Institute of Law

Message from the Director’s desk

Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal“Our aim at the Institute of Law, Nirma University is not merely limited to preparing competent and conscientious members of the legal profession. It is expected to advance and disseminate the knowledge of law and legal processes in the context of national development. Consequently, it is the endeavour of the Institute of Law to look at law as an instrument of social change, transformation and overall well-being. ILNU 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"more
–Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal


Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal has been at the helm of affairs at the Institute of Law, Nirma University since the very beginning. Professor Pokhariyal is the Director of the Institute of Law, Nirma University and Dean, Faculty of Law, Nirma University. She specializes in the area of Criminal Justice Studies, Family Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law. She teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). She has been a consultant and resource person on various aspects of Legal studies for government and non-government organisations.

Professor Pokhariyal has several research papers in National and International Journals to her credit. She has lectured extensively at various Universities, National and International conferences. She has 15 years of experience in teaching, research and senior administration. She is at the forefront of Institution building and actively engaged in Clinical Legal Education process.

Professor Pokhariyal holds Master degree in law with specialization in Criminal Law with first rank from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. Professor Pokhariyal pursued her doctoral work in the area of Constitutional Law from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She also holds Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, International Relations and Personal Management from Bhartiya Vidhyabhavan, Mumbai.   more