What gives UPES law graduates an edge over others
UPES School of Law prepares students for rewarding careers with its exceptional pedagogy, carefully-crafted curriculum and unique instructional methods modelled after global trends in law education
Legal profession is a fast-growing profession. The Indian legal sector has witnessed a steady growth in the past decade, with young lawyers emerging rapidly. There are numerous legal career options for law aspirants, including those with corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more.
Anyone having the traits and passion for law field can opt for the course and achieve the desired goals. Therefore, choosing the right law school where students find an academically-stimulating environment and a collaborative learning ecosystem is extremely important.
One such institution, which is dedicated to bringing the best out of the law students, is UPES School of Law. Offering specialised courses, the university aims to bridge the gap between legal theory and practical applications by imparting an in-depth understanding of the legal framework. UPES law faculty imbibes industry-specific knowledge and interdisciplinary legal education that helps students emerge as first-rate lawyers.
Below is the checklist of some USPs that make UPES law graduates different from others:
UPES students get the advantage of numerous specialisations such as B.Sc. LLB (Hons) with specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights; Food, Health and Environment Law; Medical and Forensic Law, B.Com. LL.B (Hons) with specialisation in Taxation Law; Media and Entertainment Law; Legal Compliance and Secretarial Practices, B.Tech. LLB (Hons) Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Cyber Law; IPR Law, B.A. LL.B (Hons) with specialisation in Energy Law; Criminal Law; Labour Law; Constitution Law, BBA LL.B (Hons) with specialisation in Corporate Law; International Trade and Investment Law; Banking, Finance and Insurance laws.
UPES was awarded the E-LEAD certification by QS I·GAUGE recently. Over the years, UPES has received several awards and accolades, including Leading University for International Student Experience at the UniAgents Annual Summit 2019, Excellence in Open and Distance Education award at the World Education Summit 2019, Blackboard Catalyst Award for student success for Team Career Services at TLC Asia 2019, Best University for Placements and Employability by Times Now – National Education Excellence Award 2018, and Great Place to Study as per the Great Indian Institutes 2018 list by Forbes India.
UPES has industry tie-ups for a host of different purposes. UPES conducts regular guest lectures from eminent academicians and corporates. This gives students relevant industry exposure. UPES is the first Indian university to partner with UK-based The University of Law for legal studies. With this partnership, UPES aims to provide industry-relevant education to students who wish to excel in the law field. Some of the benefits that future lawyers and faculty members at both the institutions get are faculty and student exchange programs, online modules, scholarships for postgraduate programs, research collaboration, summer school programs, conferences, moot courts, collaborative seminars, and student competitions.
UPES and Surana and Surana International Attorneys formed a strategic alliance for BBA LL.B. (H) – Corporate Law and B.Com. (LL.B.) Taxation Law Programmes, wherein Surana and Surana International Attorneys will assist in curriculum building, course delivery, faculty and student internships and joint seminars/ conferences.
Mooting is an integral part of law courses across specialisations at UPES. Students are trained and given real-time experience in a simulated court that involves drafting memorials and participating in oral arguments. UPES continually hosts and takes part in various moot court competitions around the globe. The achievements of our School of Law are not limited to placements, but also winning some of the most prestigious Moot Court Competitions throughout the world.
Jahnvi Pandey and Kanika Goswamy, second-year B.A.L.L.B students at UPES School of Law, won the VII UPES Novice Moot Court Competition, 2020, Best Memorial of VII UPES Novice Moot Court Competition, 2020, and 1st Online Trial Moot Court Competition, 2020.
Impressive alumni record
Ms. Harshita Khurana, graduated from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, School of Law in the year 2015. Harshita has been a top scorer of her batch and a medal holder. She also represented India at the World Business Forum, New York in 2014. She is a Project and Finance Lawyer and is currently working with Jones Day. Jones Day is one of the biggest US-based international law firm and has been ranked number 1 in the Acritas report of 2019. Prior to Jones Day, Harshita has worked with Wadia Ghandy, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan&Co. She has advised and worked on one of the largest mergers and acquisitions deal in India outside the NCLT process in 2018, valued at INR 46,000 million. She has collaborated with MNRE and Ministry of Shipping on policy making.
The Department of International Affairs (DIA) supports student mobility from and to UPES. With more than 60 partner universities across the globe and seven active associations with international bodies, UPES provides excellent exchange opportunities. UPES also provides various internship and research opportunities to its partner universities’ students. Global exposure involves experiential and extensive learning where students learn about new cultures and understand the work dynamics.
Jigyasa Pahwa, a fourth-year BBA LLB Corporate Law student, got the golden opportunity to study a semester abroad at the Coventry University, UK.
To foster holistic learning, UPES School of Law has industry experts on advisory board. They assist students in developing a modern mindset while adapting to the changing dynamics of the sector. Justice Swatanter Kumar Former Supreme Court Judge and Chairperson, National Green Tribunal Mr. Bhushan G. Gokhale Chief Counsel and Head of Public Affairs (India), Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Rajat Jariwal Partner, Khaitan & Co., Mr. Dhanendra Kumar Former Chairperson Competition, Commission of India Ms. Poonam Verma Partner, Jyoti Sagar and Associates and Dr. Annurag Batra Chairman, BW Businessworld are the members of advisory board.
Have a look at what UPES law scholars have to say:
My journey at UPES has been scintillating. The college welcomed me with open arms, giving me all the opportunities, I could have ever asked for. It has helped me develop an incisive thinking pattern, which is the most essential aspect for a law student. As a student of this university, I got the chance to participate in the National-Level Parliamentary Debating Competition during my very first year. The university has not only allowed me to grow and improve professionally, but has given me ample room to develop my hobbies as well.
For a student of the UPES School of Law, learning never stops. Though academics are always a priority at UPES, the college also works towards enhancing the overall personality of its students by organising various programs, seminars, guest lectures, academic and cultural activities, national competitions like moot courts, client counselling, mediation and trial advocacy. In addition to this, cultural fests like Uurja (the mega fest), ‘Ignite’ and ‘Vidhiotsav’ (the law fest by School of Law) boost the energy of the students.
My journey at the UPES School of Law has been amazing. The amount of exposure that UPES gave me in the five years of my legal education is incredible and unbeatable. The college not only helped me become a fine professional, but also made me a better human being.
Advocate Rishindra Vikram Singh
UPES gave me ample opportunities to excel in every sphere of life. It has well-established clubs and societies run by the students, which provide a platform to showcase one’s potential. No doubt, UPES has the best infrastructure and is one of the most beautiful campuses in India. I have travelled throughout the country during my entire law school journey in relation to academics and co-curricular activities. All these experiences have transformed me into a bold and confident person.