Brief biographies of conference speakers will be listed here once the final program has been confirmed.
Conference Presenter Profile
Name: Bajpai, Asha
Professional Title: Prof. Dr.
Affiliation: Tata Institute of Social Sciences , Mumbai, india
Short Bio: Prof. Dr. Asha Bajpai is the Founder Dean of the School of Law at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has been involved in teaching, research, training and legislative reform for more than three decades. Her specializations are child rights laws and social legislations relating to the marginalized and vulnerable. She has designed and organized access to justice and legal services clinics in marginalized communities. She has prepared several street law materials for communities in English as well as local languages. She has also designed a unique Masters in Law curriculum titled ‘Access to Justice’, to prepare community lawyers to provide social justice to the community. She designed a university based and community based legal services clinics to provide access to justice to the most marginalized communities in and around the campus. She has been a GAJE member right from its inception. She was a member of the first Steering Committee of GAJE and has attended and made several presentations at GAJE Conferences in Thiruvanthapuram, Eskisheir (Turkey) and Valencia. She is currently directing a field action project on rehabilitation, independent living and social reintegration of intellectually disabled orphan children, who were victims of abuse and exploitation, in State-run institutions. This journey of children and the sociolegal model of intervention, has been published in the book ‘From Exploitation to Empowerment’, by Macmillan Palgrave. She was recently serving as Amicus Curiae in the Bombay High Court and in the Expert Committee of the Delhi High Court. She is recognized as a national and international expert on children and youth rights and laws and social legislations and law reform for the vulnerable and marginalized sections of society. She has several research papers to her credit in national and international journals. Her book on Child Rights in India - Law, Policy and Practice, published by OUP, is now in its third edition.
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