Member Details

Name Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Law School
Address Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411004, Maharashtra, INDIA
Join Date 14/08/2008
Symbiosis Law School stands for excellence in legal education. Nestled in the city of Pune (popularly described as the Oxford of the East, with the glorious heritage of being the capital of the Peshwas), it is recently conferred with the honor of being a core partner in the global network of legal institutes, the Erasmus Mundus and the membership of International Association of Law Schools (IALS), USA. It captures the essence of Symbiosis which means living together for mutual benefit. This institution has co-existed as the only Legal Studies Institution with the other flagship institutions of the Symbiosis International University – a host of excellent institutions in Management and Information Technology. Further, it has networked with the government, judiciary, community, society, industry and the profession, for mutual benefit.

Established in June 1977, SLS was in the beginning, affiliated to Pune University. It created various milestones in teaching and learning process. The unique profiles of its students consisted of defence and corporate personnel. Its innovation and creative educational experiments set it apart from other law colleges in the city and the region. SLS made national impact when it was repeatedly listed among the top ten law colleges of the country. Further, the important stride was made when SLS became the constituent college of the Symbiosis International University. Thereby, SLS gained an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching and learning.

Today the Law School runs BBA LL.B, BA LLB., LL.M. and 12 Diploma programmes. It is an associate member of Mharatha Chamber of Commerce & Industries. It is one of the top class educational institutes identified by the Govt. of India for award of SC/ST Scholarship. It has collaborations with UK and US Universities. It has also hosted a Fulbright Scholar. The Law School has gained the Microsoft IPR Chair for 2007-10. SLS contributed as core partner in Erasmus Mundus global network by hosting Erasmus Mundus Global Consortium during August – September 2008 wherein International Faculty Seminar and Cultural exchange through shows. Film screening and field visits emerged as key features. This year Symbiosis Law School has been accepted as a member of Asian Law Institute (ASLI), National University of Singapore. Recently SLS has developed the Community Legal Service Project in Collaboration with City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, USA, with the establishment of Legal Aid Centre in Pirangut village, legal aid to prisoners. A mobile justice clinic is on the anvil.