Campus Representative of
Department of Laws, Panjab University
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About Department of Laws, Panjab University
Overview The Department of Law, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh was originally established at Lahore in 1889 and after a number of re-locations, it was finally shifted to its present location in Panjab University. The Department ranks among the top 15 law colleges of India and has been developing at a fast pace. The Department has produced three Chief Justices of India and a number of Chief Justices of High Courts which signifies the value of this Department.
Infrastructure The Department of Laws is present in the North Campus of Punjab University Chandigarh. The infrastructure of the Law Department is one of the best among the 78 departments/institutes of PU. The buildings are painted in red colour and are equipped with advanced classrooms and lecture halls. The Department has its own library with a collection of over 56,000 books in addition to the A.C. Joshi Library of PU. The unique feature of the Department is the UN Treaty Division Depository Library which is the only one present in the region. The lush green campus has a separate and well-furnished Moot Court Hall where different types of seminars, moot court competitions, quizzes, debates, and presentations are organized from time to time. The Wi-Fi enabled campus also has a Legal Aid Clinic-cum-Arbitration Centre. The auditorium, commonly known as the Law Auditorium is one of the most developed ones in the University Campus.
- Environmental law
- International law
- Human Rights
- Cyber law
- Constitutional and administrative law
- Family law
- Corporate law
- Intellectual property rights
Placements The Department of Laws has its own Placement Cell which encourages the students to undertake their internship after the class hours. The main aim of the placement-cum-counseling cell is to provide guidance and career counseling regarding various career options available after academics. The cell arranges internships to the interested students with leading lawyers, NGOs, Commissions, etc. The Department has also started inviting potential employers from the corporate sector for the purpose of recruitment of students in the final year of their studies. The department encourages LLB students to undergo internships annually to get better placements. One paper of the 6th semester of LLM students includes participation in Moots along with various court visits.
Alumni The Department has produced some of the most notable judges and lawyers of the country. The department is the proud alma mater of a number of Chief Justices of India which includes Dr A.S. Anand and Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.S. Khehar. Both of them were alumni and also used to teach students under the roof of this Department. The Department is the alma mater of members of subordinate judiciary, law officers, civil servants, a large number of legal luminaries & justices and members of the legal profession. The number of students who became the Chief Justices of High courts and rose to the bench of the Supreme Court is too large to mention. The alumni remain in touch with the department through its Alumni Relations cell. Kulwant Kaur Gill (75), the first woman student of the Department of Laws from the 1970 LLM batch, Panjab University (PU), donated Rs 55 lakhs to the department in the year 2019 as a tribute to the seven-decade old department.
Dress Code for students For boys: Black pant and coat, white shirt along with tie/scarf (prescribed) on all formal functions & occasions.
For girls: The girl students have the option to wear the above dress or white salwar kameez with white dupatta and black coat.
- Rachit Bansal
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