LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: University School of Law , Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
· Brief introduction-
Established in 2001, USLLS's objective was to run Five Year Integrated Professional Law Course and to serve as an institution of advanced legal studies. It was the first University Law School established in the vicinity of the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, various subordinate courts, commissions, tribunals and various monitoring offices of national and international voluntary organizations. Its Faculty is selected prescribing higher qualification than the University Grants Commission (UGC). Admissions are made on the basis of Common Entrance Test; the intake every year is 60. It also offers LL.M, Ph.D. and Post Doctoral research facilities in law.
The approach of the law school is to develop a positive attitude in students and make them realize that the lawyers are an integral part of the system of adjudication, determination of policies and setting up of standards for regulation of various activities through relevant institutions. It, therefore, trains them for placements in judiciary, quasi-judicial bodies, regulatory authorities, commissions, voluntary organizations and other sectors. Keeping in view the status of litigation in court system, courses are also offered in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADRs) and Client Counseling and Interviewing. These courses train a lawyer to offer alternative ways of dispute resolution outside the court system.
It is located at GGS Indraprastha University , C-Block, Main Road, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, Delhi, 110078. It is well connected by the Metro and the Travelling to and from the University is pretty convenient. One can take an autorickshaw ride and can reach the Campus in 5 minutes, the distance which can be covered by a 15 minute walk as well. It is located at the heart of all the University Schools. Hence, enjoying latitude for Holistic Development.
· Official website-
It is the premier College affiliated to the GGSIPU and can be accessed from this link- http://www.ipu.ac.in/uslls/
The College embodies a pulchritudinous infrastructure that can be witnessed under following heads-
Spread over 24 hectares, the College incorporates Holistic development of a Student. It incorporates tennis courts, cricket nets, volleyball courts, basketball courts, football court as well as separate hall for badminton as well. It has vast spaces of greenth as well.
The College incorporates one of the finest Libraries, called Central Library. It is the located at the heart of the University along with the Law School. Taking into consideration the efficacy of legal profession, the Law College has its own Library as well containing all the books and the legal research materials. The Central Library usually opens till 9 in the evening giving the students enough time to complete the daily research work and the assignments allotted to them.
The Hostel boasts itself the combination of hygiene, co-curricular, and high level of Senior-Junior interaction. The Hostel Staff is cooperative and understanding. Furthermore the legal research access such as Manupatra, SCC Online, and West Law are all provided through Hostel Wi-Fi.
· Academics and Faculties-
Supportive Faculties, Perfect blend of course materials and cooperative seniors make this college a premier institution.
· Administration and fee structure-
The fee structure varies every year depending upon the administration but since it is a Government College it has a reasonable fees structure.
The College once boasted with a flourishing canteen but the canteen more or less is now reduced to the famous Ajay Rolls, Amul, Mother Diary and Nescafe stalls.
· Student culture and activities-
There are many clubs and cultural Activities that a student can be part of. There is Aveksha, the Dramatics Club, Moot Court Society, Constitutional Club, and Legal Aid Society. These are some critically acclaimed clubs that have long lists of achievements and can help develop a student a lot.
The College provides decent placements. With the alumni working at Bharuchas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and other top tier firms, the mandate of the college remains to work for the student and the Internship and Placement Cell handles all these placements for the students.
· Best thing-
The Senior-Junior interaction and the learning environment that is provided by the college boosts the career of the students and provide the impetus to develop and grow in this legal profession.
· Worst thing-
The procedures of the college can become somewhat arbitrary sometimes.
University School of Law and Legal Studies,
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University