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Mr. Mrinal Satish
Mr. Mrinal Satish - Joined NJA as Asst.Professor in 2007.Mrinal Satish graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) in 2001 with a B.A.,LL.B (Hons.) degree. He was awarded the Madhu Bhasin Noble Student Gold Medal for his contribution to legal aid activities, coupled with all round academic excellence. He has a LL.M. degree from the same University, for which he wrote a dissertation on the jurisdictional powers of International Criminal tribunals. He obtained another LL.M degree from Yale Law School, U.S.A in 2007. At Yale, his focus was on issues pertaining to sentencing. He was awarded the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship in law, for the year 2006-07.

Subsequent to his graduation from NLSIU, Mrinal worked in the litigation offices of M/s Amarchand Mangaldas. In March 2002, he was awarded the M.K.Gandhi National Law Teaching Fellowship by NLSIU and was appointed as Assistant Lecturer. He was appointed Lecturer in the same University in 2004. He taught courses on Criminal Law (Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure and International Criminal Law) at NLSIU till August 2006.

Mrinal has been involved in a number of research projects. He worked on reform in the law with respect to organ transplantation, a World Bank project on public health and worked on a project commissioned by the Government of Karnataka to draft a legislation on public health. He was part of a NLSIU team which assisted the Malimath Committee for Criminal Justice Reforms. Through the NLSIU Centre for the Study of Casteism, Communalism and the Law, Mrinal submitted a report to the Government of India on the implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act. He was also a consultant to the NLSIU Centre for Child and the Law and advised them on issues pertaining to the Juvenile Justice Act.

He has presented papers on the following:

  • The Role of the Judiciary in the War on Terror : Comparative analysis of India and the United States, Graduate Conference on Next Generation Legal Scholarship, Yale Law School, April 2007.
  • Role of Victims in the Indian Criminal Justice System, Symposium of Supporting Victims of Crime in the Asian Region, National University of Singapore, May 2006
  • International Criminal Jurisdiction, International Conference on International Criminal Law, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, December 2006" Victims of Crime and the Malimath Committee Report, Symposium on the Report of the Malimath Committee, Karnataka Police Academy, Mysore, May 2005.
His publications include the following:
  • The Role of the Victim in the Indian Criminal Justice System, in SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME IN ASIA, (Chan Wing Cheong ed., 2007)
  • Third Party Intervention in Criminal Litigation, (2005) 2 S.C.C. 72 (Journal) (co-authored)
  • Discretionary Powers of the President under the Constitution of India, 12 STUD.B.REV 49 (2000).
  • Hostile Witnesses, THE HINDU, September 2, 2003.
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