Established under Maharashtra Govt. Act of 2015 of Government of Maharashtra, Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law, Pune was set up with a vision to become the pioneer in the Best Law School and impart exceptional legal education and create an impeccable combination of academic rigour and hands-on practical experience. Thriving on its highly innovative curriculum, the institute leaves no stone unturned to ensure substantive preparation in law and lawyering skills in the context of evolving society and polity. While striving to ensure that the curriculum covers every aspect of modern law practice, the Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law also lays emphasis on developing legal reasoning & argumentation, critical analysis, and the ability to make sound and ethical judgments. At a time when practical learning has become the key to quality learning, Ajeenkya DY Patil University assures that throughout the course, the learners will gain a broad and general understanding of how legal institutions function and how to build relationships through service.
Growing as an Institution
Being an emerging educational institution, established in 2015, Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law has come a long way since establishment. While quality curriculum of Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law sets it apart from other Law colleges in India, the school also believes in laying a strong foundation to ensure future success of students. Through intensive, individualized instruction, the curriculum is shaped to emphasize more on analytical thinking, soft skills, client counselling, legal research skill, writing skills, drafting, teamwork, negotiating, communication skills, and oral advocacy.
"At Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law, we vest our focus on providing personality development training. With our Moot Court session Group Discussion, Movie Review Discussion, Evaluation, and more, we tend to bring the real-time experience of law professionals to our students. In order to insulate the culture of practical learning, we practice famous hearings and cases that are guided by the faculty themselves. Apart from this, ADYPU has multiple student engagement activities where students can participate in all the campus and off-campus events hosted and planned by different student groups. The sports department caters to all interests and tastes ranging from competitive sports to basic fitness programs. There are facilities for indoor sports as well as outdoor sports. Well-equipped facilities such as Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Cycling, Football, Cricket, etc. are available on the campus for our students. Also, ADYPU organizes activities and events for students throughout the year. Ablaze, DeTour, cultural festival, food festival, movie screenings, contests, quizzes, Prom Night are just some of the fun activities that our students engage and enjoy", highlights Prof Deshpande, Vice-Chancellor of Ajeenkya DY Patil University. Adding to these, the college has also commenced International Faculty Development Program, National Moot Court Competition, Legal Awareness Program, and much more to ensure that the future lawyers get the right offerings.
“Ajeenkya Dy Patil university - school of law also offers internship opportunities, higher education, and career education guidance to its students which helps them give a boost for their professional world”
Ajeenkya DY Patil University - School of Law also offers internship opportunities, higher education, and career education guidance to its students which helps them give a boost for their professional world. Some of the students from Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law have now joined the National Law School of India University, Banglore; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; working at Infosys, Fujitsu, and many other renowned companies including Sonal Agarwal, one of the bright students who has worked in Infosys and is currently working in Fujitsu as a Legal Assistant. Ruchika Sharma and Monica Sharma are few other students who have worked at ADYPU as a Law Faculty. The alumni of ADYPU have been a constant source of support and encouragement for these future lawyers. Taking note of this, the institute has also started several programs to connect its current students with alumni, to guide them in their learning and in career development.
“Ajeenkya Dy Patil university- school of law constantly ensures that at the end of the course, the students are in a position to advise, create and lead ventures that drive the innovation economy”
At Ajeenkya DY Patil University - School of Law, a great level of effort is made to take care of comforting, transparent, and growing relationships between teachers and students. "We enable the learning beyond campus, by providing students every opportunity to connect with teachers any time they want with the Tutor-Mentor Program. Recently, we have started Legal Aid and ADR Centre to provide legal assistance to students, staff, and the community who need it. This center will be run by faculty members and students. With this, we are aiming for a more experiential learning environment in the school of law", speaks Prof Deshpande.
Shaping the Future of Law Practitioners
With its innovative approach, Ajeenkya DY Patil University - School of Law prepares students to pursue careers at the intersection of law and business. "We envision that with our robust curriculum and global outlook, our students will gain positions to advise, create and lead ventures, form a better society that will drive the innovation economy. This fusion of customized and traditional learning will create graduates that will be most desired by entrepreneurial ventures, start-ups, venture firms, technology-centric companies, IT companies, and leading business consultancies. In alignment with the future of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, the School of Law envisions to provide world-class pedagogy, in conjecture with a global infrastructure that will make our students a future creator and our institute one of the best law schools in the world", shares Prof Deshpande.
Marching ahead with a mission to prepare students to pursue careers at the intersection of law and business, Ajeenkya DY Patil University- School of Law constantly ensures that at the end of the course, the students are in a position to advise, create and lead ventures that drive the innovation economy. This fusion tends to create graduates who will be most desired by entrepreneurial ventures, start-ups, venture firms, technology-centric companies, IT companies, and leading business consultancies.