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Ms.Jasmine Joseph

Name : Jasmine Joseph

Assistant Professor of Law: (2003 - 2014) The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India - WBNUJS.Subjects offered: Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Interpretation of Statutes (Foundational Courses), Election Laws, Judicial Review, and Medicine & Public Health (Electives). Visiting Faculty: (2013 - 2014) University of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. Subjects offered: Experiments Involving Humans - Human Rights Issues, Law and Medicine. Visiting Faculty: (2010) West Bengal State Judicial Academy, Government of West Bengal, Subject offered: Constitutional Law. Visiting Faculty: (2009) Administrative Training Institute, Government of West Bengal, Subject offered: Constitutional Law. Guest Lecturer: (2000 - 2003) Government Law College, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Subject offered: Interpretation of Statutes. Assistant Lawyer at the office of the District Government Pleader & Public Prosecutor, Thrissur, Kerala, India.(1999 - 2003).

Educational Qualifications:

LL.B: Government Law College Ernakulam, Kerala LL.M: University of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.


Books Edited:
1. Jasmine Joseph, Daniel Mathew (eds.) The MLJ Civil Court Manual, Constitution of India, 11th Vol., LexisNexis, 2014.
2. Jasmine Joseph (ed.), Sri Lanka's Dysfunctional Criminal Justice System, Asian Human Rights Commission, 2007.

Book Chapters & Articles:

1. Constitutionalism, Constitutional Review and Constitutional Courts: Conceptualizing a Constitutional Court for India, in Constitutionalism and Constitutional Pluralism, P. Iswara Bhatt, ed., LexisNexis, 2012.
2. Right to Education- From Dream to Reality: A Critical Review of the West Bengal Right to Education Rules, 2012 (Co-authored with Mr. Daniel Mathew), Journal of Indian Law Institute, Vol.54, No. 4, pp539-556, October-December 2012.
3. Divided Laws in a Unified Nation: Territorial Application of High Court Decisions, NUJS Law Review, Vol. 2, p 471, 2009.
4. We the People, People's will & the Common Man - Rameswar Prasad v. Union of India, Indian Judicial Review, Vol. III, 2006, p 104.
5. Alternatives to Alternatives: Critical Review of the Claims of ADR, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Working Paper/2011.

Book Review:

1. The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations; SarbaniSen, New Delhi, Indian Juridical Review, Vol. IV, 2008, p 112.
2. 'Marx, Law and Justice'; Dr. UpendraBaxi, Cochin University Law Review, Vol. XX, 1996, p 223.

Most recent research works:

2017 - A Barometric study of the legal system supporting human rights in China for Asian Legal Resource Centre.
2016 - Research Assistant for Prof. Marcelo Figueiredo, the work was to assist in developing material for a part of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law.
2015 - Senior Research Assistant for two projects commissioned by Dr. Surya Deva, Associate Professor, City University, Hong Kong.

Conference Papers:
1. Is India Picking Up Thread from China on the Right to Privacy; International conference Jointly organized by VIT, Pacific Mcgeorge&Salsburg Universitys of Law, Chennai, January 2018.
2. Social justice deficits in market liberalization and legitimacy questions from national constitutions; Conference jointly organised by University of Leipzig, Germany & National Law University of Delhi, New Delhi. March, 2016.
3. It takes two to tango: Supreme Court of India, faltering steps and missed opportunities for cleaner elections; Conference jointly organized by University of Chicago & the AzimPremji University, New Delhi, December 2015.
4. Dexterity of Law and Judiciary as a Legitimising Entity: A Comparative perspective of India and EU, International Conference on Law and Cultural Diversity; jointly organised by University of Leipzig, Germany & National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, March 2008.
5. Implementation of Pre-Conception, Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prevention and Regulation) Act, 1994; Regional workshop organised by the National Women's Commission of India, Kolkata, February 2006.
6. A Critique of Mental Health Act; National Colloquium organized by ANJALI, Kolkata, August 2005.
7. Access to Health Care Services; National Conference on Health, Law & Ethics organised by the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, June 2005. The paper is co-authored with Ms. MeenaPanicker.

Weblog:http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com (Since 2008)