Students Participation in Workshop organized by Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai successfully organized a comprehensive Workshop and Conference in collaboration with Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

The event centered around the India-Australia Partnership Framework on AI, Quantum, and Critical Technologies with a focus on their role in enabling Digital Economies.

The primary objectives of the event were to foster collaboration between legal, technological, and academic communities from India and Australia, explore the legal implications of emerging technologies, and establish a framework for mutual cooperation.

Key Themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI): Delving into the legal aspects and ethical considerations surrounding AI, discussions explored the responsible development and deployment of AI
  2. Quantum Technologies: Experts and scholars delved into the legal challenges and opportunities presented by quantum technologies, considering their transformative impact on various sectors.
  3. Critical Technologies: The conference addressed critical technologies shaping digital economies, emphasizing the legal frameworks required to navigate the challenges and harness the benefits.

Keynote Speakers:

Distinguished keynote speakers included:

  • Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj Dean, BITS Law School, Prof. (Dr.) Mamata Biswal
  • Professor of Law, GNLU and ICSSR Senior Research Fellow,
  • Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Tiwari
  • Director, Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai & Vice – Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar
  • Director/ Vice Chancellor, GNLU Gujarat, Dr. Anand Raut
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Information Communication Technology and Law, Adv. (Dr.) Prashant Mali
  • Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court, Geetha G.
  • Chief General Manager, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Dr. B. B. Meshram
  • Prof. of Computer Engineering & Information Technology, V.J.T.I., Mumbai, Dr. Robert Walters
  • Principal and Chief Investigator, Victoria University.

Round Tables Discussion:

The discussion was based on strategies to compare the gaps, synergies and differences between Australia and India, with respect to what should constitute high level ethical concepts and/or principles that need to be established to support critical technologies.


The Workshop proved to be a significant milestone in fostering international collaboration and addressing the legal challenges posed by cutting-edge technologies. The outcomes of this event will undoubtedly contribute to the development of thoughtful legal frameworks in the dynamic landscape of AI, quantum, and critical technologies.

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