Legal education is a crucial step towards building a successful career in the legal field. Law colleges play a significant role in shaping the students’ knowledge, skills, and professionalism. Among the top law colleges in India, Christ Academy Institute of Law (CAIL) stands out for its commitment to providing quality legal education, practical skills development and holistic education.
A premier institution for legal education located in Bangalore, India, CAIL is known for its commitment to providing quality legal education that not only meets the academic standards but also develops students’ practical skills and professionalism. With a team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members, CAIL offers a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that covers various aspects of law and legal practice.
Apart from academic excellence, CAIL provides students with opportunities to enhance their practical skills through moot courts, internships and legal aid programs. The college also offers a vibrant campus life with various extracurricular activities and student organizations that cater to students’ interests and hobbies.
Moreover, the college has a state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a modern library, computer lab, and seminar hall, providing students with an excellent learning environment. With a focus on holistic development, CAIL provides students with various opportunities for personal and professional growth, making them well-equipped to face the challenges of the legal profession. CAIL also offers a perfect blend of academic excellence, practical skills development, and holistic education, making it an ideal choice for students who aspire to build a successful career in the legal field.
Inspiring All-Rounded Excellence
To help our readers get a better gist of what CAIL is all about, we interviewed Fr. Dr. Davis Panadan Varghese CMI, the Principal of the institute. And when we asked what is expected of a lawyer today, and how CAIL fulfills it? Quite ecstatic in response, he shared – “Art of argumentative skill and Art of Drafting are the major requirements of a lawyer at a global level market, and this pursuit we at Christ Academy Institute of Law emphasize to nurture socially responsible lawyers”. Elaborating on this point, he added – “Village Sustainable Development Programme, Legal Services Clinic, Tribal Socio-Legal Research and NSS camps are initiated at CAIL to provide service to society without bias, to instill the idea of social and civic responsibility in young minds and to address the intellectual and educational needs of the society thus driving towards national integration and social harmony”. Through the conversation with Fr. Davis, he also spoke about how at CAIL, students receive specialized coaching to improve their legal drafting skills, and, how the college stands out for its annual organization of Intra Collegiate, Inter Collegiate and National Moot Court competitions, which provide ample exposure to the students and help them develop their mooting skills.
Also, pertaining to today’s time where the lawyers are expected to stay up-to-date with the changing times, CAIL offers a technologically advanced environment to its students through access to online journals such as Manupatra, Jstor, West Law, and Bar and Bench as well as the British Library. The college’s library is equipped with the latest technology and resources and the well-equipped computer lab provides further opportunities for technological advancement. Soft skills training is also available to students, providing a comprehensive and holistic education.
Redefining Infrastructural Brilliance
CAIL is well-equipped to provide students with a comprehensive and fulfilling college experience. The college boasts a Moot Court program styled after Harvard Law School, which is considered the best in India and adheres to international standards. Students can also participate in the Legal Aid Clinic, which provides practical experience and community engagement. The college’s library is well-stocked with a vast collection of books, journals, and periodicals. And students have access to separate common rooms for boys and girls, a health room, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a swimming pool, turf, basketball, tennis and badminton courts.
Furthermore, CAIL has spacious, well-ventilated classrooms that provide an excellent audible environment and are also equipped with the latest hi-tech audio-visual teaching and presentation equipment. The college also has several seminar halls that feature LCD projectors with AV equipment, WiFi, screens and whiteboards for engaging the audience. To manage all academic activities efficiently, the institution uses Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, which provides access to information about students and faculty members.
Only the Best for the Best
CAIL takes great pride in its highly qualified and accomplished faculty members, who are mostly Ph.D. holders from prestigious international and national institutions. They are engaged in research and publication in emerging areas of law and society, with their articles published in Scopus Indexed Journals, UGC CARE list and other reputable journals.
To ensure that the faculty members remain up-to-date and engaged in ongoing learning, it is mandatory for them to attend at least one National/International conference or FDP every semester. Additionally, the college has implemented mandatory mid-semester and end-semester faculty evaluations, as well as a system of peer evaluation every semester, to help maintain and improve the faculty’s skill sets. These regular evaluation and feedback techniques ensure that CAIL maintains a high standard of education and provides students with the best possible learning experience.
Emphasis Laid on Research
CAIL’s Research and Publication committee is highly active and encourages students to participate in research and publication. The college offers various academic opportunities to students, such as Nyaya Lekhani- CAIL student law review, Nyayavani – the voice of justice, the biannual newsletter, and Janajathi Vartha – an annual journal, to engage in research and publication. In addition, the college has already made a significant mark in the field of publication, with its faculty members authoring 50 books on law and non-law subjects within a short span of 5 years. Two of these books have also been translated into Kannada. These books serve as comprehensive textbooks and guides for the students and faculty fraternity, highlighting CAIL’s commitment to academic excellence.
Internship and Placements
At CAIL, the Internship and Placement Committee strives to provide students with comprehensive training and preparation for a successful career in law. Through internships, expert talks, and interaction with prospective employers, the committee ensures that students have a better understanding of the role of law in society and can choose a career path that is intellectually stimulating and satisfying.
The college follows a structured internship program, where students are required to complete an internship every semester. In the first 5 semesters, students are required to intern at different types of law offices to gain all-round exposure to various opportunities available to them. From the 6th semester onwards students can select internships of their choice.
The Placement Cell at CAIL works closely with students to make them industry-ready and help them secure positions at prominent law firms, corporate houses and in the social sector. The college also has collaborations with reputed organizations, companies, and top educational institutions like National Law School of India University to provide students with better opportunities for growth and development.