Being a lawyer for the times we live in is no mean feat! Thanks to rapid and tectonic shifts happening in the world, lawyers have been forced to take on the mantle of swiftly updating their understanding of technological advances, and legal, regulatory and policy frameworks governing the same. Similarly, the landscape of disputes resolution is transitioning due to emerging disputes resolution strategies and fluid models of regulatory adjudication. As we move towards a more digital world, it becomes crucial to leverage technology in the practice of law as well. Be it corporates and law firms or government bodies and think tanks, in order to stay relevant and updated, everyone needs legal professionals to tackle these challenges head on.
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At this juncture, Daksha Fellowship comes as a breather for young and mid-career lawyers, public policy professionals and other graduates with a background in law. Daksha Fellowship is India’s first fellowship for lawyers; it is a unique one-year, residential program at the intersection of technology, law and business — with a novel curriculum developed by internationally renowned faculty, industry experts and practitioners.
Daksha Fellowship offers two specializations: Technology Law and Policy and Disputes and Regulatory Practice. These specializations have been crafted to train professionals for a rapidly growing technology sector, a highly regulated political economy, and a fast-changing dispute resolution landscape in India.
The Technology Law and Policy Pathway consists of pioneering courses on data protection, information technology and cybersecurity regulations, telecommunications law and other expertise areas required for the digital age. The Disputes and Regulatory Practice Pathway is the first of its kind in India, offering an insight into disputes and conflict from the lens of the regulatory state, in particular. Apart from foundational courses on remedies, procedure and evidence, corporate governance, and competition law, fellows can choose to specialize even further, opting for clusters on advanced disputes resolution, infrastructure and sustainability, and corporate and financial regulations.
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Daksha Fellowship also offers a focused internship program to channelize industry exposure and aid students with expert know-how. Apart from intensive boot camps and experiential labs, Daksha Fellowship also offers students skills to build toolkits for effective communication in the digital age. A top-notch curriculum combined with an innovative pedagogy makes the Daksha program and its Fellows stand out in today’s competitive world.