The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in collaboration with the Harvard Law School (HLS), is offering a comparative copyright law course titled ‘CopyrightX: NLSIU’ in the upcoming trimester. This eight week hybrid course will start on March 6, 2023 and end by 30 April 2023. This is an affiliate course of the CopyrightX program, offered by Prof. William Fisher and Prof. Ruth Okediji at Harvard Law School, and will be open for candidates from across South Asia.
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About the course
The course will explore diverse legal aspects of copyright and its impact on different fields like art and entertainment, apart from introducing debates on reforming copyright law. What makes the course at NLSIU unique is its equal focus on both the US Copyright law and the Indian Copyright law, aimed also to provide the participants a comparative perspective. The course will also discuss copyright law in other jurisdictions, wherever relevant. The course outline can be accessed from this link.
The course will be employing a unique pedagogical approach of combining recorded online lectures of Prof. William Fisher (HLS) and Prof. Ruth Okediji (HLS) and live online lectures of Dr Arul George Scaria (NLSIU). This would be supplemented by discussions with copyright experts/ artists.
There will be three sessions (of two hours) per week. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory for the enrolled students to participate in the final examination. Students are required to watch all the recorded videos and are required to attend the live lectures as well. Submission of one assignment is also mandatory and the details regarding the same shall be announced at the beginning of the course.
The final examination will be administered primarily by the Harvard Law School. The students who meet all the course requirements and pass the final examination will receive a certificate from the Harvard Law School.
Candidates from any countries in South Asia, who are currently enrolled in or completed an undergraduate, postgraduate, or doctoral research programme are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applications from law practitioners and artists who are interested in learning about copyright law. However, as a course that demands extensive interactions, the enrolment will be limited and highly selective.
How to apply
Candidates interested in enrolling in the course should submit a formal request for enrolment through this link by February 17, 2023 (23:59 IST) along with the following documents:
2. Motivation letter (clearly indicating why and how this course would be helpful for your career)
3. Copy of the student ID (if the candidate is a student currently enrolled for any full-time academic course in any public university in South Asia)
The selection shall be primarily on the basis of the CV, academic and professional background of the candidate, and motivation letter. During the selection process diversity of backgrounds shall be given due consideration.
NLSIU and Harvard Law School have decided to offer a complete fee waiver for students currently enrolled in any public university in South Asia. For any other candidates, the fees for enrolment in this course shall be Rs. 50,000/-.
If you have any questions regarding this course, please write to Dr. Arul George Scaria ([email protected]).
NOTE: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and it will not be possible to respond to individual queries on application status.
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