In today’s rapidly changing world, the role of law institutes is more important than ever before. With new laws and regulations being introduced all the time, it is essential for law institutes to stay up to date with the latest developments and provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the legal profession. Indore Institute of Law, as a leading law school in central India, recognizes this responsibility and strives to provide its students with a rigorous and comprehensive legal education. The institute aims to produce graduates who are not only well-versed in the law but also possess critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to tackle the complex legal issues of today’s society. By emphasizing practical training and experiential learning, Indore Institute of Law (IIL) prepares its students to be successful lawyers who can make a positive impact on their communities and the world. Most importantly, IIL recently became the first law institute in India to achieve NAAC A+ Grade with a score of 3.45/4.
Indore Institute of Law was established in 2003 with a similar vision to promote innovation and development in the field of legal education by imparting extensive knowledge of the law and understanding the evolving demands of the legal industry. With a unique blend of legal values and managerial skills, Indore Institute of Law has earned a reputation for academic excellence and an innovative approach to learning, striving to achieve dynamic training and teaching processes within a short period of time.
Unlocking Legal Potential
“We, at Indore Institute of Law, know and respect the value of the constantly evolving requirements of lawyers to meet the changing needs of the legal profession globally, thereby, we have implemented a pedagogy with a smart Experiential & Demonstrative Learning”, shares – Dr. Akshay Kanti Bam, the Founder and Chairman. Continuing on his above statement he adds – “Also, to give them an edge over their counterparts, students at IIL are put through various national and international certifications on varied subjects and foreign languages (French/Japanese)”.
Indore Institute of Law (IIL) recognizes the importance of staying current with the rapidly changing technological and legal landscape, continuously evaluating and updating its curricula accordingly. IIL offers a wide range of courses and programs that focus on the integration of technology into the legal field, encompassing the use of various software applications such as documentation software, word processors, and eDiscovery solutions, as well as data analysis, smart contracts, payment solutions, cloud-based technology, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
To provide students with practical experience and exposure to innovative legal practices and technologies, IIL offers internships and externships. In addition, the Career Development Cell (CDC) at IIL establishes partnerships with legal technology companies, law firms, and other organizations to stay abreast of industry trends and gain insights into the use of technology in the legal field. Collaboration between students, faculty, and professionals from diverse disciplines such as technology, business, and engineering is encouraged at IIL to foster a multidisciplinary approach to legal education.
Not only the students, the onboard teachers too are trained to stay in-sync with the societal demands and trends, as a result of which – IIL places a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for professional development through workshops, conferences, and other training programs. Furthermore, to foster a culture of research and innovation, IIL provides resources and support for faculty members to engage in scholarly activities and pursue new ideas. “We regularly evaluate and assess faculty performance to help them improve their teaching skills and stay current with industry trends. This is achieved through regular academic audits, which provide valuable feedback and insights that aid in the development of our faculty members”, exclaims Dr. Akshay Kanti Bam.
An Epitome of Personalized Attention
Indore Institute of Law (IIL) recognizes the importance of personalized attention in shaping students into capable lawyers. As every student has unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles, personal attention from faculty members can help students reach their full potential and achieve their goals. To cater to the academic needs of the students in the classroom, IIL keeps its class sizes limited to smaller numbers to provide students with more individualized attention and interaction with faculty members. Experiential learning opportunities such as internships and externships too are provided on campus, which help students gain hands-on experience with contemporary legal practices and reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom.
Indore Institute of Law (IIL) is situated on a 7-acre green campus and boasts 63 state-of-the-art thematic classrooms that are equipped with interactive audio-visual aids to enhance the learning experience. The campus provides separate hostels for boys and girls with AC/Non-AC rooms, washing machines, geysers, and water coolers, among other amenities. The housekeeping teams work round the clock to ensure the hygiene, safety, and security of the campus. Additionally, a self-managed canteen is available to cater to the cravings of the students.
To promote physical and mental fitness, IIL provides well-maintained playgrounds for outdoor sports such as cricket, volleyball, and basketball, and indoor games areas for chess, carrom-board, and table tennis, among others. Dedicated sports and yoga instructors supervise these facilities.
The campus also has an ICT-enabled library, and every student is provided with an individual laptop/iPad, which provides access to digital libraries, e-resources like legal search engines (Manupatra, SCC, Live Law, Shodhganga, etc.), journals, databases, and other content related to legal education. Students have access to global information and knowledge resources at their fingertips anytime, anywhere.
IIL has got a dedicated Career Development Cell which looks after the expansion and strengthening of industry engagement. The team brings in a total experience of about 70 years in capacity building and managing industry relations.
To enhance the quality and employability of law graduates, the students are provided with expert lectures from legal luminaries of national and international repute, alumni guest lectures, national and international competitions, debates, Model United Nations, Moot Court Competitions, Parliamentary debates, extempore, judgment writing; workshops on legal drafting, legal research and writing, MUN, Moot Court, mediation and negotiation; national and international certifications, internships, on-campus & off-campus placements.
The CDC team and faculty coordinators monitor the progress of students during internships and after they are hired for 6 months. The CDC team gets feedback from the employer about the student’s performance and shares it with the faculty coordinators. The faculty coordinators work with the Skill Development Cell (SDC) to identify areas where the students need improvement and organize workshops or counseling sessions to bridge the gap between academic and industry expectations. The Training and Placement Cell (T&P) at IIL has been split into the SDC and Career Development Cell (CDC). The CDC is led by the CEO and a team of Placement Managers and Executives with an average work experience of 8-10 years.
Students regularly visit law firms and corporations in major cities. Additionally, the SDC organizes visits to tribunals, district and high courts. Students enrolled in premium/global exposure programs have the opportunity to visit the Parliament of India, Supreme Court of India, International Court of Justice, and International Criminal Court at Hague, Netherland.
All in all, as the years went by, the Indore Institute of Law continues to grow and expand, both in terms of its academic programs and its reputation in the legal community. The institute’s commitment to excellence and innovation attracts top faculty and students from all over the country, making it one of the most respected law schools in India. Over time, the institute’s graduates become leaders in their respective fields, using their legal education to make a positive impact on society. From representing marginalized communities to advocating for environmental protection, Indore Institute of Law alumni are at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the nation. Lastly, with a renewed focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and cutting-edge research, the Indore Institute of Law continued to push the boundaries of legal education, preparing the next generation of lawyers and scholars to tackle the complex challenges of the 21st century.