Research is an important aspect of any career, industry or even personal activity. It is a human need to understand and scope out the paths before entering the forest that is. And like an unplanned adventure, any path taken in a career without a map or a guide could go very wrong.
Law is one of those paths where research isn’t just important, it takes priority. A well-researched Law student is aware of multiple possibilities and the solutions to them. This prepares them for any new wave that may hit without a prior warning.
The advantages of research extend beyond just that one benefit. It improves a student’s knowledge base in general and acts as a training protocol that allows them to notice changes and gaps to improve law and order. It is essential to the social development of the individual.
How Institute of Law, Nirma University understands and works to improve Research
The Institute understands the importance of research and has taken the required steps to ingrain the importance in every students’ mind. Multiple Research Centres have been established by the Institute of Law to improve the dissemination of research and knowledge.
The Rule of Law and aspects of Governance are researched at the centre by adopting a multidisciplinary approach of framing research and teaching on the complex relationship between law and governance. The research they implement is essential towards improving the efficiency, transparency and accountability of those in power. The Centre for Law and Governance is led by Dr Tarkesh Molia assisted by Dr Vikash Upadhyay, Mr Sukrit Garg serving as faculty members.
The aim of this centre is to gain knowledge on the Administration of Justice and the nature of Criminal Behaviour. Representatives of Civil Society, Practitioners of Law, Policy Planners, Academicians and others can discuss and debate criminal law, justice and inclusive development to improve on them. The board heading this centre is led by Mr. Neeraj Gupta with student members working together.
Due to the current pressure faced by the Justice Delivery System in India because of multiple internal and external factors, we need a hassle-free Alternate Dispute Resolution method like arbitration, lok-adalats and negotiation. They are seen as effective, less time consuming and better alternatives. Research into finding more alternates and improving the current ones is the need of the hour. The Centre is led by Ms Nikita Koradia assisted by Ms Anubhuti Dungdung.
The centre was established to channel research into the business-related aspects of the corporation. Corporate Laws like Company Law, Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and more are covered and researched to improve the understanding and working of the legal framework. Led by Mr Amit Kashyap, this centre is known for its assistance through many student members.
International Humanitarian Law focuses on the set of rules to limit the effects of armed conflict for humanitarian reasons. Human Rights Law focuses on the protection and promotion of important human rights at the domestic, regional and international level. Research conducted at this centre led by Ms Anvikha Pachori with multiple student members provides an inquisitive platform for students to maintain an academic response to the persisting as well as the contemporary challenges.
The Centre for Social Justice works towards understanding the societal changes and irregularities that may affect delivering justice to the members of the society. The research conducted here will add to the law in a way that will improve the justice delivery system. The team is led by Ms Anubhuti Dungdung assisted by Mr Sukrit Garg.
Established to enhance the knowledge base and research capabilities for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in India, this centre is led by Mrs Gunjan Arora and her team of student members. With a two-pronged strategy, the team aims to disseminate information and create awareness and expand the scope of IPR.
Creating environmental sustainability among students, society and other stakeholders is the goal of the Centre of Environmental Law. The team led by Dr Madhuri Parikh has members like Dr Bishwa Kallyan Dash, Mr Neeraj Gupta and Ms Swati Mawandiya to assist along with multiple student members who work towards achieving this goal.
Dr Bishwa Kallyan Dash leads the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Law to assimilate knowledge among different streams and advance future prospects for the students in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
The goal of the Centre of Competition Law and Market Study is to understand the trade practices that companies deal with for the benefit of the students and the stakeholders. The team is operated by the student members with freedom and the right amount of guidance.
The Art of Research!
The above mentioned centres collectively are the pride of the Research Department and the Nirma University as a whole. They teach the art of research where one is taught various techniques and ways to dig out the maximum information. Their promotion of expanding knowledge and equipping students with the skills to learn more make them one of the best law universities in India.
When you are studying law, it is important to go into the depth of various topics. A lawyer is successful only when he or she is extremely aware of varied aspects to be able to explore maximum possibilities and solutions for cases that they fight for in the near future.