Dr. Sophy K.J.
Ms. Sophy K.J. is an English Graduate who went on to do her Bachelors and Masters in Law with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. She has completed her Doctoral study on the topic “Customary rights of farmers in the era of Globalisation” from the National Law University, Delhi in 2013. She also holds a Masters Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, Mumbai.
She has worked as Law Clerk-Cum-Research Assistant to Hon’ble Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, Supreme Court for a year 2008-09. She has also worked as Research Officer, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights and Advocacy, NLSIU, Bangalore and Teaching Assistant at IGNOU, New Delhi. She has been working with National Law University, Delhi since 2010. She teaches Labour Law, Legal History and IPR at the University.
She was instrumental in developing the Master of Intellectual Property Law Course at School of Law, IGNOU, Delhi. She has also developed a course titled, Certified Intellectual Property Law Analyst (CIPLA) for Law Pundits, LLP, London.
One of her core areas of teaching has been Labour Laws and is involved in social movements taking up issues of domestic workers, bonded labour, child labour, construction workers, contract workers etc. She has been part of various projects such as UNDP-GoI project on “Access to Justice for the marginalised- the construction workers at Noida”, drafting policy for ‘the Protection of Early Childhood Care and Development’, uniform legislation for informal sector, safety legislation for domestic workers etc. She is also part of voluntary initiatives providing legal aid relating to labour issues.
Her main areas of research include Labour Rights, Informal economy and Globalisation, Legal Anthropology, IPR and human rights etc. She has attended various national and international conferences and published articles in peer reviewed journals.
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