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Name of Faculty: - Prof. Alisha Shaikh
Qualification :- M.A, LL.M.
Designation at DYPU: - Research Associate
Subjects of Expertise :- Human Rights, procedural law, sociology
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Alisha holds her BLS LL.B. from University of Mumbai. She holds LL.M. in Human Rights and International Order as well as M.A in Sociology from University of Mumbai. She is an enrolled advocate at the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Before joining D Y Patil Deemed to be University School of Law, Alisha has taught at various Law colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai such as MCT College of Law and Shree L.R. Tiwari College of Law.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Binny Kumari
Qualification :-B.Sc.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M (UGC NET qualified)
Designation at DYPU: - Assistant Professor
Subjects of Expertise :- Corporate and Commercial Laws
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Binny Kumari is an Assistant Professor with specialization in corporate and commercial Laws at the University. She joins DYPU School of Law from SRM School of Law, Chennai. She has worked as a teaching assistant at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. She holds a masters degree in law (LL.M.) from NALSAR university of Law, Hyderabad and B.Sc.LLB(Honours) from School of Law and Governance, Central University of South Bihar. She has qualified UGC-NET three times. She has participated in moots, debates, seminars, and conferences.


Name of Faculty: - Dr. Kalindi Kokal
Designation at DYPU: -Associate Professor
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Dr. Kalindi Kokal holds doctorate from the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and she is particularly interested in how laws unfold at their interface with class, caste, gender and local socio-cultural values and within the broader influences of space, place, time and emotion. Kokal works within the disciplines of sociology, law and anthropology. Her research interests include Legal Pluralism, Legal Consciousness, Informal Governance and Conflict Resolution. Kokal is the author of State Law, Dispute Processing and Legal Pluralism: Unspoken Dialogues from Rural India (Routledge 2020) which is an ethnographic study of dispute processing mechanisms in rural India. Kokal argues that in the specific contexts of the two Hindu communities she studied, an experience of interconnectedness at the level of the self and the community and an instinct of self-preservation lay at the core of all dispute-processing activities. Kokal’s work explores how village, birāderi (kinship-based) and neighbourhood pancāyats (community-based councils that handle dispute processing and other administrative activities), ‘barefoot lawyers’, and religious and supernatural elements operate as non-state actors in dispute processing within these village communities. Kokal’s most recent project examines practices of informal governance in police stations, particularly in the context of conflict resolution. The project is located in Mumbai, India.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Prathik Karthikeyan
Qualification :- BBA, LL.B. (OP Jindal Global University), LL.M. (University of Amsterdam)
Designation at DYPU: - Research Associate
Subjects of Expertise :- Environmental Law, Criminal Law
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Prathik completed his undergraduate law degree at Jindal Global Law School and has obtained his LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam. His research includes international law, environmental law, and criminal law.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Rejitha Nair
Qualification :- LL.M, PhD (pursuing)
Designation at DYPU: - Associate Professor
Subjects of Expertise :- Jurisprudence, Human Rights
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Rejitha Nair has a decade-long experience working with legal academia and grassroots organisations. She completed her LL.M from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Before joining DY Patil University, she worked as an Assistant Professor teaching courses to both undergraduate and post-graduate students at Nirma University, Ahmedabad. She was also the Head of the Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human rights and held many key academic and administrative positions at the Institute.
She has also held consultative positions with numerous Civil Society Organizations and Research networks. Her interest lies in understanding the relationship between legal institutions and poverty- focusing on social welfare policies, Land Rights and e-Governance. She has chaired conferences and delivered expert lectures at prestigious institutions in India and abroad and has a long-standing association with organisations such as India Network for Basic Income, Freiberg Institute of Basic Income Studies, Centre for Social Justice and Land Conflict Watch, to name a few.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Sameena Syed
Qualification :- LLM (with distinction), BALLB
Designation at DYPU: - Research Associate
Subjects of Expertise :- International Investment laws, International Arbitration, International law and International Trade law.
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Sameena Syed holds bachelor of law degree from Dr. Ambedkar Law university, Tamandu, and master of law with distinction in international investment laws and arbitration from Uppsala University, Sweden. She is an enrolled advocate at the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Bar Association and an accredited arbitration practitioner. She has also served as a judicial law clerk at Madras High Court to Hon’ble Justice C. Saravanan. Sameena is an avid mooter having participated in about 15 international and national moot court competitions. She is winner of the the SAARC international moot title. She serves as Judge/Arbitrator and Problem drafter for many of these competitions.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Samriddhi Verma
Qualification :- NTA-UGC-NET (Dec’19), LL.M. (IPRs & Business Law, NLIU Bhopal), BBA.LL.B. (Hons.) (NLUO Cuttack)
Designation at DYPU: - Assistant Professor, D Y Patil University School of Law.
Subjects of Expertise :- Law of Contract, Intellectual Property Laws
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Samriddhi Verma has completed her graduation in BBA.LL.B.(Hons.) from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (2012-2017) and post-graduation in IPRs & Business Law from National Law Institute University, Bhopal (2018-19). She has worked as Assistant Professor (Law) at Lloyd Law College, Greater. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant at India Foundation.


Name of Faculty: - Prof. Ruchira Halli
Qualification :- BLS LL.B, LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Laws)
Designation at DYPU: - Research Associate
Subjects of Expertise :- Corporate Laws, Commercial Laws, Criminal Laws and Mooting.
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Ruchira has completed BLS LLB from Mumbai University and LL.M from Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. She has practiced law at various Mumbai courts. Since August 2021, Ruchira has worked with KLE College of Law Navi Mumbai while publishing book chapters and blogs. She has participated in seminars and webinars at national level and presented research papers in International Conference proceedings as well as judged moot court competitions.