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Introduction to Social Media and Law

Offered by:

1. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems


Law, Social Media


45 hours over 15 weeks

Eligibility :

This is an Introductory Course primarily intended for undergraduate students. Law students and lawyers may also enrol.

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The workshop on ‘Introduction to Social Media and Law’ is offered to provide a basic understanding of the interface between law and the growing world of social media. Today every individual and entity has a social media presence to pursue their career and business, widen their social circle and influence base etc. making it an inevitable part of this age. As the medium has grown, it has become more complex and serious with real-life implications. Therefore, for the successful exploitation of the medium, there needs to be a certain understanding of the regulatory framework that sets the scope of action within the medium. This course is designed to provide a conceptual understanding of Law in this domain.

The course aims to critically understand the existing social media structure and its interface and conflicts with the laws. The class would deliberate over the ethical underpinnings that define the best practices in social media, understand the basic regulatory framework and then dwell into various policy questions in the field. This would aid students to realise the resultant socio-economic implications (globally and domestically) both from an individual standpoint and a commercial venture position.

Course Structure


Classes will be held twice a week for 1.5 hours for 15 weeks (45 hours in total)
Start Week: 28 Sep – 03 Oct 2020
Session Timing: Friday, Saturday | 3.30 – 5.00 pm

Workshop Objectives


  • Build a conceptual understanding of the key ideas and models involved in social media and its interface with law. 
  • Train students in the skills and tools required to answer the legal and regulatory questions arising out of social media and its use for personal and commercial use.


  • Students will develop a conceptual understanding of the key concepts involved in the interfacing of social media and law. 
  • Students will acquire skills to advise and create strategies for effective implementation and creation of Social Media policy. 
  • Students will learn legal frameworks with which they can aid and advise private and public institutions towards effective use of Social Media, also warding themselves from unfair practices.

Workshop Structure


The sessions will be conducted as online live lectures. Live sessions will be a combination of lectures, reading and discussions. Selected content from Module 2 and 3 will be delivered along with demonstrations. Readings and Samples of research work as applicable will be provided as reading material.


  • A basic awareness of social media platforms. 
  • A decent internet connection would be appreciated for active participation in class discussions.

Evaluation Pattern:

Evaluation will follow a continuous evaluation pattern, on a multiple component basis.


A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those who have met the completion requirements pertaining to all the segments of the workshop.


Rs. 6000/- (inclusive of GST)


Sreenath Namboodiri, Assistant Professor, is a faculty of Law and Public Policy at CV’S School of Ethics, Governance and Cultural Studies. His areas of interest are in intellectual property rights vis-a-vis health systems, internet governance, sustainable development and innovation, knowledge governance and technology, and law. He has been an honorary fellow of the Centre for Economy, Development and Law since 2013. He is also a part of the editorial team of Elenchus Law Review, a biannual peer-reviewed from the Centre (CED&L).

Nithin V. Kumar, Assistant Professor, is a faculty of Law at CVV’s School of Ethics, Governance and Cultural Studies. A lawyer with seven years plus experience in intellectual property rights, media and entertainment laws and corporate law-related services. Over the years, Nithin has worked with several companies including Fortune 500 companies, MSMEs and Startups in the media and entertainment industry. He has also delivered lectures for corporates to create legal and intellectual property awareness and intellectual property culture within the organisations.

Refund Policy

Timeline for cancellation

Refund Status*

3 days before the workshop begins

100% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

1 week into the workshop

50% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

10 days into the workshop

No refund

*All refunds are subject to an administrative fee (10% of the registration fee).

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