First Saveetha Law and Inter-disciplinary Annual Research Summit (STAR Summit 2019) was organised by Saveetha School of Law from 24th January to 26th January, 2019.

First Saveetha Law and Inter-disciplinary Annual Research Summit (STAR Summit 2019) was organised by Saveetha School of Law from 24th January to 26th January, 2019.

The event witnessed high participation from Students and Faculties across the length and breadth of the country sharing their knowledge and legalease.

The inaugural ceremony started on 24th January, 2019 at 9 a.m with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. M Sesha Sai Mechineni, Honorary Consul general, Seychelles, The Guest of Honour, Mr. YSR Murthy, Registrar, O.P Jindal Global University, Director of Academics, SIMATS, Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, and Dr. Asha Sundaram, Principal, SSL.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, who talked in depth about the necessity of legal research and the presentation skills for law students and expressed his desire to witness the transformation this event can bring to the students. It was followed by a motivation speech by Mr. M Sesha Sai Mechineni, who emphasised the importance of having a fourfold approach in life namely “to be strong in conviction, think out of the box, love unconditionally and stay positive even in testing time”. Mr. YSR Murthy appreciated the efforts of students and faculties for organising such a jubilant sharing of knowledge and gathering a diverse conglomeration of academicians. Dr. Asha Sundaram delivered the vote of thanks and the inauguration ceremony followed by enthusiastic poster presentations by SSL students and evaluation by Peer and other college academicians.

The second day of Star summit was blessed with the presence of Hon’ble Justice Thiru. K. Raviraja pandian, former Judge,Madras HC who graciously accepted our invitation and agreed to preside over the morning session. His highness recapitulate the relevance of research for a law student and appreciated the efforts of all the stakeholders in bringing positive changes in the realm of legal education.

Mr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Director General - National Cyber Safety and Security  Standards  a noted Cyber Analyst presided over the valedictory function. He talked in length about the perils of social media wreaking havoc in youth’s life. He addressed the issues of data privacy in the light of social media and the problem of youth and women being soft targets for cyber bullying and stalking.

The summit helped the students to explore themselves in various research arenas and presentation. All Students presented two posters each and made minimum five presentations in these three days. All these presentations were evaluated by external faculty evaluators and peer evaluators from different colleges such as Villupuram Law College, School of Excellence (SOEL), St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, S.R.M. School of Law, SNGCLS, VIT School of Law,  Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai National College etc. Nearly 300 evaluators from different institutions selected best 50 papers each day. The summit came to an end with the valedictory ceremony, during which 150 best E-Poster Presentations were awarded with certificate, medal and a trophy by the Chief Guest of the day Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Director of Academics – Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy and Dr. Asha Sundaram, Principal SSL .