George Pothan Poothicote

Mr. George Pothan Poothicote

Legal Consultant to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Mr. George Pothan Poothicote pursued an LL.M in International Law from King’s College, London and on completing his LL.M, he returned to India to resume his career as an advocate and was later appointed as the Legal Consultant to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; where he handles and works on numerous diverse international law issues particularly arbitrations.

He has also advised other States on matters of international law and in proceedings before Indian Courts. He has been part of various delegations representing India and has been actively involved in treaty negotiations, treaty disputes/arbitrations and has been called on as an expert on various committees and panels including the Law Commission of India.

He is also actively involved with reforms proposed in Investor State Dispute Settlement under UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and has represented India at UNCITRAL including the Working Group – III meetings at Vienna and the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He is also a member and the coordinator of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee India (UNCCI) since its inception, the committee is chaired by Mr Fali Nariman. He has also been nominated as India’s National Correspondent to UN Commission on International Trade Law’s CLOUT.

He is actively involved in assisting the Government of India in its investment treaty negotiations and in the investment, treaty claims/disputes pending before international tribunals and the related court cases. He has also been actively involved in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) – The Hague’s India initiatives and is a member of the PCA India Conference Committee chaired by Mr Fali Nariman. He was also invited by the Law Commission of India as an expert in the committee which came out with the 260th report on the 2015 Indian Model BIT.

He was also called as an expert on investment treaties and investment treaty arbitrations before the Justice Srikrishna Committee constituted to improve the landscape for arbitration in India and to formulate guidelines for better handling of investment treaty disputes. He is also a part of the Task Force on Defence in Investment Arbitration and Prevention of Investment Disputes constituted by the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.

Landmark cases he was involved with include appearing and arguing before the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India in the Cox and Kings Ltd. v. Sap India Pvt. Ltd case, where the Supreme Court of India is examining the applicability of Group of Companies doctrine in arbitration. Other landmark cases include a case where he advised a Sovereign State in proceedings before the Indian Court, during the enforcement proceedings in India arising out of an investment treaty award. He recently advised a Sovereign State and its entity in an arbitration enforcement proceeding brought against it in the Supreme Court of India and was able to successfully defend the State. Other landmark cases he worked on include a lawsuit brought in the U.S. Courts against the Government of India, and various governmental entities and officials including the then Prime Minister of India, the External Affairs minister and other senior cabinet ministers. He was also assisting the Delhi High Court on the scope of Section 34(4) of the Arbitration Act and issues pertaining to partial set aside of arbitral awards, modification of awards. He has also been involved in advising the Ministry of External Affairs on international law and treaty matters, including on new legislation and amendments to legislation.

He is regularly called to teach at the Foreign Service Institute and to talk to foreign diplomats on international law. He is a frequent speaker on arbitration, investment treaties and investment treaty disputes at Universities and Conferences. Apart from the work he does with the Government, he also has an active practice in arbitration and before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and tribunals.

He is also the editor of the book “International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Essays in honor of Mr. Fali Nariman”, published by the PCA. He has also authored and co-authored various articles particularly on arbitration including a chapter in the book Arbitration in India, edited by Prof. Martin Hunter, Mr. Fali Nariman et al.

He has been appointed as one of the 12 members globally, to the Steering Committee of UNCITRAL’s-CLOUT

Ms. Gayathri Gireesh

Ms. Gayathri Gireesh

Consultant Advocate and Research Scholar at CEERA, NLSIU

Ms. Gayathri Gireesh is an Advocate from Bangalore. She has her LLM from Bangalore University.

She is currently working as Consultant Advocate and Research Scholar at CEERA, NLSIU (from the year 2021) in the research and training activities in the field of Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Urban Governance.

She has practiced in Civil court, Bangalore, and High Court under Advocate Mahabaleshwar in Bangalore from 2005 to 2011. She has been in the field of corporate legal consultancy for more than 15 years in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Contract Management, IPR, Real Estate Documentation, Corporate Due Diligence, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital Management, and IT Firms

Some of the corporate entities for which is working as an advocate are: –

Legal and project management consultant Specialized in land conversion projects

  • The Krishna Sumukha ventures Ltd, partnering with Chaitanya constructions in Real Estate development for fifteen years
  • Landscaping company “Garden World” 15 years

