IFIM Law School

Our Lineage

IFIM was established in 1995 by the DSIJ (Dalal Street Investment Journal) Group and was promoted by the Center 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.


Delta Lawyer PPP Model (Delta Lawyering Model):


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 BBA LLB 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

Our Strengths

Personality Enhancement Program : A major portion of the students’ life is shaped in schools. The Personality Enhancement Program helps our students become #SMART Law Professionals. We offer lifestyle & life skills-based training which helps in developing traits that shape the inner and outer being of a person.

Mentorship Program : It is a unique program for the students to find a “mentor” in the industry. The program partners a student with an industry expert who guides the student on their career options, their choices in education etc. The mentors help the students to create a vision, goal, and methodology for their professional growth. Students often treat these sessions like a counselling or therapy sessions where they feel secure in sharing their deepest misgivings and insecurities with their mentors. This program is a unique IFIM Law School only offering which ensures that students have an insight into the legal industry.

Research Incubation : IFIM Law School understands the value of legal research and through our novel and unique initiative, the Research Incubation programme inculcates in the students of law a culture for conducting research and publishing papers through a Student Research Colloquium.

Enhanced Elective Courses : IFIM law school provides elective courses to our students in order to explore new and developing areas of the legal field. We also offer a host of interdisciplinary courses to develop a skill of critical analysis of law.

Social Immersion Program : We believe in making our students socially responsible. Through this program our students are submerged into a certain social segment to understand the challenges and social issues that the segment is facing. The student then identifies a solution which he/she then implements ensuring that the challenges that the social segment was facing dissipates.

Internship Program : At IFIM Law School, students are assisted to secure industry internships. Students are also coached on how to improve their internship experience, ask for feedback etc. Students are encouraged to build a network that will aid their transition into the legal field.

Centers for Excellence : To bring together people from different disciplines and provides shared resources. We have Center of Excellence for Consumer Laws, Center of Excellence for Women, Child and the Law, Public International Law Research Center, Alternate Dispute Resolution Cell, Legal-Aid Clinic at IFIM Law School and The Imagination Lab.

Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam,
Dean,
IFIM Law School

Asia Research Fellowship, Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany
LL.M., University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,
Recipient of Norwich Law School Scholarship
Masters in Business Law, National Law School of India University
B.A.L., LLB, University Law College, Bangalore University

Welcome to IFIM Law School, one of the leading private law school in the country!

IFIM imparts a rigorous and interdisciplinary legal education with a view to producing excellent well trained legal professionals, scholars, leaders and public servants. IFIM empowers its students with knowledge, skills, and vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. The School’s expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad. IFIM is committed to promoting interdisciplinary legal education where students of IFIM have an opportunity to cross-register for courses from other schools of IFIM.

At IFIM students are given exposure to new ideas through international perspectives, and innovative teaching in an encouraging and open academic environment. With a high-quality legal education bolstered by unique training and internship experiences, our graduating students will be armed with the skills they need to succeed in a diverse set of fields in India and abroad.

Here at IFIM Law School, we believe in a holistic development of an individual. It is for this reason that we have upgraded from an ‘I- Shaped’ to the ‘Delta-shaped’ education model. All the ‘I- Shaped’ model requires is basic legal knowledge and skills. This, however, is not enough anymore. Lawyers need to be more than their legal knowledge; they need to be the social engineers who are capable of driving change and revolutionizing industries. But the question is how do we achieve that? To best equip our students for facing a world which is becoming increasingly complex we follow the ‘Delta-Shaped’ education model with its three essential components: Practice, People, and Process. At IFIM Law School we will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge required for legal practice and build upon that with the important people skills and knowledge of the new and upcoming processes. We do not just want you to listen, we want you to express. We do not just want you to think, we want you to ponder and start a discussion with us.

I hope that you begin this new journey with courage, to be original in your expressions; kindness towards your peers, this earth, and yourself; and faith in your abilities. Building a strong and adaptable character is essential for any self-sufficient individual. This and the institutional support that we provide is a concoction for success.

IFIM is committed to providing quality legal education to its students. I am confident that the outstanding faculty of IFIM inspires and motivates students to work hard and to engage in rigorous academic work reflecting a sense of passionate commitment to achieving excellence in legal education and research. I once again take this opportunity to welcome you to our Law School.

