In the present era, litigation is not the only career option for the law professionals. There is great vista of opportunities open for the students. So, challenges for law school have increased manifold. Beyond litigation, legal advisers/ Executives/mangers are recruited in corporate houses to take care of their business interest. Similarly, Legal officers, Law firms, Judiciary, Public services, Politics, Legal Process outsourcing, NGOs, etc are other areas, where demand for legal professionals with right kinds of skills is ever increasing. Industry too is in look for employees where they have to spend least time and resources for their training. The students coming out from law schools have to be equipped well to meet the new challenges of legal profession. Thus, making the role of Law school very crucial.
By and large, the law student learns the practical aspects of the profession after graduating out of the college. Thus, it leads to some years of waiting period and life of uncertainties. Learning opportunities are also uneven.
To provide equal opportunities for individual growth, Parul University, Faculty of Law, emphasises on experiential learning. It is essential for students to have pragmatic hand-on- experience along with strong knowledge base. Large number of retired judges, Lawyers, Corporate Legal Managers and academicians are associated to strengthen our clinical component of legal education. The Law programme at Parul University, emphasis more on acquiring skills required for legal profession along with strong academic base.
Emphasis on lots of in-house training sessions by calling experts from the field such that the waiting period for litigating lawyers and legal professionals are cut short in such a manner that they are employable for day one of their professional career.
Internship will be after 2nd Year, 3rd and 4th
Four weeks internship with NGO after 2nd This is mandatory and credit based. Where students will get firsthand experience of law and society. This will give them understanding of law implementation in society.
Eight weeks each, two internship, after 3rd and 4th These internships will be mandatory and credit based.
The 3rd internship will be to understand the working of trial and appellate courts in India. Students will work under the guidance of the advocate. Students will understand the working of the courts. It would be mandatory for them to observe both, civil and criminal matters cases.
4th Internship is to understand the requirements of corporate houses/ Law firms / Legal departments of different offices. Student will work in the selected place for 8 weeks. In this 2 month student will be able to understand the working and job profile of legal officers.
Students will be further encouraged to take active part in legal aid clinic and be associated with legal professionals for regular practical experience.
Workshops will be conducted on regular basis to bridge the gap between theory and practical aspects of the profession such that they are asset to the organization and the society whose interest they are expected to safeguard.