Study Tour and Legal Awareness Camp

Saveetha school of Law organized an educational trip to Nilgiri, Kothagiri, Gudalur, Mudumalai for a legal awareness camp to study about the lifestyle of tribal people. The event was coordinated by MS. Anuradha, Assistant Professor, saveetha School of Law.

The students had an exposure to the tribal life style. The team visited places like kunjapanai, kozhikarai, Botanical garden surroundings, Tamizhaga Mandu, Periya Mandu, Pudhu Mandu, Gudalur, Tirichikkadi, Iduhutty, etc. Their community are being called as Scheduled tribe with different names like Badugas, Thodas, Kothas, Irulas, Kurulas, etc.

Students learnt about livelihood of the tribes in and around the area. They were also exposed to the educations, helath and nutritional aspects of the community. They also learnt that certain tribes have no access to education. Students had first hand exposure to the challenges faced by the community in matters of basic necessities like house, education, road facilities, electricity, water facilities etc. The banks have also denied providing them with the educational loans and agricultural loans.

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Mega Moot 2019

On 17th and 18th May Saveetha School of Law SIMATS Conducted "MEGA MOOT"Competition 2018, where more than 32 teams Participated and out of which the best team was adjudicated as winner of MEGA MOOT 2018.Further Best Speaker,Best Memorial&Best Researcher was awarded based on their scores by the Advocates,Retired District Judges and the Valedictory Function was graced by Hon'ble DR.Justice P. Devadass, B.A...,M.L...,P.H.D(Law)Former Judge,High court, Madras Hon’ble Member Tamilnadu State Law Commission, Chennai.

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Budding Entrepreneurs of Saveetha School of Law, 2019

Entrepreneurship Day was organized for the Entrepreneurship students at SSL campus on 10th May, 2019 . The students explored their business skills at SSL campus. Six different businesses were launched in the premises. The students’ start-ups were BOTANICAL HEAVEN (Load the Scene, Keep it Green), CRAFTASTIC (Carved with Love!), DIFA (Different in Fashion), FUN BLAST (Adds Fun to your Life),          MRS. MAGGIE & MR. GUDDU (Don’t get Slaggy, get our Maggie), and BONNE BOUCH CHENNAI (From our home... To your hearts...). The businesses had different products such as plants, aquarium, pencil carved art, CD art, sand art, handmade key chains, pastries, briyani, pani puri, maggie, egg varieties, sandwich, gulab jamun, lemon juice, jaljeera, and various fun games such as archery, sing in the rain, puzzle, etc. The sales were unbelievable so the start-up owners felt very happy. This motivated them a lot and their interest towards business took them to the next level. Based on the profit earned, the owners of Botanical Heaven business were awarded as ‘Best Entrepreneur’. The students got real time experience and good exposure towards business.

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Tax Filings and Litigation

One day workshop on "Tax Filings and Litigation" was organised on 04.05.19 for the law students .More than 120 students had participated in the workshop. It was conducted as a two sessions. Resource person for the fist session was Mr.D.Hithesh , B.Com.F.C.A , Charted Accountant , Partner of PPN and Company , Nungambakkam , Chennai. He has professional experience of more than 10 years. He covered the various aspects pertaing to Advance Tax , TDS , IT Forms  and E-Filing Tax. Especially , he delivered a lecture on practial aspects of maintaining the accounts and filing the Income tax return for Advocates. This session helped to the students to explore themselves in the filing of Income Tax returns.

 The  second session resource person was Mrs.T.V.Muthu Abirami , B.A, B.L(Hons), M.L., A.C.A. ,DIIT(ICAI) , Advocate , Highcourt , Chennai. She has more the 5 years of professional experience and Visiting Lecturer at School of excellence in Law , Chennai. She delivered a lecture on Tax Litigation, Income Tax authorities , hireachy of Tax litigation with respect to appeal and all other procedural aspects of Tax case filing in the court. It was a very interactive session with students and resource person. The students had cleared their doubts regarding the litigation aspects of Tax.


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Young Entrepreneur Opportunities and Challenges - A Journey of Entrepreneur

Guest lecture on the topic “Young Entrepreneur Opportunities and Challenges - A Journey of Entrepreneur”  for the students. This will help the students to explore themselves in their ideation. The resource person for the session was Mr. Lokeshwaran S., Founder, Receptacle Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. He established his business in the first year of his graduation. He promoted the spirit of entrepreneurship among the other students. He also received best young entrepreneur award during his graduation itself. Even after strong on-campus placement, he is still continuing his business for the past seven years. The resource person stressed upon ten things that should be kept in mind as an entrepreneur. He ignited the students entrepreneurial skills by making them think about their business idea. He told that the success mantra for an entrepreneur is always "Smart work should be combined with Hard work". The session was informative and the students got benefitted out of it.

