NLU Delhi Launches Courses On Forensics, Mental Health, Technology Law And Policy

National Law University (NLU) Delhi’s research centres – Project 39A and Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) – have launched digital courses on forensic, mental health and technology law and policy.

Project39A has collaborated with Elo Justice at Australia’s Monash Law School to launch two online courses – Decoding Forensics and Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice for Legal Professionals.

NLU Delhi Launches Courses On Forensics, Mental Health, Technology Law And Policy

Enhances the learning experience but also has real world consequences

(Thus, of course) The separate areas designed to talk to each other, not to each other in the courtroom. We have forensic scientists and forensic psychiatrists talking to lawyers and the law, which enhances the learning experience but also has real-world consequences in terms of application to legal practice.

Privacy and data protection, emerging technology, contemporary topics are

The curriculum touches on key contemporary topics in information technology and cyber laws, privacy and data protection, emerging technology, platform governance, cyber security and information security, intellectual property and technology, and competition law and technology.

Relevance of Forensic Science and Mental Disability in Criminal Law

The purpose of these is to provide an understanding of the uses and limitations of forensic science in criminal law and the relevance of mental disability to the criminal justice system, – the institute said. M. Mishra, founding member of Project 39A, said, – In the course of our work, we have realized the constraints that were creating a lack of interdisciplinary learning for students and practitioners of law.

Cross-disciplinary research in higher education institutions

The focus of NLU Delhi since inception has been to look beyond the standard legal study pattern and create new multidisciplinary courses and encourage research in specialized areas which are still nascent, – Professor S.D. Rao, (VC), NLU Delhi. This focus only got strengthened with the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, whose thrust is to transform cross-disciplinary research in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This is reflected in the continuous work being done by our research centres.

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Besides, CCG launched the first edition of Technology Law and Policy certificate course. The course touches on key contemporary themes of information technology and cyber laws, privacy and data protection, emerging technology, platform governance, cybersecurity and information security, intellectual property and technology, and competition law and technology.

Daniel Mathew, director, CCG said, “The course is designed to help students learn the legal, public policy and socio-political contours of cyberspace, and technology law and policy and their implications for our society. Our aim is to build the capacity of young professionals, students and stakeholders in the ecosystem around technology law and policy issues.”

“NLU Delhi’s focus since inception has been to look beyond normative legal studies patterns and frame new multidisciplinary courses and encourage research in specialized areas that are still nascent,” said Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLU Delhi.

Aim of interdisciplinary courses in law

Maitreyi Misra, founding member of Project 39A, said, “In the course of our work, we’ve realised the barriers that a lack of interdisciplinary learning was creating for students and practitioners of law. (Thus, the courses) have been designed with the purpose of getting the different fields to speak to each other, rather than at each other in the courtroom.”

“We have forensic scientists and forensic psychiatrists speaking to lawyers and the law, which enhances the learning experience but also has real world consequences in terms of the application to legal practice,” she said.

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Other unique courses at NLU Delhi

This is not the first time, however, that NLU Delhi has launched courses on niche themes that are under addressed in legal academia.

NLU Delhi runs a course on copyright & copyright law called ‘CopyrightX: NLUD’ which is an affiliate course of the CopyrightX program, offered by Professor William Fisher and Professor Ruth Okediji at the Harvard Law School.

The course is unique not only in pedagogical terms but also in terms of subject matter. It offers a rather atypical take on copyright law as it attempts to raise moral and ethical questions on copyright as viewed from the perspective of consumers.

CopyrightX:NLUD, like the recently launched online courses of Project39A, forms an essential part of the university’s consistent effort to work towards internationalisation.

Over the years, NLU Delhi and its research centres have collaborated and engaged with world-class universities like Harvard Law School, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, University of Passau, Germany among many others.

Such tie-ups assist the university in framing niche and exclusive curriculums, courses and modules with a global outlook.

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Aim of interdisciplinary courses in law

Maitreyi Misra, founding member of Project 39A, said, “In the course of our work, we’ve realised the barriers that a lack of interdisciplinary learning was creating for students and practitioners of law. (Thus, the courses) have been designed with the purpose of getting the different fields to speak to each other, rather than at each other in the courtroom.”

“We have forensic scientists and forensic psychiatrists speaking to lawyers and the law, which enhances the learning experience but also has real world consequences in terms of the application to legal practice,” she said.

Other unique courses at NLU Delhi

This is not the first time, however, that NLU Delhi has launched courses on niche themes that are under addressed in legal academia.

NLU Delhi runs a course on copyright & copyright law called ‘CopyrightX: NLUD’ which is an affiliate course of the CopyrightX program, offered by Professor William Fisher and Professor Ruth Okediji at the Harvard Law School.

The course is unique not only in pedagogical terms but also in terms of subject matter. It offers a rather atypical take on copyright law as it attempts to raise moral and ethical questions on copyright as viewed from the perspective of consumers.

CopyrightX:NLUD, like the recently launched online courses of Project39A, forms an essential part of the university’s consistent effort to work towards internationalisation.

Over the years, NLU Delhi and its research centres have collaborated and engaged with world-class universities like Harvard Law School, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, University of Passau, Germany among many others.

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Such tie-ups assist the university in framing niche and exclusive curriculums, courses and modules with a global outlook.

In addition to online courses in forensics and mental health, the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) introduced the first edition of the Technology Law and Policy certificate program. 

The training includes current topics such as:

  • Information technology and cyber laws
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Emerging technology
  • Platform governance
  • Cybersecurity and Information security
  • Competition law and technology

We aim to build the capacity of young professionals, students to

The course is designed to help students learn the legal, public policy and socio-political framework of cyberspace, and technology law and policy and their implications for our society. We aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of technology law and policy issues. The aim is to build the capacity of young professionals, students and stakeholders in the surrounding ecosystem, – said Daniel Mathew, Director, CCG, NLU Delhi.

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