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Happy Holidays from the Cornell India Law Center

The Cornell India Law Center launched in September 2019 with the vision of fostering dialogue among U.S. and Indian law professors, lawyers, and judges. Ambassador Richard Verma reminded us of the delicate but growing relationship between the two countries in his inaugural distinguished lecture at Cornell Law School. Together with the Berger Legal Studies Program, we commemorated thirty-five years since the Bhopal disaster by a panel of speakers, some of whom were involved in efforts to get justice for the over 4000 people who died as a result of the gas leak. Ananya Vajpeyi spoke about the historical relationship between Kashmir and India and the current situation. Interns of the Center have been drafting short summaries of important Indian Supreme Court decisions and we are posting them to our website and also including them in our newsletter.

We wish you a Happy New Year, and peace and joy in the year to come.

Events in 2019

Since it launched in September 2019, the Center has hosted a number of speakers and panels on timely topics focusing on law and India. We have recorded each of the lectures and we welcome you to view them.  
September 26, 2019: Ambassador Richard Verma

India and the United States: Overcoming the Hesitations of History
October 23, 2019: Ananya Vajpeyi

The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law” (transcript)
November 5, 2019: Priya Gupta

The Gurgaon’s Real (Estate) Dreamworld: Governing India’s Millennium City into Financial Capitalism” (transcript)
November 12, 2019: Vivek Divan

Dismantling India’s Anti-Sodomy Law – A People’s Journey in India”  (transcript)
November 15, 2019: Berger Current Events Colloquium

35 Years After Bhopal: Lessons Learned?” (transcript)
Indian Supreme Court

Summaries of Indian Supreme Court Cases

As part of our effort to make Indian Supreme Court decisions accessible and widely distributed, Cornell Law Center interns are writing short summaries of important Indian Supreme Court decisions. Cornell Law School student Prachee Sawant drafted a summary of Navtej v. Union of India, in which the Supreme Court declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional. Please read the brief summary here.
Cornell Law Professors Brad Wendel, Kim Nayyer, and Beth Lyon will be teaching at Bennett Law School in Noida, India in January 2020.

We are also hosting a great lineup of speakers in Ithaca during the coming year. Here are some of our upcoming speakers:
Speaker: Rajat Rana
Senior Associate, Alston & Bird, New York
Date: February 13
Time: 12:15PM-1:15PM
Location: G85 Myron Taylor Hall
Speaker: Smita Narula
Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Date: March 5
Time: 12:15PM-1:15PM
Location: 182 Myron Taylor Hall
Speaker: Vikramaditya Khanna
William W. Cook Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Date: March 25
Time: 12:15PM-1:15PM
Location: 186 Myron Taylor Hall

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