The Indian Supreme Court at 75
Bringing preeminent leaders from law practice, the judiciary, government, and the academy to Seattle U law to share their ideas about the future of law.
RoundGlass India Center and School of Law present:
The Indian Supreme Court at 75:
Protecting Rights, Expanding Freedoms, and Empowering Citizens
Event time and location
11:45 a.m. Indian lunch on Court Level followed by talk at 12:30 p.m. in Room C5
Sullivan Hall 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
About the event
The School of Law, in collaboration with the RoundGlass India Center at Seattle University, is honored to welcome Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a member of the Indian Parliament and India's leading Supreme Court litigator, to deliver an address on the “The Indian Supreme Court at 75: Protecting Rights, Expanding Freedoms, and Empowering Citizens.”
Professor C. Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of Jindal Global University and a leader in Indian higher education, will provide commentary.
The discussion will be moderated by Dean Tony Varona, and Professor Sital Kalantry will provide concluding remarks. This event will mark the international launch of Professor Kalantry's new book, "The Court on Trial: A Data-Driven Account of the Indian Supreme Court."
About the speakers
Abhishek Manu Singhvi is one of India’s leading lawyers and a politician. As politician, he is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and a current Member of the Parliament of India representing West Bengal in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. He is also a spokesperson for the INC. He is one of the senior advocates of the Supreme Court of India. He completed his school from St. Columba's School. He obtained B.A.(Hons.), M.A., PhD, PIL educated at St. Stephen's College, Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, a Rhodes Scholar, is the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) (JGU) in India. Professor Kumar is an accomplished legal scholar and works in the fields of human rights and development, comparative constitutional law, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, legal education and higher education. He has seven books and over 150 publications to his credit and has published widely in peer reviewed journals, law reviews in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, UK and the USA. Professor Kumar has academic qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi and Loyola College.
About the Dean's Luminaries in Law Lecture & Conversation Series
This lecture and conversation series brings to Seattle U Law nationally and internationally preeminent leaders from law practice, the judiciary, government, and the corporate world, to share their bold ideas about the future of law and the legal profession.