Dr. Athira P.S
She was awarded PhD in Law from the Department of Law, University of Kerala, for her doctoral thesis on "Stem Cell Research: Legal Dimensions". She completed her LL.M. in Constitutional and Administrative Law on merit scholarship, securing First Rank with Distinction from the Department of Law, University of Kerala and her LL.B with Second Rank from the University of Kerala. She was awarded the Sachivothama Shashtiabdapurthi Memorial Prize Gold Medal, Justice Muthunayagom Memorial Prize, Justice T Krishnan Nair Memorial Gold Medal Endowment, Justice M. Fathima Beevi Endowment and Malloor K. Govinda Pillai Gold Medal for Law from the University of Kerala.
She has been an invited speaker and delegate in many international forums such as the International Research Conference held under the aegis of the National University of Singapore and the 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference (APACPH) 2017, held in Yonsei University International Campus, Korea. She has to her credit many publications in reputed International and National Law Journals. She has participated as resource person in training programmes as well as international and national seminars conducted by organizers such as the Institute for Shipboard Education and University of Virginia, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology School of Law, Department of Law, University of Kerala, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT among others. She has also presented peer-reviewed papers in international and national seminars and has attended UGC refresher courses and several faculty development programmes.
She had participated in moot courts during her graduation and won prizes for presentation as well as memorials in international and national Moot court competitions.
During her tenure in NUALS, she has organized many academic programmes including international and national seminars, workshops, essay competitions, IP-specific talk shows etc, as the Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights. Even prior to that she had organized the first of its kind national seminar in Kerala, on the legal status and rights of sexual minorities.
She is a member of the NUALS Research Committee and is a Research Guide in the University. She is a member of the UG Board of Studies, and also been in the organizing committees of many institutional programmes such as Annual Convocations and Moot Court Competitions.
As the Faculty-in-charge of Alumni NUALS, she had organized the First Alumni Meet of the University in November, 2017.
Her areas of interest include Intellectual Property Law, Health and Bioethics, and Equality of Rights.
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