Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s New Law College is one of the top law schools in India, established in 1978, it was inaugurated at the hands of Hon. Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud the then Chief Justice of India. The foundation stone of the New Law College building was laid down in the year 2004 at the hands of the present Chief Justice of India Hon. Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan. The new building was inaugurated in the year 2005 at the hands of Hon. Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India. The college has celebrated its silver jubilee in the year 2003. The college has spacious seven storied independent building with huge Auditorium, separate Moot Court Room, Human Rights Cell, Cyber Cell, Women Empowerment Cell, Legal Aid, Cell, Placement Cell and Foreign Student Cell. Its Library is rich with classic, as well as, recent works on law and legal systems. It has a collection of online data base i.e. SCC online, Manupatra, West Law, Lexis - Nexis besides this back volumes of reputed law journals, law reports, and of reference books, including (i) All England Law Reports (ii) United States Supreme Courts Reports (136 volumes) and (iii) Cropus Juris Secondum (150 volumes). It provides free internet facility to the students through cyber cell. The application of information technology and e - learning is the specialty of the college. The faculty members are highly qualified & competent. Teaching is done by renowned academicians, senior lawyers & retired judges. The faculty of the college participates regularly in national & international conferences. The college publishes a Law Journal “Justicia” annually. The college has been ranked 13th among 900 Law Colleges in India by a survey conducted by India Today in 2005 on the criteria of revised curriculum, teaching staff, course, research, library and placement. The LL.M. programme which is research oriented is conducted at the Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law of the University located in the college. The students can opt specializations in Human Rights or Business Law. The Centre also offers Ph.D. Programme in Law, Diploma in various specialization. The college imparts practical training through Moot Courts and Legal aid Programmes. These Programmes aim at giving practical legal training to the students. The programmes are designed to expose the students to the different aspects of legal work and procedures in the chambers of Lawyers, Courts, Lok Adalats, Administrative Offices, Legal Aid Centres, Legal Literacy Camps and the like. The college conducts regular National Seminars and Symposium & moot court competitions. Every year the college organized Judicial Convoke, Judicial Colloquia, in which eminent jurists, judges and lawyers of Supreme Court and High Courts delivers legal discourse and interacts with the students of law. More than seventy judges from Supreme Court and High Courts have visited New Law College at Judicial Colloquia from 2002 to 2009. The college caters to the needs of students to face international challenges and help them in becoming international lawyers. The academic environment is of international standards, world class research facilities and teaching through judicial officers makes the college one of the premier institutes of legal education in India. Students are trained to participate in International Moot Court Competitions, Legal Aid and Social Justice Programmes. Internship in Supreme Court placement with reputed multinational companies, selection of students for Post Graduation courses in renowned Universities abroad attracts the students to pursue legal education in New Law College. The college is associated and collaborated with renowned universities in UK., USA through participation in the international moot court competitions, recommending students for LL.M. Courses abroad and sending faculty to deliver legal discourse. The college is associated with Oxford University, University of Sussex, The Law Society of England & Wales, King’s College, London, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA. The College is also a recognised centre of Bharati Vidyapeeth University offering Distance Education learning mode programme at PG & Diploma levels. The main aim of offering master of laws i.e. LL.M. is to cater needs of thousands of advocates who desire to experience in special branch of law while continuing practice. The P.G. level programme helps lawyers, teachers, members of judiciary, employees, & solicitors to have in depth study of their area of specilization. The college is offering distance education programmes from the year 2004 onwards. Access to quality education has been the motto of providing distance education learning in the field of legal education. So far, more than 5000 student across the country have availed the advantage of distance learning mode. Through distance education the college has promoted diploma in Intellectual Property Law, Labour Law & Taxation Law. The special features of distance education learning at law college is teaching by qualified & expert faculty, regular coaching through contact class, quality study material, promotion of research, E - Learning through video conferencing & collaborative programmes through association with renowned institutions in the country & abroad.
Excellent team of 72 Highly Learned Faculty members- Ph. D (8), (12) NET qualified , 2JRF, retired judges, Sr. Advocates and eminent academicians .
INTERNATIONAL COLLABRATION AND ACCOLADES
The College has signed MoUs with the following renowned university.
De Paul University, Chicago, USA
University of Reading, UK
University of Westminster, UK
Birmingham City University, UK
University of Vistula, Warsaw, Poland
University of Warsaw, Poland
Besides this, the College also has the academic linkages with the following university:
NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY
University of Oxford ,UK
Harvard University, USA
Liverpool Law School, UK
University of Sussex, UK
St. Mary University ,Texas, USA
King College, London, UK
University of Leeds, UK
London School of Economics, UK
Kingston University, UK
Hague University, Netherland
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA
State University of New York, USA
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Beihang University School of Law, Beijing, China\
Judicial Colloquia- The college is organizing Judicial Colloquia since 2000, since then 10 former Chief Justices of India, Present CJI, 28 Supreme Court Judges 24 High Court Judges several Sr. Advocates have graced judicial Colloquia.
Justice P. N. Bhagwati 2 nd International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights is one of its kinds in India wherein 40 national teams from top law schools and 15 international teams from UK, Mauritius and USA are invited to participate.