The Digital Age has ushered in rapid and tectonic changes in our day-to-day lives. With technology gradually taking over, it has become that much more crucial for lawyers and public policy professionals to understand the nuances of disruptive technology and its impact. Similarly, the disputes resolution landscape has undergone major transitions on account of alternate and advanced dispute resolution strategies, new kinds of remedies in the digital age, and fluid models of regulatory adjudication., the disputes resolution landscape has undergone
To help lawyers navigate these changes authoritatively, Daksha Fellowship, India’s first law, policy and business fellowship program for young and mid-career lawyers and public policy professionals, offers two specializations.
Daksha Fellowship is a one-year program with a contemporary curriculum formulated by internationally renowned faculty in collaboration with leading legal practitioners and industry experts. The Fellowship curriculum facilitates fellows to go beyond policy and legal frameworks, to understanding technology, business practices and communication in the digital age.
The first pathway offered is ‘Technology Law and Policy’ which consists of pioneering courses on data protection, information technology and cybersecurity regulations, telecommunications law and other expertise areas required for the digital age. It equips fellows to grapple with the vocabulary of emerging tech such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptocurrencies, synthetic datasets and automated content moderation, the impact that each of these and others have on law and policymaking and the role of a lawyer in these settings.
The legal services sector has witnessed significant changes on account of the evolving nature of disputes resolution, coupled with the rise of the regulatory state. The second pathway aids in tackling this issue. The ‘Disputes and Regulatory Practice’ pathway will provide a practical understanding of disputes resolution in private settings as well as the regulatory context. The pathway will look at the complementarity of the private dispute resolution processes with the formal dispute resolution institutions and processes.
Apart from foundational courses on remedies, procedure and evidence, corporate governance, and the theory and practice of regulation, fellows can choose to specialize even further, opting for clusters on advanced disputes resolution, infrastructure and sustainability, and corporate and financial regulations.
The innovative pedagogy of Daksha Fellowship includes internships, labs and boot camps, and has been conceptualized to build readiness for the world of work.
Round 2 applications close on March 30th. Click here to apply now!