Faculty


Aaron Mirza
B.A. LL.B(HONS.), M.A (DIPLOMACY, LAW, AND BUSINESS)



EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• MA (Diplomacy, Law, and Business), Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonipat [Awaiting Results]
• B.A., LL.B (Hons.) with Specialization in Energy Laws, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
Dehradun
CGPA : 2.92 (out of 4) which is 78.4%
• 2nd Pre-University (State Board, Humanities): 89% (St. Joseph’s Pre-University College, Bangalore)
• 10th Standard (CBSE Board) : 74% (SPSSEMR School Davangere, Karnataka)

INTERNSHIPS

Sri Pragathi Vidya Samsthe, Thimmakalapalli, Bagepalli [June – July, 2017]
- Taught Social Sciences and English to High School children from grade 8 to grade 10.
- Was responsible for the FCRA Compliance of the NGO with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- Formulated the Academic Learning Guide for the Academic Year 2017 – 18; and was tasked with identifying innovative and engaging teaching methodologies for the students and trained the teachers in the same.

Khaitan & Co LLP, Bangalore [January, 2014: 4 weeks]
- Research paper based on Bitcoins and a presentation on the Comprehensive FDI Policy of India
- Carried out research on many general and sector-specific issues with regards to Corporate laws like, issues pertaining to the Legal Position of Bitcoins in India and the approach of the RBI towards the same. Also with respect to various aspects covering winding up of Companies, Citizenship Act, Provident Fund, Taxation etc.,

Bangalore Mediation Centre, (An initiative of the Karnataka High Court), Bangalore [December, 2013: 2 weeks]
- Closely observed the Mediation proceedings.
- Attended the Mediation hearings and interacted with the clients and Mediators.
- Submitted a research paper on the “Viability of Mediation.”

Holla and Holla Advocates, Bangalore [June - July, 2013: 5 weeks]
- Visited courts in Karnataka which included High Court, civil courts, criminal courts, tribunals, etc.
- Acquainted myself with all the procedures followed in the courts.
- Gained experience in various aspects of profession including drafting, conveyancing, handling clients, preparing for hearings, concepts of law, etc.
- Focus Areas : Constitutional Law, Arbitration and Conciliation and Environmental Law.

The Hindu , Bangalore [July - August, 2012: 5 weeks]
- An internship which was completely based on Professional Journalism.
- Covered over 150 news events that got published of which 14 were indigenous articles that were accorded a by-line.

MOOTING EXPERIENCE

• Participated in the Asia - Pacific rounds of the 3rd International Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition, 2013 held in New Delhi.
• Participated in the Asia – Pacific rounds of the 4th International Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition, 2014 held in New Delhi. (3rd Best Speaker)

DEBATING EXPERIENCE

• Moderated the Indo – Pakistan Special Meeting on Kashmir at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh; this event saw the participation of Members from across the border. It was held between August 1, 2014 and August 3, 2014.
• Won the Best Delegate at RML NLU International Model United Nations Conference, Lucknow; while representing Dr. M M Pallam Raju, Minister for Human Resource Development at the All India Political Parties Meet Simulation in November 2012.
• Quarter – Finalist in NUJS Parliamentary Debate Competition, January 2012 and Semi – Finalist at the NLU Debate held at Bhopal in September 2013.
• Adjudged as the 4th best speaker at the LCD Debate, October, 2013
• Chaired and Judged various Debating and Model United Nations competitions like UPES Intra Parliamentary Debate, Kurukshetra MUN (Security Council), Chitkara MUN ( All India Parties Meet), Maharaja Surajmal MUN (Human Rights Council), Indian Institute of Technology – BHU Varanasi (Lok Sabha) etc.,
• Chaired and Judged the United Nations Security Council Simulation at Scholastica Model United Nations, Dhaka along with the SAARC simulation at BRAC Model United Nations Conference in Dhaka.

ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Founding President of the Jindal Global University Model United Nations Society 2016-2018
• Co-Adjudicator, Vox Vocis National Parliamentary Debate Competition, (2012 – 2013).
• Member, Parliamentary Debate Committee, 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013, 2013 – 2014.
• Volunteered as the Photographer in the Paras Diwan National Moot Court Competition, that took place in Dehradun at UPES.
• Organised the UPES Model United Nations Conference for two consecutive years in February 2012 and February 2013 as the Under – Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General respectively.
• Founder and Co-convener, Literary and Debating Society, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies from August 2014.
• Organised JGU Model United Nations 2017
• President, Jindal Global University Model United Nations Society for 2017 – 2018.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

• Volunteer Teacher, Rotaract, Dehradun 2013-2014.
• Conducted Various Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations workshops in Dehradun and Jaipur for school children.
• Attended a 21 day student exchange program under Taj Global Understanding across Virginia, Washington D.C and New York in the United States of America. (3rd - 22nd July 2007)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently working as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Hanako Umezawa, Associate Professor, Jindal School of International Affairs for the subject Foreign Policy Analysis since February 2018 till.

AREAS OF INTEREST

South Asian and South-East Asian Studies, Defence and Military Strategy, Indian Polity and Policy, Middle East with emphasis on Israel, Human Rights, Refugee Laws, Political Violence and Conflict Management, Foreign Policy analysis.

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