Azim Premji University was founded in the year 2010 by the Azim Premji Foundation with the intention to contribute to the education and development sectors in the country and with the vision of “educating for social change & contributing to the realization of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.”
The University announces a one-year postgraduate programme in Law and Development from the academic year 2016-17. The programme is designed for students who seek to make a mark in the legal system, government, civil society, academia and the world of ideas. It integrates a rigorous philosophical and conceptual analysis of legal doctrine with a social scientific enquiry into law and society in India. The programme mandates a professional clinical engagement with legal and social problems as well as advanced legal research and writing through a dissertation. This programme is designed for a small cohort of students to ensure an immersive and intensive educational experience.
About the Course
The programme includes mandatory courses on Law and Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public Law and Legal Research Methods. Students may elect to do courses in a wide variety of fields (private and commercial law, human rights, tax law, livelihoods, environment and sustainability) and across a wide range of disciplines (economics, anthropology, political science, sociology, history and philosophy).
Eligibility: Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University in India or abroad. Candidates with relevant work experience, of any age, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mode of Selection: Students will be selected through a National Entrance Test (followed by an interview of shortlisted candidates) conducted by Azim Premji University on February 14, 2016 at various locations in India.
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Last date for submission of applications: January 28, 2016.
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