Eminent jurist Tahir Mahmood today received the prestigious Prof N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award as part of the Law Teachers’ Day celebrations organised here. Among the institutions, Mar Gregorios College of Law in Thiruvananthapuram bagged this year’s SILF-MILAT Institutional Excellence Award.
The function, organised by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT), also bestowed the SILF-MILAT South Asian Jurist Award to former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Justice Mohan Peiris, and Prof Tara Prasad Sapkota, the dean of faculty of Law at Tribhuvan University of Nepal.
SILF and MILAT have been have been observing Law Teachers’ Day in September since 2009 to honour law teachers and law schools in India. Among other awardees, Prof V C Vivekanandan received the SILF-MILAT Legal Education Innovation Award and Justice A B Rohatgi Jurist Award was given to former Secretary General of the 15th Lok Sabha, T K Viswanathan.
His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church and the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum, received the award on behalf of the Mar Gregorios College of Law.