for Suitable Amendments in the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949, Inputs/suggestions forwarded to Justice Shah on 7th April 2016.

Areas of General Interest

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminology, Penology & Victimology
  • Environmental Law
  • Media Law
  • International Trade & business Law

Current Research Interest

  • Criminology, Penology & Victimology
  • Environmental Law
  • International Trade Law

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

  • Participated as Member Faculty in designing the Course outline of Criminology and Security for PG studies. Involve in Advertising/ brochure making/ campaigning.

Publication

Book Chapters

  • Chapter titled “Rio+20 to Sustainable Development Goals: A Quest for Inclusive and Sustainable Development” 2018. Contributed in a book titled Sustainable Development and India, edited by Prof.(Dr.) Bimal N Patel and Prof.(Dr.) Ranita Nagar, Published by Oxford University Press, India.
  • Chapter titled “Narco Terrorism: An Infinite Quest for Future Solution” page no. 153–172 Terrorism, It’s Legal Framework and Beyond, Edited by Mithilesh Narayan Bhatt. Published by © Manakin Press Pvt. Ltd., 2017, B-300, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi-110020, India, ISBN: 978-93-843705-2-7.
  • Contributed Chapter “Rio+20 to Sustainable Development Goals: A Quest for Inclusive and Sustainable Development” page no. 11-28 in a book titled Sustainable Development and India, Convergence of Law, Economics, Science and Politics Published by Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Contributed Chapter “Narco Terrorism: An Infinite Quest for Future Solution, page no. 153–172 “ in a book titled  Terrorism, Its Legal Framework and Beyond ,Edited by Mithilesh Narayan Bhatt . Published by © Manakin Press Pvt. Ltd., 2017 B-300, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I New Delhi-110020, India ISBN: 978-93-843705-2-7

Journal Articles

  • Article titled “India’s Internal Security Challenges and Strategies to combat it in globalized world” Ad Valorem- Journal of Law: Volume 5: Issue II: Part IV: April-June 2018, ISSN: 2348-5485, page no.1-7, Impact Factor-3.512 approved by UGC Journal No.41336.
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Changing Dimensions of Agriculture Sector in India, International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences ISSN(O): (2349-4085) ISSN(P): (2394-4218) Impact Factor- 5.414, Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2018 page no.22-45.
  • “The Growth of E-commerce in International Trade and its possible effects on the Sustainable Development” International Journal of Development Research, Vol. 06, Issue, 11, pp.10428-10433, November, 2016.
  • The research article titled "THE GROWTH OF E-COMMERCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ITS POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" published in International Journal of Development Research Vol. 06, Issue, 11, pp.10428-10433, November, 2016.
  • Contributed Chapter "Narco Terrorism: An Infinite Quest for Future Solution, page no. 153-172" in a book titled Terrorism, Its Legal Framework and Beyond ,Edited by Mithilesh Narayan Bhatt . Published by - Manakin Press Pvt. Ltd., 2017 B-300, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I New Delhi-110020, India ISBN: 978-93-843705-2-7.
  • "Health and Sustainable Development- Need for Inter Sectoral Action." Journal of Development Management and Communication 1 (3): page no.241-249. (ISSN: 2348-7739)
  • "The National Action Plan of Climate Change and Sustainable Water Resources Management". International Journal of Development Research (ISSN: 2230-9926), Vol. 4, Issue, 12, pp. 2821-2827.
  • "Cyber Crime & its Impact on the Global Economy" in International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technological Change: International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence Studies (ISSN: 2348-8212), Vol. 1, Issue, 8.
  • "Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development" Shrinkhala (ISSN:2321- 290X) Vol. 2, Issue. 2.
  • Review article "Health and Sustainable Development- Need for Inter Sectoral Action" Journal of development management and communication Volume 1 , No.3, July-September, 2014,[ISSN: 2348-7739]
  • Review Article titled: "Globalization of Economy and the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Sustainable Growth: An Indian Perspective" in International Journal of Development Research, Vol. 5, Issue, 03, pp. 3908-3912, March, 2015, ISSN: 2230-9926.
  • Institute of Development Management, Jaipur in their quarterly Journal of Development Management and Communication published Article titled "Health and Sustainable Development- Need for Inter Sectoral Action" in July-September 2014 Issue which focused on the theme of Health issues and Development, Volume 1 , No.3, July-September, 2014,[ISSN: 2348-7739]
  • Article  titled “ FDI – India in World Economy” published in H.L Times 2014-15 issue of  H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad. Page no.13-14.

Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Conferences (Presentation)

  • International Conference on Justice Education 2019 "Artificial Intelligence & its legal implications" organised by Institute of Law Nirma University on 15-16 March 2019.
  • Participate and presented paper titled “India's Green Economic Growth and Sustainability of Environment’’ in the GNLU International Conference on Banking and Finance- 2018 scheduled on 17th & 18th March, 2018 at GNLU.
  • Participate in Management Development Programme on "Training of Trainers to enhance their effectivity in Training Others" organised by Institute of Rural Management, Anand from 1-4 August 2017.  
  • Participate and presented paper in the International Conference on "Governance in E-Commerce: Contemporary Issues and Challenges" organized by GTU at Chandkheda, on 2-3 September, 2016.
  • Paper presented titled "Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development" in International Conference on "Law, Society and Sustainable Development: Problems and Prospects" held at ILNU on January 18, 2014.
  • Contributed in the capacity of Organizing Committee Faculty Member for the International Conference on Law & Economics 2015 jointly organized Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad & Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on 14-15 March 2015.
  • Participate & Presented Paper titled "Climate Change policy and Sustainable Water Resources Management" in 4th National Seminar on Environment and ecology: Contemporary Issues, Challenges and Future Perspective organized by Geeta Institute Of Law (Affiliated to Kurukshetra University &approved by BCI) Panipat on 29th November, 2014.
  • Participate and Paper presented titled "Cyber Crime & its Impact on the Global Economy" in International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technological Change: A Global Perspective (MITCAGP-2014) organized by Aishwarya College of Education Santhan, Udaipur (Rajasthan) on 21-22 November 2014.
  • Participate and presented paper in International Conference on "Strengthening Climate Justice Initiatives: Livelihood Challenges at Local Level with A focus on Farmers" jointly organized by Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad & National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable development and Public Leadership, Ahmedabad on 8-9 November, 2014.
  • Paper presented titled "Tender of pardon to an accomplice-A critical analysis of Sec.306& 307 of Cr.P.C" in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur on 23/02/1999.
  • Paper presented titled "Dispute Settlement Machinery Under Industrial Dispute Act,1947" at Post Graduate Teaching Department of Law, Nagpur on 15/02/2002.
  • Paper presented titled "Right To Information Act and Private Financial Corporations" in Faculty Paper Presentation Series organized by Dr.Ambedkar College Of Law, Nagpur on 25/06/2007.

