VISTAS, which is popularly known as Vels University offers courses in multi-disciplines and felt lacunae of not having courses in Law. Hence, Vels has launched the Vels School of Law with the approval of Bar Council of India.
Law is a vital component in the successful integration of people which affects every stage of our lives and reaches into every part of life. For that very reason law is extraordinarily important to the way of life, of any people. Knowledge in law will equip the individuals with intellectual skills which will give a decisive advantage in whichever profession one chooses. Law is a subject where one can develop a range of skills and explore many aspects of human life. Studying Law helps to develop abstract thinking, logical reasoning and practical problem-solving.
Through analysis of case studies and other work on our course, students will become highly skilled and also develop very strong oral and written communications skills needed in many professions. Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Students learn the foundation legal skills, then use and explore to develop their proficiency and competence.
The infrastructure facilities available at School of Law can be summed up as follows:
Air conditioned lecture halls with ICT resources for audio visual teaching, well furnished moot court hall with provision for desk tops and laptops with access to wi-fi facility is available to the judges, participants and court officers, Legal Aid Clinic with modern facilities, Language Lab, Computer Lab, fully equipped and well furnished Seminar Hall, Central library with large number of books, periodicals, All India Reporters and back volumes where students can access and gain knowledge.
All these develop confidence in a realistic setting, gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and also the ability to work and learn independently among the students.
Every semester will have an academic calendar in order to have an overview of the programs. Apart from regular classes the course is taught through class instruction case studies by senior legal practitioners. It also includes problem solving, case analysis, paper presentations, seminars, Audio-Video, Discussion and Power Point presentation using LCD projectors.
Varied careers open to law graduates. Law degree from School of Law, Vels University can give the skills to be a successful lawyer and also be successful in any other profession that requires intellectual strength combined with a practical approach to the world. There is growing needs of Law graduates from Govt and Corporate sectors as Legal consultant.
The integrated Bachelor of Law program provides Innovative and well designed curriculum with a range of assessment methods and a wide choice of optional. High quality teaching faculty will facilitate in studying law within the broader areas like economics, sociology, political science, Psychology and History has been designed to have maximum integration of specific areas of legal knowledge. Totally 56 papers are offered for the entire Five year programme. The Law programme is a semester programme along with Choice Based Credit System and Continuous Assessment
The syllabus is drafted on the guidelines of bar council of India and the University also laid stress on Value added courses and foreign language for the benefit of students. This program makes the students understand legal concepts, key legal principles and methodologies and their practical applications.
A wide range of co-curricular activities such as in-house dispute resolution training, Mooting, Negotiation and Legal Awareness camps is part of our course. Students participate in mooting competitions, where they can develop skills in making oral presentations. Students also participate in pro bono (for the good of the community) societies where they can give legal advice and support to real people with real problems. Such skills prepare students not only for careers as lawyers but also for diverse careers.
Throughout the program students are encouraged to learn new skills such as research methods, public speaking and usage of information technology. By enhancing existing abilities and to equip them with a distinctive set of skills, Vels School of Law provides students with a unique educational experience.