Public Discourse
Indian Legal System Reform: Seminar #4

A well-functioning justice system is a critical component of a thriving society. The legal system is not just about litigants and lawyers arguing cases in courts and judges delivering justice. The effectiveness of the legal system determines the incentives of all economic actors. How well disputes are resolved determines the level of economic activity one is willing to risk engaging in. The Indian legal system is a kafkaesque nightmare that most citizens would prefer never to engage with. We need to bridge this gap. The journey towards better legal systems in India requires deep research, careful thought, consultation and collaboration. There are many organizations working on different aspects of legal system reform in India, with varying perspectives, each one understanding one part of a complex puzzle. This monthly seminar series on the state of Indian Legal Systems Reforms aims to be a platform for regular engagement across the community of changemakers interested in this field.

The YouTube playlist for the event.

Details of the previous seminars:

Seminar #1

Seminar #2

Seminar #3

6 Oct 2023
Hybrid seminar at XKDR Forum, 201, Samarpan Building, Guru Hargovindji Rd, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
16:00 - 16:40

India's Challenges in Accessing Legal Services [Video]

Presenters: Karthik Suresh, XKDR Forum and Varsha AithalaNational Law School of India University, Bangalore

Discussant: Pratik Datta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

16:45 - 17:30

Direct tax disputes and the political economy of tax administration in India

Presenter: Suyash Rai, Carnegie India