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Art of Advocacy

The guest lecture conducted on 03rd May 2019 was started with an interactive brief on Art of Advocacy in  the area of Criminal side Practice and Procedures whereby initially the lecturer communicated the basic principles regarding the sections  which was then followed by a deeper dialogue in the form of Question and Answer Session. The guest lecture was concluded after remarks-session, wherein the students shared some meaningful remarks on the lecture, and the guest lecture communicating as to his experience with that particular set of students.  The session was an interactive brief on the general principles in advocacy in both civil & Criminal Laws in India. The discussion then was led by the guest lecturer into the Elements of advocacy, fundamental principles of pleadings, Examination-in-chief & cross, practical perspective, substantial principles and the procedural provisions. The session concluded with providing practical aspects required for a budding Lawyers to become successful in Bar including honesty, sincerity and other qualities of Lawyers.

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Knowledge in Usage of Accounting Information to Lawers to Discharge thier Duties in Corporates

The session started with the need to understand the fundamentals of accounting software for maintaining the records in a law office. Understanding specialized software for accounting will make the practice accurate by monitoring revenues and expenses. Law offices maintain records to track the time spent on cases through Client ledger cards before the active use of software for maintaining records.  Maintaining Appointment Book,Individual Client Ledgers, Case time records,Cases in Progress Register,Time Summary Reports etc can be made easier with knowledge in usage of accounting information.

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Juvenile System in India

Ms.Rani High court senior Advocate ,Guest lecturer at Madras law college have delivered a lecture on Juvenile system in India. The Juvenile Justice Act as a welfare and progressive legislation enacted for the protection of the rights of children requires every state to frame  appropriate protocols to ensure that Juvenile Justice Provisions are implemented in the grassroots level. The need for considering the child as an innocent up to the age of 18 years, treating a child with dignity and worth, giving a right to be heard and also a right to participate in all decision making process affecting his interest, helping the child to develop full potential , inculcating social values and cultural aspects of the community in the child, ensuring the safety of the child, facilitating educational and emotional  development . Need for ensuring principles of non-discrimination , ensuring privacy and confidentiality, right of the child to be re-united with his family and the need to restore the socio- economic status , right to have a fresh start, the importance of compling with the basic procedural standards were discussed with illustrative case laws.

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Maintenance under 125CrPc and Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act

On 26-04-2019, by V Mathumitha Assistant professor, SRM school of Law, Chennai. The lecture was about maintenance under 125CrPC and Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act. The discussion started with various measures adopted to protect social justice and laws framed to safeguard the interest of women and children , old and poor parents. Law commission report and recommendations were also discussed. The need to construe the provisions liberally to give social justice to women and children enabling them to avail natural and fundamental rights were discussed with the aid of case laws.  How to make an application of section 488 of Cr. P. C , need of explaining the complaint to husband, what are the points to be proved before a maintenance order, proof of marriage and in case of denial of marriage, the questions to be inquired by the magistrate, grounds on which order may be refused, finding out the actual means of the husband ,need for considering the social position of wife etc were discussed . The lecture also concentrated on the manner in which courts interpreted the provisions to provide a speedy remedy by a summary procedure to enforce liability.

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E- Poster Making Competition

On 26 th of April Department of Intellectual Property Law Celebrated World Intellectual Property Day , Conducted  a E- Poster Making Competition on 25th of April 2019 was Started with Them of Intellectual Property and Cyber space Regulations  its Delivered by Mrs. Lucky George Assistant Professor, Head of the Department , Mrs. Aarthi Rathna Assistant Professor , Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law Chennai . the Sections which was then Followed by a deeper dialogue in the form of Questions and answer session.  

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International Institutional Law

The special lecture categorised the two divisions of International law – Public and Private International law defining and distinguishing both. The lecture dealt with a discussion on basic and introductory aspects of Public International law with reference to International Institutional law. The basic introduction narrowed in on the origin of United Nations Organisation in a detailed manner while discussing the comparative aspects with the League of Nations, the predecessor of United Nations alongside a brief account on the events that led to the formation of both the International organisations.

The cases discussed in the lecture include the Reparations for the Injuries suffered in the Service of the United Nations Case, the Nicaragua Case, etc. The lecture came to end with an interaction with the students on International Organisations, contemporary global affairs, etc.

