School of Law

VIT-AP School of Law (VSL)


VIT, founded by the educationist Dr. G. Viswanathan in the year 1984, maintains high academic standards. It excels in research too and strives to be on par with the best in the world. VIT-AP was started in 2017 with the idea of extending quality education based on the mission and the vision of the founder of VIT in newer arenas.

VIT-AP School of Law (Approved by BCI), the progeny of VIT has entered the legal arena this year, aiming at high goals to be achieved. The VIT-AP Law School aims to impart quality legal education to nourish the young minds with knowledge of law, teach them the nuances of the legal profession and equip them to the nitty gritty of the profession.

VIT-AP School of Law is beginning its journey with the intention to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical experience especially in the do-main of legal education. Legal Education is not just mastering of the subject or the varied provisions of the law. It is the overall development of an individual in-to a legal professional. Studying law in VIT-AP School of Law is a unique experience as there is a blend of all features of quality education. This gives them edge over other under graduates which is imperative in this competitive world. In VIT-AP School of Law, With a knowledge oriented approach giving precedence to application based learning over rote learning the course is so designed to encourage the mooting abilities, oratorical skills, interpretative and analytical skills of the budding lawyers by conducting weekly seminars, regular moot court trainings, court visits, etc. Syllabus at VIT-AP School of Law is structured in such a way that it would give a clear understanding of the meticulous and rigorous structure of the Indian Legal System and International Legal Traditions. The evaluation system in VIT-AP School of Law also signifies a shift from the con-temporary pattern wherein testing of the memory skills is predominant in various Law schools. An application based evaluation system will be given emphasis at VIT-AP School of Law in order to inculcate analytical reasoning abilities. The motivation behind it is to induce abilities that will assist the students in learning, interpreting and applying the relevant provisions of law and legal precedents. Such a process will immensely help the students in the longer run.

 

Innovative Features at VIT-AP School of Law

  • Dedicated buildings with access privilege only to VIT authorized personnel
  • Weekly Moot Court Sessions, which build the confidence of students
  • VIT – AP School of Law offering honors courses.
  • Weekly seminar sessions for developing the legal reasoning ability
  • Mandatory Internships / Court visits on a regular basis
  • Practical training sessions in Mediation and Conciliation
  • Weekly Legal Aid Clinic Sessions
  • Legal problem solving / Project Based Learning / Clinical Methodology in Law teaching
  • Fully equipped law laboratory with Law databases such as Lexis Nexis, Manupatra, Westlaw, etc
  • Foreign Language Certification ( Spanish / French / German / Japanese / Chinese ) that adds value to the degree programme Collaboration with foreign Law Universities for Semester Abroad Programme
  • Classes handled by experienced Professors from India and Abroad and Practising Lawyers and Judges as Adjunct / Visiting faculty
  • Fully Flexible Credit System, which gives the students freedom to choose their teacher, optional courses and Honours courses subjects for the semester
  • Learning Management System with Moodle, Drupel, Hot Potato, Turn-it-in, etc
  • Compulsory dissertation with viva voce in the final semester for 10 credits worth.
  • Research Based Learning from 4th year onwards
  • Legal Aid Clinic and Cyber Law Clinic which will help students to master their professional skills
  • Nationwide Moot Court competition and National Seminars / Workshops through which Law Students are motivated to add feathers to their caps by providing them with numerous opportunities and resources.
Values and Beliefs

  • We believe in equipping the future lawyers with all necessary skills of ad-vocacy as well as instilling social responsibility of a lawyer.
  • We believe in Lecture Cum Discussion, Case Law Method & Problem Solv-ing Method of Teaching thereby eliciting the active classroom participation of the students.
  • We believe in co – curricular activities that would naturally bring out the talents of the students.
Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS)

VIT-AP School of Law follows the credit based semester system wherein a class room instruction including a tutorial of 50 minutes duration per week shall be considered as one credit. Therefore, each course carries a fixed number of credits which can be achieved by completing the courses. One Course Credit shall con-sist of a minimum of 15 Instructional Units offered during a semester. Fully Flex-ible Credit System, which gives the students freedom to choose their teacher, op-tional courses and Honours courses subjects for the semester. They can decide on the pace of their progress during the tenure of the program.

For BA.,LLB (Hons) and BBA., LLB (Hons) programmes the credit distribution and total number of hours per semester will be according to the BCI Rules.

Mandatory Moot Court Sessions in a Semester

Moot courts are imperative for training young and budding lawyers in the art of advocacy. Moot court is a practical training that prepares the student in interpre-tation, argumentative, drafting skills that form the cornerstone of the legal pro-fession. With the heavy competition faced by young lawyers in the initial stages of their practice it is necessary that they have an edge over others in the nuances of the profession. Therefore, VIT-AP School of Law has incorporated moot court sessions in every semester. This will offer immense support and confidence to students who aspire to become great and successful lawyers.

Mandatory Internships at the end of each Semester

Study of Law involves the mastering of both the theoretical aspects and the prac-tical nuances. Knowledge of law does not start and stop with the law books; it lies in the law offices and the courts of law. Therefore the study of law becomes incomplete if the theoretical base is not supplemented by the practical training. VIT-AP School of Law provides for mandatory internships after every semester so that the students understand the nuances of the profession even before he graduates.

Mandatory Internships at the end of each Semester

Study of Law involves the mastering of both the theoretical aspects and the prac-tical nuances. Knowledge of law does not start and stop with the law books; it lies in the law offices and the courts of law. Therefore the study of law becomes incomplete if the theoretical base is not supplemented by the practical training. VIT-AP School of Law provides for mandatory internships after every semester so that the students understand the nuances of the profession even before he graduates.

Student Activities

Activites like VITOPIA and VITOP will keep the students well engaged and en-courage them to take part in extra-curricular activities. They will provide an all-round experience to the students in the formative years of their lives at the Law School. The VIT-AP School of Law will encourage the students to actively take part in debating activities and participate in competitions to improve their orato-ry and presentation skills.

 

Last Date of the application form is 15thJuly 2019




 
 
 

 

 
 

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