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Founded in alignment with the vision of Dr Karsanbhai K Patel in 2007, the Institute of Law at Nirma University (ILNU) focuses on bringing about a paradigm shift in the delivery of legal education in the country. Institute of Law aims to add newer dimensions in legal education that incorporate international standards and provide an environment for innovation and holistic development. Embodying the principles of justice education, excellence, and professionalism, ILNU imparts quality legal education that has produced lawyers, leaders, and policymakers who have carved a distinct niche over the years.

Meaning in English -“From the darkness of ignorance, lead us to the brightness of knowledge.”

The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. This is the second line of the Pavamana Mantra, explaining how to surmount ignorance and guide one’s life towards knowledge. The motto celebrates the light of knowledge which eliminates the darkness of ignorance.

Our Vision

Shaping a better future for mankind by developing effective and socially responsible individuals and organisations

Our Mission

Institute of Law emphasises the holistic development of its students. It aims at producing not only good professionals but also good and worthy citizens of a great country, aiding in its overall progress and development.
It endeavours to treat every student as an individual, to recognize their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions and life goals.

Student Centricity 

  • Facilitate holistic development of students through academic training, extra curricular, and co-curricular activities
  • Pursue student-centered teaching-learning process
  • Focus on employability and entrepreneurship
  • Nurture lifelong learning skills

Contribution to Society 

  • Align curricula and pedagogy to cater to societal needs and demands
  • Conduct applied research to address organisational and societal problems

Quest for Academic Excellence

  • Create an environment for the employees that is conducive for their professional excellence
  • Use inter-disciplinary approach in the teaching-learning process and research
  • Think creatively and undertake  research ventures
  • Establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organisations, alumni, and civil society
The objectives of the Institute of Law are as follows:
  • To create, distribute, and preserve knowledge and understanding by innovative teaching, research, training and extension activities
  • To constitute a Centre of Excellence for providing knowledge and training  in the field of Law
  • To develop innovative pedagogy for Certificate/Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and Doctoral programmes
  • To develop training programmes focusing on interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and expertise for the legal profession
  • To facilitate knowledge sharing at National and International forums
  • To encourage research that is committed to creating a just society
  • To establish close linkage with the professional domains to make teaching, research and training at the Institute in alignment with the best global practices

Quality Statement

To cultivate dedicated legal professionals who uphold the noble values that the Institute stands for and demonstrate an unswerving commitment to justice

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा

Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.

श्लोक अर्थ – जो विद्या की देवी भगवती सरस्वती कुन्द के फूल, चन्द्रमा, हिमराशि और मोती के हार की तरह धवल वर्ण की हैं और जो श्वेत वस्त्र धारण करती हैं, जिनके हाथ में वीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान है, जिन्होंने श्वेत कमलों पर आसन ग्रहण किया है तथा ब्रह्मा, विष्णु एवं शंकर शङ्कर आदि देवताओं द्वारा जो सदा पूजित हैं, वही सम्पूर्ण जड़ता और अज्ञान को दूर कर देने वाली माँ सरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।

Institute of Law, Nirma University has adopted the Outcome Based Education Model for the holistic development of its students. The teaching-learning process has been designed to ensure that students learn by producing knowledge rather than by receiving knowledge from others.

Institute of Law relies on a combination of pedagogical tools to provide the students with an efficient and scientific learning environment. The teaching/learning strategy targets expansion of knowledge, skills and aptitudes in a manner that leads to tangible outcomes. The Courses offered aim at the development of cognitive, critical, creative and practical abilities of the students. Evaluation methods are designed with a view of perceptively assessing the learning outcomes and skills acquired. Even at the undergraduate level, the students get ample prospects for exploring writing, research and publication in their areas of interest and expertise, under the guidance of competent faculty.

The Academic Research Centres under the supervision of faculty members with proven erudition and proficiency in each of these domains of knowledge facilitate rigorous learning and research. Further, there is an emphasis on the practical aspects of theory wherein students apply their conceptual knowledge to legal issues and problems. To enable the students to gain a better insight into the working of the legal profession, a practical work component has been added to all the courses.

Thus Institute of Law strives to inculcate in every student a sense of responsibility towards society and respect for human life, besides developing in them the highest standards of professional behaviour and personal integrity.