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IDIA Football League 2018 – A Weekend to Celebrate Diversity through Sport

Written by by on Oct 16, 2018

IDIA Football League 2018 –  A Weekend to Celebrate Diversity through Sport

IDIA organised its 5th annual IDIA #Football League on 6-7 Oct 2018. It started with a fun IFL Night with performances by @AditiRamesh9 and @PoojaNatarajan.
Both days of IFL witnessed nail biting matches as 16 teams were head on for the coveted IFL Cup.

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IFL is Back, And it’s Bigger and Better

Written by by on Oct 5, 2018

IFL is Back, And it’s Bigger and Better

IDIA Football League (IFL) is back!!

This year marks the fifth-year anniversary of this unique event.

An event that promotes diversity in legal education.  IFL is IDIA’s annual fundraising football tournament in Mumbai that brings together legal professionals to compete on the football field. Funds raised from the league are used for promoting legal education of students from underprivileged backgrounds. It is now a popular league among legal professionals that is conceptualized based on sport’s ability to nurture diversity in the society.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview XVI with Isaac Lidsky

Written by by on Jul 30, 2018

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XVI with Isaac Lidsky

This IDAP interview features Isaac Lidsky, a former clerk for US Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is also the founder of various startups and nonprofits, graduate of Harvard (cum laude), and New York Times best-selling author of his book ‘Eyes Wide Open’. 

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Call for Applications – Public Interest Fellow

Written by by on Jun 8, 2018

Call for Applications – Public Interest Fellow

Since its inception, P-PIL has taken up a number of notable public interest causes, the latest being the filing of a public interest petition before the Delhi High Court taking the government to task for various data breaches related to the Aadhaar database and seeking compensation. P-PIL hired its first public interest fellow earlier this year. And is now looking to hire the second fellow. The Fellow will be tasked with all of P-PIL’s major activities and will play a critical role in shaping its future. The applicant should be a law graduate and should be passionate about public interest litigation and advocacy. Prior experience in dispute resolution/litigation is desirable, but not mandatory. 2018 graduates are welcome to apply.

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Lessons from the Legal Rebel: Lainey Feingold on Structured Negotiation

Written by by on May 22, 2018

Lessons from the Legal Rebel: Lainey Feingold on Structured Negotiation

Leading disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold wanted to solve problems differently. Rather than the skeptical and distrusting demeanour she feels some American law schools still cultivate amongst their students, Lainey advocates for cooperation, patience, kindness, optimism, and equanimity in her legal practice. She believes that in nearly every field, people are yearning to solve problems without conflict.

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Guest Lecture on Ambedkar Jayanti, 2018 – ‘Will the Dalits Survive?’

Written by by on May 2, 2018

Guest Lecture on Ambedkar Jayanti, 2018 – ‘Will the Dalits Survive?’

My name is Trilok Chand and I am proud to be an IDIA scholar. Recently, we organized a lecture on “Will the Dalit Survive?” to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti 2018 at National Law University, Odisha (“NLUO”). The lecture was delivered by Dr. P.G. Jogdand, a renowned sociologist, and retired Dean – Faculty of Arts, University of Mumbai. Here is an account of this though-provoking event!!

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview XV with Judge Ronald M. Gould

Written by by on Apr 26, 2018

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XV with Judge Ronald M. Gould

This IDAP interview features Judge Ronald M. Gould, who has served on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with distinction since his appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Judge Gould, an alumnus of the University of Michigan Law School, was diagnosed with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis in 1990. While the impact of his disability was initially confined to facing occasional stumbles and numbness in other extremities, his disability has now progressed to a point where he uses a power wheelchair, has no hand mobility and is supported by caregivers around the clock.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview XIV with Tomer Rosner

Written by by on Apr 16, 2018

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XIV with Tomer Rosner

Tomer Rosner, an Israeli civil servant, developed an optic nerve condition at the age of 13 which eventually led to complete blindness. As a legal advisor to the Parliament of Israel, Tomer’s position is one of great importance and responsibility. He directly advises three parliamentary committees including the committee on internal affairs. This has allowed him to make great contributions to the disability rights movement in Israel. He has played a fundamental role in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty by the Israeli Parliament and inclusion of the copyright exemption in their domestic law. An advocate by qualification, Tomer pursued a Master’s in Public Administration at the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School. In this interview, among other things, he discusses his experience of studying in a mainstream school and the role that the State played in providing adequate support to him during his formative years.

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Formal Collaboration between Herbert Smith Freehills and IDIA

Written by by on Mar 27, 2018

Formal Collaboration between Herbert Smith Freehills and IDIA

We are happy to announce a formal collaboration between Herbert Smith Freehills, a leading global law firm and IDIA. As part of Herbert Smith Freehills India Practice’s wider commitment to “give back” to India, the firm will provide financial, mentoring and pastoral support to a number of IDIA Scholars during the course of their legal education in various law colleges in India. In addition to assistance with fees and ancillary university expenses, Herbert Smith Freehills will also provide practical assistance through other means to the IDIA scholars which it will support, such as providing graduate recruitment support and internship opportunities, which can help the scholars in shaping their legal careers.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview XIII with David Shannon

Written by by on Mar 21, 2018

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XIII with David Shannon

as an author, activist, lawyer, policy-maker, human rights commissioner, accessibility advisory council founder, first quadriplegic to the North Pole (and accessible parking sign planter!) — and so much more. In recognition of his lifelong work, David was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, and granted some of the highest citizen honours – the Order of Ontario and Canada. In this interview, David shares that he believes there is a very thin line between people with disabilities, and those without; and that the solutions are often extremely simple. The biggest barriers are often attitudinal — the insidious, subtle lowered expectations of people with disabilities, and the resultant social exclusions. These ultimately lead to what David terms as ‘learned subordination’.

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