The Mint Is Looking for Legal Correspondents

The Mint, a leading business paper, is looking to hire legal correspondents/analysts. Pay will be commensurate with the best in the industry (and will depend on years of experience etc). So for those of you looking to combine law with journalism, this presents a great opportunity.

If interested, please write to Anil Padmanabhan ([email protected]), Deputy Managing Editor, Mint for further details. Also, please pass this on to folks that might be interested.

As many of you are aware, we’ve often featured Mint articles on this blog. Of the various newspapers today, Mint’s IP news reports/analysis (by journalists such as CH Unnikrishnan and Radhieka Pandeya) stand out as being extremely well researched and nuanced. Further, their science and technology reports by Jacob Koshy and Seema Singh are a terrific read. And so are their law reports by Malathi Nayak.

In fact, recently, Malathi Nayak did two outstanding pieces focussing on India’s leading IP attorney, Pravin Anand. We’ll run a separate feature on this soon.

So for those of you looking to explore this wonderful opportunity to combine legal and journalistic skills with India’s leading business paper, you will be in very august company.

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

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