School of Law

Advisory Board

Advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh


Mrs Deshmukh has completed her LLM from Mumbai University. She is a renowned lawyer for more than a decade having her expertise in family law. She has addressed the Columbia University(USA) students in conference on Sexual and Domestic Violence in South Asia on February 2016. She has been on Board of Aquamall Water Solutions Pvt Ltd as an independent Director at Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited & Forbes Facility Services Pvt Limited. Also, has been Additional independent Director of Kirloskar Industries Ltd since May, 2018 and Additional independent Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd since September 2018.

Advocate Aditya Pratap


Adv. Pratap is a B.A. LLB (Hons) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He has a renowned law firm named Aditya Pratap & Associates, in Mumbai and his expertise in both civil and criminal laws. He practices in High Court, Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal also. He also writes diverse articles in the newspaper and been in various news and television debates. He is a trustee of Rannsamar Foundation, a charitable trust conducting numerous social welfare & legal awareness programs in Maharashtra & Uttar Pradesh. Recently, he has recieved an Award for Best Legal Advisor at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, Mumbai 2018.

Advocate Satish Maneshinde


Adv. Maneshinde completed his LLB from Kawar, Karnataka and is a renowned criminal lawyer. He was associated as Junior counsel to Ram Jethmalani, practicing both in civil and criminal law for 10 years. His currier was highlighted after he secured a bail for Actor Sanjay Dutt in the Bombay blast case. Other than this he represented many famous personalities, some of the high-profile cases/clients like Salman Khan in drunken driving case, Super cop Daya Nayak , top bookie Shoban Mehta; ganglord Chhota Rajan’s wife Sujata Nikalje ,and Rakhi Sawant .

Advocate Ravi Kini


Adv. Ravi Kini has completed his LLM from the university of Georgia, USA. He is a Managing Attorney of M/S M.V.Kini & Co. He is one of the leading lawyers in relation to nation & state highway projects and remarkable work in the field of aviation, government affairs & banking sectors. He has negotiated & drafted contracts for leading aviation company’s purchase of 68 commercial aircrafts from Boeing in US$7 Billion deal. He has won Finance Monthly Law Award 2011 in the category — Aviation Law Firm of the Year, India. He was recognized as a key commercial lawyer in the International Who’s Who Legal (Commercial Litigation, 2009).

Advocate Anand Desai


Advocate Anand Desai has completed his LLM from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Advocate Anand is the Managing Partner at DSK Legal since April, 2001. He is a leading practitioner in India, and has over 30 years of extensive domestic and international experience. He was appointed by the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, as Chairman of a Committee to recommend amendments to the Specific Relief Act, 1963. He has been featured in the book titled “100 Legal Luminaries of India”, published by Lexis Nexis, and in the Top 100 A-List published by India Law Journal in 2016.

Shri Nanik Rupani


Mr. Nanik Rupani is the Chairman of Neutron Electronics Pvt. Ltd. which is reputed as a pioneer in providing state-of the art communication technology solutions. One of the noteworthy services as a founder of Roopmeck Electricals Pvt. Ltd. are the Marine Drive lights which have got popularity as Queen’s Necklace due to it’s view at night. Mr. Nanik Rupani is also the Founder Chairman and now Chairman Emeritus of Priyadarshini Academy, a prominent NGO, which provides educational scholarships to needy and deserving students, promotes the Indian classical performing arts among the youth. They present literary awards, and a biennial Global Awards program which has been called by many Indian leaders as India’s Nobel. Martin Luther King, Jr. III was an American awardee. His projects won three National Jaycees Awards and one International Award- The Bradford Forester Trophy at XXVVILJCI World Congress held at Taipei 1972. Nanik Rupani became the Non- Executive Director of ‘Global Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd.’ in the year 2010 and 2012- Became Regional President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, India.

Advocate Makarand Adkar


Mr Makarand Adkar has vast experience of more than 25 years of practicing in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and also before High Courts, Trail Courts and statutory Bodies like National Green Tribunal, Administrative Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for PMLA and Benami Transaction Act, Consumer Fora etc; experienced in handling all matters of all types Civil, Revenue, Criminal etc. The core area of practice of Mr Adkar ranges from Dispute resolution, Criminal Litigation, Commercial and Corporate Law litigation, Competition law, Real Estate, Taxation and Municipal and Town Planning Laws. Mr Makarand Adkar has also represented various companies in Arbritation Proceedings under the Old and New Arbritation Act and have attended Interrnational conferences on Arbritation.

