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Pune/Mangalore: Symbiosis Director Dr Shashikala Gurpur Wins Legal Education Award


Pune/Mangalore: Symbiosis Director Dr Shashikala Gurpur Wins Legal Education Award

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Mangalore/Pune, Sep 2: Dr Shashikala Gurpur, director of Symbiosis Law School, Pune has been chosen for the prestigious Legal Education Award - 2011 instituted by the Society of Indian Law Firms and the Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training to reward entrepreneurship and creativity among younger generation law teachers.

A Mangalorean, Dr Gurpur is also a member of the Law Commission of India.

The awardees were selected by a jury headed by Justice J S Verma, former Chief Justice of India. Union minister for law and justice Salman Khurshid will confer the Awards in New Delhi on September 10.

The citation of the prestigious award recognizes that Dr Shashikala Gurpur is one of those law teachers who, at a relatively young age, got into a leadership position and used the opportunity to experiment, innovate and re-structure legal education to the advantage of generations of students under her stewardship.  

Within a span of less than five years, Dr Gurpur took several initiatives to implement an agenda of reform at Symbiosis Law School, Pune where she is now the Director and Dean of the Faculty of Law. This includes - continuing revision of the curriculum providing a rich menu for inter-disciplinary studies to the students, centre-staging clinical legal education, introducing academic audit system with a view to improving performance and assuring quality, setting up Community Legal Resource Network for constant engagement with the local communities and embarking on individualized faculty improvement schemes have been some of the strategies employed by her towards academic excellence.  Her initiatives also include trans-border development of legal resources and scholarship that led to the establishment of the first European Union legal Study Centre.

Even while the legal profession continues to be male-dominated, Dr Gurpur carved out for herself a place of distinction in legal circles demonstrating that women can do equally or even better in educational planning and administration as well as legal services delivery and legal research.  Her appointment to the Law Commission of India is indicative of her growing clout in law reform and legal policy development.

Born in Mangalore on December 11, 1964, Dr Gurpur is the eldest among three siblings. She did her BSc from Mangalore University in 1985, followed by LLB from the same University in 1988. In 1990 she passed her LLM in International Law from Mysore University with a first rank and two gold medals and went on to win the state youth award in 1992. The same year she was admitted as an advocate to Karnataka State bar Council. In 2002 she become the first woman from Mysore University to complete her PhD in International Law.

She was the AHRB Visiting Fellow, Edinburgh Law School (2004) and served as faculty member at University College in Ireland, besides teaching law at National Law School in Bangalore, SDM Law College in Mangalore, and Manipal Institute of Communication, MAHE, Manipal. She also has experience in working in an MNC in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 2004 to 2007.

Dr Gurpur is a part-time member of the 19th Law Commission of India, government of India, advisor to School of Law, IGNOU and also consultant to National Commission for Women.

She has 14 articles/research papers and five book chapters published to her credit. She has attended and presented papers in several International and National Conferences like IALS conferences, Asian Deans’ Round Table Conference in Singapore, Erasmus Mundus & ELPIS I Conference in Hannover, Germany, National Consultation of the Ministry of Law & Justice, government of India, National Seminar at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal and various UGC sponsored National seminars.
 

About Society of Indian Law Firms

Society of Indian Law Firms have instituted several awards recognizing the services of distinguished law teachers in the SAARC region who have contributed significantly to the development of legal education and the legal profession in South Asia.  The Awards were instituted in 2009 in the name of Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon who has completed 50 years of law teaching with distinction.  Every year on the eve of Teachers’ Day (September 5) the Awards are conferred at a specially organized function by the dignitary. A national symposium is also held on the occasion on a theme of contemporary relevance to legal education in the SAARC region.  The Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT), is a co-sponsor of the events.

Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) established in the year 2000 with the aim of protecting, safeguarding and promoting the interests of law firms in India is the apex body of law firms in India ensuring the representation of Law firms in an organized and streamlined manner.


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  • Jyothi Padmanabh, Mudushedde

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Congratulations. Feel proud of you. I am Jyothi who used to attend competitions with you in college days
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  • shashikala gurpur, Pune

    Sun, Mar 11 2012

    Thanks Divya, one of the best student researchers I have ever had, hope you are well

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  • Divya Unnikrishnan, Pune

    Fri, Dec 2 2011

    I caught this news at random- as a former student (MIC-Class of 2000), I am so proud, honored and privileged to have been taught by someone as compassionate and true-to-your values person as you. Dr Gurpur -you are as inspiring now as you were then, and truly, I have learned a lot from you- tiny things that has lasted- and I must say, you make me proud to spell my name W-O-M-A-N. Best wishes, congratulations and keep going.

