NLU Delhi launches online courses in forensics, mental health, technology law and policy

NLU Delhi Research Centers – Project39A, Center for Communication Governance has launched online courses.

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NEW DELHI: The National Law University (NLU) Delhi’s research centers, Project39A and the Center for Communication Governance (CCG), have launched online courses in forensics, mental health and technology law and policy.

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NLU Delhi’s Project39A has launched two new online courses on forensics and mental health in collaboration with Eleos Justice of Monash Law School, Australia. The courses – Decoding Forensic Science for Legal Professionals and Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice aim to provide an understanding of the use and limits of forensic science in criminal law and the relevance of mental disability in the system of criminal justice, respectively.

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Maitreyi Misra, founding member of Project 39A, said: “During our work, we realized the barriers that a lack of interdisciplinary learning created for students and practitioners of law. So the courses were designed with the goal of getting the different fields talking to each other, rather than talking to each other in the courtroom. We have forensic pathologists and psychiatrists who talk to lawyers and the law, which enhances the learning experience, but also has real implications in terms of application to legal practice.

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Additionally, CCG launched the first edition of the Technology Law and Policy Certificate Course. The course addresses the major contemporary topics of information technology and cyber laws, privacy and data protection, emerging technologies, platform governance, cybersecurity and information security , Intellectual Property and Technology, and Competition Law and Technology.

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Daniel Mathew, Director of GCC, said: “The course is designed to help students learn the legal, public policy and socio-political contours of cyberspace, as well as technology law and policy and their implications for our society. Our goal is to build the capacity of young professionals, students and ecosystem actors around issues of technology law and policy. »

“Since its inception, NLU Delhi’s goal has been to look beyond prescriptive models of legal studies, to mentor new multidisciplinary courses and to encourage research in still nascent specialized fields,” said the Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor of NLU Delhi.

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Karen O. Fielding