Hon’ble Justice Dilip Karnik (Retd)


Mr. Dilip Ganesh Karnik has been a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director at Birla Corporation Limited since November 11, 2017. Mr. Karnik has been Non-Executive Director at Vindhya Tele links Limited since November 14, 2017. Mr. Karnik serves as Independent Director at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. He has been Additional Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director at Universal Cables Limited since November 15, 2017. He serves as an Independent Director of ICICI Securities Primary Dealership Ltd. He has been an Independent Director at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd since June 29, 2016. He serves as an Independent Director of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited. He is practicing as Arbitrator and legal Consultant. He was practicing advocate from 1972 to 2001 and served as Additional Judge of Hon’ble Bombay High Court on October 12, 2001. He served as a permanent Judge on 4th October, 2004 until May 09, 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pune in 1969 and is a Gold Medalist in law from the University of Pune.

Prof.Dr.K.L.Bhatia


He is a former Head and Dean, Faculty of Law and Founder Director The Law School, University of Jammu; Director Amity Law School; Founder Dean and Professor Emeritus College of Legal Studies University of Petroleum and Energy Studies; Professor of Law at National university Jodhpur. He has over four decades teaching and research experience and has travelled India and Abroad in pursuit of Academics. He has authored and edited over 20 books on various research subjects of law and also poetry books in Hindi and English and over 100 research articles published in leading peer legal journals of repute India and Abroad. A recent book on ‘Federal Structure of Textual Constitution of India Fons Juris of Constitution Patriotism Cases and Materials’, is in press for publication in 2018. He has delivered lectures on various topics in India and abroad. He is a recipient of ICSSR, UGC. J&K State, UN, ILO Human Rights fellowships. He is a DAAD & Max-Planck Fellow and Alumni. He is a man of three- Law Literature And Life.

Barrister Mohan Pungalia


Mr Pungalia Joined Ferguson College Pune and graduated BA with Economics. Thereafter went to London where joined Lincoln’s Inn, London, for Barrister – At – Law. After its completion he practised for sometime in England and worked as legal correspondence with The Times, London, and thereafter returned to India. He then started practice in Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India and another courts in India and abroad.

Prof. Dr. Dilip Ukey


Presently working as Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai from 01st January 2019 onwards.

Prof. Dr. Dilip Ukey after completion of his LL.M. in 1991 from the PG dept. of Law, Nagpur University, was awarded JRF by University Grants Commission and pursued research in the area of constitutional law, jurisprudence and human rights. He has a distinction, to be the first and only candidate in the University, to be awarded with this fellowship. In 1992 he had decided to work for his Ph.D. in the area of Secularism and compare the concept with that of the US Constitution and some other countries. As a faculty at the Dept. of Law, Nagpur University, he started his teaching career with Indian constitution as a basic subject.

His academic endeavors and insights rewarded by his appointment as
faculty in the prestigious Dept of law, the University of Pune in 1993. Immediately he was acclaimed as a distinguished and popular teacher and an academician by legal fraternity in and outside the University. Similarly, he was instrumental in redesigning the curriculum of LL.M. for Pune University. His hard work and research output has paved the way for his appointment as a Reader in the Dept. of Law in 1997.

Advocate Anita Ashok Agarwal


Adv Anita Agrarwal was born on 20th October 1947 ,studied in Sophia college Ajmer & completed LL.B in 1976. She then started practice in the high court mainly on appellate side & has handled both criminal ,civil, family court appeals etc.

Advocate Rajendra Shirodkar


Practicing Advocate of Bombay High Court.

Adv.Komal Joshi


Adv. Joshi is graduated from the Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She studied law from K.C. College, University of Mumbai. She worked at a prestigious law firm in Mumbai for several years and thereafter she practiced independently till she joined the firm ALMT Legal as a Senior associate. She was made up as Partner of the firm in 2018. She has over two decades of experience in advising various private and multinational clients on company law, contracts, property matters , and various types of litigation and dispute resolution in India. She represented clients before various forum including the National Company Law Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India amongst others. She has substantial amount of experience in dealing with disputes in various arbitration proceedings for builders and wind power energy. She has successfully represented clients for Election Petitions. She has also represented clients in high profile family disputes and matrimonial matters and has facilitated the settling of complex family disputes.

Adv.Sudhir Wakure


Executive Vice President at Legal & Liason at Shapoorji Pallonji and Co Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.