Welcome To Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law has been a leader in the field of legal education in India since its inception in 1924 and continues to be so till date.With the demand for increase in the number of students to be admitted in the Law Faculty, Law Centre-I was established in 1970, Law Centre-II in 1971, and Campus Law Centre in 1975. Each Law Centre is headed by the Professor-in-Charge who is responsible for dealing with all requirements of students admitted to LL.B. degree course in the respective Law Centre. However, Faculty of Law continues to be a single department faculty, headed by the Head and Dean who is responsible for co-ordination among the three Law Centres relating to uniform curricula, revision of courses, conduct of examination, etc. The Dean is exclusively responsible for the conduct of LL.M. and Ph.D.programmes.
Faculty of Law is well known not only for having produced innumerable legal luminaries, judges, leading advocates, political leaders, policy makers and trend-setters in all walks of life but also for its innovative teaching methods. It adoptedCase Methodfor teaching and learning law way back in the 1970s when it was unheard of in other law schools in India. Presently, its teachers use a range of teaching methods like small group discussions, role plays, simulation exercises, field visits, moot courts, games, Socratic method, story-telling, etc. in addition to lecture and case method. The teachers use a range of teaching tools from the traditional black boards / while boardsto flip charts, PPTs, multi-media clips, films, newspapers, etc.
Faculty of Law has the unique feature of combining teaching of black letter law with impact of law on society. It is among the first whose teachers and students conducted socio-legal researches when empirical research by law students was unheard of in the country.
It has also been the pioneer in the country to promote social responsibility of law schools to help members of the poor and marginalized communities. It established itsLegal Aid Clinic to provide free legal aid to persons produced before the Beggars Court in 1969. Later its free legal aid programmesexpanded to children court, Tihar prison, legal literacy camps, etc. Currently also, students of all the three Law Centres undergo para-legal volunteer training conducted by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority and participate in many programmes conducted by the DSLSA and by the Law Centres to provide various legal services to the poor and needy.
The faculty members are drawn with diversified knowledge and experience and students acquire knowledge of many different fields of law, including Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, IPR, Media Law, Taxation, Family Law, etc. Numerous distinguished professors and other legal luminaries from India and abroad regularly visit the Faculty and interact with the students and open new vistas of knowledge for them. The faculty members have contributed immensely in developing new fields of law like Intellectual Property and Environment Law through classroom teaching, their books and articles. They are also well-known for being involved in social campaigns for protection of human rights, gender equality, juvenile justice, rights of the marginalised sections of society. This provides to the students a rich mix of theory with the practical aspects of law and its role and impact in society.National and International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops are organized regularly as well asMoot Court competitions, debates, group discussions, client counseling competitions, etc.
With the unparalleled expertise of faculty members, multicultural environment and its seat at the heart of national capital, the Faculty of Law attracts brilliant students from all over the country and abroad. It is an unparalleled elite institution which prides itself for providing quality legal education to a large number of students belonging to all strata of society at an affordable cost of about Rs.5000/- per year including the tuition fee. Our aim is to provide our students not only with solid grounding in black letter laws but also in various practical life skills required to become good lawyers, judges, teachers, bureaucrats, government officers but most of all responsible citizens and good human beings capable of dealing with all the challenges presented by life.