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  • shashikala gurpur, Pune

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Dear Friends and well-wishers,
    Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate the time taken by you to comment. It is fulfilling to see how I am not forgotten by my old classmates, childhood friends and contacts, organisations that I had connection with. I hope some day, we will meet again. I cherish your support.

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  • MOHAN PRABHU , GURPUR/BANGALORE

    Wed, Sep 14 2011

    Heartiest congratulation to DR Shashikala Gurpur.We are proud of you as you are born and brought up in small village gurpur. Wishyou all the best

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  • Sr. Assumpta BS, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 14 2011

    Congratulations Sashi!
    Bethany sisters are proud of you! You have always collaborated with Bethany's venture for the cause of justice and peace!
    We are glad that this award comes to you in recognition of your creative dynamism which is typical of you - The Pride of our nation!

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  • GD Agrawal, Kolkata

    Tue, Sep 13 2011

    From the very first day of my interaction with you, I could realise that you are born great.All appreciation goes to your respected parents who made you what you are today.My sincere greetings to you, Madam.You have set many more milestones and I am sure you would achieve all those soon.I am proud that my son is under your guidance.With respectful regards.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Sun, Sep 11 2011

    Congratulations to Dr Shashikala Gurpur.

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  • Sheela , Abudhabi

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Dear Dr.Sashikala, congratulations and wishing you for many many awards to come

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  • Dr Charlotte Skeet, United Kingdom

    Thu, Sep 8 2011

    Dear Shashikala, This is wonderful news! A very well-deserved award. Congratulations from all of us at the University of Sussex Law School. Best Wishes Charlotte

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  • Vivekananda Paniyala, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 7 2011

    Congrats Madam. You had taught me international law in SDM Law College.More than that you have been a source of inspiration to all of us even outside the campus. Madam, we are proud of you.

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  • Ashok Shetty & Team, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 7 2011

    Dear Shashikala,
    Warm greetings from Samagra Grameena Ashram,
    Congratulation for the awarding of prestigious Legal Education Award 2011 by the Government of India. We are always remembering you in the SGA team because you have supported our work and our team by educating, sensitizing and training every aspect of development work especially the legal perceptions. Our team theorotised your spirit and vision on gender and women's rights, HR and organisational. development. Now our work extended to Kodagu and Mysore Districts with the native tribes Jenukurubas, Bettakurubas and Yeravas. Your remembrance is always true spirit for us.
    You have showed your will, strength and carriage to convict your self to the marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society and it is the special case in the Bunts community i.e a true confidence, guidance and encouragement just like us. Once again thank you very much for your positioning in the world.

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  • Varaprasad Shetty, Abudhabi

    Wed, Sep 7 2011

    Heartiest Congratulations dear Shashi,
    You are a star of bunt community.
    I am happy and proud of you and wishing you all the best in your future endeavors’

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  • G. Bhandary, Kaikamba/Matti - Muscat

    Tue, Sep 6 2011

    Dear Shashikala Heartiest Congratulations!!!
    May god bless you with many more awards, we are proud of you. I remeber your simplicity since your college days. We were travelling to Mangalore city daily. Wishing you good luck in your future endeavours.

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  • shashikala gurpur, Pune

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    Dear friends, former students, well-wishers,
    I am deeply indebted to your words of joy, support and encouragement. I value these as hand-posts for the left over parts of my life's trajectory
    Sincere thanks, may we continue the bonding that the Daiji World has rejuvenated beyond time and space

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  • shashikala gurpur, Pune

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    Dear friends, former students, well-wishers,
    I am deeply indebted to your words of joy, support and encouragement. I value these as hand-posts for the left over parts of my life's trajectory
    Sincere thanks, may we continue the bonding that the Daiji World has rejuvenated beyond time and space

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  • Jasreen Singh, Vientiane

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    hey nisthulla!!!!! congratulations:) i want u to capture those moments when maam get the award....please send me all the pics. take care love u and miss u

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  • Jasreen Singh, Vientiane

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    Dear Maa'm
    I would like to sincerely congratulate you on your success.You are a very special person who deserves all the happiness in the world.we are proud of you, wish you all the best in your future endeavor.

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  • Shekhar K Shetty, Muniyal/Thane

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    "Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Shahsikala. We are proud of you.Good luck and all best.

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  • Sujyothi Karkada, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    Dear Shashikala Mam,
    Congratulations on achieving such a prestigious award. We are proud of you.

