Chair on Consumer Law and Practice

About National Law School of India University, Bangalore

NLSIU is India's first National Law University. The premier law school was set up in 1986 with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. The University’s Chancellor is the Chief Justice of India, and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India is the Chairman of the General Council. The University’s governing bodies include representatives from the Bar Council of India, the Judiciary, the Government of Karnataka, and the Law School faculty. Since 2018, NLSIU has consistently maintained the top rank in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) across India. For more details, visit the institution's website.

About Chair on Consumer Law and Practice

The Consumer Law and Practice (CLAP) Chair is the first of its kind in India. It was established in August 2008 at NLSIU by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, to promote research, teaching and training in Consumer Law and Practice. Since its founding, the Chair has been headed by Prof. Ashok Patil.

The Consumer Law and Practice Chair serves as a think tank for research and policy related issues on Consumer Law and Practice. The Chair publishes a bi-annual newsletter titled March on Consumer Law and Practice, which reports on the activities of the Chair and legal developments in the field of Consumer Affairs, and summarises prominent judicial decisions of the Supreme Court and High Courts as well as the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission and State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions.

For more details, visit the chair's website.