Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in just Sixth year of its inception has carved a niche for itself in the academic circuits. It has become a celebrated name amongst the aspirants of professional legal education. It holistically promotes academic excellence, intellectual discipline and professional leadership. Being a constituent of Symbiosis International University, it envisions the reputation of Symbiosis in and around Delhi, the constitutional capital of India. SLS-NOIDA is strategically located in the industrial hub of NCR thereby opening up a plethora of opportunities for the budding lawyers.
SLS-NOIDA strives towards supplementing reforms in the field of law; to groom students to become the unified face of our legal fraternity, to produce knowledge disseminators and to produce individuals who are the torchbearers of the legal system of the country. Our effort is aimed at producing an intellect that believes in reforming rather than punishing and has the potential of hoisting the flag of truth and justice in an unfailing manner.
SLS-NOIDA, in its effort to holistically develop the personality of its learners, has formulated various cells including Research & Publication Cell, Moot Court Society, Legal Aid Center, Training & Placement Cell, Environmental and Social Welfare Cell, Cultural Cell, Sports Cell, Debate Society, Literary Society and International Law Students Association (ILSA) Chapter & Enactus Chapter. These cells not only groom student-leadership but also provide wider opportunities for their overall development in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Extension Lecture Series
SLS-NOIDA believes in orienting the student’s intellect towards the attainment of their goals by creating assiduous environment of innovative learning and inter-disciplinary knowledge. The faculty and the students work together towards the accretion and dissemination of knowledge. The pedagogy is designed to haul out the best in each student. To add to the experience of the students and the faculty, theoretical learning coupled with practical exposure provides the right blend of success to the learners at SLS-NOIDA. SLS-NOIDA organizes weekly lectures under the banner of ‘Extension Lecture Series’ delivered by multi-disciplinary academicians, legal luminaries and corporate honchos. These lectures are extremely instrumental in providing the students with the challenges awaiting them in their career (To know more visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/extension-lecture).
Internationalisation @ SLS NOIDA
SLS-NOIDA’s strive for ‘International Understanding through Quality Education’ is proven by conduct of in workshops/seminars/conference/moot court with academic and professional partners of National and International repute which includes: Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Trends in International Arbitration’: November 02, 2015:In association with International Chamber of Commerce - Young Arbitrators Forum (ICCYAF); International Conference on ‘Changing Dynamics of International Arbitration in India’: October 31, 2015:In association with the Indian International and Domestic Arbitration Centre (IIDAC) and supported byThe Three Crowns LLP, Londonand Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as “Gold partner” along with A. K. Singh & Co. Advocates, Solicitors and Consultants, New Delhi, India as the ‘Knowledge Partner’ support the Conference. Other supporting partners of the Conference included UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Oxford University Press, UNCC India, UNCITRAL National Co-ordination Committee India, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India, Indian Arbitration Forum, Indian National Bar Association (INBA); Workshop on ‘Mediation - Alternative Dispute Resolution’ by Kim Wright is author of the ABA best-selling book, ‘Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law’ [ABA Publishing, April, 2010]: October 23, 2015: In association with Adab Singh Kapoor Associates and Sai Centre for Socio Legal Action; Workshop on Cross Border Legal Work and US Laws: January 20, 2015: Organised in association with Rainmaker by Dean Ken Randall, CEO/President of iLawVentures, LLB and Former Dean, the University of Alabama School of Law, USA; Teaching Session on ‘Mooting’ and ‘Corporate Crimes and Finance’: January 20, 2015:Organised in association with Bangor University Law School, Wales, UK: Speakers - Mr. Aled Griffiths, Deputy Dean, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK and Mr. Stephen Clear, Mooting Skills Coordinator & Part-time Lecturer, Bangor University Law School, Wales-UK;Teaching Session on “Competition Law-Intellectual Property Law Interface: Does it Affect Development?”: January 15, 2015: In association withUniversity of Bristol Law School, UK by Dr. Sujitha Subramanian, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School, UK; World Congress on International Law on “Contemporary Issues of International Law”: January 9-11, 2015: Organised by the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) in association with Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA (Academic Partner) and in association with Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); O P Jindal Global University; Galgotias University; Springer, LexisNexis; Exim Bank; Sahitya Kala Parishad; International Conference on ‘International Commercial Arbitration in Asia’: November 15, 2014:Organised in Association with Asia Pacific Jurist Association; Indian Corporate Counsel Association & A. K.Singh & Co.