[Online] 6th Annual Summer School on Understanding Indian Consumer and Competition Law by School of Legal Studies, Cochin University: Register by June 18

The School of Legal Studies at Cochin University of Science and Technology upholds its commitment to organising impactful Summer Schools centred around topics of legal and social importance. Building on the success of the previous five editions of the Annual Summer School on Consumer and Competition Law since 2018, we are thrilled to unveil the Sixth Annual Summer School. This year’s theme is ‘Understanding Indian Consumer and Competition Law’, slated to take place from June 24th to June 28th, 2024.

About the School of Legal Studies

One of the oldest law schools in India, the School of Legal Studies was established in the year 1962 as a part of Kerala University, offering post-graduate courses and research in law. The Law School joined the folds of the University of Cochin, in the year 1971, which was later reorganized and renamed as Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1986 for the promotion of graduate, post-graduate studies and advanced research in various fields. Over the decades, since its inception, the Law School has blossomed into one of the top institutions engaged in teaching and research of law in India. The best testimony to the success of this experiment is the presence of SLS alumni as professors and academicians in top law schools in India and as advocates at the various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, apart from their active and successful positioning as Law Officers in reputed institutions like SEBI and nationalised banks.

The versatility and quality of the skills of SLS graduates are evident from having their graduates at the helm of the Indian judiciary as Justices of the Supreme Court, various High Courts in India and as judicial Officers in other Courts. SLS has also entered into yet another era of producing skilled and versatile graduates working with corporate houses, consulting firms, Public Sector Undertakings, other Government bodies, and NGOs. Among the unique and innovative initiatives the School has undertaken, the Summer School has its own standing as it deals with emerging areas that have practical relevance to persons from all walks of life. The School of Legal Studies is also one of the very few institutions in India where Competition Law and Consumer Law are taught as undergraduate law subjects and as specialized papers at the –post-graduate level.

About the Summer School

Only a very few percentages of the population of a country become professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Advocates etc. The same is the case with businessmen. But, without exception, in one way or another, all are consumers of various services or products. Ultimately every law that governs trade or business should have its primary concern over making quality products available to consumers and protecting them from all sorts of exploitation. Globalization and liberalization and the development of markets in India have brought stiff competition among the different market players and stakeholders. Unhealthy competition leads to the adoption of anti-competitive practices and thus to the exploitation of the consumers. One of the main objectives of the Competition Act of 2002 is to address this issue.

It aims to curb anti-competitive practices with a view to promoting effective competition in the market, which ultimately results in the maximization of consumer welfare. It ensures effective competition by preventing anticompetitive agreements, abusive practices and combinations having anti-competitive effects. Since Consumer Law and Competition Law is a sunrise subject that ensures more opportunities for law students, this one-week Summer School on Consumer and Competition Law will provide an opportunity to get a comprehensive and indepth understanding of these subjects and their practical applications. This Summer School is a flagship initiative of the School of Legal Studies that laid a milestone in the academic field of Consumer and Competition Law in India.

Mode of the Summer School

Online through Zoom Meeting. 

Who Can Apply? 

This summer school is open to all those who are interested in the subject of consumer and competition law. 

Attendance and Final Evaluation

Classes will be held for 5 days from 09:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants are required to attend ALL classes. An online examination (MCQ) shall also be conducted at the end of the course.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are required to fill up the Google Form on or before June 18, 2024 For Registration, kindly fill out the Google form here: https://forms.gle/paMAkQEvqjBuehQY7

Registration Fee

For all participants Rs. 590/- (Including GST)

Mode of Payment

The payment of the registration fee should be made to: Name of Payee: The Director, School of Legal Studies Bank: State Bank of India; Branch: Cochin University Campus Branch Account Number: 57014606912; IFS Code: SBIN0070235 

For Queries


Dr. Aneesh V. Pillai
Mob: 8606558242
[email protected]

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