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ABOUT THE CHAIR ON CONSUMER LAW

The Chair on Consumer Law has been established at the National Law University, Delhi by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India in the year 2019.

The Chair was set up to act as a Think Tank for Research and Policy related issues on
Consumer Law & Practice, and to develop Consumer Law as a distinct subject of study both at Under Graduate & Post Graduate levels.

To attain these objectives, the Chair undertakes advocacy and capacity building activities with targeted stakeholders such as students, academics, professionals, government officials, members of consumer fora, Voluntary Consumer Organisations (VCOs)/ NGOs etc. The Chair also periodically organizes legal aid and awareness camps, as part of its community outreach initiatives.

The Chair also offers short duration Certificate Courses in Consumer Law & Practice to build capacities of professionals, besides equipping them to deal with new age consumer challenges.

The Chair conducts research in the area of consumer law & policy, and provides inputs to policy makers. The Chair reviews draft legislations and rules in this area and provides its comments. The Chair also analyses various judicial pronouncements in the field to ascertain trend analysis, to provide inputs to policy makers to make the legal architecture robust in light of experience gained and difficulties faced.

The Chair publishes Newsletter encapsulating latest legal developments and judicial
pronouncements, besides reporting global updates.

Dr. Sushila, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University Delhi, is Project
Director of the Chair.

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