NLU Odisha Alumni Ms. Riyanka Roy Choudhury receives commendation at Berkeley law School

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NLUO Alumni Riyanka Roy Choudhury at Berkeley law School

Ms. Riyanka Roy Choudhury, received a gold cord and a special notation in the Commencement program during her graduation at Berkeley law School, United States

Cuttack: May 31: The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a vibrant addition to India’s national law universities. Within the short span, NLUO has made its mark as a university engaged in teaching and research in law. Faculty research output has always been of a very high standard, yielding among others some top-tier international publications.

The student community’s engagement with co-curricular activities have yielded remarkable results, including consistently high performances in moot court competitions and active participation in prestigious national and international  conferences and seminars. The liberal yet demanding academic culture coupled with the friendly environment have ensured that students are able to harness their full potential and contribute in the area of their choice.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted autonomy to 60 higher educational institutes in India in March 2018. NLU Odisha is one among the sixty Universities in India to be recognized as Quality Institution imparting education. This reinforced quality teaching, research and learning at NLU Odisha.

recognition will provide another opportunity to innovate and experiment to develop vibrant academic learning.

Now, our Alumni, Ms. Riyanka Roy Choudhury, received a gold cord and a special notation in the Commencement program during her graduation at Berkeley law School, United States. Riyanka is a student of the third batch (2011-2016) of NLUO. At Boalt Hall, her research covered artificial intelligence related policy issues and the application of blockchain in protecting the original work of artists.

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Riyanka Roy Choudhury is a lawyer and an associate editor at Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She gained her Master of Laws from UC Berkeley with specialisation in Law & Technology, and Business Law. As a practicum associate at Berkeley Law New Business Counseling Practicum, she counseled and drafted legal agreements to start-ups who cannot afford legal services. She also conducted training workshops and provided IP strategies to her Silicon Valley clients. Riyanka attended the U.S. Intellectual Property Law Summer School and post that assisted Kate Didech, CodeX fellow where she analysed feasibility of worksheets, developed at Stanford, to make accessory dwelling units regulations more comprehensible and navigable.

Riyanka worked as a Legislative Researcher at the office of Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in India. As part of core team and in her policy framework experience in ‘Mission Antyodaya’ project, team of interns under her leadership found solutions to India’s socio-economic problems by inter linking various schemes and policies with one another.

Riyanka holds an integrated dual degree in B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, Odisha and obtained Master of Law from U.C.Berkely and currently working as CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.

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