MANAV RACHNA UNIVERSITY
About Faculty of Law
With emergence of cutting edge technologies, social tools, and hyperconnected communities, the “Law” has transgressed into various disciplines of studies. Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna University, understands the transdisciplinary application of legal frameworks across the world and offers practice-driven and application based legal education that strengthen the implementation of juridical sciences within the emerging legal and regulatory frameworks.
We understand that a lawyer, having public or private disputes at hand, has to understand the issues involved comprehensively and may have to dwell in to scientific studies, other disciplines of social sciences, and philosophical conundrums. With this understandings, faculty members of school of law are dedicated to provide experiential learning platforms to students with an inclination towards clinical legal education, case studies methodologies, academia-industry integration, and professional development of the students.
Study of law involves fundamental purpose, rationale and instruments of law and its effect on human behaviour and conducts in the society. Besides, a law degree is intellectually stimulating, personally fulfilling, and financially rewarding.
Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna offers 5-year Integrated Honors Law Programs in three streams, namely B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), BBA LL.B. (Hons.) , B.Com LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. (1 year/2 year) . Students here get copious opportunities to absorb legal principles and acquire legal & life skills. Law students at MRU, experience understanding of various disciplines. Besides strictly complying with the rules of legal education prescribed by the Bar Council of India (BCI), Faculty of Law at MRU also offers supplementary subjects like environmental studies, foreign languages and optional seminar courses.
The teaching pedagogy employed at MRU stresses upon practical training and case-law discussions, which makes students understand the basic philosophy and rationale behind the law. These methods help students develop sound critique and argumentation around law and legal issues. Tutorials, moot court exercises and departmental seminars ameliorate classroom learning through problem solving, role plays and staging. Students, through mandatory internships, get a real taste of what it’s like to practice law in its different forms and make informed choice on after-university, legal career. A weekly tutorial provides students with an opportunity to solve their subject specific doubts. Students also have the option to avail, student-exchange programs in Foreign Universities having collaborations with MRU. Students get to learn through various workshops, conferences and seminars. Manav Rachna welcomes you all, to visit the Faculty of Law with its futuristic infrastructure includingMoot Court Hall and a Superlative Law Library that won’t leave you insatiate.
Law Courses Offered
To solemnly cherish and uphold justice and rule of law
To provide a stimulating environment to the learners, so as to enable them to:
- Develop core legal competencies through experiential and inclusive education;
- Comprehend and apply legal principles to the conflicts, disputes and socio-legal concerns within the broad contours of Justice and Rule of law.
- Critically analyze the governing framework on the touchstone of rule of law; and
- Contribute to the emerging dynamics of constitutionalism.
Programs’ Educational Objectives
Generally, law Graduates will be able to demonstrate
- The knowledge of basic principles of Law;
- Skill to carry out professional communication, both written and oral.
- Ability to conduct legal research using statutory instruments, judgments, reports and scholarly opinions.
- Development of critical thinking and analytical ability.
- Appreciation of legal reasoning and formulation of legal arguments.
- Ability to provide solution to legal problems using intellectual autonomy
- Sensitivity to the social issues and professional ethics
- Carry out professional consultancy and advocacy
- Digital literacy
- Capacity of self-learning and lifelong learning.
- Foundation: Humanities subjects in the foundation years with law subjects, provides adequatebase to the understanding of law and legal principles.
- Core Competence: Thorough understanding of legal concepts, principles and theories, quintessential to the discipline of Law.
- Skills: Analytical ability, logical and legal reasoning, lateral thinking, attention for details and persuasive communication are the skills that are critical for an accomplished legal profession.
- Professionalism: The ability to advise, counsel and represent the clients effectively and responsibly as legal professionals.
- Learning Environment: The holistic approach to law by reference to the socio-economic-cultural and legal milieu and giving exposure to cutting edge issues leading to the experiential learning in a stimulating academic environment.
Graduates in BA LLB will be able to
- Examine, and assess the role of humanities in developing and shaping contours of various legal and regulatory frameworks
- Critically analyse the socio-legal gaps and subsequently propose recommendations to fill in the gaps protecting the ethos of rule of law.
Graduates in BBA LLB will be able to
- Identify, examine, and assess the role of legal and regulatory framework in shaping contours of business administration in various jurisdictions
- Critically analyse and identify the juridical balance between the business polices and public interest under various legal regimes
Graduates in B COM LLB will be able to
- Assess and examine the relationship between commerce and law within the wider framework of legal rights and duties
- Apply various principles of commerce to determine the “just” application of legal instruments and tools in business policies and also determine the policy and legal gaps concerning public interest in commercial laws.
