Law degrees have always been among the most sought-after and widely respected courses to study. However commendable students of our country were reluctant to study law. But, now the scenario is changing; meritorious students are coming forth to study law. Unfortunately, the major hurdle they face is the lack of high-quality institutions.
Considering this fact, IUB has opened the Department of Law for those students who are kin to acquire knowledge and are looking for a top class university to pursue their law degree. The Department offers a four year undergraduate program in law leading to Bachelor of Laws i.e. LLB (Hons)) under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS).
Why study law?
Physics, history, business, architecture, and other subjects are all vital disciplines but law permeates into every cell of social life. Law governs everything from the embryo to exhumation. Law regulates the air we breathe, the food and drink that we consume, our travel, sexuality, family relationships, our property, sport, science, employment, education, health, in fact, everything from neighbour disputes to war.
As law, or legal studies, comes into contact with almost every area of human life, touching upon issues relating to business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, international relations and trade, people with diverse career show their interest to study law.
About the Programme
Like most academic degrees, law program at IUB starts with foundation and compulsory core courses. There are five elective courses to choose from a number of legal topics tailored to a particular career path. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations and ‘mooting sessions’ – practical law training in a courtroom setting to help students master important legal skills such as research and analysis, public speaking and argument formation.
Most students will choose law because they are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. They can either choose to practice in the court of justice or can choose to become judge to ensure justice; they can even choose to spread their legal knowledge by choosing the academic profession. They can engage themselves in in-house practice, counselling and consultancy; join multi-national corporations in their legal team, and serve other institutions using their legal skill, knowledge and capacity. A law degree can prepare someone for working at the highest levels – many world leaders are lawyers including Barack Obama, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher etc. One can also choose a different career after studying law. Such as, Derren Brown, a famous English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic, Gaby Logan an English presenter and a former Wales international gymnast who is best known for her presenting roles with BBC Sport and ITV, and Gerard Butler, a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television, etc. are trained lawyers.