Click Here to Read More on Prof. Ramanujam’s ideology for Next Generation Lawyering

Academic Program

BBA LLB (Full-time; Five years Integrated Program; Affiliated to KSLU and approved by BCI) At IFIM Law School we have painstakingly created a curriculum that will educate students not only in law but prepare them for their legal careers. We believe in nurturing holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable legal professional. The specially designed program will help students to develop a deep understanding of the corporate world, equipping them to navigate the labyrinth of law. This amalgamation of distinct areas of study offers students a unique competitive advantage over their peers. Integrated courses are also hailed by recruiters and academicians alike for their ability to make students ‘industry-ready’. In keeping with IFIM’s unwavering focus on holistic development the BBA LLB program will be completed with relevant co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance the overall development of every student studying here.

A BBA LLB program gives the students a unique understanding of businesses and their requirements. With subjects like Business Environment, Financial Accounting, etc. being imparted by the best faculty members of the Management School students learn the management perspective of a company. Combined with law they will understand the inner working of a company and will form a bridge between the legal and corporate world. This opens great career prospects in segments like banking, finance along with just conventional corporate jobs for our students.

S.No. Subject Name KSLU Mandated Courses IFIM Prescribed Courses
SEMISTER 1
1 General English
2 Business Environment
3 Managerial Economics
4 Financial Accounting
5 Legal Methods
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
9 Social Immersion Program/Internship
SEMESTER II
1 Kannada/Kannada Kali
2 Principles & Practice of Management
3 Economic Development in India
4 Entrepreneurship Development
5 Law of Torts
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
9 Social Immersion Program/Internship
SEMESTER III
1 Business Communications
2 Cost and Management Accounting
3 Human Resources Management- Industrial Relations
4 Business Statistics
5 Constitutional Law- I
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
9 Social Immersion Program/Internship
SEMESTER IV
1 Financial Management
2 International Business
3 Constitutional Law- II
4 Criminal Law- I : Indian Penal Code
5 Contract – I
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
9 Social Immersion Program/Internship
SEMESTER V
1 Labour Law- I
2 Jurisprudence
3 Administrative Law
4 Family Law – I: Hindu Law
5 Contract- II
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
9 Internship
SEMESTER VI
1 Labour Law II
2 Company Law
3 Property Law
4 Family Law – II
5 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
6 Research Incubation
7 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
8 Internship
SEMESTER VII
1 Public International Law
2 Law of Taxation
3 Criminal Law II (Cr.P.C)
4 Clinical Course- I: Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System
5 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
6 Internship
SEMESTER VIII
1 Law of Evidence
2 Optional- I: Human Rights Law and Practice / Insurance Law
3 Optional –II: Banking Law / Right to Information
4 Clinical Course -II: Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems
5 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
6 Internship
SEMESTER IX
1 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act.
2 Optional – III: Intellectual Property Rights- I/Penology & Victimology
3 Optional – IV: Interpretation of Statutes and Principal of Legislation / Competition Law
4 Clinical Course- III: Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
5 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
6 Internship
SEMESTER X
1 Environmental Law
2 Optional – V: Intellectual Property Rights- II / White Collar Crimes
3 Optional – VI: Land Law / Law relating to International Trade Economics
4 Clinical Course – IV: Moot Court Exercise and Internship
5 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course

a) Enhanced Elective Courses

IFIM law school provides elective courses to our students in order to explore new and developing areas of the legal field. We also offer a host of interdisciplinary courses to develop a skill of critical analysis of law.

b) Research Incubation

IFIM Law School understands the value of legal research and through our novel and unique initiative, the Research Incubation programme inculcates in the students of law a culture for conducting research and publishing papers through a Student Research Colloquium.

c) Personality Enhancement Program

A major portion of the students’ life is shaped in schools. The Personality Enhancement Program helps our students become #SMART Law Professionals. We offer lifestyle & life skills-based training which helps in developing traits that shape the inner and outer being of a person.

d) Social Immersion Program

We believe in making our students socially responsible. Through this program our students are submerged into a certain social segment to understand the challenges and social issues that the particular segment is facing. The student then identifies a solution which he/she then implements ensuring that the challenges that the social segment was facing dissipates.

e) Mentoring

It is a unique program for the students to find a “mentor” in the industry. The program partners a student with an industry expert who guides the student on their career options, their choices in education etc. The mentors help the students to create a vision, goal and methodology for their professional growth. Students often treat these sessions like a counselling or therapy sessions where they feel secure in sharing their deepest misgivings and insecurities with their mentors. This program is a unique IFIM Law School only offering which ensures that students have an insight into the legal industry.

