FACULTY OF LAW
Law may be defined as a rule of human conduct imposed upon and enforced among the members of a given state. While moral rules and ethical precepts are governed by the individual’s conscience, Laws are laid down by the state and are enforced to maintain a good social order.
Everyone desires social, personal and economic justice. Good Laws assist in attaining justice. In every free society law is the most powerful tool to correct injustice. Democracy requires that wise laws are passed and that they are fairly administered in the courts of law. Law is living thing and it responds to social change and public opinion. Hence new laws continued to be passed in response to the needs of the society.
The study of law entails not only the study of acts and statutes with respect to our rights and duties but also an understanding of the philosophy of law, the underlying principles and the values which sustain the rule of law. It also requires building a good understanding of our constitution, the disparities in our society and the working of the human mind. A lawyer needs to develop a legal thinking and a wide horizon, such that he can understand such activities which give rise to inequities in society and laws that help us in safeguarding our rights. Legal profession is both a legacy of and prerequisite for our enduring free society. Law, if used as the Framers of Constitution intended, could work revolutionary change in society.
Law school is the first place where students of law get an opportunity to acquire essential skills and knowledge required for the legal profession. It is here that students get an opportunity to develop an analytical mind and acquire a legal perspective. The study of laws pertaining to different areas like civil, criminal, torts, contracts etc. along with case studies and the analysis of various judgments help them to understand the application of various Acts, Statutes and Sections. The law school also prepares them through Moot Court Exercises to prepare memorials, to argue a case from the perspective of a plaintiff as well as from the point of view of a defendant. The internships with NGOs, Lawyers, Law Firms, MNCs etc. provide them an opportunity for learning in the field and help them to decide whether they want to pursue their career as legal advisors, NGOs, Social activists, Legal practitioner, politicians or the Judiciary.
The Governing body of SGT University understood that improvements in legal education are achievable; and a law school can achieve excellence when it possesses a clear mission, a plan to achieve that mission, and the capacity and resources to attain that mission. It established Faculty of law:
- To educate students about the tradition and values of legal profession and to infuse in every student a commitment to professionalism.
- To educate students about the importance of ‘access to justice’ and built in them a commitment to provide access to justice
- To educate law students to understand their ethical responsibilities as representatives of clients, and as officers of the court.
- To develop lawyers who may provide legal services to the middle and working classes which constitute the overwhelming majority of our society.
- To teach students how to learn from experience, to listen to people and analyze their problems, and to negotiate effectively to resolve problems or disputes.
- To engage students in intellectual talks to develop thinking like a lawyer.
- To develop legal literacy through emphasis on vocabulary, reading, textual interpretation.
- To learn legal analysis through focusing on legal cases with doctrinal context, lines of argumentation, judicial reasoning, and use of cases as precedent.
- To develop in students application of legal doctrines working with simple hypothetical fact-patterns, and current events.
- To use changing technologies.
- To teach students the legal academic knowledge, legal research and writing skills.
The primary objective of law faculty is to develop legal competency, that is, the ability to resolve legal problems effectively and responsibly. The course curriculum is such that it develops knowledge, skills and values. The other objectives are:
- To help students to acquire the attributes of effective intellectual and analytical skills, core knowledge and understanding of law, professional skills, and professionalism.
- To engage the students in a continuing dialogue with academics, lawyers, judges, and public authorities for preparing them for law practice.
- To integrate the teaching of theory, doctrine, and practice skills of professionalism.
- To teach art of legal reasoning and main principles of law.
- To conduct regularly an effective teacher development programmes.
- To regularly conduct conferences, seminars, debates, lectures etc to keep update the faculty and students on the current topics and recent laws.
- To prepare law students to think, to perform, and to conduct themselves morally and ethically like professionals.
- To maintain health teaching and learning environments.
- To conduct visits to Supreme Court, different High courts and other judicial institutions
COURSES OFFERED AND DURATION OF COURSE
The Law Faculty offers the following courses:
- BA LL.B (Hons.) – 5 Years
- BBA LL.B (Hons.) – 5 Years
- B (Hons.) – 3 Years
- M – 1 Year
- D – 3 Years
|S. No||Course Name||Duration||Entry Qualifications|
|1||BA LL.B (Hons.)||5 years / 10 Semesters||10+2 in any stream from CBSE/Board of School Education Bhiwani, Haryana or examination recognized equivalent thereto with minimum 45% marks in aggregate (40% of marks in case of SC/ST candidates)|
|2||BBA LL.B (Hons.)||5 years/ 10 Semesters||Same as above|
|3||LL.B (Hons.)||3 years/
|Should have a valid Undergraduate degree with not less than 45% marks.
|4||LL.M||1 Year||LL.B with 50% marks|
|5||Ph.D||3 years||LL.M with 55%|
The course seats offered for
- BA LL.B (Hons.) – 120
- BBA LL.B (Hons.) – 120
- B (Hons.) – 120
- M – 40
- D – 8
Following career opportunities are available to law graduates:
1 JUDICIAL SERVICE
2 LEGAL ADVISOR IN A COMPANY
4 LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE
5 CORPORATE LAWYER
6 PROFESSOR OF LAW
7 GOVERNMENT SERVICE
There are no separate departments on specialized subject; but Faculty have Professors experts on subjects, like Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Law & Cyber Crime, Labour Law, Corporate Law and other different laws. Guest faculty is also invited on special subjects.
The Course fee is Rs. 1, 75,000 Per Annum
Teaching methods are used that most effectively and efficiently achieve desired legal education.
Teaching is by context-based instructional methodology & use of technology and by inviting subject-specialist lawyers and judges. Fundamental legal skills necessary to participate effectively in legal profession are also taught.
Legal education is taught in a way that develops:
- Understanding of the theory, philosophy, role and ramification of the law and its institutions;
- Understanding of the basic principles of public and private law;
- Legal skills, legal analysis, legal reasoning, problem solving;
- Oral and written communication, Legal research;
- legal knowledge & research;
- analysis of law and facts;
- interpersonal and communication skills;
- client service, practice based learning, practice organization & management;
- professional values & pro bono legal services