Prof. (Dr.) Chandrashekhar J. Rawandale graduated from the University of Pune with LL.B degree, moving on to complete LL.M in International Law & Human Rights from Dept. of Law, University of Pune, LL.M. in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (UK) and Ph.D. in ‘Computer Programs: Copyright and Patent Paradigms- A Study’ from Symbiosis International University, Pune. He lectures on Law of Torts, MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws, Public International Law, Information Technology Laws to Undergraduates and Information Technology Law & Intellectual Property Laws to postgraduates. He has worked as research associate at I.L.S. Law College for a year where he also taught Law of Torts. He then worked with Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College for two years as a lecturer, before moving to Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2000.
During his stay at Cardiff, he also worked for Welsh Joint Education Board, Wales and Crossroad Solicitors. During December 2003 and October-December 2008, he was a Visiting Fellow at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff and Leibniz University Hannover respectively.
Chandrashekhar’s research interests lie in the Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology & Telecommunications Law and International Law. He has co-authored a book on ‘An Introduction to Environmental Law’ in 1998. He was editor for two journals namely, ‘InfoSym-IT & Law Initiative’, ‘Revigorated IPR’ published by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2000-03). Moreover, he has published number of articles on Information Technology & Intellectual Property Laws, Environmental Laws which include; “Celebrity Culture, Personality and the Quest for Intellectual Property in Image”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VII, December 2007; “Online Copyright Infringement and the Liability of Internet Service Providers in UK”, IPR Chronicle, May 2007;“Protection of Non-Conventional Trademarks: EU Experience”, Journal of Symbiosis Law College, Volume VI, December 2006; “A Critical Appraisal of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Ensym-A Beginning, (2002);“Domain Name Disputes: Problems and prospects” Souvenir, NALSAR, 2001.
He is member of ‘Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG)’ constituted by Department of Information Technology, Government of India for the project “Cyber Crime related Capacity Development and ICT Training for the Judiciary in States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Sikkim” by CDAC, Kolkata under Cyber Security Grant-in-Aid Programme.
Indian National Bar Association (INBA), on the occasion of ‘67th Constitution Day’ on November 26, 2016, selected and felicitated him with ‘Law Professor of the Year’ award.
Professional Experience – Honorary
- Member, Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG) constituted by Department of Information Technology, Government of India for the project “Cyber Crime related Capacity Development and ICT Training for the Judiciary in States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Sikkim” by CDAC, Kolkata under Cyber Security Grant-in-Aid Programme (March 2012 – till date)
- Member, Thomson Reuters Council for Legal Information and Innovation (May 2012 – April 2013)