Workshops

  • A Workshop on Food Habits, changing Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs of Adolescent was organized from 22-23 November, 2016 in GNLU.
  • Coordinate the Certificate Course on "International Taxation" from 9-18 March, 2017 in GNLU.
  • Organized orientation program for 11th Commerce Students of Navakar Public School, Ahmedabad on 23 February 2017.
  • Participate the One Week Faculty Development program organized by Gujarat National Law University from 2nd - 7th November 2015.
  • Attended Faculty Development Program which was organized by Nirma Institute of Law from the 20 to 25 of January, 2014. Sessions were taken by eminent academicians from the field of law.
  • Dr V.Vijayakumar, Professor, National Law School, Bangalore took a session on Teaching Law- Pedagogy, tools and techniques.
  • Prof Krishnamurthy, Ex Prof and Head, HR Department, Charottar University, Changa took a session on Student Engagement.
  • Prof Vidyut Joshi, explained how to use an integrated approach to enhance the effectiveness of teaching learning process.
  • Prof Purvi Pokhariyal, Director Institute of Law conducted a group exercise on course planning.
  • Prof H.C.Dholakia, Ex Dean, Faculty of Law,M.S University, gave a detailed insight on clinical legal education.
  • Shri D.P.Chhaya, Director, General and Academic Administration, gave a wonderful understanding on learning to learn through various real life stories and anecdotes.
  • Prof Ghayur Alam, MHRD Chair professor, National law School, Bhopal used a case to explain how case method of teaching can be effectively used in law education.
Conferences/Seminar/Workshop (Without Paper Presentation)
  • Participate in Management Development Programme on "Training of Trainers to enhance their effectivity in Training others" organised by Institute of Rural Management, Anand from 1-4 August 2017
  • Participate in One Day Symposium on "Laws Related to Women and Influencing Factors" organised on Saturday, 05 January 2019 by the LexTech (Science Technology and Law) Club and Gender Sensitization Committee with the support from Gujarat State Commission for Women and all the members of the University.

Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised 

Conference

  • Organising Secretary of 40th Edition of All India Criminology Conference organised by GNLU in association with Indian Society of Criminology scheduled from 19 to 21 January 2018 at GNLU 

Training Programmes

  • Co-cordinated Two days Capacity Building Programme for Forest Officers on Forest Law and Related Legal and Administrative Framework, 2018, scheduled on 30th November, 2018 to 1st December, 2018.
  • Invited as Resource person in Two days Capacity Building Programme for Forest Officers on Forest Law and Related Legal and Administrative Framework, 2018, scheduled on 30th November, 2018 to 1st December, 2018. 
  • Organised Advanced Training Programme on “Recent trends in International Trade and Commercial Law” at GNLU from 8-10 October 2018.
  • Coordinated One day State level Conference on Women Farmers Organised by WGWLO and Training Division of GNLU at its campus on 23 October 2018.
  • Organised 40th All India Criminology Conference at GNLU in collaboration with Indian Society of Criminology from 19-21 January 2018.
  • Organised One Day training programme titled “Confronting the Security Challenges by Police Organisation and Problem Oriented policing”, which Gujarat National Law University and Raksha Shakti University jointly organised on 28 March 2018 at GNLU, Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
  • Coordinated Trilateral Training Programme titled “Investigation and Trials in Justice Delivery System” which the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Raksha Shakti University and Gujarat Forensic Science University jointly organized from April 12-14, 2018. 
  • Coordinated the workshop on Course Curriculum of Kamdhenu University organised at GNLU on 24-25 August 2018.
  • Workshop on State Level Training of AWTC/ MLTC Instructors on Modules for Job and Refresher Courses of Anganwadi Worker at GNLU from 29.01 – 02.02.18.
  • Workshop on State Level Training of AWTC/ MLTC Instructors on Modules for Job and Refresher Courses of Anganwadi Worker at GNLU from 12-16.02.2018.
  • "One week In-Service Training Program for AIS and officers posted in Govt. of India under Central Staffing Scheme on E-Governance (Opportunities and Challenges) from 12-16 December, 2016 In GNLU.
  • Training of Trainers for School Management and development Committee was organized in collaboration of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and UNICEF, from 19-21 October, 2016 in GNLU.
  • Organized Expert Lectures on "Issues of Harmonization of International Trade from the perspectives of UNCITRAL: The Past and the Current Work" was organized on 11 November, 2016, towards the celebration of 2016 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day.
  • Training of Trainers for School Management and development Committee was organized in collaboration of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and UNICEF, from 19-21 October, 2016 in GNLU.
  • A Workshop on Food Habits, changing Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs of Adolescent was organized from 22-23 November, 2016 in GNLU. 
  • Coordinate the Certificate Course on “International Taxation” from 9-18 March, 2017 in GNLU.
  • Organized orientation program for 11th Commerce Students of Navakar Public School, Ahmedabad on 23 February 2017

Orientation Programmes

  • Participate & successfully completed the Orientation Program of 28 days organized by Gujarat University from 30th May to 26th June & awarded “A” Grade for the same.

