We Do Not Need National Court Of Appeal

In the first Lawyer versus Student debate featuring Mr. Salman Khurshid and Mr. Vasujith Ram.

JULY 11th, 2016

Representing the sides

Salman Khurshid, Senior Advocate and Former External Affairs and Law Minister
Salman Khurshid is a famous politician who has been active in the Indian political arena for almost three decades. He was the Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs. He is a celebrated author and a lawyer who has been a key member of Congress since the time Indira Gandhi was in power. He was the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce and the Union Minister of Law and justice before he finally ascended to his current position. Supreme court has appointed him as the amicus curiae in the case of V Vasanthakumar v. HC Bhatia and Ors which deals with the issue of establishment of National Court of Appeal in India.
Vasujith Ram, 5th Year student, B.A.LLB. (Hons.), WBNUJS
Vasujith Ram is a final year student at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, pursuing the B.A.LLB. (Hons.) degree. He serves as the student Chief Editor of the Journal of Indian Law and Society, a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal based at NUJS. He also serves as a permanent contributor to the Law and Other Things Blog. He researches on and is academically interested in ​public law as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as quantitative legal analysis, Behavioural Economics and Law and Economics. He has been a part of the NUJS team to review the Bengal Vagrancy Act and the Draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations.

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