Legal advisor to project management consultant

  • A startup company “Mowito “specializing in Robotics and warehousing solutions in US and India
  • Doctorite related to Behavioral health sciences in US and India
  • IT and platform service providers Variety Vintages technology

Trust, Association and Society

  • Advocate to the Trust CPoem in the matter’s medical education
  • Advocate to the doctor’s society “Association Medical Oncology of India” for the medical for innovation and research in medical field
  • Advocate to the Medical Trust “Oncomed foundation” for medical education and research

South Asia Research and Program Correspondent for an international organization called Via Campesina on issues of WTO, International trade, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food and Trade policy. Traveled around Europe, South Asia, and Nepal. She has addressed the sessions and delivered Lectures on Human Rights, Food and Trade policy, International Environmental Law, and International Law.

She has also worked as Guest lecturer from the year 2012 to 2018 in the GT Group of Institution, Bangalore on the subjects Communicative English (British Council and Cambridge University) Constitutional law, Environmental Science.

She is trained in the University of Cambridge Teacher Training Certificate in Business English and English Writing from British Council (TKT: Teachers, Knowledge Training and BEC – Business English certificate- 2015)

She has developed keen interest in yoga, contemporary dance, and movement arts. Has pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy: One-year Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy. (Patanjali yoga and Ashtanga Yoga) from Vivekananda Kendra, Jigani, Bangalore. 500 Hours Training in Hatha Yoga Teachers Training from Ayana Yoga Academy.

She is a trained dancer and pursued Post Graduate Diploma in Dance and Movement Art, Contemporary Dance and Body Techniques, choreography and Human Anatomy at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore.



Disrtict Judge & Director Karnataka Mediation Centre, Bengaluru

“I am a proud alumnous of J.S.S. Law College, Mysuru. The rigorous and excellent academic programs and mentoring by the committed faculty equipped me to succeed in this competitive world. Outside of the classroom, the College gave access to a lively environment that encouraged me to follow my dreams. Everything from cultural events and volunteer initiatives to student groups and extracurricular activities, there was always something exciting going on at the campus. These encounters helped me establish enduring relationships with instructors, alumni and other students.

Reflecting on the time spent at the College, I appreciate the opportunities given to develop, gain knowledge and add to this lively institution’s fabric. During my time here, I was indoctrinated with the ideals of honesty, excellence and caring for the community, which today serve as compass in both my personal and professional activities.

I am honored to have graduated from J.S.S. Law College, Mysuru and to have carried with me the knowledge and experiences that helped to shape my career and be my current self. I will always be appreciative of this institution’s influence on my life, and look forward to watching new generations of students of this great institution flourish and succeed.”

MP Omkareshwari

MP Omkareshwari

Joint Commissioner for Transport, Belagavi Division.

“At my law college, which I hold in high regard, the fusion of legal education with societal obligation was palpable. Throughout my testimony, I experienced an environment that not only provided the essential tools and academic framework but also nurtured a culture of intellectual curiosity and moral accountability. The institution instilled in us a profound sense of duty towards justice and community service, emphasizing the practical application of legal principles alongside theoretical understanding. From early engagement in pro bono work to the honing of advocacy skills through simulated court exercises, it equipped me with a comprehensive skill set, preparing me not only to excel in the legal / Administrative profession but also to make meaningful contributions to the betterment of society.”

Dr. Sairam Bhat


Professor of Law & Co-Director, Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

“JSS Law college blends the study law with social responsibility. The institution gave us the infrastructure, curriculum and the intellectual capital to succeed. As students we were disciplined to learn the practice of law along with the theories. We took pride in legal aid as early as in 1996 and established a culture of moot court exercises. ‘Young India Environmental Law Fellowship’ was awarded to Dr. Sairam Bhat in 2003. In the autumn of 2003, he served as adjunct faculty at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In 2010, he was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Centre and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. At the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, he held the position of Linnaeus-Palme Academic Exchange Fellow from 2012-17.

Among his writings are SAIRAM BHAT [ed]: Law Relating to Business Contracts in India, SAGE India, 2009; Author: SAIRAM BHAT: Natural Resources Conservation Law, SAGE India, 2010; Co-author: Environmental law Handbook for Law Practitioners, CEERA, NLSIU, 2002. Right to Information, Sairam Bhat, Eastern Book House, Guwahati, 2012. He serves as the Chief Editor of the following publications produced by NLSIU: Journal of Law and Public Policy; CEERA March of Environmental Law; Journal on Environmental Law, Policy and Development; and IN LAW Magazine. He specialises in environmental law, contract law, and right to information.”

