The ability to succeed as a legal professional comes with combining an understanding of the law of the land and social rationality. This requires a deep understanding of the concept of laws and social sciences to develop a holistic perspective.
The 5-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme offers a strong foundation of the social sciences and arts and humanities as the basis of learning, practicing, and excelling in law and the legal discipline. This programme blends courses in economics, sociology, history, political science, philosophy, and others with courses in law. This integrated programme is designed to train students into becoming innovative, socially conscious, empathetic, and well-rounded legal professionals with a grounding in social and cultural realities. Additionally, students will be offered various opportunities to apply their knowledge and the learning outcomes from the multi-disciplinary coursework to real-life scenarios through mooting, clinical legal education, group projects, internships, and emerging skills and perspectives (ESP) modules.
compulsory law courses
social sciences courses
clinical legal courses
courses towards specialisation
INTERNSHIPS BETWEEN SEMESTERS
The list of courses is indicative, and subject to change at the discretion of BITS Law School.
BITS Law School offers 4 future-oriented specialisations, curated in response to the evolving role of lawyers in fulfilling the growing demands of the industry that require well-rounded, socially conscious, and future-ready professionals.
*The list of courses is indicative, and subject to change at the discretion of BITS Law School.
The Law School will offer 10 market-oriented optional courses in conformity with the Bar Council of India. It is mandatory for a student to choose 6 optional courses out of the non-exhaustive and indicative list below.
A moot court is a simulated court and/or arbitration proceeding in an adversarial system involving a judge or a panel of judges, opposing parties, litigators, and the public. The state-of-the-art Moot Court Hall at BITS Law School allows students to immerse themselves in legal problems that mimic the real world of criminal law, environmental law, human rights law, competition law, intellectual property law, contract law, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcy & insolvency, international trade law, and much more. It helps develop and sharpen real life skills of researching, drafting, mediating, negotiating, arguing, debating, and public speaking.
As an integral part of experiential learning at BITS Law School, mooting will help build confidence, develop communication skills, strengthen research abilities, and enhance the employability prospects of our law graduates. In an effort to empower students to lead new-age law practice, BITS Law School actively promotes a vibrant and active mooting culture to develop advocacy skills among students.
Empathy and social consciousness are at the heart of BITS Law School’s existence. Our law clinics and clinical legal education initiatives are designed keeping in mind our collective responsibility to act as creative problem solvers and uphold the notions of fairness and justice. Our law clinics prepare students to use the law to support communities and empower citizens that may need it the most.
Clinical legal education are methods of student-centric teaching that rely on practical, problem-solving, solution-oriented, and interactive methods. Under the supervision of faculty and professionals, students of BITS Law School will undertake practice-based work on real life cases and social causes.
Our multi-dimensional pedagogy and creative mentoring includes (1) a blend of didactic and Socratic methods of teaching, (2) active faculty interactions and guidance, (3) independent research and directed reading sessions, (4) small group tutorials, and (5) mix of directing-discussing-delegating styles of teaching. The objective of our multi-pronged teaching pedagogy is to help students learn to know law, learn to practice law, learn to live with law, and learn to empower through law.
Our enriching and dynamic mentorship programme engages industry leaders, experts, and BITS alumni to accelerate students’ learning and expose them to the world out there.