The cases discussed in the lecture include the Reparations for the Injuries suffered in the Service of the United Nations Case, the Nicaragua Case, etc. The lecture came to end with an interaction with the students on International Organisations, contemporary global affairs, etc.

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An overview on RTI

A special lecture on “An Overview of Right to Information Act was conducted. Transparency is the sine qua non of participatory democracy. Right to information as a fundamental right was developed through Judicial Interpretation and in 2005, The Right to Information Act , came into existence. The session highlighted the importance of right of the citizens to know about the functioning of the government under a democratic setup. RTI is thus a tool for participatory development. It strengthens governance and facilitates effective socio- economic services.

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Economics and Taxation Policy

Special lecture delivered by Mr.  T. Vignesh, Assistant Professor from SRM University on 26.04.2019. The discussion was on the fundamental topic "Economics and Taxation policy". The lecture covered by various dimensions of relation between the economics and taxation policy.The role of fiscal policy in regulating the levels and composition of revenue, expenditure and public debt, policy issues, the role of the govt in accelerating economic growth , redistribution of the benefits of the economic growth.

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Pre and Post Purchase Behaviour

The guest lecture was conducted on 26/04/2019 on the topic “pre and post purchase behaviour”. The resource person from Bharath university , Dr.Deepak Ranjith Kumar, Associate professor , dept of commerce and management. The Process  of consumer involves several factors which starts with an information search. Gathering the information about Brands, Variations, Quality, Alternatives etc.The session also discussed about experiences that follow purchase in the post purchase behaviour.

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Taxation structure and system in India

Guest lecture on Taxation Laws was delivered by Ms.Athma Rubavathi , Guest Faculty, Govt Law college , Villupuram on 26 th April 2019 on Topic " Taxation structure and system in India" ,she covered various problems and issues relating to Tax laws and various aspects of GST and various types of taxes and the importance of tax system in India, and focused on present tax system and the procedure how the  state and central government levy taxes and also discussed about how tax deductions and exceptions have been prone to misuse and consequential litigation and it was  speculated that the government may pay down a roadmap to wind down these exemptions. The government may not allow the so-called sunset date to be advanced. Students interacted regarding the history of tax as...tax payment is mandatory for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manusmriti and Arthashastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare and as.India has a well-developed tax structure with clearly demarcated authority between Central and State Governments and local bodies. Central Government levies taxes on income (except tax on agricultural income, which the State Governments can levy), customs duties, central excise and service tax.

Value Added Tax (VAT), (Sales tax in States where VAT is not yet in force), stamp duty, State Excise, land revenue and tax on professions are levied by the State Governments. Local bodies are empowered to levy tax on properties, octroi and for utilities like water supply, drainage etc.In last 10-15 years, Indian taxation system has undergone tremendous reforms. The tax rates have been rationalised and tax laws have been simplified resulting in better compliance, ease of tax payment and better enforcement. The process of rationalisation of tax administration is ongoing in India. Importance of VAT was also discussed as , most of the State Governments in India have replaced sales tax with VAT. Specificand she also explained regarding nature of deductions provided for varying amounts for interest payments on funds borrowed for business objectives, in-house R&D expenditure, investment-linked expenditure, business losses, royalties and fees and more.

Any charitable contribution made by a company to any charity is allowed as a tax-deductible expense, subject to certain conditions. The tax deductibility ranges from 50% to 100% of the charitable contribution, depending upon the nature of charity.

, most of the State Governments in India have replaced sales tax with VAT.and she also explained regarding nature of deductions provided for varying amounts for interest payments on funds borrowed for business objectives, in-house R&D expenditure, investment-linked expenditure, business losses, royalties and fees and more.The lecture came to end with an interaction with the students.


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CONCEPT OF LOKADALAT, its Act and TECHNIQUES FOR ADVOCACY

Special Lecture held on 26.04.2019, Friday in the topic "CONCEPT OF LOKADALAT, its Act and TECHNIQUES FOR ADVOCACY" by Mr. Perumal Pandiyan, Advocate and Member of The State Legal Services Authority,High Court, Chennai. The session started with discussion about special role playing over the years by Lok Adalats and how they are successfully delivering Justice, far higher than the count at court.The features of the Lokadalat like No court fee, procedural flexibility and the speedy trial direct interaction with the judge all makes it more popular among the public.

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Assessment of Dominance - Issues and Challenges under the Competition Act,2002

The session started with the discussion how dominant position is created when undertakings in a market use their positions to determine price, supply , amount of distribution etc. When a firm has the ability to behave independently they are said to be in a dominant position. The legal provisions established for prohibition of abuse of dominant position.The cases filed before competition commission of India regarding the abuse of dominant position was also discussed.

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