IFIM Law School follows a relative grading system on an 8-point scale for evaluation of academic achievement of students. The grading system followed is given below:

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Value Grade Description
87 & above A+ 8 Outstanding – Exceptional knowledge of the subject matter, thorough understanding of issues; ability to synthesize ideas, rules and principles and extraordinary critical and analytical ability.
86 – 80 A 7.5 Excellent - Sound knowledge of the subject matter, thorough understanding of issues; ability to synthesize ideas, rules and principles and critical and analytical ability.
79 – 78 A- 7 Very Good - Sound knowledge of the subject matter, excellent organizational capacity, ability to synthesize ideas, rules, and principles, critically analyse existing materials and originality in thinking and presentation.
77--71 B+ 6 Good - Good understanding of the subject matter, ability to identify issues and provide balanced solutions to problems and good critical and analytical skills.
70--68 B 5 Fair – Average understanding of the subject matter, limited ability to identify issues and provide solutions to problems and reasonable critical and analytical skills.
67 – 62 C+ 4 Acceptable - Adequate knowledge of the subject matter to go to the next level of study and reasonable critical and analytical skills.
61 – 53 C 3 Marginal - Limited knowledge of the subject matter and irrelevant use of materials and, poor critical and analytical skills.
52--40 D 2 Minimal- Limited knowledge with poor analytical skills and marginal use of the relevant materials
Below 40 F 0 Fail - Poor comprehension of the subject matter, poor critical and analytical skills, and marginal use of the relevant materials. Will require repeating the course.

LLB

LLB (Full time: Three years: Affiliated to KSLU and approved by BCI)

IFIM Law School offers three years LLB Program. This course can be pursued after finishing any graduation degree, from B.A., B.Sc., B.Ed. This course is a unique opportunity for most students to join a professional course. No other professional field allows for a transition into the filed after the under-graduation course is completed.

With tailor-made online and off-line teaching mechanisms we ensure that our LLB. students gain a deeper understanding of law. At IFIM, the emphasis is on providing our students with a more holistic educational experience. Students go through not just classroom teaching but they also learn how to the 3 Year LLB course is designed to nurture continuously employable and industry ready professionals.

The target by the end of the 3 years course is to make a student ready to take up areas which fits into their skill set such as Judiciary, Corporate, Banking, Litigation, Academics so on and so forth.

S.No. Subject Name KSLU Mandated Courses IFIM Prescribed Courses
SEMISTER 1
1 General English
2 Constitutional Law I
3 Contract I
4 Law of Torts
5 Family Law I: Hindu Law
6 Criminal Law I: Indian Penal Code
7 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
8 Research Incubation
9 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
10 Social Immersion Program/Internship
SEMESTER II
1 Kannada/Kannada Kali
2 Constitutional Law II
3 Contract II
4 Labour Law I
5 Property Law
6 Family Law II: Muslim Law & Indian Succession Act
7 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
8 Research Incubation
9 Personality Enhancement Program (Lifestyle & Life skills)
10 Internship
SEMESTER III
1 Labour Law II
2 Jurisprudence
3 Law of Taxation
4 Administrative Law
5 Criminal Law II (Cr.P.C)
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Internship
SEMESTER IV
1 Public International Law
2 Optional- I: Human Rights Law and Practice / Insurance Law
3 Optional –II: Banking Law / Right to Information
4 Clinical Course -II: Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems
5 Clinical Course- I: Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Research Incubation
8 Internship
SEMESTER V
1 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act.
2 Optional – III: Intellectual Property Rights- I/Penology & Victimology
3 Optional – IV: Interpretation of Statutes and Principal of Legislation / Competition Law
4 Clinical Course- III: Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
5 Company Law
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course
7 Internship
SEMESTER VI
1 Environmental Law
2 Optional – V: Intellectual Property Rights- II / White Collar Crimes
3 Optional – VI: Land Law / Law relating to International Trade Economics
4 Clinical Course – IV: Moot Court Exercise and Internship
5 Law of Evidence
6 Elective/ Enhanced Learning Course

a) Enhanced Elective Courses

IFIM law school provides elective courses to our students in order to explore new and developing areas of the legal field. We also offer a host of interdisciplinary courses to develop a skill of critical analysis of law.