Graduates in LLM will be able to
- Understand the jurisprudential emergence of legal studies and dynamism of law and society
- Apply various research methodologies to identify the legal and policy research gaps and public and private laws
- Alternative Dispute Resolutions
- Commercial and Company Laws
- Competition Law
- Constitutional Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Public International Law
Professional Linkages / Collaboration
Law student of the year Medal – Ratan Lal Lahoti Memorial Gold Medal shall be awarded to a Law Student of the year, for his/her overall academic performance and excellence in during the 5 years at Law Faculty
The students at School of Law are attached with industries, lawyers, and firms from second year itself within the capacity of an intern or a legal assistant. This not only increases the practical learning and understanding of the subject matter but also dramatically increases the chances of pre-placement offers. Besides, the University at central level has a dedicated placement cell that contentiously works with students in order to cater their professional needs and aims.
Few of the placement possibilities after pursuing law program at MRU:
- Litigation/ Court Room Practice before District Courts, High Courts or Supreme Court
- Law Firm Practice
- Solicitors Practice
- Eligible to practice before various Commissions, Boards, tribunals and other quasi-judicial authorities such as CCI or CIC or Consumer Forums or SEBI or Company Law Boards/ Company Law Tribunals etc.
- Judicial Services/ Civil Services
- Judicial Clerkships
- Corporate and Commercial Lawyering
- Arbitrators/ Mediators and Conciliators
- Judge Advocate General (JAG) in Defense Services
- Legal Officers in Companies
- Standing Counsel/ Public Prosecutors
- International Law and Diplomacy
- Patent Attorneys/ IPR Lawyering
- Academics and Research
- Legal editors and Correspondents
- Pro-Bono Practitioners/ Human Rights Activists
- Other endless career opportunities
Board of Advisors
Faculty of Law has an Advisory Board which boasts of Former Chief Justice of India, Former Supreme and High Court Judges, ASG, Former Law Secretary to Ministry of Law and Justice, Senior Advocates, IAS officers and other legal luminaries as its eminent members.
Composition of Advisory Board
Our advisory board provides non-binding premeditated guidance to the organization. Manav Rachna relies heavily on them for strategic direction and supervision. Click here to read more about them
- Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.V. Eshwar for Tax Law
- Mr. P. K. Malhotra (Former Law Secretary, GOI) for Administrative Law
- Mr. Arvind P. Datar (Senior Advocate) for Tax law and Constitutional Law
- Mr. Parag Tripathi (Senior Advocate) for Constitutional law
- Mr. Gaurav Pachnanda (Senior Advocate) for Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
- Mr. Vikas Pawha (Senior Advocate) for Criminal Law
- Mr. Chander Lall (Senior Advocate) for IPR
Faculty of Law also has Board of Studies and Board of Faculty to advise, supervise and vet the program structure, course content, scheme of evaluation etc. for all the Law Programs. Law professors from Delhi University, Indian Law Institute, Guru Gobind Singh I.P University Delhi, National Law Universities and Foreign Universities are the members of these Boards.
Library – Shri Ratan Lal Lahoti Memorial Law Library
The Law Library has been adopted by the former Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Shri R.C. Lahoti. The library is named after his father as Shri Ratan Lal Lahoti Memorial Law Library, which contains a rich collection of Law books, Journals, SCC Manual, AIR Reports, All England Reports inter alia other journals and authoritative texts. Hon’ble Justice R.C. Lahoti has also contributed books from his personal collection, signifying his passion for Law and Literature. In the Digital Library, database of National & International journals and cases, including SCC Online can be accessed.
CADR- Centre of Excellence on Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Centre of Excellence on Alternative Dispute Resolution, namely “CADR” is a functional unit under the overall aegis of Faculty of Law, MRU. The Centre is established with a purpose of conducting and promoting research and generating and disseminating knowledge in the field of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The CADR not only conducts training programs and workshops, but also runs simulation exercises to settle disputes through arbitration, mediation and other allied mechanisms. The training workshops are designed and curated to suit the requirements of the participants, interested in practicing ADR mechanism. The Centre of Excellence is committed to advance the objectives for which it is constituted, in the interest of the University and requirements of the legal system of the country..Click here for more details
Conferences, Seminar and Invited Talks
To give a comprehensive world view of the legal profession and specific issues, it is imperative to hold conferences, debates, seminars, workshops and invited lectures. Judges, accomplished professionals and acclaimed professors are invited to deliberate upon issues of contemporary importance and interact with the students, which helps them, develop critical perspectives and “out of books” thinking.
Activities at Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law conducts copious co-curricular and extra-curricular events including workshops, street plays, Legal Aid Camps, Moot Court competitions, elocution contest, debate and seminar, law week, ADR BOOT camp sports & cultural events like Jus Fiesta and fresher’s day inter alia many other events. Students are taken to visit Parliament, Supreme Court, High Courts and other courts. Visit to legal institutions help students appreciate “law in formulation” and “law in action.”
PARTNERS IN e-AWARENESS
Faculty of Law is honored to be associated with the e-Courts project under the aegis of the Computer Committee of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh. Our endeavor is to create easy access to Information and Justice for everyone from the comfort of your home, office or smartphone! All the information and orders you need is just a click away! Watch out this space for more updates on e-Courts project.
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