The CMR University School of Legal Studies is located in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. It was established back in 2003, as a constituent unit of the CMR University, which itself was founded in the year 2000. The law school is thus approved by the UGC (University Grants Commission). The law courses here have also been ratified by the BCI (Bar Council of India), as is the norm for legal education in the country. The university is also a member of the AIU (Association of Indian Universities). The CMR University operates several different schools. These are operated in the areas of- Architecture, Management, Research & Innovation, Social Sciences & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Economics & Commerce and of course, in Legal Studies.
The CMR Jnanadhara Trust has been behind the setting up of this university, and the constituent law school. The trust was established back in 1991. The CMR Group of Institutions runs institutes right from the kindergarten till higher education levels. Centres of excellence and training are also run under this umbrella. Research and consultancy are important areas for this group. Students from more than sixty countries are enrolled through its online portal. It also runs the Ekya Schools, which is a boutique school brand, operating multiple campuses within Bengaluru. To top it all, the NPS International School is to be set up in Singapore over six acres of land.
The CMR University School of Legal Studies offers courses right from the UG till doctoral levels. The undergrad programme may be pursued under both the five- year as well as the three- year modes. The former may be pursued immediately after school, while for the latter, a minimum of graduation is needed. The five- year programme is an integrated LLB plus programme, but the latter is a stand- alone one. The LLB of course is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. This may be undertaken in combo with three options. One of them is the most common BA LLB. Another is the BBA LLB, with a third option being in B. Com LLB. The one with BBA was started due to the realization that students wanted a study theme which could combine the legal and business aspects. It even enables the smooth transition to a life of entrepreneurship or future MBA studies which many students opt for anyway. Likewise, for several corporate- based law careers, B. Com dovetails perfectly, as the student ends up learning both constitutional as well as business laws.
At the post grad level, there is the one- year LLM. There are two options for this course in terms of academic areas. These are for Constitutional Law and in Commercial Law. At this level, the studies get more specialized. This is the programme where research is highly encouraged. In addition, a couple of Post Graduate Diploma programmes are also on offer here. These may be taken up by the enrolled students as add- on courses, or by some external ones as well. They are primarily meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade. These PG Diplomas may be undertaken here for the areas of- Intellectual Property Law or for Air & Space Law. Some doctoral programmes may also be pursued from here.
The Bengaluru- based CMR University School of Legal Studies has been extremely proactive when it comes to forging collaborative ties with the industry players and academic institutions. Some of these partner institutions have been the likes of- ICAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), NASSCOM, IBM, UNGC (United Nations Global Compact), IPL (Institute of Product Leadership), AIESEC and the ISEP (International Student Exchange Program). Partner academic institutes are spread out all over the world in the countries of USA, Israel, Russia, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Bangladesh and in Tanzania, plus in India. Some of the prominent names among these are the Mzumbe University, Daffodil International University, Virginia International University, Ural Federal University, University of Grand Bassam, the Al Zaiem Al Azhari University and the National Law School of India University.
The campus has much to offer. There are hostel facilities for both boys and girls. There is a sports field where outdoor sports may be played. Facilities are also there for indoor games. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. An important aspect of law college life is the moot court contests. For this a separate hall has been curated, replete with all real court room paraphernalia. This then resembles the closest to the real model. There is adequate internet access on campus. A health centre is also there to cater to medical emergencies. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes.
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