National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) established in 2008 by Act No.1 of 2008 of National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi, is a premier Law University established in India. The vision of the University is to create a Global Legal Institution which will compete with the best outside India and to prepare lawyers for a legal career that introduces them to wide range of opportunities in legal profession across the globe. The University is offering the five-year integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme from the year 2008 and the LL.M., Ph.D. and P.G. diploma programme from the year 2011.
Objective & Vision
The primary objective of the University is to evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education that is socially relevant. Furthermore, the University works toward dissemination of legal knowledge and its role in national development, so that the ability to analyse and present contemporary issues of public concern and their legal implications for the benefit of the public is improved. These processes strive to promote legal awareness in the community and to achieve political, social and economic justice.
National Law University Delhi on Promoting Empirical legal Research:
The study of Empirical Legal Research in India is yet to begin. The impressive array of National Law Schools across the country has yet to embrace the active applications of Empirical Methods to address the complex questions of policy and practice in the legal studies. There are hardly any systematic opportunity and programmes in the Law schools to train the legal scholars in the field of Empirical Legal Research.
The National Law University Delhi has made a significant beginning in this direction and it has already conducted dozens of National and International workshops in Empirical Legal Research. In fact National Law University Delhi has set up the Theodore Eisenberg Centre for Empirical Legal Research. This university has accelerated the momentum in this field and in the recent past several hundred legal researchers have been trained. The National Law University Delhi has set up International collaborations to further this activity. The National Law University Delhi under the UGC initiated Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN) has invited the renowned Empirical Legal Research scholar Professor William H.J. Hubbard for a short course. This short course aims at developing and improving the Empirical.
The Government of India has approved a new program titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.
Empirical methods are fairly new to the study of laws and legal systems. Indeed, most law schools in the United States, India and other countries do not offer courses in empirical methods for students or aspiring academics. Yet many debates in law center on empirical questions about how court systems operate, what effects laws have, and how law changes over time. Empirical work is thus crucially important to academics, lawyers and policymakers who wish to improve their legal systems.
This short course provides an introduction to empirical methods in legal research. It addresses all aspects of empirical research, from formulating questions, gathering data, generating hypothesis and interpreting results, with an emphasis on using data for causal inference – i.e., understanding cause -and-effect relationships.
This course is useful as an introductory course for researchers who are conducting, or who are interested in conducting, empirical research. It is also useful for students, faculty and professionals who are consumers of empirical research to improve their ability to understand, interpret and critique the empirical studies they encounter.
Duration of the Course and Credits:
This five days program will have 10 hours lectures and 5 hours discussion sessions The timing would would preferably from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There would be a written evaluation in case of those who wish to earn the credit for this programme. Certificate of accomplishment will be granted upon successful assessment of the course.
As per the MHRD GIAN guidelines, this course carries one credits and the same can be earned by participants upon successfully clearing the written examination. The credit transfer in case of NLU, Delhi students would be done in their existing degree programme.
The non-NLUD students will have to identify a compatible course from their institution which they are procedurally undergoing for the purpose of credit transfer. In order to get this credit transfer they need to process their application from their respective institutions.
Who can attend :
Þ Students at all levels in fields of law or social science (LL.B., B.A., Ph.D., etc.).
Þ Faculty of law, or faculty in other fields with interest in empirical work on law
Þ Practicing lawyers, government officials, and leaders of non-governmental institutions interested in engagement with empirical research on law.
Þ Researchers in the field of law or social sciences
Procedure for Application & Shortlisting :
Þ The candidate’s desirous of attending the course may send duly filled registration form along with Online Payment Receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Þ Faculty/students from academic institutions are also required to send a copy of their current valid Identity card OR a bonafide certificate from their institution at email@example.com
Þ Last date of submission of application: 14th November, 2017.
Þ Short-listed candidates will be intimated by the 20th November, 2017
The participation fees for the course are as follows:
Þ Participants from outside India: US $250/-
Þ Professionals/Lawyers/Non-Academics (without accommodation): Rs.5,000
Þ Students from academic institutions requiring accommodation (Dormitory accommodation): Rs. 4,000/-
Þ Faculty/Students from academic institutions not requiring accommodation: Rs. 3,000/-
Þ Faculty members requiring accommodation on shared basis: Rs. 10,000/-
Þ Faculty and Students from National Law University, Delhi: No Fee
All accommodation is subject to availability and to be given on First-Cum-FirstServed-Basis. The above fee includes all instructional materials, classes and internet facility. Accommodation may be provided within the University campus only in case of availability, which will be in limited numbers. Preference shall be given to outstation students. Outstation Faculty may be provided accommodation in case of availability, which shall be separately payable.
Registration Fee shall be payable via online on below mentioned link: https://www.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/511/50084/application.html
Once you make the payment, kindly send the Fee receipt along with filled Registration form in the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
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