The refresher course on law titled Evolutions in Legal Pedagogy will trace recent legal developments, inform on technical innovations in order to equip law teachers to practice critical teaching in law. The rapid growth of specializations has resulted in a fragmented understanding of the legal field. In order to reverse this trend, the course has been constructed to enhance general legal understanding. To that end it aims to inform scholars of those contemporary legal developments and controversies which all scholars of law need to know irrespective of their area specialisation. The course aims to promote inter-disciplinary learning by demonstrating how the knowledge created in other disciplines can be used to deepen legal learning; and intra-disciplinary understanding by showing how developments in one field of law impacts on allied fields.
The Course has three cohorts: informing of significant legal developments; enhancing technological competencies and developing critical pedagogy. The lessons on legal updating and critical pedagogy will be delivered in parallel mode for eleven weeks of the course and one week has been exclusively devoted to show how technology can be used to strengthen scholarship. The course will bring the participants abreast with developments around competition law, GST, and also analyze legislative changes and judicial pronouncements amongst others on: citizenship, rights of the child, disability, sexual identity, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities. The techniques of developing critical pedagogy will be discussed by closely looking at the teaching of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour Law, and Legal Theory. Inter-disciplinary case studies, panel discussions, interactive conversations and interviews have been used to keep the learning interactive and alive. The detailed schedule is given below.
Introduction to the Course | Amita DhandaPanel Discussion: Reflections on being a Teacher | Amita Dhanda, Faizan Mustafa, N Vasanthi___Module 1 | Critical Teaching: An IntroductionTheory – Introduction | Amita DhandaInternational Law - Introduction | Jagteshwar Singh SohiConstitutional Law – Introduction | Faizan MustafaAdministrative Law – Introduction | Amita DhandaFamily Law – Introduction | Archana Parashar Module 2 | Subjects and Persons before the LawTheory of Personhood | Amita DhandaLegal Construction of Child | Ved KumariDisability and Personhood | Amita DhandaDisciplining Sexual Identity | Danish SheikhDefining the Worker | N VasanthiConstituting Legitimacy| Faizan MustafaWill of States and International Law| Jagteshwar Singh Sohi Module 3 | Protection and AgencyConstituting the other Dimensions of Childhood | Ved KumariRecognizing Sexual Identity | Danish SheikhThe Competing Claims of Article 25| Faizan MustafaCritiquing Family Law | Archana ParasharReimagining Family Law | Archana Parashar Module 4 | Intersections in Criminal lawConceptual Underpinnings of Criminal Law | Murali KarnamPhilosophical Justifications of Criminal Law | Murali KarnamCriminality and Sexuality in Children | Ved KumariGrey Zones of Criminality and Consequential Discrimination | Danish SheikhChanging Contours of Criminal Responsibility | Amita DhandaCritical Teaching of Criminal Law | Murali Karnam Module 5 | Processes of Inclusion and ExclusionThe Throes of Constitutionalism| Faizan MustafaDialoguing on the Constitutional Value of Fraternity | Aymen Mohammed Understanding EWS Reservations | Malavika PrasadRegional Autonomy and Language Diversity | Manohar Reddy Recognizing Oral Learning Cultures | Uma Chimirala Seeking Insights from Postmodern Theory | Amita Dhanda Module 6 | Gaming TechnologyKeeping Updated | Aakanksha Kumar and Sahana RameshUnderstanding Reference Management | Anindita Mukherjee Doing Reference Management| Anindita MukherjeeThe Why and When of Power Points | Ved KumariThe How of Power Points | Ved Kumari Module 7 | Constitutional IntersectionsThe Constitution, the Citizenship Act and Judicial Directives | Faizan Mustafa Rights of Minorities under Article 30| Faizan MustafaThe Travails of the POA Act: T Kannan, Kiruba Munuswamy and Vinod KumarArticles 370, 371 and 356 | Faizan MustafaClinical Legal Education: The Academy’s Engagement with Questions of Justice | Neta Ziv and Ved Kumari Module 8 | Interrogating Property and RightsDistinguishing Land and Property | Astha SaxenaTribal Land Rights | G AnuradhaUnderstanding Niyamgiri | Jagteshwar Singh Sohi Construing IP as Property | Sourabh BhartiPositioning IP in International Trade | Sourabh Bharti Insights from Critical Race Theory | Amita Dhanda Module 9 | Law Power and JusticeThe Feminist Engagement with Power and Oppression | Amita DhandaKnowledge, Power and Justice| Sourabh BharatiDeveloping Critical Perspectives in IP Law| Sourabh BharatiInducting Diversity in Corporate Management | Anindita JaiswalImpact of Globalisation, Liberalisation, Privatisation on Labour Law| N. VasanthiBasis of International Law| Jagteshwar Singh SohiUnderstanding the Power Dynamics of International Law | Interview of Judge Neeru Chadha by N. Vasanthi Module 10 | Levels of Government and Law ReformComprehending Federalism | Aymen MohammedRevisiting Fiscal Federalism | Neha PathakjiTax Reform and GST | Neha Pathakji Housing and Law Reform | Anindita MukherjeeCritically Reading Labour Legislations | N. VasanthiThe Third World Approach to International Law | Jagteshwar Singh Sohi Module 11 | Engaging with Institutional AccountabilityTax Rationalisation with GST | Neha PathakjiChallenges with GST | Neha PathakjiInter-sectoral Operation of Competition Law | Sudhanshu KumarFoundations of Modern Competition Law | Sudhanshu KumarCompetition Law Reforms in India | Sudhanshu Kumar Critiquing the New Codes of Industrial Relations and Wages | N VasanthiEvaluating the New Codes of Social Security and OHS | N. Vasanthi Obtaining Accountability through Administrative Law | Amita Dhanda Module 12 | Evaluating RegulationThe Competition Commission of India | Sudhanshu KumarInterface between Labour and Competition Law | N VasanthiThe Changing Contours of Natural Justice | Amita DhandaPolitical Finance | Aymen Mohammed___Conclusion: Fostering Collegiality | Manisha Sethi