IFIM Law School

Our Lineage

IFIM was established in 1995 by the DSIJ (Dalal Street Investment Journal) Group and was promoted by the Centre for Developmental Education (CDE). Over the years, the IFIM Group has carved a niche for itself as a front-runner for quality education in India. The Mission of IFIM is to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals.

The IFIM Group, with the support of the CDE, has established many academic institutions, including the JAGSOM Management School, IFIM College and the IFIM Law School. Across the board, IFIM employs a unique knowledge delivery model that addresses domain knowledge, career advancement and employability skills. This emphasis on real-time learning ensures the holistic development of its students.

IFIM's knowledge delivery model is executed and supported by highly committed faculty, who bring with them extensive experience in the industry, research, and consultancy. Several outstanding professionals also collaborate with IFIM as visiting faculty. Located in the knowledge hub of Electronic City, Bengaluru, IFIM is equipped with well-planned infrastructure and resources.


Key Features:

  • IFIM Law School has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A&M University School of Law, USA
  • IFIM Law School is proud to be ranked the 9th Best Private #LawSchool in India by Outlook magazine
  • IFIM Law School has signed an MoU with the Lawyered Association! - to help young Law Students to get benefits of discoverability by showcasing their legal acumen right from the start of their academic journey.
  • India's Second Most Outstanding Law School of Excellence by GHRDC Law Schools Survey 2021
  • IFIM's International Collaboration with ISDE Spain 2021
  • IFIM Law School has been ranked 2nd Most Promising law college by GHRDC survey 2020
  • IFIM Law School has received 15th ranking in the Careers360 Best Law School in India Survey 2020
  • 10th Best BB.A LL.B Program offered in India as per Careers360 Survey 2019
  • Faculties from international law schools such as King's College London, London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, Chicago-Kent College of Law, New York Law School, University of East Anglia law school
  • Faculties from National Law schools in India such as NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur and NLU Assam
  • MoU signed with NLSIU Bangalore for activities related to research and academic growth
  • 100% assistance in internships and placements
  • Technology driven: First Law School to switch to online mode of teaching during the #Pandemic
  • Teaching Methods: Co-teaching with industry experts to reduce industry and academia gap
  • Encouraging students to conduct research and publish papers.
  • Vibrant campus life with various fun activities conducted by various committees like debate and literary committee, Food Club, Agricultural Club etc.
  • #COVIDSAFEZONE: Ensuring a clean and safe learning environment by implementing rigorous standards for sanitization

Mooting

In order to become a successful lawyer it is essential for a student to know how to apply the law he has learnt to a fact situation and to have awareness of the rules and the etiquettes of the Court. Moot Court is like the laboratories of law schools where theoretical knowledge is tested in real life situations. Realizing this, the IFIM Law School has been facilitating continuous training to the students to participate in Moot Court. The IFIM Law School Moot Court Hall can seat over 70 people. It has a state of the art projection system that allows international live broadcasting facilities in the hall which means that physical presence of teams isn't required for conducting moot court competitions.

Further, the Moot Court Hall is multi-functional unlike traditional Moot Court Hall's because the same room can be used to conduct legal webinars and seminars. Additionally, there is a provision to record the proceedings in the room. Currently, there are two HD projectors and several drop down screens in the hall further enabling union of digital technology with the field of law. IFIM Law School strongly promotes mooting as an essential activity amongst its students. In the first year itself, students have represented the college in prestigious international moots like the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition and have been quarter finalists in reputed National Moot Court competitions like the Bar Council of India Moot Court Competition, the 14th Surana National Corporate Law Moot 2016, the NLS Trilegal International Arbitration Moot (NLSIAM) 2016 etc.

IFIM Law School students have participated in a large number of Moot Court competitions as listed below.