Sunil M

Sunil M.

Law officer in KSRTC posted at Hubli at NWKRTC

“I am a 1999 batch alumnus of JSS law college, pass out year 2004, under 5 years integrated LL B. Programme under the able guidance of our principal Sri. Suresh. I started my career as such in the year 2008 … I have put in nearly 17 years of service and I am glad be serving here. I am married to a lawyer, who also worked as judicial magistrate and civil judge for a while and later decided to resign and to look after our kids… Now she has also resumed her work as Advocate at High court of Karnataka, Dharwad bench. My experience in JSS college was quite happier.  I was a low-profile student who had very limited friends…. But our teaching staff, our principal were really dedicated to lay foundation for our future in legal careers…. Yes, they were strict and yet supportive….

My friends, classmates in the college are making remarkable work as lawyers in different courts in the country ranging from trial courts to Apex court. Some of them are into judicial services and some into executive and bureaucratic services. I am happy to be an alumnus of this institution and owe my success in my career to the institution. As they say it, tell me who your friends are, I will tell you who you are, I must say… Tell me which college you come from and I will tell you how bright will be your career.”

M S Shashikala

M.S. Shashikala

Senior Civil Judge & JMFC, Hosadurga, Chitradurga Distict.

“It is my privilege that I was the student of J.S.S. Law College, Mysuru.  The knowledge imparted by eminent faculty of this college help me enormously in fulfilling my dream of becoming a Judge and be a part of the prestigious Judiciary.  Looking back in time I can recall the lively time spent in this College, while gaining the knowledge of Law.  The way I was groomed by the college was simply amazing. It is my great fortune that I have completed my Law from J.S.S. College, Mysuru, which has enabled me to develop the qualities and virtues required to be a better human being.  The knowledge I have gained from this college has help me immensely in shaping my career and made me a better person. I wish all the best to the Management, faculties of this prestigious college and hope that they will continue to do the good work and keep producing the talents, that can contribute for a better society.”

Jaiby Kuriakose

Jaiby Kuriakose

Hon’ble Civil judge Junior Division, Kalamassery, Kerala

“Being Glad to be a part of JSS Law College, Mysuru Alumni association. Well scheduled excellent academic programs had given me the knowledge and experience to stand awesome in career. Students across from many parts of world with different cultures. It was simple but quite strict, and comfortable with experts. In the way it had nourished me to grow up till the day. Do your level best and explore the maximum with JSS Law college to shape your dreams.”

Captain. Supritha C T

Captain. Supritha C.T.


“I joined JSSLC in the year 2014, took up BBA LLB

The college gave me an exposure not just to the study of law but various other Co curricular activities like Moot Court Competitions, MUNs and Sports.  The college also encouraged me to take up NCC. I was part of 4 Kar Air Sqn Ncc, Mysore. I took part in All India Vayu Sainik Camp- 2015 held at Jodhpur. The Republic Day Camp 2016 at New Delhi. I also represented India at Maldives as part of the Youth Exchange Program in the year 2016. The College supported and encouraged me in every step I took which played a very vital role in me taking a career in the  Indian Armed Forces. I joined Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer through Ncc Spcl Entry and serving in the Army Air Defence.

From being a meek shy girl to an independent woman I am today, I owe it all to my parents, teachers and ofcourse JSSLC for encouraging me pursue my passion and for being the stepping stone towards achieving my dream. “I was a student of BBA LLB (Hons) batch of 2010-2015.

As a student OF JSS law College I got an opportunity to learn the various facets of law and also develop my overall personality by getting to participate in several co-curricular activities like National Moot Courts, debates, law fests, sports competitions etc.

On graduation I did a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of India with two Hon’ble Judges of the Apex Court. Thereafter I joined the Indian Army as an officer of the l Judge Advocate General’s Department.”

Captain. Raghav N. Prasad

Captain. Raghav N. Prasad


“I was a student of BBA LLB (Hons) batch of 2010-2015.

As a student OF JSS law College I got an opportunity to learn the various facets of law and also develop my overall personality by getting to participate in several co-curricular activities like National Moot Courts, debates, law fests, sports competitions etc.

On graduation I did a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of India with two Hon’ble Judges of the Apex Court. Thereafter I joined the Indian Army as an officer of the l Judge Advocate General’s Department.”