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Faculty Profile

Girish R. Dr
Ph.D in Law, LL.M, B.A, LL.B, UGCNET
Assistant Professor of Law


Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • 12 years and 9 months of Teaching Experience at Gujarat National Law University.
  • UG.12 Years 9 Months, Since April, 2006
  • PG. 9 Years 6 Months, Since July 2009
  • Subjects of teaching experience: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Contracts & E- Contracts Law of Contract and Comparative Public Law.

Professional Experience:

  • Four years of experience as a Lawyer at Trial Courts, District and Sessions Courts and District Consumer Forum. He was a Counsel for a Municipality before Local Self Government Tribunal.
Publication

Book Chapters

  • Water Disputes in India: Constitutional Mechanism and Judicial Control of Legal Disputes on Inter-State Rivers, Selected Essays on Current Legal Issues, Anugraha Publication, New Delhi, 2018 ISBN: 978-93-5267-220-2.
  • The Right to Food vis-à-vis Human Rights, Human Rights- A Reader, SCAAN Publications (P) Ltd, 2007.

Journal Articles

  • Constitutional Governance of Extra Territorial Operation of Indian Law, GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics, Vol. 7. Issue 2, December, 2017, ISSN: 0975-0193.
  • Public Interest Litigation for Social Justice and Access to Justice, International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2017, ISSN: (2349 - 4085), ISSN (PRINT): (2394-4218).
  • Law and Development: Public Procurement Law to ensure transparency and fairness in the procurement by Government, GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics, Vol. 5. Issue 2, December, 2015, ISSN: 0975-0193. 
  • Doctrine of Pith and Substance and its impact in determining validity of Business Laws, Gujarat Law Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2014, ISSN: 2249-9644.
  • Moving Frontiers of Fundamental Rights: An Analysis of Constitutional Approach in India and Sri Lanka, Junior Bar Law Journal,2014 Volume V, ISSN: 1800- 0908.
Area of Research/Interest
Research Projects:
  • Contributor of Criminal Justice India Series- Kerala, Research Project of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Report published by Allied Publishers Private Limited in the year 2002 titled as Criminal Justice India Series, Volume VI, Kerala, 2001(ISBN: 81-7764-391-6).
  • Drafted Bills for Government of Gujarat (2009-2011), a project undertaken by Gujarat National Law University for assisting Government of Gujarat in drafting the Bills. The Bills which were drafted under the project were Gujarat Common Universities Bill, Gujarat Private Universities Bill and Children’s University Bill.  

Consultancy Assignments:
  • Drafted Charusat University Statute for Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), Anand, Gujarat. 
  • Drafted Children’s University Statute for Children’s University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Areas of General Interest

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Election Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law


Current Research Interest

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentations/ Resource Person and Participations in Seminars/Conferences:

  • Resource Person in Certificate Course On Real Estate Laws- Practical Issues & Challenges of Gujarat National Law University and conducted session on ‘Concept of Real Estate Under the Constitution’ on 22nd March 2014.
  • Resource Person in GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Law Academy of Gujarat National Law University and conducted two lectures on ‘Laws of Governance in India’ during 7-8 July, 2015, 12th July, 2016 and 1-5 July, 2017.
  • Presented a Paper on Fundamental Rights and Human Rights in the National Seminar on 'Human Rights and Social Harmony' held on 23rd and 24th May,2008, at Bangalore University, Organised by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development.
  • Presented a Paper on Bio Diversity and Food Security in the Seminar on the theme 'Environmental Policy Legislation and Enforcement' as part of the Global Eco Meet held between February 20-25, 2005, Organised by Swadeshi Science Movement.
  • Presented paper on Biotechnology and Legal Regulation at Commonwealth Legal Education Association South Asia Regional Conference held from December 28 to 30 of 2002.
  • Participated in the one day workshop on 'Justice Education' on 6th January 2002, organized by Global Alliance for Justice Education and Indian Society of Advocacy Skills.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on 'Law Reform: An Agenda for the 21st Century' organised by the Department of Law, University of Kerala on February 27and 28, 2000.
  • Participated in the 'First Summer School on Implementation of Social and Economic Rights' held at CDS between 12-19 August 2005, organised by Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training in Association with Common Wealth Legal Education Association.
  • Participated in the 'International Interdisciplinary Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Global and National Perspectives' Organised by Department of Law, University of Kerala on February 20-22, 2003.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on ‘Emerging Issues in the Indian Legal Industry: The Road ahead’ Organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 5th September 2010.
  • Participated in the State Level Symposium on ‘Role of Women in Peace Making’ Organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 23rd September 2010.
  • Participated in the ‘All Gujarat Law Teachers’ Training programme’ Organised by Commissionerate Higher Education , Government of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 29th December 2010.
  • Participated in the International Seminar on ‘Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go’ Organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 24-25th March 2012.
  • Participated in the Teachers’ Training programme on ‘Administration of Criminal Justice’ Organised by Commissionerate Higher Education , Government of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 14th July 2012.
  • Conducted three lectures on Constitutional Law- Centre- State Relations at Department of Law, Saurashtra University on 11th July 2017.
Capacity Building Training Programmes
Organisation of Programmes
  • Organised 9 GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) from 2009 to 2016.
  • Organised 3 GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law (GMSIL) in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Organised 1 Bar Council of India Trust National Moot Court Competition in the year 2010.
  • Organised a training programme on Domestic Violence and Negotiable Instruments for Lawyers of Gujarat in the year 2009.
  • Organised over 60 intra-round Moot Court Competitions.
Other Accomplishments
  • Convener, Student Disciplinary Committee.
  • Convener, Library Committee, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Convener of Moot Court Committee, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Convener of Sports Committee, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Assistant Chief Warden, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Class Co-ordinator.