School of Indian Legal Thought was established in 1989 to impart an integrated legal education imparting unique programmes for 5-year BA LLB (Hons.), 3-year LLB and PhD. One of the major objectives of the School of Indian Legal Thought is to undertake systematic research and study of legal thought and legal materials as they existed in ancient India, to critically examine those ideas and concepts in the modern context, and to integrate them rationally with the modern ideas, concepts and institutions.
The above objective cannot be achieved in isolation. It can be achieved only through an integrated programme of legal education at all levels. Hence, besides research, another important objective of the school is to provide for postgraduate studies in Law, giving special materials as essential components of the curriculum, even while offering the most modern and unconventional subjects of contemporary relevance as optionals.
School of Indian Legal thought is the first of its kind in Kerala to have started LLM courses in different branches with exclusive specialization in Intellectual Property Rights Law and Human Rights Law. The School follows a continuous, comprehensive internal assessment system for the LLB and LLM courses, 40% of marks in every paper is awarded on the basis of internal assessment.
• Curriculum is being updated every year by the Staff Council subject to the ratification of the University bodies
• The conventional method of teaching is supplemented by other participatory methods such as assignment and presentation, Seminars and Moot Courts.
• Project works is a compulsory component in each paper in every semester.
• Clinical Legal Education is also adopted for developing professional skills.
• Practical Training in Drafting of Pleadings and conveyancing is compulsory.
• Court visits, visits to Lawyers Chamber, Prison and other custodial institutions also forms part of the training.
Extension services in the form of Legal Aid and Legal Literacy Camps are organized regularly, integrating them as an essential component of the curriculum. Human Rights Laws are taken as a special focus area for the legal literacy camps organized by the School for creating Human Rights awareness. The School organizes an All India Human Rights Moot Court Competition every year wherein a large number of Universities from all over India participate. The School brings out an annual research Law Journal - “The Journal of Indian Legal Thought'.
1. 5-year BA. LLB (Hons.)
2. 3-year LLB
3. LLM in Human Rights Law
4. LLM in Criminal Law
Dr.Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at SILT on 30.03.2016