Justice Surinder Singh Thakur drives new initiatives at Shoolini School of Law – initiating/starting new innovative academic programs, transforming the Law system to new methodologies of pedagogy, initiating skills-based curricula and building one of India’s most dynamic and cutting-edge education technology platforms for Law students.
Justice Thakur practiced in Civil, Criminal and Revenue matters in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and District Courts for about 16 years. Was selected as Additional District and Sessions Judge in January 1990. Remained posted as such at Dharamsala, Kullu, Nahan and Solan in Himachal Pradesh.
He was posted as District and Sessions Judge (Forest) Shimla, District and Sessions Judge, Hamirpur, Mandi and Solan Districts. Was appointed as Legal Remembrancer-cum- Secretary Law to the Government of Himachal Pradesh in February 1997 and remained posted as such till May 1999.
Thereafter, he was posted as Registrar (Vigilance) in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh till May 2002. Was again appointed as Legal Remembrancer-cum- Secretary (Law) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh in March 2004 from Solan Sessions Division where he was District and Sessions Judge. He also remained Appellate Transport Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act and was also a Member of Appellate Authority of Copy Right Board of India. He was appointed as Legal Remembrancer-cum-Principal Secretary (Law) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh with effect from June 2005 till his elevation as Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on November 27, 2006. Retired on 23.09.2013.
Justice Surinder Singh Thakur is a guest faculty for Criminal & Civil Laws, and also a guest and visiting faculty at several Indian Administrative Academies and Universities.
An alumni of Panjab University, Justice Surinder Singh Thakur did his law from DAV (Post Graduate) College, Dehradun (Meerut University), in the year 1973.