SL. No. Name of the Competition Level
1. Alliance National
2. Jessup International
3. Surana Corp National
4. Jessup International
5. BCI Moot National
6. Manfred Lachs International
7. Al-Ameen National
8. GH Raisoni National
9. Vaikunta Baliga College of Law National
10. NLSIU – Arbitration National



IFIM Law School students have participated in the following type of Moot Court competitions:

SL. No. Name of Competition
1 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
2 Surana and Surana Corporate Law Moot Court Competition
3 Manfred Lachs International Air and Space Law Moot Court Competition
4 The Bar Council of India Trust National Moot Court Competition
5 The NLSIU Trilegal International Arbitration Moot Court Competition
6 UPES Dehradun Paras Diwan Energy Law Moot Court Competition
7 RGNUL Patiala National Moot Court Competition
8 The NIRMA University, Gujarat Model Indian Parliament
9 The Pro Bono Enviro International Moot Court Competition organized by the School of Excellence in Law, SASTRA University, Chennai
10 The NUJS Herbert-Smith International Corporate Law Moot Court Competition
11 GD Goenka University International Commercial

Infrastructure

The IFIM Law School is spread over 2 acres of land and the infrastructure consists of a computer lab, an integrated Wi-Fi enabled campus, student activity areas such as a lounge and snack bar, 24 classrooms of varying seating capacities, three conference halls exclusively for Executive Development Programs, a centrally air-conditioned auditorium, an amphitheater, Placement office, admissions office and an administration department.

The IFIM hostel is located in close proximity to the main campus and it has excellent boarding facilities for students. The hostel has a state of the art gymnasium, open space for outdoor sports and facilities for indoor sports.


The brick and mortar infrastructure consists of modern campus facilities. The classrooms / lecture halls are of varying seating capacities. The Conference Halls have been exclusively designed for Executive Development Programs. A state of the art auditorium with a seating capacity of 250 is available for conducting conferences/ seminars and events. These elements facilitate modern day pedagogy in an ecosystem which emulates the high-profile corporate design.


The library of IFIM Law School is fully computerized and well equipped with modern facilities and resources in the form of books, print and e-journals, CD ROMs, online databases, project reports etc. the library provides extensive support for an efficient dissemination of knowledge to teaching, research and other programs of the college. Faculty and students can access online journals, current and past, using the facilities of the library.

In order to become a successful lawyer it is essential for a student to know how to apply the law he has learnt to a fact situation and to have awareness of the rules and the etiquettes of the Court. Moot Court is like the laboratories of law schools where theoretical knowledge is tested in real life situations. Realizing this, the IFIM Law School has been facilitating continuous training to the students to participate in Moot Court. The IFIM Law School Moot Court Hall can seat over 70 people. It has a state of the art projection system that allows international live broadcasting facilities in the hall which means that physical presence of teams isn't required for conducting moot court competitions.

Further, the Moot Court Hall is multi-functional unlike traditional Moot Court Hall's because the same room can be used to conduct legal webinars and seminars. Additionally, there is a provision to record the proceedings in the room. Currently, there are two HD projectors and several drop down screens in the hall further enabling union of digital technology with the field of law. IFIM Law School strongly promotes mooting as an essential activity amongst its students. In the first year itself, students have represented the college in prestigious international moots like the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition and have been quarter finalists in reputed National Moot Court competitions like the Bar Council of India Moot Court Competition, the 14th Surana National Corporate Law Moot 2016, the NLS Trilegal International Arbitration Moot (NLSIAM) 2016 etc.


The hostel is located on a lush two acre campus and is located within 2 kms radius from the college campus. Transportation to and fro from the hostel is available at the campus. The hostel campus is completely wi-fi enabled and has well equipped single/double occupancy rooms, made available on first-come-first-serve basis. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea are served on the hostel campus. Students interested in availing the hostel facility may indicate so during the time of admissions.


Facilities for indoor and outdoor sports like Football, Cricket, TT, Carom, Chess, Shuttle Badminton, Gym are made available for the students.


On call doctors are available 24X7 in the campus. The medical unit is equipped with amenities in order to counter a case of emergency. Hospitals are located near the campus and their services can be availed in case a student or faculty member is in need of advanced treatment or therapy.

