BOARD OF PATRONS
Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R Patil,
Professor of Law,
He is Professor of Law at National Law School of India University Bengaluru and teaches Consumer Welfare subjects like Torts II (Consumer Law and Motor Vehicle Act), Insurance, Mediation ODR (Seminar courses) etc. He completed his Bachelor of Law in 1996 and Masters of Law in Mercantile Law with First Rank in 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. on A Critical Study of Law relating to Maintenance of Product Safety Standards in India in 2006. He is the founder of Chair on Consumer Law and practice which was established in 2008 by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India and Online Consumer Mediation Centre in 2016. He is the board member The International Association of Consumer Law (IACL) and several other Government bodies. He guided 5 Ph.D. candidates and currently guiding 4 research scholars at NLSIU. He is the Chief Editor of International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice (IJCLP) since its inception.
Prof. Jacolien Barnard
Professor of Law,
She is a LLD holder in Mercantile Law from University of Pretoria and obtained her degree in 2003. She completed LL.M in University of South Africa in 2005 with specialisation in Mercantile Law. She is working as a full time Associate Professor in University of Pretoria since 2017 and teaching Consumer Law, Advanced International Consumer Law and Advanced Specific Contracts. She is a full time member of some National and International Bodies like Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa, International Association of Consumer Law and organising conference committee for the UPICLC. She is also serving as an Attorney of The Law Society of the Northern Provinces. She is acting as Supervisor for LLM and LLD students of University of Pretoria.
Mr. Akshay Baburao Yadav
He is a Teaching Associate, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has completed his Bachelors & Master in Law with specialization in Constitutional and Administrative Law from Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi. He moved to Bangalore on being appointed as Research Associate, at Chair and within no time promoted as teaching Associate. He is a Deputy Editor of International Journal on Consumer law and Practice (ISSN 2347-2731) since 2020 & March on Consumer Law and Practice (a Bi-annual Magazine) (ISSN 0975-9700) since 2018. He is also editorial Board member of International Journal of Integrated Studies and Research, 2020. He is qualified Accredited Mediator by completing 40 hours Mediation Training Programme at National Law School of India University held from 1st to 5th June 2019. He presented various research papers at National Conferences & Seminars and has published his work specifically in Consumer Law and Alternative dispute resolution specifically on Mediation. Recently on 12 August 2020, He is nominated as Consumer International Next Generation Leaders Network.
Mr. Sushant Arsh Massey Khalkho
He is a penultimate year law student at the National Law School (‘NLSIU’), Bangalore and a Fellow under the Chair of International Trade Law, NLSIU. Sushant is presently an associate editor at the International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice (IJCLP). He has also served on the Indian Journal of Law and Technology and National Law School of India Review. He is also presently serving as convenor of the Karnataka chapter of the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) Charitable Trust. Sushant has been associated with several action-oriented policy research projects of leading think-tanks and research centres like the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Centre for Child and the Law at NLSIU. His areas of interest are public law, law and technology, competition law, ecclesiastical history, and political theory among others.
Mr. Bihaan Pandey
He is a 4th year apprentice pursuing BA.,LL.B in National Law School of India. He has interned with some of the reputed Law Chambers like Mr. Rahul Agarwal and Mr. Nishith Desai Associates. He also handles many responsibilities as a member various committees like Law and Technology, General and Welfare Committee, IDIA Karnataka Chapter and Transition Report Committee. He is working as Editor for International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice since 2019. He has represented NLSIU in won several reputed moot court competitions and won 1st National Nirmala Devi Bam Memorial National Moot Court Competition in 2019. He is actively involved in research works and published various articles on different topics of law in reputed medias like Deccan Herald. He is always actively involved in various Law School activities and worked as member of Student Scholarship Cell and Public Relations Cell NLSIU.