Himalayan Field School (HFS)

    Himalayan Field School (HFS) is a two-week long international residential school jointly organized by University of Sydney (UoS), Law faculty and Kathmandu School of Law (KSL). It is a credit course for the law students from UoS, an apt platform for inter-cultural experience sharing for students from both KSL and UoS. Since 2010 HFS has been a highlight program of KSL. HFS 2018 was recently conducted from 22nd Jan-2nd Feb. The sessions were conducted in various national and international organizations including UNDP, NHRC, ILO, Shakti Samuha, CWISH and various prominent institutions. A team of 29 students form UoS was led by Prof. David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law, UoS. The discussions incorporated issues ranging from Human Rights, gender justice, rights of Migrant workers, child labour, criminal justice system of Nepal and likewise.
Apart from these formal sessions and site-visits, the participants got an opportunity to understand the ground reality of Nepalese society through their four days’ intensive learning in Melamchi, where they had direct interaction with the local people and discussions with students and teachers from schools in Melamchi. A truly one-of-a-kind international collaboration between two pioneer institutions of Nepal and Australia, we look forward to the next HFS.

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The 13th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition

The 13th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition - South Asia Rounds recently was concluded in Kathmandu, from 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2017 with participation of 9 teams from five countries. Two teams from India, two teams from Pakistan, two teams from Nepal, two teams from Iran and one team from Sri Lanka participated where Mr. Madhab Paudel, Chairperson of Nepal Law Commission was present as a Chief Guest.
Kathmandu School of law, the National Round winner from Nepal along with other teams competed in the preliminary rounds. The team consisted of three members with Ms. Mamta Shiwakoti as first Mooter, Mr. Dhurba Yonzon as second Mooter and Ms. Bandana Upreti as researcher. The team was coached by Ms. Yugichha Sangroula in the South Asia Rounds which was previously coached by Ms. Swechhya Sangroula in the National round.
Teams from India and Sri Lanka came out as winner and runner-up respectively and thus qualified for the upcoming regional round in Hongkong. The best Mooter was awarded to GNLU Gujrat, India. Best memorial was awarded to the same while Ms. Bandana Upreti from Kathmandu School was awarded with the “Best Researcher”.

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Kathmandu School of Law won the East Asian Regional Rounds 2017-2018

Kathmandu School of Law won the East Asian Regional Rounds 2017-2018 of Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition held in Seoul, South Korea (from November 28 to December 2) hosted by the Soongsil University's College of Law, defeating the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the finals. Besides, Ashwin Kumar KC, a team member representing KSL, was awarded with Best Oralist in the Final Round.
The International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) is one of the most prestigious International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in the world. It convenes annually at Stetson University near Tampa, Florida. Soongsil University's College of Law is Stetson's new partner in bringing the prestigious IEMCC to East Asia, which has been hosting this competition for quite a while.
KSL has been continuously taking part in the competition since 2014, the first time KSL took part in the competititon was in 2008. KSL proudly won the regional rounds in 2016 and bagged the winners’ title home this year. The regional round winners from KSL (2016), Kripesh Shrestha and Jenisha Upreti coached the present team of Medha Nepal, Ashwin Kumar KC and Aarzoo Karki to victory.
This year a total of 12 different teams from 5 nations; 5 teams from China, 3 teams from Korea, 2 teams from Nepal and one team from Mongolia and Taiwan each competed against each other. Peking University School of Transnational Law (China) reached the finals defeating Soongsil University Senior team whereas KSL defeated last year’s finalist, Hangdong Global University (Korea).
As the semi-finalists, Soongsil University Senior Team and Hangdong Global University were both honored with Bronze Medal; Peking University School of Transnational Law with the Silver Medal and KSL with the Soongsil's Gold Medal as Champions. 

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B.A. LL.B. 1st Year students of KSL organised the solidarity day and Deusi Bhailo Program

Continuing the legacy….
B.A. LL.B. 1st Year students of KSL are organizing the solidarity day and Deusi Bhailo Program on 1st Kartik, 2074 (18th October, 2017).
Some glimpses below depict relentless effort of 1st year students. To make this program a success we humbly request your support and look forward for your priceless presence on the auspicious day. Thank you!!!


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Residential Exchange Course on Democracy and Logic KSL, Nepal &FIMT, India

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL), Purbanchal University, hosted  22 students from Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, India (Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University) at its Outreach Campus in Phulbari, Kavre, Nepal from 29th May – 5th June 2017. The 22 students from India along with 16 Nepalese students joined the Exchange Program entitled "Democracy and Logic" for 8 days. This was the first ever exchange program between legal education institutions from Nepal and India.

The Residential Exchange Course was a mixture of classroom teaching and engaging group activities with Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula and other faculties from Kathmandu School of Law. The course included range of subjects from Logic, Democracy, Media, International Relations, International Law and Philosophy. The participating students also did field research work at the earthquake affected area of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. They also performed a Mock Parliament of SAARC Nations raising issues of concerns between the SAARC countries and tried to figure out possible solutions.