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participate in Two FDP i.e. one week Faculty Development Program organized by Gujarat National Law University from 1st November – 7th November & another FDP of one week i.e. from 16th May- 21st May.
  • Participate in Faculty Development Program which was organized by Gujarat National Law University from the 2nd to 7th of November, 2015. Sessions were taken by eminent academicians from the field of law.
  • Participate in Faculty Development Program which was organized by Nirma Institute of Law from the 20 to 25 of January, 2014. Sessions were taken by eminent academicians from the field of law.

Certificate Courses

  • Organized Certificate Course of “India’s Contemporary Security Challenges” from 1st- 7th February 2016. The 17 hours intensive course over the said issues.

Participated

  • Half day Conference on Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Role of Legal stakeholders in Strengthening and Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions’ 27 September 2014.
  • Capacity Building Workshop on “Role of legal Stakholders in strengthening and implementation of the biological Diversity Act with special focus on ABS provisions” under the aegis of National Project on Access and benefit sharing under the UNEP-GEF-MoEF project on strengthening the implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules 2004. On 16th May 2015.  

Training Programmes

  • Induction programme for newly recruited faculties 28 -29 June, 2013 : Institute of Law Nirma University hosts an induction training program for newly recruited faculty . The orientation program was conducted for 2 days.
  • 1st workshop of RWS for faculty members of IL-NU was organized on August 30, 2013. The areas of workshop were: (1) Legal Research Models (2) Relevant methodology for each Model Prof. Vidyut Joshi and Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal delivered expert lectures during the session.
  • 2nd workshop of RWS for faculty members of IL-NU was organized on September 12, 2013. The area covered in the workshop were: 1) Legal Research Trends 2) Ethical Issues in Research Prof. Vidyut Joshi and Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal delivered expert lectures during the session.
  • 3rd workshop of RWS for faculty members of IL-NU was organized on September 21, 2013. The areas of workshop were:
  • 1. Scientific Temperament 2. Research Design Prof. Vidyut Joshi delivered an expert lecture during the session
  • A Training Program on MOODLE (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): A Training Program for use of MOODLE as a part of Faculty Enrichment Programme was held on December 26, 2013 for the benefit of ILNU Faculty members. Moodle is an open-source online learning software (course management system) designed to help educators create quality online courses and manage learner outcomes. It equips Faculty members to create online courses, develop assessment components such as quizzes, multiple choice questions etc and also allows for student assignment submissions. The training was conducted by Prof. Gaurang Raval, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
  • Brainstorming Session for ILNU Faculty : A Brainstorming sessions on 'Enhancement of Research Aptitude' were conducted separately for Non-Law and Law Faculty members on 5 & 9 December, 2013 respectively by Prof. Vidyut Joshi.
  • FACULTY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME: OUTBOUND TRAINING PROGRAMME: A Faculty Enrichment Program was organized from the 26th of December to the 3rd of January, 2014 and it covered topics like Moodle training, Faculty research plan, course planning, clinical approach, industry involvement in teaching and learning, use of ICT in teaching and learning and use of online databases for effective teaching and research.

Orientation Programmes

  • Completion of Orientation program which was conducted by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 30th May - 26th June 2016 (28 days).

Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Resource person in the “Training Program Series on Investigation and Trials in Justice Delivery System” jointly organised by GNLU-GFSU-RSU at GNLU on 12-14 April 2018.
  • Nominated under faculty exchange programme to engage the classes of Environmental Law Subject at the Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar from 30 April-14th May 2018.
  • Invited as examiner in the Entrance Examination of Ph. D/M. Phil and member in the interview panel on 20 July 2018 at Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad. 
  • Invited as Resource Person in “Two Days Workshop on Industry and Relations”. The Training Programme was jointly organized by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University at GNLU Campus during 20 and 21 November, 2017. 
  • Invited as a Resource Person in one week Faculty Development Program (General) organised by Knowledge Consortium Of Gujarat, Department of Education, Government of Gujarat, KCG, Ahmedabad from 03rd to 08th December, 2018.
  • Delivered special lecture on 16 December 2016, in "One week In-Service Training Program for AIS and officers posted in Govt. of India under Central Staffing Scheme on E-Governance (Opportunities and Challenges) from 12-16 December, 2016 In GNLU. 
  • Delivered Special Expert Lecture Representing GNLU in Karai Academy i.e. 'One Day Seminar on Criminal Jurisprudence Discussion on Acquittal in Criminal Cases' organized jointly by Home Department, Gujarat State and CID, Crime, on 20th December, 2014 Saturday at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai.
Other Accomplishments

Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired

  • Chaired the session on 16 March 2019 in International Symposium on “Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development Goals: Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth”  organised by  GNLU in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada from 15 to 16 March 2019 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Invited as a "Keynote Speaker" for the National conference on "Dimensions of Sustainable Growth among Working Women in India" (DSGWWI-2016) subthemes Confronting Crime and Violence/ Security/ Gender Budgeting during the Technical track-IV of VIII National Conference on "Dimensions of Sustainable Growth among Working Women in India" (DSGWWI-2016) scheduled on 18-19 November organized by Aishwarya College, Udaipur.
  • Invited as a Panelist for discussion on "Emerging Nation and Working Women" planned in the National conference on "Dimensions of Sustainable Growth among Working Women in India" (DSGWWI-2016) on 19 November, 2016.
  • Co-chaired Track 5 during 3rd International Conference on "Law, Society and Sustainable Development: Problems and Prospects" held at ILNU on February 17-18 2014.

Others

  • Coordinate the Symposium on “Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age: Issues and Challenges” organised by Gujarat National Law University, in collaboration with UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific, towards the celebration of 2018 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day on 15th December 2018.
  • Nominated by GNLU appointed as a panel member for conducting the Interview of Law Officers in the Police Department scheduled on 20-21 October 2014 in Police Bhavan, Gandhinagar.
  • Member in selection panel of Student Research Assistant for the Academic Year 2016-17.
  • Panel member in an interview of 5th yr students, for their nomination in Rhodes Scholarship 2018. (2 days) 
  • The Scholarship, Awards & Exchange committee of GNLU had invited as resource person to motivate GNLU students who were  selected for Aditya Birla Scholarship for 2016-17 on 16/09/2016
  • Organised one day Training Programme for Legal & Recovery Cell of Housing development & Finance Corporation at Nagpur Branch on "THE SECURITISATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF FINANCIAL ASSESTS AND ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY INTEREST ACT, 2002"
  • Participated in NLP Workshop i.e. Neuro Linguistic Programming organized by HDFC Ltd in Nagpur, The Workshop was conducted by Mr.Nandan Savnal, of People Sys Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, who is considered as a "Thought Leader" and is an internationally renowned Consultant, Coach for Senior Executives and Seminar Leaders. He is certified NLP trainer-NFNLP-USA.
  • Participated in Moot court competitions at the College level and was member of Dr.Ambedkar College of Law, Legal Aid Clinic and participated in Legal Literacy Campaign organized under the aegis of Maharashtra State Legal Aid & Advice Board,Bombay.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of Justa Causa National Law Festival, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College Of Law, Nagpur
  • Member of Appeal Committee of Nirma University, Institute of law
  • RPMC Member in Raksha Shakti University for the subject Criminology

Personal / Family Details
  • Dr Saira Gori is married with Mr Siraj Gori and they have one son – Sarosh.