Institute of Law

Teaching Learning Process

Institute of Law, Nirma University (ILNU) has adopted the Outcome Based Education Model for the holistic development of its students. Teaching learning process has been edifices to ensure that students learn by constructing knowledge rather than by receiving knowledge from others. This constructivist 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 programs, cafeteria courses and professional training module runs parallel with the regular course curriculum right from the first year. This enables the students to develop 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 a research-based learning. This is reflected in the various publications and conferences that our Faculties contribute too. 
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 is 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 strengthen job placement but also provides an opportunity to the student to apply the legal concepts and practices in real professional front.
For all courses experiential learning mechanism is followed by all 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 courses and it encourages peer learning and evaluation. Through the formative and summative assessment, we are ensuring that 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, curriculum is organized and finally instructions and assessment is designed to ensure that learning ultimately happens. Assessment rubrics, matrices and feedback helps to map the outcomes of the teaching-learning process.
In overall Institute of Law strive 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 behavior and personal integrity.