The legal profession has come a long way from the stereotypical old fashioned lawyer, who was obsessed with legal precedents and nursed a blatant contempt for his client. The lawyer of today is not only a lawyer, but also a business person juggling the demands of increasingly competitive practice. The make-up of legal practice has changed considerably in the last 20 years. The number of practicing lawyers has risen sharply. Women now make up a major chunk of lawyers practicing in Courts as well as working for corporate law firms.
The result of this rapid change in the legal space is that there will be a greater degree of legal specialization than we see today. Already highly stratified, we’ll see sub-specialties within specialties, and specialties within those specialties. The law will become so stratified that a hundred thousand professions will emerge in the profession of law. This hyper-nicheing leads to a curious effect: a supply-demand shock, in which it will become the norm for only a very small number of lawyers who have any real knowledge of a very specialized area of the law. This will further increase the cost of basic legal services, and makes a battleground for access to talent n the provision of global legal services.
Under these circumstances, the ITM University felt the need to establish a Law School to provide highest quality professional legal education to face the new challenges and dimensions of the internationalization of legal profession.
The vision of the ITM Law School is to be ranked "Numero Uno" amongst the premier law schools of the country. ITM Law School will strive to achieve excellence in legal education through globally relevant academic programs, outstanding faculty members, interactive teaching pedagogy, limitless clinical trainings and far-reaching projects.
The innovatively conceived 5 year integrated B.B.A.LL.B. (Honours) Degree Program of ITM Law School integrates the study of law with management in a trimester mode for enhancing the employability of ITM Law Students and for a stress free legal education in an era of specialty and super specialty subjects.
Learning at ITM Law School would stretch beyond the boundary of prescribed syllabus. A team of distinguished Judges, Legal Practitioners and Consultants, Social Activists, Corporate Counsels, and Faculty Members of law schools across the country would intimately nurture the talent of the students.
ITM Law School would be transformed to an unique “Knowledge Center“ where each student would be empowered with the knowledge, passion and drive to excel as leaders in the legal profession, judiciary, public service, non-profit & non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurships, and corporate entities. ITM Law School would be a preferred destination for every “Law” aspirant and a benchmark for budding law schools of the country.
ITM Law School will be a place of continual activity, and unrelenting vitality. The array of experiences and opportunities that the Law School offers has no parallel in legal education in India. The range of academic and extracurricular activities, along with the variety of faculty and students, will make each day a potential adventure.
ITM Law School's commitment to rigorous and exciting legal training is intimately connected to the ITM University's commitment to path breaking scholarship. Using a wide range of methodologies and bringing to bear insights from numerous other academic disciplines, the faculty of ITM Law School will plumb the depths of everything.
ITM Law School will provide in its classrooms and co/extra-curricular activities an extraordinary educational experience. It will inculcate all the required skills such as Good oral and written communication skills, Analytical and Reasoning Skills, Initiative, Personal Impact, Resilience, Teamwork, Legal Awareness, Planning and Organizing, through its innovative course matrix.
If you are a student here, the School will expect much of you; from the very first day of class, it will challenge you to think and do things you didn't know you could. It will reward you by exposing you to ideas that will captivate and inspire you, by teaching you skills and ways of thought that will serve as the foundation of your career.
If you are the one we are looking for, again we welcome you to join the ITM Law School.
Prof. S. Shantha Kumar
ITM Law School