April 16, 2021

CMR University’s International Conference: Register by April 5

CMR University

CMR University School of Legal Studies is organizing the International Conference on Emerging Trends in International Trade Law. The Conference shall be held on 9th and 10th April 2021.

About the School of Legal Studies, CMR University

The School of Legal Studies, CMR University, has been dedicated to the cause of promoting legal education and research and facilitating young individuals into the legal profession since 2003. The School of Legal Studies seeks to emphasize the integration of enterprising initiatives and creative programs in the curricular activity and to advance this mission, instilling research and analytical skills among the students has grown to be a remarkable aspiration of this institution.

The university offers a five-year integrated B.A. LLB (Hons.) degree program, B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree program, B.Com. LL.B (Hons.) degree program and the three-year LL.B degree program. CMR University also offers an LL.M program with a specialization in commercial law and constitutional law in addition to a number of online courses specifically curated for law students and academicians.

About the Event

One of the major contributions of globalization has been the emergence of international trade. Ever since industrialization, large scale production of goods led to the expansion of markets for the purpose of selling the surplus. Today, international trade is not just limited to buying and selling of goods but also services. Additionally, it caters not only to the issues faced by large corporations engaged in international trade but also encourages the MSMEs to engage in trade at an international level.

Furthermore, radical political shifts taking place in most of the countries around the world in favour of nationalism, there is growing discontent with globalization and rejection of interdependency with regards to international trade. This has been especially highlighted during the subsisting COVID-19 pandemic wherein the usual trends of international trade as we know it went for a toss and increased protectionist policies were pursued by most countries.

The International Conference Emerging Trends in International Trade Law intends to provide an avenue for students, research scholars, academicians, advocates and professionals alike, to delve into the intricacies of the various contemporary issues arising in International Trade Law. This event is unique with the participation of scholars of high esteem in the field of International Trade Law.

Mode: Online

Platform: Zoom

Certificates/Awards: E-certificates to all participants


  • Inaugural Session – 9th April, 2021 (5:30 pm – 6:30)
  • Plenary Sessions – 10th April, 2021 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
    • Plenary Session I : 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Plenary Session II : 11:30 am – 01:00 pm
    • Plenary Session III : 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
    • Plenary Session IV : 03:30 pm – 05:00 pm


  • The registration fee is Rs. 500/-
  • For details regarding registration, click here.
  • The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm on 5th April 2021.

About the Speakers

  • Prof. Raj Bhala: Prof. Raj Bhala is a Brenneisen Distinguished Professor, The University of Kansas, School of Law. Prof. Bhala is author of one of the world’s leading textbooks in international trade law, International Trade Law: A Comprehensive Textbook (5th edition, 2019), which has been used at over 100 law schools globally, and the first treatise on GATT in nearly 50 years, Modern GATT Law (2nd edition, 2013).
  • Prof. (Dr.) Peter L.H. Van den Bossche: Peter Van den Bossche is Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute (WTI) and Professor of International Economic Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland. From 2009 to 2019, he was a Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and served as chairman of the Appellate Body in 2015.
  • Prof. David Gantz: Prof. Gantz is the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Arizona. Prof. Gantz teaches writes and lectures in the areas of international trade and investment law, regional trade agreements and international business transactions. He served earlier in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and practised law in Washington, D.C.
  • Prof (Dr.) Rafael Leal-Arcas: Rafael Leal-Arcas is Professor of European and International Economic Law, a Jean Monnet Chair holder (awarded by the European Commission), Program Director of the LLM in International Economic Law, and former Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London.
  • Prof. Bashar H. Malkawi: Bashar H. Malkawi is a Global Professor of Practice in Law at the University of Arizona, where he currently teaches international commercial transactions, intellectual property, and international trade law. He frequently consults for a wide array of international organizations, governments, and international law firms.
  • Prof. Dr. Sandeepa Bhat. B: Prof. (Dr.) Sandeepa Bhat is working as a Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Aviation and Space Laws at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has the experience of researching on five Major Research Projects sponsored by the World Bank, ISRO, the WB Judicial Academy, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Prof. Dr. V. G. Hegde: Prof. Hegde is currently Professor of International Law and Chairperson at the Centre for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Hegde previously held senior positions at the Asian African Legal Consultative Committee, Legal and Treaties Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • Prof. (Dr.) James J. Nedumpara: James J. Nedumpara is Professor and Head of the Centre of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has appeared in various WTO dispute proceedings as part of the Indian delegation.
  • Mr. Deepak Raju: Deepak Raju focuses on international trade disputes, investment arbitration and public international law. He counsels sovereign States and corporations on State State disputes, investor-state disputes and other disputes where one or more sovereigns are involved. He also worked as an intern at the Appellate Body of the WTO, providing the Appellate Body with research assistance on various aspects of WTO law.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Prabhash Ranjan: Dr. Prabhash Ranjan is a Senior Assistant Professor of law at South Asian University. He holds a PhD in law from King’s College London and has been a Chevening scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. Dr. Ranjan teaches and publishes in the area of international investment law and world trade law. He is the author of the book “India and Bilateral Investment Treaties: Refusal, Acceptance, Backlash” published by Oxford University Press.


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