Bits Pilani launches the BITS Law School in Greater Mumbai, BITS Pilani, one of the first universities to get the designation of “Institution of Eminence” from the Central government, declared its entry into the field of legal education.
The first academic year will start on August 1, 2023, with A five-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons) and B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons) degree programme will be available from the law school. Admissions will open in March of that year. The Founding Dean is Prof. Ashish Bharadwaj.
The former Chief Justice of India, UU Lalit, retired Supreme Court Judge BN Srikrishna, Managing Partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Pallavi Shroff, and Managing Partner of Khaitan & Co. Haigreve Khaitan are among the prominent members of the Advisory Council for BITS Law School.
In a news statement announcing the opening of the law school, BITS Pilani Chancellor Kumar Mangalam Birla stated, “BITS Law School strives to rethink legal education to address contemporary and developing problems of local and global significance. BITS Law School will be a hive of ideas, drawing inspiration from the National Education Policy (NEP) and the lofty aspirations of young Indians. Aspiring legal professionals will benefit from our unique curriculum, globally recognised methodology, and world-class professors.
“BITS Law School will accommodate students and professors who have a penchant for understanding the law, who desire to push the boundaries of scholarly inquiry, and who share our commitment in bending the arc of the moral universe towards prompt justice,” Prof. Bharadwaj further stated. Our forward-thinking, interdisciplinary, and technologically driven approach will assist students in learning the law, practising it, coping with it, and gaining power through it. By firmly basing ourselves on the underlying principles of those who established India and the essential convictions of those who will lead India, we hope to become an inspirational benchmark.
On a 63 acre site in the Mumbai Metropolitan Area, architect Hafeez Contractor is creating a cutting-edge, entirely residential campus. BITS Law School will start its first academic year out of a state-of-the-art interim campus at the Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbai, while the permanent and carbon-zero campus would be operational in 2024.
For deserving students, there will be generous scholarships available to promote access and maintain diversity. Technology & Media Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Business & Financial Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation are just a few of the specialisations available.
According to the press release, a special office will make it easier for students to get ready for, be exposed to, and access top law firms, corporations, banks, NGOs, and research groups.