Chettinad School of Law (CSL) is a newly established law school under the Chettinad Academy of Research And Education (CARE), was inaugurated by former Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra on 19th August 2019. Chettinad School of Law, recognized by BCI and approved by UGC provided an environment that offers high-quality education through active learning methods, qualified and experienced faculty and exposure through legal internships. Chettinad School of Law is a member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and International Association of Law Schools. Numerous outreach programs are conducted as a social initiative which helps the students to understand the implications of the legal measures.
Chettinad School of Law offers law degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels and strives to open new vistas in the arena of law through clinical legal studies and research. With an objective to raise the standards of clinical legal education in India, the Chettinad School of Law regularly host webinars, moot court competitions, conferences, symposia and encourages law students to participate in various events/competitions across the country.
Chettinad School of Law believes that active learning with simultaneous practical training brings out the best in participants in advocacy. Legal Education is not just mastering subjects or the varied provisions of the law but rather an overall development of an individual into a legal professional. The Law School trains the individual’s mind and globalizes their collective vision to generate greater sensitivity and awareness towards their society. The curriculum and pedagogy of the Chettinad School of Law are designed to give extensive exposure to students in domestic and international law courses. The students are groomed and chiseled to be the best with a combination of a broad range of professional skills such as advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms and advisory with managerial and leadership skills. The Law School also provides regular personality development sessions by a team of experts who dedicatedly works towards the holistic development of each and every student.
Be a part of Chettinad Law School to experience the difference in legal education.
The mission of the School of Law is to:
- Impart professional legal education through innovative clinical methods;
- Collaborate with leading law schools that are globally recognized for imparting clinical legal education;
- Promote research in law, resulting in socially relevant outcomes;
- Plan and execute outreach activities that vastly benefit the immediate community and society;
- Impart lawyering, negotiation, arbitration, mediation and client counseling skills;
- Facilitate regular interaction with nationally and internationally renowned role models in the legal profession;
- Provide opportunities to intern with leading lawyers, judges, law firms, corporate legal departments, activists, and other eminent legal professionals.
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohan Peiris
Former Chief Justice
Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India
Prof. (Dr.) Krystian Complak
University Of Wroclaw, Poland
Mr. Ganesh Chandru
Partner & International Arbitrator
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India
Mr. Amar Sundram
(Legal) & General Counsel Ernst & Young, India & Bangladesh
Mr. Abhishek Dubey
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India
Prof. Ruchi Sinha
Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra
Former Chief Justice of India
It is a matter of immense delight to be the Chief Participant in the Inaugural Ceremony of the Chettinad School of Law. At the very beginning, I am tempted to go to our ancients who have observed:
“Vidya Dadati Vinayam Vinayad Yati
Patratvad Dhanam Apnoti Dhanad
Dharmam Tatah Sukham”.
[Knowledge brings humility; from humility comes worthiness; with worthiness comes wealth and when one performs Dharmam, Happiness blooms]
You are required to be the innovative initiator while establishing this School of Law and the objective shall be “Law with urban pulse, nurturing students for life beyond our hedges”. Learning here shall focus on the skills and ways of thinking that address the routine issues of not only careers but far beyond them. It can be achieved only when all of you start to dream big, become bold and courageous, be engaged, and embrace the complexities and the nuances with enthusiasm. That should exit the status of School of Law.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an occasion to remember the predecessors of legal education for cultivating it with such dedication, devotion and good temperament, leaving the present generation a hard act to follow. All of you should strive and do your best to serve without fear or favour in discharging your duties to shape it even better. The rule of law manifests itself in a multitude of facts. Law exists in practice but it shall not only be practiced by the lawyers or dealt with by the adjudicators, but shall also be observed and respected by the community as a whole. The members of the faculty, being responsible for the growth of legal education, shall strive to impart, promote and further the Rule of Law as a fundamental basis of our society.
International Association of Law School (IALS)
Bar Council of India
International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN)