The ‘clinical method’ of legal education is another innovative method of teaching adopted by the Law School , which tries to integrate actual fieldwork with classroom instruction. It is a valuable method of self-study under supervision. It develops in the students varied skills in collection and assimilation of knowledge and critical writing. It helps improve his/her analytical abilities and communication skills.

The Law School has a unique and innovative curriculum in which Practical Training occupies an important place. Practical training attempts to expose the students to different aspects of legal work in lawyer’s chambers, courts, administrative offices, quasi-judicial establishments, prosecution departments, police and correctional institutions, commercial corporate establishments, government law offices, legal aid centres, legislative secretariats, etc.

Placement Training also aims to teach professional skills, essential aspects of professional ethics and social responsibility issues and management of challenging situations in practical and professional life. It further provides opportunities for public service, developing useful professional contacts and for relating theoretical knowledge obtained in the library and the classrooms to social realities.

Procedure for Placement

On or before August 15 each year, the students are to make an application, in the form prescribed, for Placement during January-March the next year and submit the same to the Placement Officer. She/He will correspond with Advocates, Judges, Law Officers, companies and other establishments of law to get their willingness to accept the candidates on placement. On receipt of their willingness, the candidates concerned will be informed to prepare for undertaking the assignment. During the first and second years, the placement is optional and will be with NGOs. During the third year placement with trial lawyers, during the fourth year with appellate lawyers and during the final year with law firms and others is compulsory.

Early in January all placement candidates will be given an orientation on the work to be done, procedure to be followed, records to be kept, reports to be written and the standard of respect, loyalty and professionalism to be maintained while under training with various organizations. They have to maintain a diary and on their return in March, a viva-voce is conducted to help evaluate the work done during past 6 weeks.

Career Guidance Scheme

    • Career guidance is done in the IVth & Vth year by inviting people from various areas of legal practice including law firms.
    • The students are provided with the opportunity for being selected by professional seniors as well as reputed law firms and companies. For this purpose, the RCC is constituted by the IV year students by a student recruitment programme every year.

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