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Invitation to teach Elective Courses at NLSIU | July 2024 Term

May 14, 2024

NLSIU invites interested persons to offer Elective Courses at the University in the first trimester (July 1, 2024 to September 20, 2024) of the Academic Year 2024-25.

An elective course at NLSIU requires 40 hours of classroom engagement. These courses may be delivered in the following format:

Full Term Elective with 40 hours of classroom engagement spread across 10 weeks (July 1, 2024 to September 20, 2024). All classes of full-term elective courses shall be conducted in-person on campus.

Elective Courses vary in their focus and pedagogy. Three types of Elective Courses are common at NLSIU:

  • Taught Course (predominantly lecture/discussion based, with an exam);
  • Research Course (focused on review of primary and secondary research leading to a Term Paper);
  • Practice or Clinical Course (focused on field work, simulation, drafting or litigation exercises examined through the clinical methods).

All classes shall be held between 8.50 hours and 19.10 hours on weekdays only.

The University will reimburse one economy-class airfare, to-and-fro from Bengaluru for domestic flights only. The University will not be able to provide any reimbursement for international flights.  

Individuals who are desirous of teaching elective courses at NLSIU  must invariably possess a graduate and post-graduate degree in law or the Social Sciences. Post-qualification experience of 3 years or more will be preferred. Alternatively, they may have at least 7-10 years of post-qualification experience in legal practice. Individuals who have published widely in their fields of expertise, shall be preferred.

To apply, please fill out the form here. The last date to submit the form is June 5, 2024.

Your proposal shall be reviewed by the Academic Review Committee (ARC) of the University. The course shall be finalised after registration of choices by students.  Please note that a course is offered only if it meets: (1) the approval of the ARC, and (2) a minimum number of students as required by the University’s Academic Regulations subscribe for the course. 

For any academic queries please contact Prof. Saurabh Bhattacharjee at . For any other queries, please contact Ms. Sneha Kumari at


Here are some FAQs that will help you gain a better understanding of the electives courses and the process for applying to teach these courses. To know more, please click here.