| Advocates, Solicitors & Consultants and in partnership with Law Society of England and Wales; Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); International Court of Arbitration (ICC); Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA); Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India; Indian International and Domestic Arbitration Centre (IIDAC) and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA); First Edition of Symbiosis National Moot Court Competition (SNMCC): September 19-21, 2014: Supported by London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India; Two Days Workshop on ‘Oral Advocacy and Communications Skills: American Perspective’ and 'Moot Court: Writing a Winning Brief': January 17-18, 2013: In association with Michigan State University School of Law, Michigan-USA; India North Rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2012-13: January 18-20, 2013: In association with International Law Students Association (ILSA) and Surana & Surana International Attorneys (ranked amongst the top law firms in India by Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Law Firm of the Year - International Financial Law Review, 2010) ; A Days Workshop on Legal Writing by Ms. Tennille Duffy, Member, Content & Learning Team, Rainmaker Lecturer, University of New South Wales: February 07, 2013; International Seminar on ‘New Dimensions of Crimes vis a vis Corporate World’: March 23, 2013: In association with The Bangor Law School, Bangor University, Wales-United Kingdom; Second National Symposium on “India Foreign Policy in South Asia”: March 23, 2013: In association with Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; International Teaching Session on ‘International Banking and Investment Law’: September 05-15, 2013: Dr. Thomas Paul, Senior Partner, Hengeler Muller, Germany; International Teaching Session on ‘Law of the Sea’: October 21-23, 2013: H.E. Ericsson Gudmundur, Ambassador of Iceland to India; Workshop on Legal Writing Skills: December 17, 2013: In association with Seattle University School of Law, Washington-USA by Prof. Laurel Oates, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington-USA; International Symposium on ‘Access to Justice’ and ‘Strengthening Women World Wide’: December 18, 2013: in association with Touro Law Centre, New York - USA and Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (To know more about the events, visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/events) (To know more about conferences, visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/conferences)
In addition, it has established mutual cooperation including faculty and student exchange with Institutes/Universities of international repute including Michigan State University School of Law –USA, Northumbria University School of Law- UK, Berlin School of Law and Economics – Germany and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada (in the pipeline). It also has instituted International Law Student Association (ILSA) Chapter in 2013; and Enactus Chapter in 2014. Enactus Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is proudly associated with Enactus Macquarie University, Sydney in their project ‘Asha Ki Kiran’ which aims at empowering the female acid attack victims by improving their livelihood.
SLS-NOIDA strives to inculcate research aptitude in learners by constantly acquainting them with historical judgments, Caseanalysis/discussions and legal web bases. The learners at SLS-NOIDA are adept at courtroom etiquettes and advocacy skills through courtroom and related exercises such as Moot Court, Mock Trials, Drafting of Pleadings and Client Counseling. (To know more about the achievements, visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/achievements-cc/moot-courts). Mooters have, as a result, won several accolades for the Law School including Mr. Prayank Jainand Mr. Shreyas Edupuganti, Fourth Year Learners, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA won the ‘Best Memorial’ award at 'World Rounds’ of The 7th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition held at Office of High Commission of Human Rights (OHCHR) headquarters (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, in collaboration with the Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Southern Africa (ROSA) from December 8-10, 2015.
Research is the culture on which tomorrow’s professionals at SLS-NOIDA thrive. In 2013-2015, in total 440 research papers of learners have been accepted for presentation and/or publication at number of National/International Seminars /Conferences/Workshop/Symposiums/ Round Table Conferences. (To know more, visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/achievements-cc). In addition, two reports on varied research projects were published and released including- Interim report on Research Project ‘Empirical Study on Implementation of Wildlife Protection Laws in India’ was published and released on August 22, 2015 which includes analysis of Data collected from around two hundred District Courts during the period 1990-2010; from more than one hundred Forest Divisions, from the O/o Chief Conservator of Forests of various states, and from Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and further from ‘appeals’ that were filed before various High Courts in India and Impact Assessment Report of the Research Project (Empirical) Report - “A Study on Efficacy of Enhanced/Increased Age Prescription for Male Child under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000” which was conducted during April 2012 - February 2013.
In addition to above, six books authored by Faculty and Student have been published and release including Dr. C J Rawandale & Mr. B P Bhargava, ‘New Company Law: An Insight’, Corporate Law Advisor: 2013 (ISBN: 978-81-921804-2-7); Dr. Girjesh Shukla, ‘Criminology: Crime Causation, Sentencing and Rehabilitation of Victims’, Lexis Nexis: 2013 (ISBN: 978-93-5143-000-1); Dr. Madhuker Sharma, ‘A Handbook on Right to Information Act, 2005’, Gogia Law Agency, Hyderabad: 2013 (ISBN: 978-81-89804-55-8); Karan Kalra & Ayushi Gaur, ‘Law 4 Layman’, Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd (ISBN 13: 978-93-82652-32-8); Dr. Girjesh Shukla and Dr. Madhuker Sharma, ‘A Handbook on Code of Criminal Procedure’, Gogia Law Agency, Hyderabad: 2013 (ISBN: 978-81-89804-56-5) and Dr. C J Rawandale & Dr. Pushpa Negi, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, Thomson Reuters (Westlaw India): 2014 (ISBN: 978-93-81082-19-5) (In Publication) and two souvenirs – first one of International Conference on ‘International Commercial Arbitration in Asia’: Organised in Association with Asia Pacific Jurist Association and Indian Corporate Counsel Association on November 15, 2014 and second one of World Congress on International Law on “Contemporary Issues of International Law” in association with the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) on January 9-11, 2015. (To know more about Publications, visit http://www.symlaw.edu.in/publications)
Curiosity @ SLS NOIDA
SLS-NOIDA also makes ample use of technology for the benefit of its learners. Called The Curiosity Project, it is the first of its kind where online systems have been used for meaningful administrative automation and improved learning methodologies.