Law & Constitutional Studies
The School of Law and Constitutional Studies (Department of Law) is a constituent department of Shobhit University, Meerut. The School has the unique distinction of being the first Law School in Meerut to start B.A LL.B., B.B.A. LL.B. (H), B. Com. LL.B. (H), 5-years integrated Programs LL/B/ and LL.M. to achieve world-class legal education in the country with a vision to provide excellence in legal education and to produce quality lawyers with good moral principles and great human values.
The School was approved by the Bar Council of India in 2013 and formally inaugurated by Shri Keshri Nath Tripathi Ji, H.E. the Governor of West Bengal and Bihar on 11th April 2015.
Our Mission & Vision
School of Law and Constitutional Studies seeks to prepare students for the practice of law in India. We must attempt to instill in every student a respect for the rule of law, a devotion to the ideal of public service, and a commitment to basic professional values: honesty, diligence, competence, intelligence, and civility. To achieve this the school seeks to promote multidisciplinary analysis of the socio-legal problems by designing its course-structure and teaching methods to realize these objectives.
The School has the unique distinction of being the first Law School in Meerut to start Multi-disciplinary programs like BA LL.B., BBA LL.B.(H), B.Com. LL.B.(H), 5-years integrated Programs, LL.B. and LL.M. to achieve world-class legal education. The School in all its years of existence has attempted various strategies to create a vibrant scholastic environment. SLCS is approved by the Bar Council of India and is imparting top-class legal education since 2013. It aims to nurture the finest Law professionals to work in every spectrum of the legal areas. We attempt to instil in every student respect for the Rule of Law, Commitment to basic Professional Values: Honesty, Diligence, Competence, and Intelligence. The University School of Law and Constitutional Studies (SLCS) ranked 1 among India's Top Prominent Law School in India by CSR-GHRDC Law Schools Survey 2022. SLCS was also ranked 1 among top Law Schools of Excellence by CSR-GHRDC Law Schools Survey 2021.
The School has been featured in 40 Best Law colleges in India by India Toady ASPIRE January 2018 Issue. SLCS adopts multi-disciplinary approach towards legal education and develops a positive attitude in students to make them realize that the lawyers are an integral part of the system of adjudication, therefore, the School trains them for placements in judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, regulatory authorities, commissions, voluntary organizations and other sectors. Apart from this the school has founded a Center for Law and Good Governance headed by Oxford and Harvard educated eminent Supreme Court Lawyer, Dr. Surat Singh with a team of eminent law professionals from India and abroad.
A Center for Law and Good Governance was inaugurated on 11th April, 2015 by Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, Bihar, Mizoram and Tripura Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi at a function held at School of Law and Constitutional Studies, Shobhit University, Meerut. The center is a part of law faculty of Shobhit University, Meerut.
Harvard and Oxford educated Supreme Court lawyer Dr. Surat Singh has been appointed as Chairman of the Center.
Introducing the purposes for which the Center for Law and Good Governance has been set up, Dr. Surat Singh said that since time immemorial, thinkers-both from East and West have wondered about what is the purpose of life and what kind of structures of society will be conducive to achieve the best possible goals of life. Thus law and government should always be guided by the highest goals a society and individuals can aspire for Law and political structure are made to make it possible for society and individual to achieve the highest possible fulfillment and blessedness (Ananda in Sanskrit and Eudemonia in Greek). For this purpose, we need a constant examination and innovation of our legal systems. Like life, Law is dynamic. What may be relevant today may not be relevant after few decades. It is the law which has to adjust to life and not other way round because Laws and structures are made for human beings and not human beings for laws.
Dr. Surat Singh emphasized that we need to bridge the gap between what we need and what we have. The center will reflect upon what kind of laws and systems of governance we have at the moment and what kind of laws and systems of governance we need and we need to do more to make India a great nation and Indian people a good citizenry and world a better place to live.
To advise the center, a team of top legal luminary both from India as well as from other parts of the world have very kindly consisted to be on the advisory council of the center.
The Centre of Post Graduate Legal Studies set up under the Chairmanship of the Dean of the School along with the Senior Professors as per UGC Guidelines to cater the needs of the Post Graduate students and fosters academic excellence and professional competency into the students.
