In order to promote interdisciplinary legal studies in the country, the National Law University Delhi has launched new-age digital programs. These include new digital courses on forensics, psychological well-being, and expertise regulation & coverage. The programs were introduced by NLU’s centres Project39A and Centre for Communication Governance (CCG).
“NLU Delhi’s focus since inception has been to look beyond normative legal studies pattern and frame new multi-disciplinary courses and encourage research in specialized areas that are still nascent,” said Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLU Delhi. “This focus only got stronger with the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, the thrust of which is to transform cross-disciplinary research in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This gets reflected in the work our research centers are constantly undertaking,” he added.
The new online programs are aimed at imparting an understanding of the use and limitations of forensics science in criminal law and the relevance of mental disability in the criminal justice system, respectively. They have been launched in collaboration with Eleos Justice at Monash Law School, Australia. All the courses touch on key modern themes of knowledge expertise and cyber legal guidelines, privateness and knowledge safety, rising expertise, platform governance, cybersecurity & data safety, mental property & expertise, and competitor’s regulation & expertise.
Maitreyi Misra, the founding member of Project 39A, said, “In the course of our work, we’ve realized the barriers that a lack of interdisciplinary learning was creating for students and practitioners of law. (Thus, the courses) have been designed with the purpose of getting the different fields to speak to each other, rather than at each other in the courtroom.”