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N.R. Madhava Menon, law educator. Recipient Kumarappa Reckless award Indian Society Criminology, 1978, Bar Council India award, 1991, Living Legends of Law award International Bar Association, 1994; named Padma Shree by President of India, 2003; named one of 50 Stars of Asia Business Week Magazine, 2000. President Commonwealth Legal Education Association, 1994-1997.


Menon, N.R. Madhava was born on May 4, 1935.


Bachelor of Science, India University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, India University, 1957. Master of Arts in Political Science, India University, 1960.

Master of Laws, India University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, India University, 1968. Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa (honorary), National Law School India University, 2001.


Advisory High Court, Kerala, India, 1955-1959. Lecturer law Aligarh Muslim University, 1962-1965. Professor law University Delhi, 1965-1985.

Founder, director, professor law National Law School India University, Hagarbhavi, since 1986. Founder, director West Bengal National University Juridical Science, Calcutta. Now director National.l Judicial Academy, Bhopal.

Visiting scholar Columbia University, 1970-1971. Principal Government Law College, Pondicherry, 1974-1978. Faculty member Asian Legal Services Workshop, Berkeley, California, 1974.

Secretary Bar Council of India Trust, 1979-1983, director continuing education workshops for lawyers, since 1980. Member committee for Implementing Aid Schemes Government India, 1980-1985. Member, consultant Law Commission India, 1983-1985.

Member governing body, advisory council National Judicial Academy, New Delhi, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Legal Profession in India, 1983. Editor: Legal Education in India, 1982, Social Justice and Legal Process, 1985, Indian Bar Review, 1979-1990. Co-editor Law of Crimes, 1983.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Commonwealth Legal Education Association, 1994-1997.


Married Rema Devi Menon, 1965. 1 child, Ramakrishna.

Rema Devi Menon

Ramakrishna Menon