Learning the Law is not easy. We must sharpen a range of skills, including analysis, writing, and persuasion. We also must learn a canon of precedents, concepts, theories, and procedures. As a strong Academic community, committed to our students, we under the aegis of the CePGLS have designed curricula that produce broadly educated lawyers. We have developed an approach to teaching the law that is both challenging and supportive in compliance with the recommendation and guidelines of the apex bodies.
Post graduate education frames the future of academics in every discipline. Apart from imparting knowledge in the subject, it enables students to have free thinking and to equip them to developing their communication skills. Hence, the Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies is established to offer advanced and interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research opportunities in law for post-graduate students at the master's level. At the CePGLS, we facilitate and provide avenues to enhance knowledge through advanced study of law. Students get the opportunity to study under the guidance of reputed legal scholars while having access to excellent academic facilities. Students also get ample opportunity to enlighten their analytical mind through research under the able guidance of experienced and dedicated faculty members.
The library, in School of Law and Constitutional Studies forms the intellectual core of the institution with a purpose of self-learning and discovery through research. The Law Library is one of the largest law libraries in the region, not just in terms of the number of titles, but in terms of capacity as well. The library has a wide range of titles covering various fields of study ranging from law to social sciences, Humanities, Management and Commerce. Also have the subscriptions of leading newspapers, magazines and journals. The reference section of the library stocks complete volume sets of the most prestigious and well known journals and compilations in the field of law.
School of Law and Constitutional Studies initiated the Mentor-Mentee Program (MMP) as an informal channel of communication between the students and faculty members with an aim to help the students not only in academic field but also for their settlement in the university environment. Under this MMP program each faculty is appointed as a mentor over 10 students. The assigned mentors meets weekly or as required to their mentees to discuss the issue related to them and try to solve them by their own level. If the matter is non-academic in nature, the mentors are expected to escalate it to the appropriate authorities.
The Constitutional Law Club was established by some of the committed students of SLCS, under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Sharma, Dean School of Law and Constitutional Studies. The Constitutional Law Club has conducted various events i.e. the Celebrations of the Constitutional Day, Human Rights Day and Various in-house seminars on Constitution and Debates.
The School focuses on practical training/learning rather than theory to prepare its student as a good, skilled and confident future lawyer and to build the advocacy skills in them, the School has created a Student's Moot Court Society headed by a senior faculty member with the aim to aware them about the real court room environment, to enhance their critical analytical ability and to create a mooting culture among them so that they can be professionally enriched and fully equipped with a practical learning.
After completing this programme, graduates of the program are able to
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Indian legal system.
- Exhibit proficiency in legal analysis, legal reasoning, and legal practice skills.
- Demonstrate acquaintance and knowledge of the substantive and procedural law.
- Have ability to draft common legal documents and organise legal analysis and argument.
We're the first to admit it: Learning the law is not easy. You have to sharpen a range of skills, including analysis, writing, and persuasion. You also have to learn a canon of precepts, theories, and procedures. As a strong academic community, committed to our students, we have designed curricula that produce broadly educated lawyer with strong Constitutional background and we have developed an approach to teaching the law that is both challenging and supportive in compliance with the recommendations and guidelines of Bar Council of India.
For the current academic year, we are offering the following programs:
Eligibility Criteria : Admission to LL.B. Program is open to a student who holds a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University. Candidates having valid Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) / SUNET score may also apply directly for admission.
Eligibility Criteria : Admission to LL.M. Program is open to a student who holds a LL.B. degree of 3/5 years duration with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University. Admission in LL.M. 2 Year program is based on valid CLAT /LSAT-2023 score or Shobhit University National Entrance Test (SUNET)-2023.
Admission Procedure : The admission shall be granted on the basis of valid score on CLAT/LSAT-2023 or Shobhit University National Entrance Test (SUNET)-2023.
- The admission shall be granted on the basis of valid score on CUET (UG)2023 / CLAT/LSAT-2023 or Shobhit University National Entrance Test (SULAT)-2023.
1. School of Law and Constitutional Studies prefers LSAT—India™ scores as part of the selection process for admission to the [BA. LL.B/BBA LL.B (H)/ B.Com. LL.B. (H) and LL.M Programs
2. All other students have to undertake the Shobhit University Lawl Entrance Test (SULAT). This is an objective type online computer based test. A candidate can appear in (SULAT). from any location of his/her choice.