b) Research Incubation

IFIM Law School understands the value of legal research and through our novel and unique initiative, the Research Incubation programme inculcates in the students of law a culture for conducting research and publishing papers through a Student Research Colloquium.

c) Personality Enhancement Program

A major portion of the students’ life is shaped in schools. The Personality Enhancement Program helps our students become #SMART Law Professionals. We offer lifestyle & life skills-based training which helps in developing traits that shape the inner and outer being of a person.

d) Social Immersion Program

We believe in making our students socially responsible. Through this program our students are submerged into a certain social segment to understand the challenges and social issues that the particular segment is facing. The student then identifies a solution which he/she then implements ensuring that the challenges that the social segment was facing dissipates.

e) Mentoring

It is a unique program for the students to find a “mentor” in the industry. The program partners a student with an industry expert who guides the student on their career options, their choices in education etc. The mentors help the students to create a vision, goal and methodology for their professional growth. Students often treat these sessions like a counselling or therapy sessions where they feel secure in sharing their deepest misgivings and insecurities with their mentors. This program is a unique IFIM Law School only offering which ensures that students have an insight into the legal industry.

IFIM Law School follows a relative grading system on an 8-point scale for evaluation of academic achievement of students. The grading system followed is given below:

Percentage of Marks Grade Grade Value Grade Description
87 & above A+ 8 Outstanding – Exceptional knowledge of the subject matter, thorough understanding of issues; ability to synthesize ideas, rules and principles and extraordinary critical and analytical ability.
86 – 80 A 7.5 Excellent - Sound knowledge of the subject matter, thorough understanding of issues; ability to synthesize ideas, rules and principles and critical and analytical ability.
79 – 78 A- 7 Very Good - Sound knowledge of the subject matter, excellent organizational capacity, ability to synthesize ideas, rules, and principles, critically analyse existing materials and originality in thinking and presentation.
77--71 B+ 6 Good - Good understanding of the subject matter, ability to identify issues and provide balanced solutions to problems and good critical and analytical skills.
70--68 B 5 Fair – Average understanding of the subject matter, limited ability to identify issues and provide solutions to problems and reasonable critical and analytical skills.
67 – 62 C+ 4 Acceptable - Adequate knowledge of the subject matter to go to the next level of study and reasonable critical and analytical skills.
61 – 53 C 3 Marginal - Limited knowledge of the subject matter and irrelevant use of materials and, poor critical and analytical skills.
52--40 D 2 Minimal - Limited knowledge with poor analytical skills and marginal use of the relevant materials
Below 40 F 0 Fail - Poor comprehension of the subject matter, poor critical and analytical skills, and marginal use of the relevant materials. Will require repeating the course.

Prof. Apoorvi Shrivastava

Assistant Dean, Academic

Prof. Anmol Patel-

Assistant Professor

Ms. Muskaan Dargar

Teaching Assistant

ISDE-IFIM Exchange Program

ISDE Law and Business School is an educational institution born from the heart of the Advocacy. In 1992, representatives of the main national and international law firms met to take the decision to create an academic institution focused on legal education at the highest level. A student exchange program was undertaken between IFIM and ISDE. Learners were exposed to European legal system and competition law nuances.

The program was aimed to allow students to explore business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the program explained how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand. It included legal disciplines such as Competition law and specific branches within Public law, such as public procurement and state aid. It also gave insight about EU Institutions, treaties, and EU’s role & impact on global market. It helped the students in better understanding of the concept of abuse of dominance, merger contract prevailing in EU. Thus, developing the student’s comparative legal understanding.

