Former Supreme Court Judge, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ravindra Bhatt, takes on a new role as a Distinguished Professor at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat.

Sonipat, 26th October — Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, has made a significant stride in the realm of legal education with the appointment of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhatt as a Distinguished Professor and Faculty member. The distinguished former Judge of the Supreme Court of India brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the academic arena, promising numerous invaluable advantages for students and the institution as a whole.

Prof Archana Mishra, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, expressed her enthusiasm for Justice Bhatt's appointment and outlined plans to establish research centers and collaborations with industry and law firms to position NLU Sonipat as a world-class institution.

As per UGC Guidelines, the title of Distinguished Professor is awarded to eminent individuals in their respective fields and is not a permanent position.

A Legal Luminary Joins the Academic Realm

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhatt, whose illustrious career in the judiciary has earned him a stellar reputation, now steps into the academic sphere to nurture the next generation of legal minds. His extensive tenure as a judge equips him with an unparalleled understanding of the legal system, its nuances, and the practical applications of law.

Benefits for Aspiring Legal Minds

The appointment of Justice Bhatt as a Distinguished Professor and Faculty member offers a host of advantages for students at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat:

  1. Expert Guidance: Justice Bhat's presence provides students with the unique opportunity to learn from a seasoned legal expert, enhancing their comprehension of legal concepts and nurturing practical insights crucial for their future endeavours.
  2. Real-World Insights: Leveraging his extensive experience, Justice Bhat can impart real-world case studies, bridging the gap between theory and application, fundamental in shaping well-rounded legal professionals.
  3. Mentorship: Students have the privilege to receive mentorship from an eminent judge, benefiting from invaluable advice and direction as they navigate their legal careers, an indispensable asset as they embark on their professional journeys.
  4. Networking Opportunities: Justice Bhat's presence creates invaluable networking avenues within the legal community for students. These connections could potentially open doors to internships, clerkships, and future employment opportunities, fostering their growth and success.
  5. Enhanced Reputation: An association with a Distinguished Jurist like Justice Bhat significantly enhances the institution's reputation, attracting students and faculty from across the nation and reinforcing its position as a premier legal education provider.

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhatt's Illustrious Career

Born on October 21st, 1958, Justice Bhatt's journey embodies dedication, education, and an unwavering commitment to the principles of law. His academic foundation in English literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi, enriched his linguistic prowess and laid the groundwork for his profound understanding of legal nuances. Graduating with an LL.B. degree from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 1982 marked the inception of his remarkable legal odyssey.

Within the courtroom, Justice Bhatt's advocacy focused on pivotal areas such as Public Law, Employment, Education, and Constitutional Disputes. His eloquence and legal acumen shone brightly as he navigated intricate legal issues, championing the rights and justice of his clients. Justice Bhatt's ascent in the legal arena was rapid, solidifying his reputation as a formidable force in the legal community.

His judicial career reached its zenith with appointments as an Additional Judge in the Delhi High Court in 2004 and later as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court in 2019. Finally, on September 23rd, 2019, he assumed his place as a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India, authoring 122 judgments and participating in 433 Benches, significantly shaping India's legal landscape.

Notable Judgments that Shaped the Legal Landscape

Justice Bhatt's commitment to upholding constitutional limits and prioritizing public interest is evident in his notable judgments. These include the striking down of the Maharashtra Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018, his groundbreaking decision in Roche v Cipla, and highlighting the urgency of expedient trials in Mohd. Muslim v. State (NCT of Delhi).

A Transformational Addition to NLU Sonipat

Prof. Dr. Ashutosh, Dean of Academic Affairs and Head of Department confirmed this news, emphasizing that Justice Bhatt's profound insights and wisdom, honed through years of handling intricate legal cases, would undeniably enrich the academic environment at the esteemed institution.

The appointment of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhatt as a Distinguished Professor and Faculty member signifies a pivotal moment for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, as it continues to shape the legal leaders of tomorrow and elevate its reputation in the world of legal education.

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