HoD and Associate Professor
• Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies
Dr Konoorayar is a lawyer by training with an LL. B degree from Mangalore University, Karnataka, India. He has an LL.M degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India and a doctoral degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has a teaching and research experience of 17 years. Earlier he had served as a Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Germany; as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, India; as a lecturer in SRH University, Heidelberg, Germany and as a Lecturer at WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. Courses that he teaches are PPS 153: Governance and law; MPL 155: Environmental Law and Policy; MPL 152: International Environmental Law; NRE 155: Environmental law and policy & NRG 162: Law and Policy for Maps and Remote Sensing. His present interests are in environmental law and policy, Access to justice initiatives, informal dispute resolution systems and online dispute resolution systems.
He is presently the Head of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies at TERI SAS and also one of the Academic Coordinators of the 'Joint International Master's Programme in Sustainable Development' offered by Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria; Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy ; Leipzig University, Germany and Utrecht University, The Netherlands in collaboration with TERI SAS. He has been the founding Executive Editor of ILI Law Review, published by the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and was part of the team that prepared 'Self Learning Material' for IGNOU eGyanKosh resource titled 'Special Rights Law'.
"Building the Global Climate Change Regulatory Regime: An Overview" Vol 9 Issue 2 International Journal of South Asian Studies, ISSN 0974 – 2514 (2016) (Co-authored with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela)
"Gauging India's Environmental and Climate Change Policy from a Fairness Perspective: We Need to Change!" Vol 7 Issue 2 International Journal of South Asian Studies, ISSN 0974 2514 (2014)
"Atomic Energy Law in India: An Analysis," 1 Korea Legislation Research Institute Journal of Law and Legislation (2011) pp. 127-171. ISSN 2234-7526. (Co-Authored with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela).
"Law of Evidence," XLVII Annual Survey of Indian Law-2011 (2012) pp.465-478. ISSN 0570-2666.
"Law of Evidence," XLVI Annual Survey of Indian Law-2010 (2011) pp.365-384. ISSN 0570-2666.
"Law of Evidence," XLIV Annual Survey of Indian Law-2008 (2009) pp. 56-72. ISSN 0570-2666.
"Procedural Justice for Parties to Arbitration: Reflections and Perspectives on Indian Arbitration Law," XXVIII-XXIX Delhi Law Review (2006-07) pp. 257-269. ISSN 0973- 001X. (Co-Authored with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela).
"Civil Procedure and Evidence," XLIII Annual Survey of Indian Law-2007 (2008) pp. 71- 111.ISSN 0570-2666.
"Civil Procedure," XLII Annual Survey of Indian Law-2006 (2007) pp.29-48. ISSN 0570-2666.
"Disasters: Global Responses to the Challenges," 4 Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee Bulletin (2006) pp.359-384. ISSN 0973-1660.
Books and Book Chapters
International Commercial Arbitration in South Asia (Seoul, Korea Legislation Research Institute, 2012) pp.127. ISBN-10:8-966-841-716; ISBN-13:9788966841714. (Co-Authored with Choi You Jin, and Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela).
Disaster Management and Law (New Delhi, Indian Law Institute, 2005,) pp. 267. (Co-Edited with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela).
"Consumer Law" in Kamala Sankaran and Ujjwal Kumar Singh (ed.), Towards Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Law (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2008) pp. 162-174. ISBN13: 978-0-19-569222-8; ISBN10: 0-19-569222-5.
"Equal Treatment" in Indian Law Institute (ed.) Services under the State (New Delhi, Indian Law Institute, 2007) pp. 28-119. [Revising author]
"Disasters: Global Responses to the Challenges" in A. Sabitha, Disaster Management: Legal and Policy Perceptions (Amicus Books, The ICFAI University Press, 2007) pp.1-29. ISBN:81-314-1363-2.
"Law of Torts" in Justice Rama Joice (ed.), The Indian Legal System (New Delhi, Indian Law Institute, 2006) pp. 36-48.[revising author]
"Disaster Management – International Perspectives" in Vishnu Konoorayar Konoorillam and Jaya Vasudevan Suseela (ed.), Disaster Management and Law (New Delhi, Indian Law Institute, 2005) pp.57-78.
Scholarship for attending & presenting a paper at ' International Conference on Asian Atomic Energy Law' (Korea Atomic Energy Law Organization, Seoul, South Korea, June 2011).
Scholarship for attending & presenting a paper at 'Comparative Disability Studies Research in the Asia Pacific Workshop, (Disability Studies Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, June 2009)."
Effectiveness of Gram Nyayalayas (Village Courts) in the State of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan (Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, 2012)
International Commercial Arbitration in South Asia: A Comparative Study (Korea Legislation Research Institute and Asia Legal Information Network, 2012) with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela.
Effectiveness of Alternate Dispute Resolution in India (Indian Law Institute, The World Bank, and International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-09) with Dr Jaya Vasudevan Suseela.
Compatibility of Anti-Conversion Laws concerning Freedom of Religion under Indian Constitution, (Indian Law Institute and National Commission for Minorities, Government of India, 2007) with Dr Puneeth Puthaih.