About School of LAW

VISION

“To create an advanced centre of professional learning of international standing
where pursuit of knowledge and excellence shall reign supreme, which enables
students to choose and pursue any chosen field of legal profession”

MISSION

  • To engineer law professionals with holistic understanding of what, how, where and when to apply law.
  • To impart quality legal education of international standard and imbibe professional skill for solving real life problems.
  • To inculcate national/global perspective identifying legal issues and application of laws.
  • To inculcate inter-disciplinary leanings and application of Law in socio-economic-political-ecological perspectives.
  • To encourage and support creative abilities and research temperament in legal and interdisciplinary areas.
  • To foster spirit of entrepreneurship, and realization of societal responsibilities with futuristic vision on the application of laws.
  • To nurture of ethics, morality and healthy practices in application of law in the professional life and create conscientious and responsible world citizens
  • To instil habit of continual legal learning

Recognition

All the integrated courses B.A.LL.B, B.B.A.LLB and B.Sc.ll.B are recognized by the Bar Council of India, the apex body regulating legal education In India.

Breaking Barriers

  • KIIT School of Law, in a short span of seven years, has overcome hurdles and broken many barriers. The meticulously frame rich course curriculum was also reflected in the model curriculum proposed by the Bar Council of India. The recommendation by a few bright students to Election Commissions for recognition of transgender voting rights was accepted and implemented in the year 2009.
  • KIIT School of Law also has had the honour of hosting in the same year two of the most prestigious moot court competitions held in the country: The 52nd Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition and the First Bar Council of India (BCI) International Moot Court Competition.
  • KIIT School of Law has also organized the 3rd International and 7th Biennial Conference of Indian Society of Victimology, which was inaugurated by the Secretary General Of World Society of Victimology, Prof (Dr.) Gerd Ferdinanad Kirchhoff.
  • The hosting of 150 years of the Indian Penal Code, which was attended by several eminent legal dignitaries including Rt. Hon Lord Nicholas Phillips, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, was another achievement by the School.
  • Students of KIIT School of Law created history at the national level by winning the 29th Bar Council of India All India Inter-University Moot Court Competition in 2013. This was the first time any team from A Private University won this prestigious BCI Moot Court Competition.

Leadership

Prof. (Dr.) Bhabani Prasad Panda

Director
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Director’s Message

The pace of change is accelerating at wrap-speed, buoyed by technological advances, communication, and globalism…. the ability to gain new knowledge will be  more valuable than the knowledge itself.” Ferris Bueller

KIIT School of Law ever remains prepared for assimilating the change. There is a visible drift from ‘lawyer centric, provincial, labour intensive guild to a customer- focused, global, digitized industry’. The transition indicates mustering new skill sets with reflective predictions. The ‘legal trade’ is assuming new focus in all matters of business and technology intrinsically coupled with social life. ‘Legal Service Business’ is expanding. Legal education cannot miss the opportunity. Where ‘to do more with less’ is buzzing, the ‘standard to legal delivery’ has to meet the challenge. ‘Clients, demand efficient, predictive, cost-effective, accessible, scalable and agile delivery of legal services’.

Enabling beyond ‘knowledge of law’, the legal training is being moderated to a suite of skillsets – project management, data analytic, business basics, technical agility, and teaming.  ‘Virtual experiential learning techniques’ came into force because of pandemic. They signal to what is called as learning ‘Law without Walls’ (LWOW – Michele DeStefano). This places a ‘new polarization for future of law’ to (1) create innovations at the intersection of law, business and technology, that solve real problems and market needs; (2) hone skills (Lawyer Skill Delta, Destefano); and (3) build the lawyer-client dynamic and promote conducive environment.

In the scheme of things, KSOL being aware of things, are in continuous process of building ‘partnership between all members of the legal ecosystem- corporate law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics- to help modernize legal education’ and transmit effective education that cater to the next generation of legal professionals.

KSOL as a part of curriculum, is also in the process of initiating a series of ‘legal boot camps’ to expose students to interdisciplinary real life problem solving with an emphasis on clinician finish of skills.

KSOL in association with other constituent institutes of KIIT-KISS system provides an unique opportunity to its students. It augments global best academic ambiance and provides an unusual learning ecosystem. All the academic stakeholders deem it as a privilege of being part of the knowledge system and learning space.

Prof. (Dr) P.C.Mishra

Dean
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A teacher by choice, Prof. (Dr) P.C.Mishra, after obtaining his a postgraduate degree in Anthropology and Law from Utkal University, joined the P.G Department of Law, Utkal University way back in 1978-79. As a teacher of Family Law (Personal Laws) he has been successfully awarded PhD degree in Law from University of Delhi under the supervision and guidance of Prof. (Dr) Upendra Baxi, former vice chancellor, University of Delhi. Prof. Mishra has contributed number of research papers in various national and international conferences and successfully guided five students for PhD degree. Besides being member of various national and international bodies, Prof. Mishra was a visiting professor to the University of Milano, Italy under the Indo-Italian cultural exchange program by U.G.C, MHRD in 2005.

Dr Paromita Chattoraj

Associate dean (Academics)
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Message : As an institution of excellence, scholarship and rigor, the School of Law at KIIT-DU is dedicated to nurturing students to develop into socially sensitized leaders inculcating in them the intellectual, practical, entrepreneurial skills and ethical values for their legal career as well as social life. We believe in a holistic and organic growth for the students where the academics, infrastructures, out-reach activities and skill training convert the process of learning into an experiential learning. The school provides state-of the art library, moot court rooms and the guidance of faculty members with rich experience and expert knowledge. The continuous exposure from external experts from industry, academia, research, judiciary, government and non- governmental sectors boots the students ‘confidence and nurtures them to imbibe the necessary skills for their legal profession. We are constantly innovating to ensure new and better ways of training the students as professionals in the legal fraternity, who would be competent as well as worthy of public trust.

Mr Sudipita Desarkar

Associate dean (Training and Palcement)
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