FDP on “The Vision of Internationalising the University”

Two Days of Ideation and Fun Learning with erudite resource person Dr Kalyani Unkule under the aegis ESAPAR Project- Commonwealth Grant Initiative was conducted at IFIM Law School. Intercultural Dialogue and Internationalisation of University is the need of the hour. IFIM Faculty members learnt the intricacies of internationalisation and pledged to impart comprehensive education to shape individuals into global citizens for the benefit of humanity and sustainable development.

Faculty

About IFIM Law School’s Moot Court:

Moot court is like the laboratories of Law schools where theoretical knowledge is tested in real life situations. The law school has a vibrant mooting culture and promotes mooting as an essential activity amongst its students. The IFIM Law School’s Moot Court Committee (MCC) organizes the Annual Ranking Moot Court Competition (ARMCC) every year as an intra-moot court competition of the law school. ARMCC is organized with the objective of selecting the speakers and researchers who would later be representing IFIM Law School in external national and international moot court competitions.

From the year 2022, the MCC is launching IFIM National Moot Court Competition (NMCC). The NMCC 2022 is the first ever attempt made by the Moot Court Committee of the IFIM Law School to provide its young and dynamic law students a visibility for themselves as well as for the law school and to carve a niche in the realm of business and commercial laws. The theme for NMCC 2022 is cryptocurrency and smart contracts.

MCC Logo

IFIM MCC Members

Prof. Saraswathy Vaidyanathan, Faculty In-Charge

Prof. Mukul Rani

Prof. Ananyo Mitra


Prof. Aman Kumar

Saumyadeep Basu, Convenor

Hiten Ajay Wasan, Co-Convenor


Yosha M, Secretary

Nimisha Jaiswal, Treasurer

Urrvi Chawla


Tarun Sridhar

Tanmay Yadav

Sthryna Saragadam


Sahasra Raghuraman

Nithya Warrier

Keerthana Sriram


Atul Kumar

Aryan Bhoi


About NMCC

IFIM is launching its first National Moot Court Competition in February 2022. The theme for the competition is cryptocurrency and smart contracts. IFIM Law School, Bengaluru, through the proposition of its National Moot Court Competition, has attempted to spread awareness and knowledge about cryptocurrencies; especially at this time when there is a big question mark hanging over the regulation of cryptocurrencies. With the highest number of cryptocurrency users in the world, India has also been focusing on the same and has been actively thinking about ways to answer the question of effective regulation of cryptocurrencies by starting with proposing a bill regarding the same.
The moot proposition has been made in the thought of bringing the most basic to the more complex issues when dealing with smart contracts and the blockchain system. One of the major contentions of the problem relates to the validity of the contract mentioned in the problem, due to its existence in the form of a smart contract, its admissibility in the court of law as a piece of valid evidence and the validity of cryptocurrencies as a lawful consideration. The other contentions of the problem relate to jurisdiction, drafting of adhesion contracts, unfair trade practices, interpretation of clauses by smart contract mechanism, and the liability to pay damages.

NMCC Website: https://www.ifimlawcollege.com/national-moot-court-competition/

Important Dates

SL. No. Event Date and Time
1 Release of moot proposition 17/12/2021
2 Last date for seeking clarifications on moot proposition 5 PM, 01/02/2022
3 Clarifications to be posted on IFIM Law School website 5 PM, 08/02/2022
4 Registration Deadline 11:59 PM, 05/02/2022
5 Payment of Registration Fee Deadline 11:59 PM, 12/02/2022
6 Memorial Submission (Soft Copy) 11:59 PM, 17/02/2022
7 IFIM National Moot Court Competition, 2022 25/02/2022 to 27/02/2022
8 Formal Registration at IFIM Campus 25/02/2022
9 Inaugural Ceremony 25/02/2022
10 Researchers Test 26/02/2022
11 Preliminary Rounds and Quarter Final 26/02/2022
12 Semi Final 27/02/2022
13 Finals 27/02/2022
14 Valedictory Ceremony 27/02/2022

Annual Ranking Moot Court Competition, 2021

IFIM Law School conducted its Annual Ranking Moot Court Competition (ARMCC) on the 3rd and 4th December 2021. This year IFIM is focused on individual participations, making a departure from conducting ARMCC as teams, to prepare students with a holistic approach to be industry ready. The moot proposition for 1st year and 2nd year BBA LLB and 1st year LLB (junior batch) related to law of torts. The moot proposition for 3rd to 5th year BBA LLB and 2nd to 3rd year LLB (senior batch) dealt with criminal law. A total of 40 students participated from all batches across. The memorandums were marked by the faculty members of IFIM law school and oral rounds were judged by a combination of faculty members of IFIM law school and external judges.

