CJI Chandrachud to be conferred with 'Award for Global Leadership' by Harvard Law School Center
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has been selected for the "Award for Global Leadership" by the Harvard Law School Center in recognition of his lifetime service to the legal profession nationally and internationally.
An Overview of the news
The award was presented to CJI Chandrachud in an online program on 11 January 2023.
Chandrachud holds an LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School in the United States.
Justice Chandrachud, who has been a part of the apex court bench which delivered several landmark judgments including the Ayodhya land dispute case.
Dr DY Chandrachud
Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud was born on 11 November 1959 in Mumbai.
He did his schooling from St. Columbus School and did his BA Honors in Economics from St. Stephen's College followed by LLB from Campus Law Center, University of Delhi followed by LLM and Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School, USA .
Judicial Life of Dr. DY Chandrachud
Justice Chandrachud was designated a Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998 and was appointed Additional Solicitor General in the same year.
Justice Chandrachud was a judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 to 31 October 2013.
After this he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. On November 9, 2022, he took oath as the 50th CJI.
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