Located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, KIIT School of Law is an ambitious, forward-thinking and innovative institution, working with a mission to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession. Established in 2007, the school runs under the guidance of a National as well as International Advisory Body consisting of both academic as well as professional experts.
A vocational education institution, begun with an investment of Rs. 5000 in a two room rented building in 1993, becomes one of the top-notch universities in the country with more than 27,000 students and 19 Schools, imparting globally recognised bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in 100 plus disciplines.The journey of KIIT University, located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, is nothing short of a miracle. Today, KIIT is an internationally focussed university and hosts students from all corners of the globe. As a cosmopolitan and multicultural campus, the schools under KIIT have always been proactive when it comes to equipping their student with a global outlook. Established in 2007, KIIT School of Law is not an exception.
Emerging as one of the finest law schools in the country, KIIT School of Law is known for its teaching standards and scholarships.
"The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices that is beginning to be reflected in legal education.The legal education has changed and to make globally competent legal professionals, institutions need to adapt new attitudes and new forms of practical instructions," says Dr. N. K. Chakrabarti, Director, KIIT School of Law. A combination of intellectual engagement at the highest level, a commitment to serving the common good and extraordinary collaboration and collegiality setKIIT School of Law apart from other law schools in the country.
KIIT School of Lawhas chosen Prof. J. Martin Hunter - a Barrister at the Essex Court Chambers, London and Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University, U.K. - as the Chief Advisor and it shows theircommitmentto provide international legal education in Indian soil. As a legal luminary par excellence, people all over the world have hailed the efforts of Prof. Martin Hunter in making the world sans dispute and litigation.
With his valuable contributions and guidance, KIIT Law School has come up with a curriculum that developslaw graduates who can reach not only the highest ethical standards, but have a good understanding of the political and social context in which they operate. Hence, the Institute attracts students not only from the nearby areas, but also from all over the country and neighbour nations like Nepal and Bhutan. "We have a diverse student population drawn from as many as 20 states of India, enriching the experience of those who study here. The diversity can be seen in the faculty members as well," adds Dr. Chakrabarti.
Emerging as one of the finest law schools in the country, KIIT School of Law is known for its teaching standards and scholarships. Being the first law school that implemented the curricula recommended by the Bar Council of India in 2009, At KIIT School of Law, students and faculty experience academic rigor in an interdisciplinary environment where creativity and innovation rule. KIIT Law School is amongst the first law schools to offer three conjoined honours degree courses - BA.LLB (Hons), BBA. LLB (Hons) and BSc.LLB (Hons). The institution also holds a rare distinction of being the first law school in India to offer six specialized honours courses on Constitutional Law, Business Law, International Law, Crime and Criminology, Intellectual Property Law and Taxation Law. Today, the Bar Council of India, the apex body regulating legal education In India, has recognized all the integrated courses of KIIT Law School.
KIIT School of Law, since its inception, has overcome hurdles and broken many barriers. The institute is a member of the International Association of Law Schools, Washington, U.S.A. and Asia Pacific Association of Law Schools,Australia. KIIT School of Law has also entered MoUs with Northumbria University - England, Miami University - and Penn State University, U.S.A and Dong-A University - South Korea for academic collaborations and joint activities. These international collaborations have helped KIIT School of Law in getting more than 15 international faculty members as visiting professors. "The legal academy is responding in varied ways to the challenge of producing lawyers adequately prepared to operate in a global environment. There is a renewed focus on lawyering skills, on core principles, on cultural context and on comparative research and study. By bringing internationally acclaimed institutions and legal experts to our classroom, we are up for the challenges of modern law education," claims Dr. Chakrabarti.
On the flipside, KIIT School of Law regularly organizes various industry-interaction programs for the benefits of students with an aim to enhance their industry-readiness. The Training and Placement Cell of the School plays an instrumental role in conducting these events and many speakers including Dr. S. Majumdar, Partner - S Majumdar & Company; Kaviraj Singh, Managing Partner, TrustMan& Company; Satyakam Swain, Luthra&Luthra; Anand Gurumoorthy,Vice President, Quislex; Aksat Pande, Sr. Associate, Alpha Partners; Pranab Mehra, Sr. Associate, Anand & Anand have delivered talks in the campus. "We have established a very strong relationship with people from the industry. The results are evident in our placements," adds Dr. Chakrabarti.
KIIT School of Law has been recording excellent placement every year since the first batch graduated in 2012. Last year, 104 of total 113 eligible and registered students of its five-year integrated law programmes, BA.LLB, BBA.LLB and BSc.LLB have been placed and a record number of 39 recruiters participated in the campus placement process. J Sagar Associates, Khaitan& Co. and WadiaGhandy& Co.; corporate and MNCs like Deloitte, Bajaj Allianz and Ernst & Young; and legal process outsourcing (LPO) service providers like Mindcrest are few to name among them. VDB Loi, an international law firm, offered the highest salary of Rs. 21 lakhs (post successful completion of probation) to a BA.LL.B (Hons.) student, while the average salary in the batch varies from Rs. 4 to 5 lakh.
With equal emphasis on academic placement, many students of KIIT Law School find success in both academic as well as co-curricular activities. As regards higher education, every year average 10-15 students joined LL.M. programme in foreign countries, besides many join in National Law Universities through CLAT. Notably, three of our students pursued their LL.M. in Law and Finance from University of Oxford, U.K in 2015. In the recent past, students have also received the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and DAAD scholarship.One of our students is now doing his Ph.D. Programme at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law at Heidelberg, Germany. Our students created a history by winning the 33rd All India Inter University Moot Court Competition 2017 held at ICFAI, Hyderabad defeating NALSER for second time after 2013.
"Law itself is so fundamental that everything we do depends upon the legal ordinance of the society, Government roles expected and achieved by all the stakeholders. We administer critical fact education, so graduates do not accept the world as it is and once they fully understand, comprehend and possibly change it, it is always at the best interest of justice towards the client," says Dr. Chakrabarti. As the mentor, guide and philosopher, KIIT School of Law strives to make the pillars of strength for generation to come so that they continue to hold aloft the reputation of the legal profession.
Dr. N. K. Chakrabarti, Director
Dr. Chakrabarti is very well known face in the national and international legal fraternity, particularly in the field of Criminal Law, Criminology and Victimology..He joined in West Bengal Education Service in 1985 as Lecturer in Law in Hooghly Mohsin Govt. College. He has published 7books, more than 80 articles, and research papers in National and International Journals. He has participated in more than 60 national and 9 international seminars and conferences and visited countries like Japan, South Korea, USA, UK, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam & Singapore, Germany. He has successfully guided 18 Ph.D. scholars. He has been conferred Prof. K. Chockalingam Award2017 by the Indian Society of Victimology for his contribution to the development of Victimology in India. Recently Prof. Chakrabarti visited Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany under a Research Scholarship.