Dr Shashikala Gurpur, Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International University and Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Dr Shashikala Gurpur is Dean, Faculty of Law, SIU; and Director,Symbiosis Law School, Pune, one of the top law schools in India since 2007.She is a distinguished academician and orator having presented more than 200 invited lectures, workshops and seminars across India, Thailand, US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada and UAE. She has an outstanding career with wide range of experience in teaching, research and industry. She is a former Member of the Law Commission of India. Shashikala Gurpur’s areas of specialisation are international law,human rights jurisprudence, legal education and legal research, innovation law, media law, comparative law and global justice. She has 24 years of experience in postgraduate teaching and research having guided 12 PhD and 60 Masters students She has 2 books, 66 articles and 6 book chapters as publications and was listed among noted Kannada authors in 1995 and in 2007She is in the editorial board of LexisNexis Butterworths; Journal of IPR by CSIR, Law and Policy Journal, Dublin, Ireland; and Polish Law Review.
Currently she is a member on Curriculum Development Committee, Bar Council of India and Academic Council of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. She is the advisory and Ph.D referee of several National Law Schools and Universities across the India including Jawaharlal Nehru University and also member of IALS Global Law deans forum (2009 toto date) and .International Consortium of law Schools in USA and Europe.. She was also All India Radio Programmer and advisor between 1985 and 2003. A National Merit Scholar between 1980-87; Dr. Gurpur had received AHRB fellowship in 2003 and is also a recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Scholarship 2011. Recently she has been listed in book ‘100 Legal Luminaries of India’, by LexisNexis along with Dr N.R.Madhava Menon, Indira Jaisingh, Arun Jaitley, Adv Ram Jethmalani and others.