About the Institution
Lloyd Law College is transforming human capital by imparting proficient legal education for employability through academic discipline, professional knowledge, and legal skills with significant endurance. We are committed to cultivating legal skills, professional cultural and social values amongst our learners to foster and achieve the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India. Our process of education with contemporary courses and compendious curriculum is designed to focus on inculcating legal knowledge and cultivating a professional skill set as are globally recognized in the legal profession. We have established various activity centers for students to develop through opportunities with specialized and experienced faculty members.
About the Webinar
Keeping the spirit of active learning and interactive development alive in this pandemic, Lloyd Law College is organizing various Lecture Series by legal experts from Bar, Bench, and Academia. These Lectures are free of cost and open for the whole legal fraternity. In this process, we are organizing a Webinar with Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, an Indian jurist who served as the 45th Chief Justice of India. Justice Dipak Misra would be enhancing us on the topic- ” The spirit and ethos of the Preamble to the Constitution of India”
About the Speaker
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra has served as the 45th Chief Justice of India from 28 August 2017 till 2 October 2018. His Lordship had a tenure of thirteen months as Chief Justice at the Supreme Court until mandatory retirement at 65 years. Justice Misra enrolled at the Bar in 1977 and practiced at the Orissa High Court. A former judge of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh High Courts and a former Chief Justice of Patna and Delhi High Courts, his lordship delivered several judgments in the field of human rights, civil liberties, and rights concerning the lives of the citizens.
Justice Misra was first appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court in the year 1996, subsequently, transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court, where he was made a Permanent Judge on 19 December 1997. In December 2009, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Patna High Court, serving until May 2010, when he was appointed Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. On 10 October 2011, he was elevated to the Supreme Court.
Some of the notable cases include Justice Misra’s judgment in the Own Motion vs State case, which necessitated the Delhi Police to upload First Information Reports (FIR) on their website within 24 hours of the FIRs being lodged. His lordship also headed the bench which rejected Yakub Memon’s appeal to stop his execution, despite the pernicious circumstances that it created. Justice Misra authored the landmark judgment confirming the death penalty of four convicts in the brutal 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case that had stirred the nation. He had also led the bench that settled the 120-year-old Cauvery river dispute. The expanse of constitutional benches headed by and historic cases led by Justice Misra range from fostering the rights to free speech and expression within cinematic expression and art to his judgment on mob vigilantism and lynching as an abomination to the concept of justice.
Justice Misra has been a champion for equal rights with his epoch-making judgments pertaining to the equality and parity of various sex/gender rights of individuals. His lordship presided over the Constitution Bench ruling on Section 377 IPC, which partially struck down Section 377 of IPC citing it to be irrational, indefensible, and manifestly arbitrary. He emphasized on the universal concepts of individuality, liberty, and dignity of the individual, right to privacy, equality of rights and freedom of expression, and underlined the ability of the constitution to bring forth transformation and progression in the society. In Shakti Vahini v. Union of India, Justice Misra denounced honor killing as a festering disgrace to individual liberty and freedom of choice. From the Hadiya court case, where he observed that the right to marry a person of one’s choice to allow the entry for women of menstruating age group into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, he been hailed as a ‘warrior of gender equality’. Justice Misra has been a strong upholder of constitutional values and citizenry right, and a staunch defender of equal rights for women and the LGBT community.
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