Author Archives: Gagan K

Call for papers – Legal Opus

The Research and Publication Unit of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Law College & Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research in Law, Mangaluru, invites submissions for the 12th issue of Legal Opus. Legal Opus is a Peer Reviewed Annual Law Journal of our institution for enabling the academicians, legal professionals, activists, Judges, Jurists and students to publish their research papers. Legal Opus is a refereed Journal.

Research papers are invited for publication every year. Articles submitted for publication are subjected to Peer Review by a panel of experts comprising of pioneering jurists and eminent academicians acting as blind referees to ensure that the articles submitted for publication adhere to the minimum standard in terms of methodology, theory and content.

The author guidelines, peer review policy, ethical policy and the editorial board details can be accessed here.

Alumni Reunion of 1991-1996 batch

The alumni batch of 1991-1996 (5 years LLB) had reunion in the college campus on 28th December, 2018. Prof. Rajendra Shetty, Retd Principal, Retd professors Mr. Udaya Kumar M & Mrs.Vinoda Rai, Shri Jayarama Padakannaya, Senior Advocate & Guest Facluty were present on the occasion. Alumni recalled their glorious memories in the college.

Human Rights Day 2018

The college celebrated International Human Rights Day on December 10th, 2018 at the college library. There was a book exhibition where books relating to Human Rights were displayed and awareness about human rights was displayed on the library notice board. Dr. Balika spoke to the students about the importance of human rights in the present day society. Mr. Maheshchandra Nayak, Mr. Amith and Mr. Pushparaj were present.

Lex Orbis 2018 – International Trade Law Moot Court Competition

We, the office bearers of the SDM Law College Moot Court society, Karnataka, India cordially invite you to take part in our International trade law moot court competition -LEX ORBIS 2019 which is going to be held from 14 – 16 March 2019. Teams from around the globe are taking part in this mega event where legal minds with wit and expertise are going to judge them. It will be a 3 day event.

The last date to provisionally register is 15th February 2019 . Confirmation of registration is by sending the soft copies of the duly filled registration form and demand draft of Rs. 4000/- to this email by 23rd February 2019.

Documents attached:
1. Moot Proposition
2. Registration & Travel Form
3. Schedule
4. Rules

Mrs. Shubhalakshmi P.

Mrs. Shubhalakshmi P.
BA, LLB, LLM, MA (Political Science), KSET.
Assistant Professor

She has graduated from Nehru Memorial College, Sullia. She did her LLB and LLM from SDM Law College, Mangalore. She is currently pursuing her PHD from KSLU. She has published several research papers in journals. She is also actively involved in presenting papers at seminars. At present, she is in charge of the certificate and add on courses.

Subjects Taught: Company Law, Law of Contract – I and II, Law of Evidence, Jurisprudence, International Trade Economics, Professional Ethics, ADR, Administrative law and Intellectual Property Rights.

Dr. Gagan K.

B.A.L., LL.B., LL.M., NET-JRF, PhD.
Designation: Assistant Professor

Dr. Gagan K. has done his LL.M. with specialisation in Business Laws from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has a PhD from the University of Mysore in the field of Competition Law. He has earlier served as Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. He was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. He has published 6 articles as book chapters and 14 research papers in national and international journals. He has presented 6 papers at International Conferences and 36 papers at National Seminars. His research papers have won best paper awards at Christ University, Bangalore and JSS Law College, Mysore. His opinion articles have been published by “The Hindu” and “Deccan Herald”. His article on “Open Educational Resources” was published by the prestigious website “”. He has attended training programmes at National Law University, Delhi and National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

His areas of interest are – Law and Media, Technology Laws (Cyber Laws), Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Law, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law. He has previously taught subjects like – Legal Language, Law of Contract, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade Economics. He is working as Assistant Professor at SDM Law College from August, 2016. He is currently the faculty coordinator of “Research and Publication Unit”. He can be reached at: .

2019-2020 Academic Year:
1. Faculty in charge of Research and Publication Unit
2. Course Teacher for Constitution – I (1st Sem of 3 years LLB)  —> Download Teaching Plan
3. Course Teacher for Jurisprudence (IV year A and B of BA LLB) —> Download Teaching Plan

Constitution Materials
Assignment List  – I of 3 years LLB

Ambedkar Smarane

Ambedkar Smarane programme in the memory of Maha Parinirvana Day of architect of the Indian Constitution – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar held on December 6th, 2018 at the college library. All faculty members and 50 students participated in this event.

Training sessions for Magister Juris 2018

MAGISTER JURIS was approaching and the training session was the perfect mould to mould all the participants before entering the ‘Battle of the legal minds’. After all the planning, it was time to execute. The training session took place a week prior the main fest. It took place on 2nd November in room no.204 at 2pm. It was held for the events, Judgment writing, negotiation, Client counselling and Legal Drafting. The students of the college were no less than resource persons. For judgment writing we had the co-ordinator of the moot court society itself Mr. Ashwin Kutinha. Negotiation was dealt by the final year students Ms.Bhagirithi, Mr. Amith Castellino and Ms. Shwetha Pai. Client Counselling was quite a catch with Ms. Ashwathy Jayaraj , Ms. Ashawari and Ms. Fathima Ibrahim turned out to be very fruitful. The participants were just as involved and the participation was quite high which was witnessed by the jam packed classroom.

On 5th November same time same place the training session took place for the other important event: Bail Petition. The fourth year students Ms. Priya Koshi and Ms. Medha along with Mrs. Suma Suresh presiding over as the judge made it look so easy clear and subtle for our students. The Training sessions turned out to be a great kick start for The Magister Juris’18!

All the moot court society events can be found here.