National Law University Delhi (NLUD), in collaboration with Harvard Law School (HLS), will offer a comparative copyright law course titled CopyrightX: NLUD in the upcoming semester. The twelve-week hybrid course will start on 1 st February 2022 and end by 30th April 2022. The course 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 Asian countries.
About the Course
The course will explore diverse legal aspects of copyright, its impact on fields like arts and entertainment, and debates around reforming the existing copyright law. The course will provide a comparative perspective by focusing equally on both the US Copyright law and the Indian Copyright law while also discussing its application in other jurisdictions. Interactive discussions with artists and other copyright experts will form an integral part of the programme.
The course outline can be accessed from this link.
The course will employ a unique pedagogical approach of combining recorded online lectures of Prof. William Fisher (HLS) and Prof. Ruth Okediji (HLS) with live online lectures by Dr. Arul George Scaria, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Executive Director at Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition, NLUD.
Candidates from any country in South Asia, who are currently enrolled in or have 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.
Attendance, Examination, and Certificate:
There will be two sessions (of two hours) per week. The sessions will be held from 17:00-19:00 IST every Tuesday and Thursday between 1st February 2022 and 30th April 2022. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory for enrolled students to participate in the final examination. Students are required to watch all the recorded videos and attend the live lectures as well.
The final examination will be administered primarily by Harvard Law School. The students who meet all the course requirements (which will be announced at the beginning of the course) and pass the final examination will receive a certificate from Harvard Law School.
Candidates interested in enrolling in the course may apply by filling the application form available at the following link – https://forms.gle/QukRuQsFd64AibmLA.
The deadline for submission of the application is 5th January 2022 (23:59 IST).
As part of the application, students are required to submit (through the same link) the following
- Motivation letter (clearly indicating why and how this course would be of help to your
- Copy of the student ID (if the candidate is currently enrolled in any full-time academic
course at any public university in South Asia)
The selection shall be primarily on the basis of the candidate’s CV, academic and professional background, and motivation letter. During the selection process, diversity of backgrounds shall be given due consideration.
The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 15th January 2022.
NLU Delhi and Harvard Law School have committed to offering a complete fee waiver for students currently enrolled in any public university in South Asia. For any other candidate, the fee for enrolment in this course shall be Rs. 50,000/-
If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Dr. Arul George Scaria at arul.scaria[at]nludelhi.ac.in.
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