Center FOR ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

About the Center:

The Center for Alternate Dispute Resolution [hereinafter the ‘ADR Cell’] is a student-run body constituted in the year 2019, with a vision to promote ADR culture among the students. ADR Cell consists of student members who undertakes various activities like Research and updation of ADR News on E-Platforms, Training for Competitions, Conducting Seminars and responsible for Weekly Classes to make everyone aware about theoretical nuances of ADR. The members collectively work towards polishing the skills of students and guiding them to pursue their ADR interests.

Core Objectives

Center aims to build an ADR culture throughout the IFIM and Society. We believe that any dispute can be solved in an amicable manner, deals can be cracked through efficient negotiation; only thing require is the knowledge of art and awareness of mechanisms. With the right training members of the society can be equipped with skills of ADR and burden of courts can be reduced case by case.

Events Organised

  • WEBINAR SERIES- “BEYOND COMMERCIALITY-ARBITRATION OF SOCIAL CONFLICTS
    It’s a general belief that arbitration is related to commercial disputes only, but time has come change this notion. To understand the nuances of International Arbitration and its expansion beyond commerciality to the public issues like human rights and climate change, three-episode webinar series was conducted.

  • A LECTURE ON- THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
    Impact of political changes can be witnessed on everything. But is arbitration which is above municipal laws- remains untouched by international politics or is not an exception was explained through an interesting lecture given by Prof. Sarthak Mishra, NLU Jodhpur.

  • CONCORDAT
    CONCORDAT was the first national level competition organized at IFIM Law School. It was a hybrid competition on Negotiation and Mediation. It provided an avenue to the students to experience two different forms of dispute resolution together. The objective of the competition was to sharpen students’ legal, negotiation and intellectual skills. 16 teams comprising of 48 participants from all over India took part in the competition. It was judged by a diverse panel of judges consisting of International Arbitrator, General Counsel of Companies, Mediator, Advocates, Judges, Academician and Associate from various Law Firms.

  • INTRA-DEAL NEGOTIATION COMPETITION
    ADR Cell organised its first intra-competition after a fruitful training by PACT. Students from IFIM’s Business School, College and Law School went head-to-head to crack a favourable settlement in deal negotiation for their team. Total 20 teams participated in the event and were adjudged by panel of 14 Judges coming from various mediation Center, academia and law firm’s representatives. Winners were awarded with Rs. 2000 cash prize and a rolling trophy.

  • CDR WORKSHOP
    ADR Cell in association with The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT), organised a boot camp on Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR). In the two days of the brainstorming and scintillating workshop, the participants were given the basics of what differentiates litigation from CDR and an overview of the benefits. Multiple role-plays with real-life problems, allowing the participants to get a feel of what a real CDR session may or is most likely to entail.

Collaborations

  • PACT
    The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team is a legal awareness and education firm. It consists a team of like-minded professionals from the legal background, who shares a vision of promoting alternative and consensual dispute resolution. The PACT has conducted workshops and seminars to train the students to be a part of diverse stakeholder pool for dispute resolution in Asia. It was also the knowledge partner for Concordat.

  • BIMACC
    Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration & Conciliation Center (BIMACC) provides methods for resolving dispute in a quick and efficient manner. It provides training to the Law graduates, Chartered Accountants and to the Company Secretaries. BIMACC was the knowledge partner for Concordat and sponsored an internship opportunity for the winners at Thiru and Thiru Law Firm.

YouTube Channel (Center For ADR-IFIM Law School)

Center for ADR has now extended its wings and aims to impart knowledge on the intricacies of ADR through its newly launched YouTube channel. The vision behind establishing a YouTube Channel “Center For ADR-IFIM Law School” was to make 8-10 mins videos that will help other upcoming future law aspirants to know about ADR and its mechanisms i.e. Mediation, Arbitration, Conciliation and Negotiation. The videos will contain everything about ADR from the bottom to the top-level knowledge. With a simple search, students can learn what they need to learn in ADR. Our committee members shoot videos taking feedback from people around and guidance from the experts to make a channel that is truly of its kind.

