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IDIA organizes its Annual Conference on Law & Storytelling in Delhi

“The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.” So said the poet and political activist Muriel Rukeyser.  Indeed, stories lie at the very core of our existence! They give meaning to our lives, enrich our cultures and help us make sense of a world that is both complex and uncertain. Stories play a particularly important […]

Inauguration of NLUO – IDIA Accessibility Lab: IDIA Odisha

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by India on October 1, 2007. Under the Convention, the states are obligated to create an enabling, inclusive and accessible environment for all persons with disabilities in order for them to develop their capabilities, be self-reliant, and to lead a life of dignity. […]

IDIA Football League 2018 – A Weekend to Celebrate Diversity through Sport

IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access) Charitable Trust organised the 5th edition of its annual fundraising tournament- the IDIA Football League- in Mumbai on October 6th & 7th 2018. As with the previous editions, the IFL 2018 was powered by sponsor & partner, Vahura. This year also saw on board various other sponsors for the event […]

IFL is Back, and it’s Bigger and Better!

“Out of the Courtroom and Onto the Field From Suits and Boots to Jerseys and Cleats”     IDIA Football League (IFL) is back!! This year marks the fifth-year anniversary of this unique event. An event that promotes diversity in legal education.  IFL is IDIA’s annual fundraising football tournament in Mumbai that brings together legal professionals to compete on the […]

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XVI with Isaac Lidsky

Source: Bigspeak This IDAP interview features Isaac Lidsky, a former clerk for US Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is also the founder of various startups and nonprofits, a graduate of Harvard (cum laude), and New York Times best-selling author of his book ‘Eyes Wide Open’. In this interview, Isaac shares […]

Lessons from the Legal Rebel: Lainey Feingold on Structured Negotiation

  Lainey Feingold In a world where ‘honest lawyer’ is considered an oxymoron, (mis)characterizations of those in the legal profession as deceptive, aggressive, and combative are, unfortunately, common. In part, this can be understood within the context of the increasingly adversarial and zero-sum nature of litigation, which inherently posits two opposing sides. Leading disability rights […]

Guest Lecture on Ambedkar Jayanti, 2018 – ‘Will the Dalits Survive?’

At the outset, let me introduce myself. My name is Trilok Chand and I am proud to be an IDIA scholar. Recently, we organized a lecture on “Will the Dalit Survive?” to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti 2018 at National Law University, Odisha (“NLUO”). The lecture was delivered by Dr. P.G. Jogdand, a renowned sociologist, and retired […]

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XV with Judge Ronald M. Gould

  This IDAP interview features Judge Ronald M. Gould, who has served at the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with distinction since his appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Judge Gould, an alumnus of the University of Michigan Law School, was diagnosed with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis in 1990. While […]

IDAP Interview Series: Interview XIV with Tomer Rosner

Our next interview in this series features, Tomer Rosner, an Israeli civil servant. He developed an optic nerve condition at the age of 13 which eventually led to complete blindness. As a legal advisor to the Parliament of Israel, Tomer’s position is one of great importance and responsibility. He directly advises three parliamentary committees including […]