Department of Legal Studies
About the Department
Department of Legal Studies has been set up to impart legal education to students with its well-structured courses & aims to make them aware of the legal rights & responsibilities. The School ensures that the students get a comprehensive understanding of the practical aspects of law. Its programs are recognized by the Bar Council of India. The University have allotted 60 seats per annum for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) five years integrated degree course. 60 seats for LL.B. three years’ degree course, 60 seats for one year LL.M master degree course (in four stream – IPR, Criminology, Business Law, Constitutional Law) and Ph.D. The School ensures that the students get a comprehensive understanding of the practical aspects of law for which our teaching methodology includes seminars, tutorial work, moot courts and practical training programs. Legal internships/trainings provide an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of substantive areas of law, gain exposure to a real work environment and provide valuable support to a legal employer. The School of Law has its own well-furnished moot court as per BCI norms. Moot Court has been set up to acquaint the students with the procedural and functional behavior of law. The School of Law has also established a Legal Aid Clinic for providing free help and guidance to needy persons as per BCI norms.
“We believe legal education is not merely confined to class room teaching. We ensure to provide multidimensional learning experiences which integrate rigorous academic, applied, practical and cross-disciplinary perspectives to ensure a deep understanding of law in all its contexts.”
To advance human dignity, social welfare, and justice through knowledge of law and to promote excellence in education for a vibrant and inclusive society through knowledge creation and dissemination.
The mission of the School of Law, IEC University is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship serving the public and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession.
To prepare our students to practice law with professional excellence and commitment to fairness, justice, compassion, and the highest ethical standards.
To develop in our students the knowledge and competencies that will enable them to discern among and to succeed in a range of careers.
To prepare our students to serve the community, especially the underprivileged, with dedication to human dignity and the common good.
To prepare our students for leadership in the bar, the bench, the academy, and the public and private sectors.
To encourage our students to consider the Catholic intellectual tradition and the role of faith in leading integrated and fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Global Awareness and Diversity:
To prepare our students to live, learn, and work in a diverse, multicultural and globalized environment.
To foster in our students an appreciation of the interactions between the law and other disciplines and professions.
1. Strong foundation for further/combined academic studies:
Many courses enable students to combine their legal studies with business or accounting, and by combining law with a range of non-law degrees.
2. Multitudes of career option other than becoming a lawyer:
law graduates are desirable candidates for various fields such as media and law, academia, commerce and industry, social work, politics and more. You will find that studying law can take you just about anywhere.
3. Financial stability:
Obtaining a law degree may not guarantee immediate success or an exceedingly large amount of money but it’s close. This professional qualification allows you to enjoy more job security and a higher salary compared to those without. The rest is up to you.
4. Master critical thinking, strong reasoning and analytical skills:
The knowledge and skills gained from studying law facilitate students to analyze both sides of complex situations or problems and to devise the best solution based on strong reasoning and critical thinking.
5. The power to make a difference through law:
You may have a strong sense of justice and wish to improve the defects in the system. Studying law offers you the legal education and qualification to ultimately make that significant change. Remember you can find more expert advice, guidance and support on our Facebook page.
6. Respect and prestige:
Many law graduates are successful in various industries and more became world leaders who are highly respected. The job is not easy but those who uphold justice are most deserving of respect.
7. Awareness of rights and responsibilities:
Being unaware of rights and responsibilities prohibits you to become the best that you can be as a fellow human. Studying law allows students to understand the reasons behind the regulations.
8. Development of self-confidence:
Studying law is an empowering experience. Law students often work in groups and actively participate in debates or discussions, such environments nurture good self-esteem and confidence.
9. Better communication skills and high adaptability towards various career transitions can:
Law students develop the ability to argue from a basis of evidence in a way which be hard for others to do; this actively cultivates advanced communication skills, keen problem-solving abilities and the capacity for independent thinking. As a result, law graduates adapt very well in various situations or career transitions.
10. An intellectual challenge:
With such compelling benefits, it comes to reason that obtaining a law degree is not easy. The standards are high and outstanding academic performance is expected. Studying law is demanding and a truly intellectual challenge. If you enjoy working your little grey cells, this may well be the biggest benefit of studying law.
The teaching methodology adopted at the School of law is intensive as well as extensive classroom teaching involving active participation of the students. Theoretical classroom teaching is supplemented by clinical legal work. It also includes preparation of project reports, project presentation, submission of assignments, seminars, moot courts, etc. At the School of Law, we nurture future leaders and elite professionals for the legal world and beyond.