The School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)


Empowering Advocates of Change

The establishment of specialized law universities, starting with the National Law School of India University in 1986, marked a significant shift in legal education. Simultaneously, over the last decade, India has witnessed notable changes as private universities have emerged equally as significant contributors, actively engaging in the study and enhancement of legal education. Among these institutions, The School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) stands out as a unique hub, recognized as one of India’s Top Law Colleges of 2024.

From the Scratch

Having made a name for itself as an up-to-date institution offering comprehensive legal education with an innovative approach and curriculum, the School of Law was established  as Christ College of Law under Bangalore University in 2006. It later became a constituent department of CHRIST University in 2008.

The School of law currently offers BA LLB (Honours) general course and BBA LLB (Honours) with the opportunity to specialize in Governance and Public Policy, Criminal Law, Corporate Laws, Intellectual Property Laws and Law and Technology. Additionally, the school also offers Masters programmes in  Constitutional  & Administrative Law, Corporate & Commercial Laws and Intellectual property Law and trade law, along with a PhD in Law.

A Holistic Approach to Legal Education

Strictly adhering to Outcome Based Legal Education, the School of Law has become a hub of all-rounded education, incorporating co-curricular and extracurricular activities thoroughly with rote classroom learning. As a result of the various legal aid and awareness programmes organized regularly at the university, the School of Law has received numerous awards.

Also, having signed MoUs with several foreign universities, the School of Law lets all of its students gain from faculty exchanges, research, and collaborative events with top institutions across the globe. Additionally, the School of Law maintains MoUs with organizations like Cognizant, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority for Legal Aid and Awareness, and KILPAR.

Fostering Comprehensive Learning

The School of Law at Christ (Deemed to be University) boasts technologically advanced classrooms equipped with smart boards and projectors, facilitating a comprehensive learning experience for its students. These state-of-the-art facilities ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills to prepare them for successful careers in law.

Dr. Sapna S – Associate Dean and Head of Department

The campus offers extensive amenities including a basketball court, cricket ground, and a fully-equipped gym, promoting holistic student development. And students engage in a vibrant array of over 25 student-run committees, each providing opportunities for students to tailor their learning experiences. Committees such as the Human Rights Committee, Gender Studies Committee, and Environment Studies Committee focus on specific areas of interest, while the Public Policy Committee educates students on various aspects of policy-making. The Constitution Studies Committee delves into constitutional issues facing the nation.

Flagship events like the Moot Court Society, Advanced Criminal Law Studies Committee, and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee draw participants from across India. The Intellectual Property Cell and Law and Tech Committee foster discussions on contemporary legal developments, while the Law and Economics Committee facilitates interactions with industry professionals.

The Sports Committee consistently coaches students to numerous victories annually, while the Cultural Committee organizes diverse events throughout the year. Separate teams for dance and choir have brought numerous accolades to the institution, and whereas the Management Studies Committee hosts well-received law hackathons each year.

Empowering Success

The School of Law relies heavily on its super-capable Internship and Placement Cell, which plays a crucial role by providing guidance and facilitating connections with a diverse network of law firms, corporate entities, government offices, and NGOs. Workshops, seminars, and networking events organized by the cell prepare students for the application and interview processes.Students benefit from a one-month internship break allocated at the end of each semester, allowing them to gain practical experience in their chosen fields of law.

Also, the alumni of the School of Law are recognized for their achievements in political leadership, social work, and contributions at global organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization and the United Nations. Many have also excelled in passing external bar exams and have made significant impacts in various legal domains internationally.

A Hub of Research-Informed Education

Dr. Jayadevan S. Nair – Dean

Placing a strong emphasis on Critical Thinking and Research, the School of Law integrates these skills into its curriculum through a compulsory course on Critical Thinking and Legal Research. Students are trained in research methodologies and academic writing, fostering a research-informed learning environment across all disciplines.

The Research Cell conducts regular training sessions to enhance research capabilities for both students and faculty. The school publishes the prestigious Christ University Law Journal, recently included in the UGC Care list, along with other publications such as LexScripta, Fluid, NitiSandesh, and Intellectuallis. These magazines, managed by student bodies, cover contemporary legal developments.

Both students and faculty actively contribute to conferences and reputed journals, with several publications and authored books showcasing their scholarly achievements.