Timothy Endicott and Kate O'Regan appointed to the School Review Commission for the National Law School of India University
The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has appointed Timothy Endicott, Vinerian Professor of Public Law, as Chair of the NLSIU School Review Commission 2023-24 (SRC). Kate O'Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law, has been appointed as Member. SRC members are appointed by the Chancellor of the University, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Dr. D. Y. Chandrachud, in consultation with the Government of Karnataka.
The Hon’ble Dr Justice D. Y. Chandrachud remarked:
The Commission brings together pre-eminent global academics who have designed and shaped legal education across three continents. Their experience and wisdom will help NLS reflect on our role and contribution to consolidating the rule of law and constitutional democracy in India. As India grows in global stature, the SRC will help NLS re-position itself in the global conversation regarding the future.
Following his appointment as Chair, Professor Endicott stated:
I really hope that this review will be an occasion for the whole National Law School community to reflect on what can be done, and to look ahead with the highest ambitions and expectations.
Professor O'Regan added:
It is an honour to be asked to serve as a member of the NLSIU School Review Commission. I hope that the Commission will provide a valuable opportunity for reflection by the broader NLSIU community on what the NLSIU has already achieved, as well as the opportunities and challenges that the NLSIU will face in the years ahead.”
NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986 to be a pioneer in legal education. In 2021, the University developed the ‘NLSIU Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-25’ which rests on three key dimensions: Student Inclusion & Expansion, Faculty & Research, and Finance & Infrastructure. Cohorts have increased from 190 students during the 2020-21 academic year to 560 students during 2023-24 which, they say, "has helped accommodate students from diverse backgrounds from across the country".
The SRC will undertake a comprehensive review of all aspects of the University and submit its recommendations to the Chancellor in mid-2024.