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GNLU Navinchandra Desai Law Foundation Chair

  • About Chair
  • Vision
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Chair Committee
  • Team
  • Research
  • Training & Extension Programmes
  • Partners
  • Contact Us

About Chair

Carrying forward the ancestral grail of providing legal solutions and consultancy, the Navinchandra Desai Law Foundation collaborated with Gujarat National Law University to strengthen the University's goal of being a pioneer in legal and interdisciplinary education and research. The unity aims to provide path-breaking research opportunities to not only students but legal professionals, valuing the nexus between theoretical understanding and industry practice. Scads of importance has been given to develop a rivet towards legal practice among young lawyers, keeping in view the spirit of speedy justice. The collaboration is effectuated to develop the Nation and especially the State of Gujarat into a high-level legal think tank by promoting legal and interdisciplinary research and training opportunities which are aimed to create a copper-bottomed legal structure. The Chair was established on March, 2017.


The collaborative GNLU-Navinchandra Desai Law Foundation Chair is established with the vision of providing assistance and platform to lawyers and students to develop their skills and to continue legal and interdisciplinary research and writing, get an opportunity to work with inter-governmental organizations and research centres around the globe and profess litigation as a career option.

Aims and Objectives

The Chair aims to reach out to young legal minds by providing a platform to develop legal and interdisciplinary artistry in the following manner:

  • Increasing result-oriented research by augmenting legal and interdisciplinary writing amongst students and lawyers;
  • Providing financial assistance to newly enrolled lawyer to practice law at High Court of Gujarat or any other Trial Court of Gujarat;
  • Promotion of international internships, by providing financial aid to students, in intergovernmental organisations and research centres around the globe;
  • Valuing the nexus between theoretical understanding and industry practice by conducting public lectures and seminars by inviting scholars, judges and lawyers.

Chair Committee

  • Prof.(Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU
  • Dr. Jagadeesh Chandra T. G., Registrar (I/C), GNLU
  • Dr. Ambati Nageswara Rao, Dean of Research and Publications, GNLU
  • Mr. Prashant Desai, Senior Advocate, Gujarat High Court
  • Mr. Pranav Desai, Advocate, Gujarat High Court


  • Mr. Tarun Singh, Assistant Professor (Research)


Training & Extension Programmes

Upcoming Events:

For further details please write to us at tsingh@gnlu.ac.in


  • GNLU Litigation Assistance and Support Scheme (GLASS)
  • Gujarat Law Journal

Contact Us

Mr. Tarun Singh

Assistant Professor (Research)

E-mail: tsingh@gnlu.ac.in