Call for Applications: ‘CopyrightX: NLSIU’ – A Copyright Law Course from NLSIU & Harvard Law School [8 Weeks]: Register by Feb 17


The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in collaboration with the Harvard Law School (HLS), is offering a comparative copyright law course titled ‘CopyrightX: NLSIU’ in the upcoming trimester. This eight-week hybrid course will start on March 6, 2023, and end on April 30 2023.


NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions.

About the Course

The course will explore diverse legal aspects of copyright and its impact on different fields like art and entertainment, apart from introducing debates on reforming copyright law. What makes the course at NLSIU unique is its equal focus on both the US Copyright law and the Indian Copyright law, also aimed to provide the participants with a comparative perspective. The course will also discuss copyright law in other jurisdictions, wherever relevant.

This is an affiliate course of the CopyrightX program, offered by Prof. William Fisher and Prof. Ruth Okediji at  Harvard Law School, and will be open for candidates from across South Asia.


Course Details

There will be three sessions (two hours) per week. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory for the enrolled students to participate in the final examination. Students are required to watch all the recorded videos and are required to attend the live lectures as well. Submission of one assignment is also mandatory and the details regarding the same shall be announced at the beginning of the course.

The final examination will be administered primarily by the Harvard Law School. The students who meet all the course requirements and pass the final examination will receive a certificate from Harvard Law School.


Candidates from any country in South Asia who are currently enrolled in or completed an undergraduate, postgraduate, or doctoral research program are eligible to apply.

They particularly welcome applications from law practitioners and artists who are interested in learning about copyright law. However, as a course that demands extensive interactions, the enrolment will be limited and highly selective.


How to Apply?

Candidates interested in enrolling in the course should submit a formal request for enrolment through the link at the end of this post along with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (clearly indicating why and how this course would be helpful for your career)
  • Copy of the student ID (if the candidate is a student currently enrolled in any full-time academic course in any public university in South Asia)

The selection shall be primarily based on the candidate’s CV, academic and professional background, and motivation letter. During the selection process, diversity of backgrounds shall be given due consideration.


NLSIU and Harvard Law School have decided to offer a complete fee waiver for students currently enrolled in any public university in South Asia. For any other candidates, the fees for enrolment in this course shall be Rs. 50,000/-.



February 17, 2023 (23:59 IST)

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this course, please write to Dr Arul George Scaria at arul.scaria@nls.ac.in

NOTE:  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and it will not be possible to respond to individual queries on application status.

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