Building a bridge in legal education between Brooklyn Law School and IFIM Law College

Simran Sahni

11 March 2017 2:52 PM GMT

  • Building a bridge in legal education between Brooklyn Law School and IFIM Law College
    IFIM Law College, Bengaluru, and Brooklyn Law School, New York recently signed an MoU on March 10th 2017 to enable future legal practitioners to evolve with the ever changing legal landscape and to improve the quality of legal education, making the most of the resources available at both institutions.

    The MoU lays the groundwork for collaboration between the two institutes for academic and research activities including:

    • Running jointly a Start-up Law Incubator Clinic

    • Organize yearly an International Moot Court Competition

    • Organizing and hosting joint conferences

    • Summer programs

    • Joint research and publications

    • Faculty and student exchange

    “Signing on Brooklyn Law School is a means to bridge the gap and ensure internationalism between the two institutes as well as the countries. Theexposure that our students will get through this collaboration will be tremendous. They will get a real feel of how the legal system operates in an international space,” said Sirish Tamvada, Dean, IFIM Law College.

    “With the influx of global companies entering India, there is a rising need for bright minds to assist with the growing requirement. Legal education is making great headway as lawyers are in great demand to propagate the right practice,” added Sanjay Padode, Secretary, CDE, IFIM Institutions.

    Julie Sculli, Director of International Programs, Brooklyn Law School said, “We are excited to add IFIM Law College to our list of partners worldwide and in India. Working with Indian law colleges has enabled our students to understand the workings of the Indian legal system and gives them an opportunity to understand law in a global context. We look forward to building valuable opportunities for our students.”

    Brooklyn Law School has been named one of the 14 “Best Law Schools in the Northeast” by Business Insider and was named an “International lawcurricular leader,” garnering an ‘A+’ grade in International Law by PreLaw ma gazine. Brooklyn Law School’s innovative academic program is designed to prepare students for public and private practice making the collaboration with IFIM Law College mutually beneficial.

      About Brooklyn Law School

    Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, leading-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service, business, and private practice, nationwide and across the globe. It is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn. The Law School offers students the J.D. 2-3-4 Program, with degree options that include an accelerated 2-year J.D. program, traditional 3-year program, and extended part-time 4-year program. Visit Brooklyn Law School at

    About IFIM Law College

    IFIM Law College is affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) and is approved by the Bar Council of India. They have recently tied up with National law School, Bangalore. The core curriculum is taught by experienced faculty members with international law degrees and is complemented by co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities. The Law College has a world-class campus with state of the art infrastructure which facilitates ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) usage in the teaching-learning process. Differentiators of IFIM’s Law College include the Wellness and Personality Enhancement Programme, the Digital Moot Court, the Internship Programme after every semester. For more information about IFIM visit: .in/ /ifim-law-college.html

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