Kerala Law Academy

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Endowments are instituted in name of jurists and persons of repute for scholarships, awards and trophies. N. Sreenivasan Memorial Endowment instituted by the Academy gives the N. Sreenivasan gold medal to the first rank holder in the LLB and LLM examinations. Late N. Sreenivasan was a political leader, social reformer, leader of the Sree Narayanan Movement and founder and leader of Socialist Revolutionary Party (SRP). He was a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Kerala during 1982. The V.K. Krishna Menon Lectures and other memorial lectures are Endowment lectures instituted on the basis of Endowments. Most of the trophies and awards for the winners of the All India Moot Court Competition and the National Client Interviewing and Counseling Competitions are instituted on endowments.

Kalathil Velayudhan Nair Endowment has been instituted in the memory of Adv. Kalathil Velayudhan Nair, a founder member of the Academy, who has been a tower of strength during our initial period of trials and tribulations. In his sudden demise in 1976, we lost one of our greatest benefactors. A decision to perpetuate his memory by instituting an endowment was taken in 1976 itself by the Governing Council of the Academy. In 1976, at a meeting of the admirers and followers of Kalathil and the well wishers of the Academy, a Committee for this purpose was constituted with Mr. T.N. Upendranatha Kurup (President, Devaswon Board) as Chairman and Dr. N. Narayanan Nair and Mr. N. Rajendran as conveners. The corpus of the endowment has been utilized for instituting a chair for Professorship.

An endowment has been instituted in the name of Late M. Ramakrishna Menon, the first Administrative officer of the Academy as “M.Ramakrishna Menon Memorial Endowment” awarding scholarship to one first year LL.B (5 year) student who scores highest marks in the first semester of the 5 year LL.B. Course and providing a scheme for providing scholarship /freeship to eligible students.