Corporate Affair & Outreach

IFIM Law School is based in Electronics City, Bangalore, where some of the top recruiters in the country are located. There is a saying in the world of legal academia: a law school is only as good as its alumni. With this in mind, the aim of IFIM Law School is to produce lawyers who are employable, socially responsible and can adapt to a wide variety of roles and responsibilities in their chosen sphere.

We have a dedicated internship and placement cell which is tasked with obtaining internships for our students’ and placing them with lawyers, law firms, in-house legal departments, public policy thank-tanks and NGOs in their final semester. As soon as our students arrive, they will have one on one meetings with faculty members as well as the internship and placement coordinator to chart out a career path for them. Each student will be assigned a faculty mentor, and once they are clear about what kind of lawyer they want to be, every effort is made to ensure that they are exposed to their chosen field through apprenticeships.

As per Bar Council of India norms, students have to undertake 20 weeks of internship during the BBA. LL.B. course. There is an IFIM Law School Corporate Affair and Outreach Cell (CAOC) functioning under the guidance of a faculty member to help the students find internships.

This Corporate Affair and Outreach Cell (CAOC) is constituted in order to govern matters relating to internships for students of IFIM Law School and to ensure compliance with the rules, regulations and guidelines of the Institution. This policy of the IC is duly accepted and brought into action by the Principal, IFIM Law School on Aug 1 2016 and has been approved by the Executive council.

Few of the organizations where IFIM Law School students interned are as follows

Sl.No. Organisation Place
1 Faith Foundation Bangalore
2 Samvad Partners Hyderabad
3 PUCL Delhi /Jaipur, Delhi /Jaipur
4 Siemens Delhi
5 CRY Kolkata
6 AIR Nagpur
7 National Forum For People's Right Kerala
8 FOX MANDAL Kolkata
9 Deepalya Delhi
10 Green Peace Bangalore
11 J.Hudson Samuel and Partners Bangalore
12 Vikas Bharathi Ranchi
13 Maya foundation Kolkata
14 Ashrayakruti Hyderabad
15 Help Age India Hyderabad
16 Samarthnam Bangalore
17 Divya Disha Hyderabad
18 Anbarivaanantham Madurai
19 Aman Vedika Hyderabad
20 Amnesty International Bangalore
21 Desire Bangalore
22 Vimochana Bangalore
23 Becoming I Foundation Hyderabad
24 Rotary club Coimbatore
25 BOSCO Bangalore

Personality Enhancement Program (PEP)

Besides the University prescribed syllabus, IFIM Law School offers students a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities that ensure students’ all-round development for both the Legal and Business world.

The Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) is one such initiative and its design is based on experiential learning. PEP seeks to develop the ability to endure adversities, and experience is all about learning through making mistakes as failures are harbingers of adversity. With this object in mind, PEP mandates that our students undertake tasks and activities which are normally ignored by India’s modern education system. The course is divided into two streams: lifestyle management and life-skills development, with tasks being categorized under the former or the latter. The student is given various tasks under these two streams, and is provided training to undertake such tasks; students are constantly supported by the PEP faculty members during the tenure of the program. The student has no option but to complete the assigned tasks and activities, as this is a necessary requirement for a student to get a Pass grade in the course.

Some of these tasks are:

  • Long distance running
  • Gym training on a regular basis
  • Public speaking for 20 hours in a semester
  • Reviewing a book and presenting the same in front of an audience
  • Developing innovative ideas for solving real life problems

The completion of such tasks and activities is recorded in a personalised logbook maintained by the student and supervised by the faculty. The purpose of the logbook is force the student to reflect on his/her performance and note the improvement. These improvements are termed as small wins which in turn help the student realize that what looked impossible is possible. In cases where the student is unable to perform, the faculty and trainers work with the student and ensure that these small wins are attained. With these wins come the self-belief, self-confidence and ability to deal with various challenging situations.

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