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  • KAUP RAJESH SHETTY/ADVOCATE, KAUP/BANGALORE HIGH COURT

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    its my heart felt gratitude to you dear Shashikala Shetty, as i know you only by your speech in vishwa tulu sammelana. i was very much impressed from your speech and thought which you delivered to all..and given msg of how to build our base strong by giving an example of Golida mara..i still remember your each word you delivered..such a marvelous thought and ideology can build the better society...once again hats off dear SHASHIKALA Shetre...eregu yenkala kaup youth bunts sangh da paravaadu udal dinji solme sandava.....

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  • Priyanka Dsouza, shankerpura/Banglore

    Mon, Sep 5 2011

    Dear Ma'am,
    Congratulations ! Wishing you good luck to win many more awards..

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  • Dr Renate Kock, Germany

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    I am glad to be in touch with Shashikala and beeing her friend. We meeet for the first time in december 2002 in Mangakore. Love Renate

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  • Srinivas Achar, Udupi/ Dubai

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Dear Dr Shashikala
    I was happy to see the prestigious legal education award 2011 being awarded to you.I have known you as a professional and person of integrity with great passion for your field.While congratulating you, i know your tireless efforts will only propel you higher.
    Srinivas Achar

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  • Abdul rahim , addoor manglore

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Congrats mrs shashiakka i m very happy to seen this news i wish u all the very best of your brigy fetur thank u

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  • Prabhakar Shetty, Bunts Sangha Pune

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    We, on behalf of Pune Bunts Community, congratulate you for winning The Legal Education Award. You truly deserve the recognition for your hard work and abilities. All the best for your future endeavor.

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  • Vidya Shetty, mumbai

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Heartiest Congratulations dear Dr. Shashikala!

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  • P.A.HameedPadubidri, Advocate/Journalist, Padubidri-Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Dear Madam,

    Please accept my heartfelt Congratualtions from your Law Student-1995 on this glittering occasion.

    Really i felt glad to see you in Daijiworld after many years, that too you being conferred with the prestigious "Legal Education Award" and decorated with several highflying positions at present. Indeed I had expected that you would take yourself off a high reach and touch this great pinnacle one day. I think and am proud that day has already come in today.

    I still remember your advice and guidance for curricular and extra-curricular activities including your assertive teaching on the subject-"Legal Jurisprudence" in SDM Law College. And i never forgot your treasure of talents and skills that flowered in many ways including several programs/events we did in the College.

    I hope and wish that still more awards and recognitions are awaiting your way to be ornamented and dazzled.

    With Best of luck

    Respectfully Yours,

    Adv.P.A.HameedPadubidri
    Advocate/Journalist
    Riyadh-KSA

    You can reach me at my E-Mail: arabia@aecl.com

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Padebettu/Udipi

    Sun, Sep 4 2011

    Dear Dr.Shakuntala
    Congratulations to Dr.Shashikala Shetty for achieving "The Legal Education Award-2011".You may be from Bunts community as most of the commentators stated I respect you in the first place because being you are from Mangalore in particular and Karnataka(Kannadthi) in general.Besides I too was working with NMC almost a year ago now.Hearty congratulations for your achievement and wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.May God bless you.

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  • Navanitha B Shetty, Pune

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    You've had sucess with flying colours ....We the Bunts in Pune are so very proud of you.

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  • shashikala gurpur, pune

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Thank you Habib,Jessi and all respondents- for your kind and generous words. This is a national as well as SAARC region recognition - for the information of my admirable friend Devika Shetty and others.Legal system requires all of us to come together to change it, to voice our views, to elect right candidates, to follow up public debates and of course, to encourage dispute-free society and to explore alternative ways of resolving conflicts.
    Most of all, stick to your conviction and never encourage or participate in short-cuts and dubious corrupt ways. One might lose in short term but in long term, one will surely gain peace with clear conscience

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  • krishna , Kadri/Mysore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    congragulations. with your accumen and gold help try to find some way to change the systeam of law dispersal in this contntry, so one will find justice in once own life time. I think you can make alot of differance . Best wishes.

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  • Mohammed Gulshan, Addoor

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Dear Dr Shashikala,
    So proud on your hight of achievement. A heartily congratulations.Wish you a very best of luck for your upcoming bright future.

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  • Vivek Pinto, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Congratulations Ma'am on your wonderful achievement. I am indeed one of those privileged to have been your student. Wish you all the best in future endeavours.

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  • jessie martis/fernandes , kadri

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Dear Shashikala
    Congratulations for attaining such a great height at such a young age!I always remember your multifaceted personality from college days.You used to come to meet your friend Vidya.We met once in 'Shanthidham' where you were one of the resource persons.I always feel happy when I read of your success stories on paper and am glad that I can convey the same to You thanks to Daijiworld.

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  • Fredrick Lobo, Managlore / Dubai

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Congratulations Dr. Shashikala for achieving the Legal Education Award 2011. You deserve it by all means. I remember you even to-day the simple & humble lady, always to extend helping hand but smart & intelligent classmate of mine final year 1988 batch LL.B from SDM Law college Managlore. I really feel proud of you. Wish you all best in your future endeavours and must get National award soon.

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  • Navaneeth Shetty kadri, Kadri kambala

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Namma thuluvedi shashikalana sadhane thoodu Kushi aaand.

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  • Navaneeth Shetty kadri, Kadri kambala

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Namma thuluvedi shashikalana sadhane thoodu Kushi aaand.

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  • Dr. Maria Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Congrtulations dear Shashikala. Proud to know the heights you have reached from a simple, humble and hard working girl. You are an example for present day girls that with sincere hard work anyone can achieve what u want to be. Wish u all the best in your future endeavor.

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  • Dr. Janet Vucinich, Belize

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    You have always been a bright shining star with deep commitment to justice, your students, and your country. So proud of you.

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  • M.S.HABEEB ADDUR, MANGALORE

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Dr Shashikala congratulation.we are so Proud of you!!!
    good luck and wish you all the success for your future.

    M.S.HABEEB & BROTHERS ADDUR
    GURPUR

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  • shashikala gurpur, Pune

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Sincere thanks to all of you friends,Celine, Dr Jacintha, Hilda for your valuable support in my formative days, other well-wishers for sincere feedback. Great to celebrate the remembrance despite the passage of time. I recall our connections, very fondly.
    Hope to connect again in future .

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  • Mukulita Vijayawargiya, New Delhi

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Delighted to know that you have been selected for prestigious SILF's and MILAT award.

    My heartiest congratulations and best wishes.

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  • Nisthula Murphy, Pune

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    hey, this is my mom on here :)
    i'm really proud of her, from the village of gurpur to thailand to get her award. as proud as any son would be.

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  • dr ashok shetty, manglore/ mumbai

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    congrats madam you have made us a proud community. May you go to greater heights.

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  • pandurang nayak, mangalore/saudi arabia

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    congats, Dr.Shashikala, after this award,would request you to enter in to anna's crusade..where your knowledge and experience may come handy in initiating more stringent anti corruption law for the benifit of comman man...like another mangalorean..Santhosh Hegde..

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  • Devika Shetty, Mangalore/pune

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Congrats shashikala, You R born with beauty & brains, you deserve more than this , we expect a national level award for u. star of mlore! good luck! devika shetty

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  • Kiran Vasant, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 3 2011

    Your achievements fill our hearts with pride. Pray for more success to you.

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  • Sarvotham Shetty, Pareeka - Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Congratulations to Dr.Shashikala Shetty for achieving "The Legal Education Award-2011". We are all proud of you that you belongs to Bunt Community and appata Kannadithi. I had the previlege of knowing you in Abu Dhabi when you were working with NMC and sharing the dias with you during our humorous speech contest in Sharjah. Good luck and on behalf of UAE Kannadiga's I wish you all the best in all your future endeavours.

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  • Hilda Kallianpur, Kallianpur.

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Dr. Shashikala do you remember milagres college? You Had come as resource Person. we are really proud of you. May God take you to greater heights. You deserve all success-Hilda Madam

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  • Celine Benny, Mangalore/ California

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Congratulations Dr. Shashikala. I knew from the school days at St. Agnes College that you would reach great heights with your noble qualities of simplicity,humility,confidence,courage and revolutionary ideas. I had the privilege of knowing you as Shashikala Shetty, through our common friend Shanthi. I am happy and proud of you and wishing you all the best in your future endeavours. India is in need of personalities like you.

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  • SURESH MAROLI, MANGALORE/BAHRAIN

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS DR. SHASHIKALA, WE MANGALOREANS PROUD OF YOU. ALL THE BEST.

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  • Dr. Jacinta D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Heartiest Congratulations dear Dr. Shashikala!

    It is a great joy for us here at Mangalore that you have been chosen for THE LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD 2011, a well deserved recognition for your abilities and hard work.

    I do have fond memories of your lectures on legal literacy for our students here at Roshni. Good luck and best wishes for all your future endeavours.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Fri, Sep 2 2011

    Congrats Mam Dr Shashikala, Gurupur and we are proud of, as you belongs to Mangalore and Karnataka.I think you are genius in law and deserve the the crown, THE LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD.I wish you all the best in your future endeavor.

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