Founded on the vision of Dr Karsanbhai K Patel the Institute of Law, Nirma University (ILNU), established in 2007, focuses on bringing about a paradigm shift in the delivery of legal education in the country. It aims to add newer dimensions in legal education that would incorporate international standards and provide an environment for innovation and dynamic scholarship. Embodying the principles of justice education, excellence, and professionalism, ILNU imparts quality legal education that has produced new generation lawyers, leaders, and policymakers over the years.

“Legal Education is a quest to invent a vista for the budding personalities of the youth which has to grow ahead in life with a cudgel to steer clear in a professional world.”

Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”

The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantra explains how to lead the life towards knowledge from ignorance which obscures our mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness is light, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.

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 

  • Emphasise on holistic development of the students through extra and co-curricular activities
  • Pursue student-centered teaching-learning process
  • Focus on employability and entrepreneurship
  • Nurture lifelong learning skills
  • Use of ICT tools and technology

Contribution to the 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

  • Develop and retain outstanding employees
  • Use inter-disciplinary approach in the teaching-learning process and research
  • Think creatively and do relevant research
  • Establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organisations, alumni and civil society
The objectives of the University shall be to develop the knowledge of science and technology, dental, medical, paramedical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, commerce, management, education and humanities for the advancement of mankind. The objectives of the University are as follows:
  • To disseminate, create and preserve knowledge and understanding by teaching research, training and extension activities by effective demonstration and influence of its corporate life on society in general
  • To create centres of excellence for providing knowledge, education, training and research facilities of high order in the field of science, technical, dental, medical, paramedical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, commerce, management, education, humanities and other related professional education as per its current status and such other manner as may develop in future, including continuing education and distance learning
  • To develop patterns of teaching a Certificate/Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses and Doctoral level and to maintain a high standard of education and its applications, to create capabilities for upgrading science and technology, dental, medical, paramedical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, commerce, management, education and humanities
  • To develop training facilities and make arrangements for training in higher education including professional education and allied fields; to provide for inter-relationships for national and global participation in the field of science and technology, dental, medical, paramedical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, commerce, management, education and humanities and its allied fields
  • To function as a learning resource centre
  • To provide for arrangement for national and global participation in the field of higher and professional education including technical education, dental, medical, paramedical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, commerce, management, education and humanities
  • To establish close linkage with the industry to make teaching, research and training at the university relevant to the needs of the economy, at national and global level

Quality Statement

To develop high quality professionals who reflect and demonstrate values that the University stands for, through innovation and continuous improvement in facilitation of learning, research and extension activities

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 constructing knowledge rather than by receiving knowledge from others. This constructionist approach requires new techniques for assessing students’ learning that includes assessment as an integral part of teaching in order to better understand what students have learnt during the process. The curriculum at the Institute of Law is novel, innovative and meticulously designed to keep students equipped and updated with the skills needed in the profession. A separate enrichment program and professional training module run parallel with the regular course curriculum right from the first year. This enables the students to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to law.

Our faculty members not only keep abreast of the recent developments and research in their respective fields but also regularly involve students in research-based learning. This is reflected in the various publications and conferences that our faculties contribute to.

Further, there is an emphasis on teaching students to apply their conceptual knowledge to legal issues and problems. In order to enable the students to gain a better insight into the working of the legal profession, the practical work component such as Problem Solving, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Research Writing, Project Work, Case Study, Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Field Visits and innovative mechanisms are used in the teaching-learning process. Along with this, students also go through a rigorous internship for four weeks every semester in NGO’s, Trial Court, High Court, Supreme Court, Law firms etc. Internship experience not only strengthens job placement but also provides an opportunity for the students to apply the legal concepts and practices in real professional front.

For all courses, the experiential learning mechanism is followed by the faculty which facilitates active learning. Advanced and slow learners are identified for all courses and faculty members use a combination of various delivery mechanisms for mentoring different categories of students.

Learning groups are created for each course and it encourages peer learning and evaluation. Through the formative and summative assessment, we ensure that the required knowledge and skill for the profession are learnt by the students following the Outcome Base Education principles. So with this OBE approach, clarity is given regarding the subject-matter that students are required to learn, the curriculum is organised and finally, instructions and assessment is designed to ensure that learning ultimately happens. Assessment rubrics, matrices and feedback help to map the outcomes of the teaching-learning process.

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.