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National Law School of India University

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) came into existence through a notification under the National Law School of India University Act, 1986. It signified a culmination of the efforts of the judiciary, the Bar Council of India, the Karnataka Bar Council, the Bangalore University and the Government of Karnataka to reform legal education and to establish a Centre of Excellence for legal education and research in India. With the Chief Justice of India as the Chancellor of the University and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India serving as the Chairman of the General Council, NLSIU possesses a stature and prestige which is unparalleled in the history of legal education in India. 

The Centre

The National Law School Centre for Competition and Regulation (CCR) has been instituted with the intention of providing research, training and consultation in the area of competition law and economic regulation. It aims to bring together various stakeholders such as regulators, academicians, practitioners and industry to provide for better understanding and critical thinking of current law and policy. Efficient and timely law, policy and its enforcement is a crucial driver of economic growth and the centre is driven by these concerns.


Dr. (Prof) T.S. Somashekar

PhD (Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2010)

Areas of interest: Law and Economics, Industrial Organisation, Business Strategy, Public Policy Analysis, World Trade Organisation.


Dr. Somashekhar has over 20 years of experience in teaching students of economics and law. Spanning this career he has been an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2006, an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka (2008)- to help formulate the industrial policy, a two time United States International Visitors Leadership Program participant (2009-10), a Global Visiting Professor at the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (Dallas) for five years (2011 -2014) and an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair Professor at Sciences Po (Paris) in 2011. He has produced research reports on competition law issues in the ecommerce and high technology sectors.
He is currently a member of the advisory board for the European Doctorate in Law and Economics.

Student Research Associates

Akshat Gautam 

Digvijay Singh

Rupali Prashar

Akshit Singla

Kashish Gupta

Shantanu Mishra

Avinash Topno

Radhika Singhal

Siddhant Choudhury

Technical and Social Outreach Member

Abhilasha Bansal

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