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Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai serves as the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Delhi. He is equipped with more than thirty years of professional experience as an author, researcher, teacher and administrator.

 

He has previously served as the Vice Chancellor at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, Registrar, at National Law University Delhi. He has also served as Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Law); Chair Professor at K.L Arora Chair in Criminal Law, and Chairperson of the Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi. Before that, he served as Professor (Law & Development) & Chairperson at the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration, National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has also held positions at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (1989), Bureau of Police Research & Development (1989- 1995), Punjab Police Academy, Punjab and Department of Criminology & Forensic Science, University of Saugar, M.P. Under his guidance, as many as 12 students have already completed doctoral dissertations (Ph. D.). In addition to a Master’s specialisation in Criminology & Criminal Justice, he holds a doctorate in victimology and a post-doctorate in criminal justice from Leicester University, U.K., as a Commonwealth Fellow at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University, U.K.

 

He served as  Convenor of the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, tasked with spearheading historic reforms in Criminal Laws in India. Also, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India has nominated Prof. GS Bajpai as a Member of the Committee for conferring statutory status to the 'Right to Repair' under the statutory framework of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.

Prof. Bajpai is also the nominated Member of the Delhi Legal Service Committee of the High Court of Delhi. He has been nominated as a Member of the State Higher Education Council, Punjab by the Govt. of Punjab.  He is the Member of the Advisory Board for Development of Legal Education & Legal Profession of the Bar Council of India; a  Member of the Standing Committee of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. He is also a Member of the Expert Committee of the UGC to frame guidelines for introducing the Course on Law for Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education. Prof. Bajpai has been designated a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

Prof. Bajpai has authored twenty-two books/monographs; more than fifty papers; more than ninety op-eds in leading dailies like Indian Express, the Hindu, and the Tribune and thirteen project reports etc. His books (2011) 'Witness & Criminal Justice Systems', 'On Cyber Crime & Cyber Law', 'Situational Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction' and ‘Victimological Narratives on Gender Violence’ (2014), Victim Justice- A Paradigm Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System" and "Judgments that Shaped the India Jurisprudence" published (2017) by Thomson & Reuters, 'Living on the Edge' and 'Juvenile Justice' (Bloomsbury (2019) have been well-received.His recent publications include 'Handbook of Laws and Case Laws for Victims of Crime', Thomson Reuters (2022), and Fast Track Courts in India Promise & Performance, published by Satyam Law International (2022) are noteworthy.

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Prof. (Dr.) Ruhi Paul

Professor of Law & Registrar

Professor (Dr.) Ruhi Paul is the Registrar of National Law University Delhi.

She has been teaching ADR and other courses both at the NALSAR, Hyderabad and at NLU, Delhi to both graduate and under-graduate students since 2006. She is the Director of the Centre for ADR at NLU, Delhi since 2008. She is awarded Research Fellowship at Asian Law Institute (ASLI), National University, Singapore for 2018-19 for research is Designing Evaluation Systems for Court Annexed Mediation Centre in India. She is also the co-ordinator for DIAC and NLU Delhi’s first jointly offered online Diploma course in Law & Practice of Arbitration.

 

She is a trained mediator and certified arbitrator. She has also had the experience of working at the chambers of Shri. Vipin Sanghi (now CJ of Uttarakhand HC) and Shri. Arun Kumar (now Judicial Officer). She has held various administrative positions at both NALSAR and NLU Delhi.

 

Her interest in mediation dates back to her Master of Laws degree. Her dissertation was on Online Dispute Resolution which was a relatively new area of research in India in 2004. Her doctoral thesis was first of its kind in India. She undertook the study of the working of the Mediation Centres established in Delhi.

 

She was invited by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Mediation Bill 2021 to offer opinion on the Bill and most suggestions given were accepted and the Bill was amended. She was invited to offer comments/suggestions for World Bank Group’s new initiative ‘Business Enabling Environment’ Pre-concept note in respect of dispute resolution.

 

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