To check out our videos kindly click on the link given below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D39tIKcBAOM&t=47s&ab_channel=CenterForADR-IFIMLawSchool

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Center-for-adr-ifim-law-school-07078a215/

Legal-Aid Clinic @ IFIM Law School

Cases Handled:

  • No. of approaches by parties – 15 cases as on 5th June 2021
  • No. of successful settlements at the primary level – 15

Awareness programs/ Legal-Aid Camps/ Seminars/ Silent March:

  • Law Day 2020 - Mr. Udaya Holla, Former Advocate General; and designated Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka was the Chief Guest.
  • Sensitization Programme ON “Role of Effective Implementation of Policies, Legislation & Programs To Promote Healthy Ageing” Organized by IFIM Law School, District Legal Services Authority – Rural Bangalore (DLSA), NIMHANS, Age-Friendly Karnataka & Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA).
  • Celebrated 'Constitution Day' on 26th November 2019 in collaboration with DLSA, Bengaluru Rural, TLSC, Anekal, Advocates Association and Department of Police. Hon’ble Shri S.B. Rahman, IIIrd Additional District & Session Judge, Anekal graced the event as the Chief Guest.
  • Medical Camp was also facilitated by the Legal Aid Clinic on 3rd Dec 2019. Doctors - ENT, Ortho, General Physician and Opthalmologist from Siddaganga Hospital and Akshaya Hospital, Tumkuru were invited. Nearly 300 patients availed free services and 115 Spectacles were donated free of cost from IFIM law school, SGS Catering and R.S. Kalyanamantappa.
  • Silent Candle March: #Shatter the Silence, Stop the violence# - To raise awareness on human rights and agitate against the violence and atrocities against females, a silent candle march was organised on World Human Rights Day 10th Dec 2019.
  • IFIM Law School in Association with District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Organised Anti-Tobacco Awareness Program on 31st May 2018 to mark the WORLD- NO TOBACCO DAY which falls every year on 31st May. The Guest of Honour was Dr. Vijay Agarwal, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncologist, HCG Hospitals, Bangalore.
  • Free Dental Check-up: Partha Dental Clinic organised a free dental check-up at IFIM Law College. Nearly 60 people (students and employees) from IFIM Institutions availed benefit from this free dental check-up.
  • Awareness March: To create awareness on the issue of drug abuse and addiction, students of IFIM Law College, carried out a Silent March from IFIM Institutions campus via Siemens – BHEL – Velankani – ELCITA Office - IFIM.
  • Legal-Aid Camp & Awareness Program at Doddatoguru: Legal Survey: The third-year students of IFIM law College along with few student volunteers did a legal survey at the above-mentioned place on 13th April 2018.
  • Medical Aid Camp with free distribution of medicines: Medical Camp was organized by the Legal Aid Society of IFIM Law College in partnership with District Legal Services Authority Bangalore, Rural.


INTERNSHIP AND PLACEMENT

The Placement Committee seeks to fulfil the mission of ensuring lifelong employability for the students of IFIM Law School by aligning the learning outcomes of academic programs in IFIM Law School to the Industry needs. We believe that Continuous Employability requires an individual to consistently augment one’s inherent abilities to remain in demand. Thus, we help all current and past students in skilling, upskilling and reskilling themselves.

The following support is offered by the Committee upon a student’s fulfilment of the eligibility criteria laid down in the placement and internship policy;

  • Providing job and career winning opportunities
  • Industry Internship Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Soft Skill Training

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Prof. Deepu Krishna
(Director, Student Engagement, Career Advancement, and International Collaborations, IFIM Institutions)

Prof. Shaguftha Anjum
(Faculty In- Charge )

Shambhavi Thakur(Placement Executive )

PLACEMENTS AND INTERNSHIPS AT A GLANCE

Placement (2016-21):

  • Already placed (FP) – (50%)
  • Maximum Package- 4.8 Lacs

Internship:

  • 50% students secured internships through the Industry Internship Program.

SNAPSHOTS OF THE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES


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. LLB. 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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