The legal sector in India is growing with leaps and bounds, opening numerous career opportunities for individuals. Accordingly, many interested candidates are focused on attaining quality education from the best law institutes of the country, which offer excellent educational facilities, accompanied by the finest infrastructural and career development facilities. These institutes assist students in building a bright future in the legal arena, while helping them to stand tall among the competitors.
A leading institution training students to become the leaders of the legal arena is none other than Marwadi University (MU), Faculty of Law (FOL). Marwadi Education Foundation is the only NAAC A+ accredited institution in Gujarat and among the only 4% across India. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission and offers internationally recognized degrees. The university employs 500+ faculty that include 110+ Ph.D. faculty (highest in Gujarat), with 15% of faculty having industry experience from Stanford, IITs, NITs, BITS, and Anna University. The university has developed associations with NALSAR, IBM, CISCO, Cyberoam, TCS, and Wipro.
About MU, FOL
The Faculty of Law is poised to create the finest legal professionals with the support of profound academicians, superlative top management, industry associations, and a team of dedicated professionals, guided by the university’s vision, mission, and values. It aims to be an institution of global excellence in legal education, training, and research for the advancement of rules of law and justice.
Excellent Educational Facilities
The prime objective of the faculty of law is to provide dedicated educational facilities to the students, while transforming them into the lawmakers and leaders of tomorrow. It offers a variety of academic programs, which include B. COM LLB (Hons): 5 Years; B. A. LLB (Hons): 5 Years; LLM: 1 Year; and
Ph. D in Law. Additional specialization programs offered by the faculty include Corporate Law; International Law; Criminal Law; Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws; Constitutional Law; and Intellectual Property Rights Law.
It also offers many other facilities, which have been mentioned below:
- A multidisciplinary approach with innovative pedagogy
- Compulsory research paper in each subject
- Credit-based 8 compulsory internships
- Lectures and experience sharing by industry experts
- Specific training based on career choice of the student
- Electives on emerging areas of Law
- Courses on developing communication and critical thinking skills
- Courses offered in collaboration with National and International Universities
- Online courses and certification by foreign universities and professional institutions
The university emphasizes on outcome-based legal education to ensure students get individual attention to flourish in their area of interest. Some of its key features include practical training in live clinics based on current clinical legal education models employing moot courts, mock trials, client-consulting exercises, negotiation simulations, and alternate dispute resolution workshops.
These are tailor made to inculcate professionally relevant skill set in students from day one along with weekly expert lectures and enrichment courses on critical thinking, legal writing, professional training, and extensive use of legal aid clinics in association with State Legal Service Authority. The faculty of law also allows students to opt for out of the curriculum learning and provide credits for online courses that students have successfully completed from reputed academic institutions.
Infrastructure that Encourages Education
The university leaves no stone unturned to ensure that the students are provided with the ultimate educational and infrastructural experience. The whole campus is established on 50+ acres of land. The 8 buildings of Marwadi University are perfectly designed collaborative academic spaces with amenities such as 24/7 Wi-Fi enabled cloud campus; library with digital resources and sufficient reading spaces; audio-visually equipped classrooms; and landscaped surroundings with jogging-tracks and a lake.
Fully equipped laboratories; auditorium with a 1000+ seating capacity; music and dance academy; and 2200+ hostel accommodation and separate hostels for boys & girls provide students with an unforgettable experience.
An Erudite Personality
The Faculty of Law, MU owes its success to the resolute leadership of Dr. Rhishikesh Dave, the Dean. With a rich experience of more than a decade in the field of education, he leads the faculty towards attaining academic excellence. An LLM and Ph. D degree holder, Dr. Rishikesh has won many accolades including a Doctoral Scholarship by ‘The Hague Academy of International Law’ and Academic Excellence Award in Legal Desire Summit & Awards 2018.
Dr. Rhishikesh has served as a Dean in prestigious institutes like NMIMS University School of Law, School of Law at Galgotias University, and before that with Nirma University and Gujarat National Law University as a Registrar. Besides organizing moot court competitions, workshops, conferences, and seminars, he was also the Faculty Advisor at ILNU, Centre of International Humanitarian Law Studies.
The faculty has worked with many renowned institutions, with the focus on attaining academic excellence. It received a grant of 9.2 lac euros from the Erasmus Plus project by the European Union to initiate a master’s degree program in Refugee Law. It has also signed MoUs with CIArb and Chicago Kent College of Law, USA for faculty transfer, student transfer, joint research projects, and summer and winter schools.
Aiming at the future, Marwadi University (MU), Faculty of Law (FOL) plans to shape a career-oriented law school by initiating research centers on artificial intelligence and law, and food law in association with FSSAI. Besides inviting renowned international law faculty, the university plans to engage full-time foreign faculty in its department.