Vishnu S, popularly known as Vishnu S. Warrier is an Indian author, legal professional as well as a legal educator and a chess player. Mr. Warrier is a prolific speaker and writer on various socio-legal issues viz. Law, Bharatheeya Education, Intellectual Property Rights, Civic Engagement, Politics, Public Policy, Start-ups, Right to Information, Traditional Knowledge, Women Empowerment and Youth Empowerment, Integrated Public Transport system, Town planning etc.
Mr. Warrier is the founder of the Lex-Warrier Foundation, a not-for-profit research organisation from India with diversified interests in Education, Economic and Social Development, Gender Issues, Advancement of Women, Legal Aid, Research & Publication and Sustainable Development. Mr. Warrier is also the founder of The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal, an open access peer reviewed (refereed) academic e-journal publishing scholarly articles in the field of contemporary legal issues.
Mr. Warrier earned a Master of Law with First Division from National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal. He earned a Bachelor of Academic Laws and Bachelor of Law from the University of Mysore with First Class. He also qualified UGC-NET (University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test) and he is eligible for Lectureship in any of the Universities in India.
In addition, Mr. Warrier earned various Certificates in Patent Law; Trademarks, Industrial Designs & Geographical Indications; Arbitration & Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules; Copyrights and Related Rights; Software licensing; Intellectual Property Management and Copyright and Related Rights from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy, Geneva, Switzerland and he holds a Professional Certifications in Privacy and Data Protection Law; and Public Procurement, Tendering and Law Relating to Government Contracts from the National Law School India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.
Besides his involvement in various academic activities, Mr. Warrier is also a FIDE rated Chess player representing All India Chess Federation and the Chess Association of Kerala holding the Title of Arena Candidate Master.