The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature
ABOUT THE CENTER
Despite their significant position in the socio-economic fabric of the country the agriculture and other allied sectors receive hardly any attention from the legal academia. The Centre for Law and Agriculture (CLA), established at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in the year 2011, is an attempt to respond to the need for legal scholarship in the areas of agriculture, food, fisheries and animal husbandry. With its commitment to interdisciplinary study and bridge-building between legal academia and the domains of agriculture, food, fisheries and animal husbandry, the Centre aspires to be an incubator for new approaches to how law can best address the complex and cross-cutting issues in these areas. The Centre also addresses a critical need for systematic development of legal techniques and legal structures to address the legal, economic, social and ethical challenges presented by issues at the intersection of law and agriculture, fisheries, food, animal husbandry and other allied disciplines.
The Centre proposes to
• Initiate studies and research projects on themes relevant to its focus areas.
• Organise seminars, colloquia, workshops and training programmes with the involvement of the members of the executive, legislature and judiciary, the practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders of the agriculture, food, fisheries and animal husbandry sectors for greater interface, exposure and capacity building.
• Provide valuable inputs for policy formulation as well as provide relevant data and information which may assist policy makers to take informed decisions..
• Audit the impact and efficacy of laws relevant to the thrust areas of the Centre, monitor the implementation of the said laws and suggest measures for improvement.
Mr. Jacob Joseph, Assistant Professor, NUALS is the Honorary Director of the Centre.
The Centre for Law and Agriculture (CLA) has published a Book titled "Select Legal and Policy Instruments on Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management". The Book has been authored by Mr. Jacob Joseph who is the Honorary Director of the Centre. Individuals interested in having a copy of the Book may e-mail to email@example.com
A Report on the activities of the Centre from April 2012 to March 2013 ( Click here for Download )
RESTOSPECT 2011 - 2012: An Overview of the Activities of the Centre from April 2011 to March 2012 ( Click here for Download )
Address for correspondence
The Honorary Director
Centre for Law and Agriculture (CLA)
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)
Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, H.M.T. Colony P.O
Kalamassery, Pin – 683 503
Kerala State, India.
Tel: 0484-2555990 (Landline - Office);
+91 9847970233 (Mobile No. - Honorary Director)
Fax: 0484 – 2555992