Professor Mizanur Rahman, Faculty of Law, Dhaka University and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, was conferred the “Professor N.R. Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award-2010” award by Supreme Court judge R.V. Raveendran here on Saturday.
The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), which has instituted the award celebrated Law Teachers' Day, where eminent law teachers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region were honoured.
The SILF also held a National Symposium on “Ethical Lawyering: Role of Law schools.” The former Chief Justice of India, J.S. Verma, conferred the “Distinguished Law Teacher Award (posthumous)” on Professor S.P. Sathe, Director, ILS Law College, Pune. Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal bestowed the “Distinguished Law Teacher Award (posthumous)” on Professor P.K. Tripathi, Dean, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Among those present included Shafique Ahmed, Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh, and SILF president Lalit Bhasin.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhasin said: “We are proud to extend our reach across boundaries to other SAARC countries. It is an honour to award Professor Rahman with the ‘Professor N.R. Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award-2010.'”
The symposium focused on issues and concerns related to the Codes of Ethics and Underlying Ethics. The Role of Law Schools in Teaching Ethics was a special accompanying event.
Justice Raveendran, Solicitor-General and Bar Council of India chairman Gopal Subramaniam, and M.P. and Supreme Court Bar Association president Ram Jethmalani were keynote speakers at the symposium.
The SILF is the apex body established in 2000 to protect, safeguard and promote the interests of law firms in India. The SILF serves as a forum for exchange of ideas and information as also a medium for interaction with the government, the judiciary and the bureaucracy.