The Residential Course was a culmination of rigorous discourse on issues of concern in South Asia and showing of various informational documentaries movies with exciting trekking through 
The Residential Course was a culmination of rigorous discourse on issues of concern in South Asia and showing of various informational documentaries movies with exciting trekking through Namobudha to Outreach Campus by students. FIMT’s Pushpit Bansal won the Overall Performance Award and Best Researcher Award was shared by Richa Sharma, Nishant Mittal and Naman Shukla from FIMT. The Best Discipline Award was shared by Sunita Gurung, Nabin Devkota of KSL and Kirti Jaggi from FIMT. The Best Socialization Award went to Aditya Pandey, Krishna Pandey of FIMT and Geeta Dahal from KSL. All students were graded for the course as per their performance throughout the program.

Prof.(Dr.) Yubaraj Sangroula in his closing Keynote address emphasized on the importance and continuity of such programs between Indian and Nepalese law schools which would in turn bring two countries much closer and more sensitive towards issues of each other.

Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Vyas, Principal, Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, India in her closing remarks invited the students from Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal for the second leg of the Exchange Program in December/January 2017-2018​

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Debate at Kathmandu School of Law on 21st of Baisakh-2074

21st of Baisakh 2074, there is going to be held a debate at Kathmandu School of Law along with 4 Candidates for Mayor from Kathmandu Metropolitan City. 
Time: 10.30 - 13.00
Venue : Kathmandu School of Law, Block F (Conference Hall)

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Compulsory Participation for B.A. LL.B. 3rd Year.

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Lecture on ''Legal Protection of human Rights in Sweden''.

We are pleased to have prof. Dr. Johan Lindholm, Umea University Sweden at Ksl Today. Together with Executive Director , Prof.Dr.Yubaraj Sangroula and some Faculties , Prof. Dr. Lindholm Discussed on the probable areas for Co-operation between Umea University and ksl in the days to come.he also provided a lecture to the students of B.A.LL.B 3rd Year on the topic ''Legal Protection of human Rights in Sweden'' The entire KSL Family would like to wellcome Prof.Lindholm to Nepal and Kathmandu School of Law.

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KSL discusses on Possibility of Nepalese Development through OBOR

One Belt One Road (OBOR) is the project that is initiated by President of China Xi Jinping as the collaboration project for trade and connectivity. A day conference was organized by Kathmandu School of Law on 4th Chaitra, 2073(17th March, 2017). Under the presidency of Prof. Hong Kong Rana total numbers of participants present were more than 110 says Mr. Niraj Tamang, Chief Secretary of KSL. In the presence of Her Excellency, Yu Hong, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Nepal, Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula made a concept paper presentation on the introduction, possibilities, benefits, challenges, etc of OBOR. The paper included brief history of Nepal-China relations from the era of Magadh Rajya.
As an integrated effort and resource for mutual development for mutual interdependence and avoid conflict as they engage in same project is the main expected outcome of OBOR says Prof. Sangroula. He further adds it is the trusted connectivity between neighbor that may shift the world politics from Western and European world to South Asia and China. As OBOR is bringing states together to develop their region themselves therefore it is more just, rational process of integrated effort.

Key Note Speakers and Commenters were various leading figure from law, international relations experts including Prem Chandra Rai. Chauyen Lai Shrestha, Sundarnath Bhattarai, Senior Advocate Bishwo Kanta Mainali, Kalyan Raj Sharma and Hiranyalal Shrestha while commenting on the paper and making their key note speech, agreed on the part that OBOR can be one of the milestone to the development of this part of the world. As Nepal can be the most important part of OBOR project it will for sure develop Nepal and Nepal will not only be the country of consumption rather it can sell its product to the world market as well.

Presence of Her Excellency, Yu Hong, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Nepal, made the debate more clear as she clarified that OBOR is not what people thinks regarding OBOR. It is not the Chinese Investment rather joint and collaborated effort for the development of the region with the joint collaboration. Connectivity is one of the most important aspect of development. OBOR can be milestone to the development of South Asia and China where the easy access to the market is possible. The most important of OBOR is that it connects two biggest market of the world and therefore the region if cooperates can develop the area very well. As Nepal and China have been very important friends from the history and even today they are collaborating in many regards. Her Excellency further highlights that there are five aspects of OBOR they are: Policy Co-ordination, Infrastructural Connectivity, Trade, Financial Support and People-People Bond. As Her Excellency, to conclude states that;“China wants to work with Nepal and make people understand how we can work together. This part of the world has a lot of opportunity.”

Participants to the programme raised different questions relating to whether it is beneficial to Nepal or we are simply running behind the dream shown by China, whether OBOR bring the development to the country or only Nepal is going to become the place of transportation only that destroys the environment, etc. answering to the question Dr. Sangroula clarifies paper presenter cannot and does not answer to these questions rather the issues show that there are a lot of aspects for research and now it is the job of Intellectuals, Universities, and other persons and groups to conduct further discussion on this issue. He further says institutions like KSL are responsible for the policy making of the state by raising and continuous debate in the contemporary issue. OBOR is not that today the project is done and we will be rich by next morning rather it is the continuous and gradual process. It does not make us reach as it does not produces good but it creates access to market for Nepalese goods. It increase service sectors in Nepal like Banks, Insurances and also trade managers between these two biggest markets of the world. It shows the possible and it is the way it is not the end of Development of Nepal rather is very useful means for increasing accessibility.

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