Imparting global legal education to equip students with the necessary knowledge, acumen and skills, to effectively tackle challenges faced by international legal professionals.
The School of Legal Studies (SoLS) at Apeejay Stya University is one of India’s first Law Schools with the philosophy of Liberal Arts in a rigorous and interdisciplinary legal education, in order to produce world-class legal professionals, scholars and public servants. The curriculum is in tune with the tenets of Liberal Arts with a broad & well-defined path to develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
SoLS provides a variety of academic programmes including BBA-LLB (Hons.) 5 years integrated professional degree with specialization in Constitutional Law and Business Laws;
BA-LLB (Hons.) 5 years integrated professional degree with specialization in Constitutional Law and Business Laws; and LLB 3 years professional degree.
The programmes offered by SoLS are recognized by the Bar Council of India. The School conducts exchange programmes with foreign universities/institutes. It also provides personality enhancement & development opportunities and programmes. It emphasises on projects, group discussions, moot courts and clinical studies in all areas of law. The School organizes legal aid activities and also houses a Judicial Training Centre. It also conducts frequent workshops, seminars, conferences, debates and guest lectures by distinguished persons. It ensures effective learning through a world-class library enriched with national and international books, and well-qualified teaching faculty.
A Leader par Excellence
Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia is a leading woman entrepreneur and educationist who has made outstanding contribution to the industry, women empowerment and education. She is the Co-Promoter & President of Apeejay Stya & Svrån Group – a major industrial & business house with diversified interests in India and abroad. She is the Chairman of the Apeejay Education Society that runs 24 educational institutions across India. Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia has many awards to her credit including the ‘Education Leader of the Year’ by the Worldwide Achievers Asia Education Summit & Awards 2016, House of Fame Award’ at the 9th BBC Knowledge & DNA Innovative Leadership Awards 2017 and ‘Lokmat Women at Work Leadership Award’ 2017 at the Lokmat Corporate Excellence Awards, Mumbai. Mrs. Berlia has been felicitated by the Skill Tree Knowledge Consortium at the House of Commons, London, in June 2014 & 2017, for her contribution to Indian Education and Industry.
Major Achievements and Accolades
SoLS develops such skills and competence in students that go beyond theoretical knowledge. SoLS has been ranked 21 out of the 100 law colleges in North India by a renowned media publication in 2016.
ASU offers several scholarships and financial aid programmes on merit-cum-means basis to students. Merit-based admissions with due weightage is given to national/international entrance examination scores, as well as performance in various scholastic and co-scholastic fields. ASU follows the dictum that no deserving student should miss out on quality education for the lack of resources.
Career Opportunities and Exposures
SoLS, in coordination with the Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) at ASU, provides a platform to all the students to engage with the industry by offering them the vast opportunity of placement and internship with top global law firms, courts & lawyers, prominent judges, District Legal Services Authority and NGOs. Law students are provided 100% placement in law firms, MNCs, Government agency, Judiciary, banks, legal departments, etc. The CRC also has a corporate engagement plan which includes names like Phoenix Legal, Indian Lawyers Forum, Sidharth Luthra, ICICI Bank, etc.
“I am a student of the School of Legal Studies which impliedly shows my interest in Law, but I was equally passionate about Journalism and Mass Communication. Apeejay Stya University gave me this golden chance of pursuing a minor in Journalism along with my major degree in Law. The Liberal Arts University concept fulfilled my unorthodox desire of pursuing Journalism with Law.” – Mridu Chawla, BA LLB (3rd Year).
“When I reflect on my three years at Apeejay Stya University, I found that the experience not only made me a better writer, but also prepared me for my career. Through various workshops, moot court and other academics activities, I was challenged to discover a voice I didn’t know I had. That voice has played a central role in my work, as writing is vital to thinking, planning, imagination, communication and engagement.” – Jyoti, BBA LLB BA LLB (3rd Year)