Professor Karla Simon and Dr. P. Ishwara Bhat (right) have teamed
up to teach the law of non-profit organizations this semester.
Prominent Indian Scholar is a Visiting Professor
at Catholic University Law School
Dr. P. Ishwara Bhat, a distinguished law professor at Mysore University in India, is teaching at the Columbus School of Law as a visiting professor during the fall semester of 2010. As a Fulbright professor and scholar, Dr. Bhat is team teaching the law of not-for-profit organizations with Professor Karla Simon, and also conducting research for a book on NPO law in India, as well as some comparative constitutional materials.
Dr. Bhat’s CV is wide and deep. He has been a professor of law at the University of Mysore since 2002, and has served as its dean twice during that time. He has also worked to revise the university’s LLB and LLM programs, in addition to serving in several other administrative and teaching capacities.
Dr. Bhat has taught many different areas of law, including Indian Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, World Trade Law, Law and Social Change, Law and Women, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation, Law of Writs, Law on Non-Profit Organizations, Administrative Law, Information Technology Law, Comparative Legal Tradition and Public International Law.
He is the recipient of numerous professional honors, awards and fellowships, and the author or editor of seven books, including the thousand page “Law and Social Transformation in India,” (Eastern Book Co., Lucknow 2009).
Dr. Bhat is helping to spread awareness among NGOs, academicians and students about humanitarian law, environmental protection, intellectual property rights, and human rights of people with disabilities by organizing national seminars and workshops. Some of his panels have been sponsored by such organizations as the International Red Cross Society, the National Human Rights Commission and the National Law School of India University.