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    July 6, 2022
    How To Select A School Of Law After Qualifying CLAT -An Overview

    How To Select A School Of Law After Qualifying CLAT -An Overview

    After 12th,the majority of students are not clear as how to go about choosing the right course. There are a lot of options for students once they complete their class 12th. Students opting for   Law there is 5 year integrated courses of B.A.LL.B.(H), BBA.LL.B.(H),etc. Once they succeed to choose a particular law course, then they find that there as a number of Colleges/Law Schools offering such Law courses. On seeing the list of institutes and plenty of advertisement,they again get confused which college to select.

    Significance of Legal Education

    Padma Shri Prof (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon, considered as the father of modern legal education system in India is responsible for giving shape to modern Indian Legal Education as he conceptualised the 5-year integrated LLB course.

    Indian daily English news paper the Hindu in an article titled “Dr. NR Madhava Menon, To go from mediocrity to excellence” published on 18.6.2010, quoted his words about importance of legal education, thus:

    “What the nation needs now is an organised movement involving legal educators, lawyers and judges, not only to learn the practice of Law but to transform Law and Legal Institutions to maximise justice in society and to put legal education at the centre for better governance, under democracy and rule of law.” His words of wisdom are still relevant in today’s modern changes and use of Advanced Technology at every level in society. Law has a dynamic nature and provisions of statutes may be changed to keep pace with the transformation, innovation and modernization in society. In democracy, one of the vital dependable factors in planning and managing social transformation is through the formal instruments of law.

    Important Points of GGSIPU Notification dated 29.6.2022

    With the CLAT results announced recently, the apprehension levels  are high amongst the Law school aspirants. They would soon have to choose their next five-year institution to start their legal career. The large number of ‘Clat Qualified’  students point to an increasing interest among aspirants to acquire Legal education.

    The Gurugobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi has issued instructions vide circular No. 167 /2022 dated 29/06/2022. The candidates should read this notification with due care:

    ·       .B.A.LL.B(H)/BBALLB(H) & LLM Courses -PG & UG CLAT Exam appeared candidates must pay online counseling participation fee of Rs.1000/- from 1st July-2022 to 11th July,2 022. It is important that Application Fee of Rs. 1200/- is also mandatory (i.e. Rs.1200/- +Rs.1000/-) for admission in law courses – to be paid from 1/7/2022 to 11/7/2022, only for PG & UG CLAT Exam appeared candidate.

    ·       Students who are from any Reserved category can get their documents verified Online from 05/7/2022 to 12/7/2022. For more details, visit GGSIPU Website or visit CPJ College (Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh University, Delhi) –Plot No OCF, Sector A-8, Narela Delhi-110040.

    ·        BBA/ BBA (CAM)/ BCA/ B.COM(H) CET Exam. Appeared candidates must pay Online Counseling Fee of Rs. 1000/- from 1st July, 2022 to 11th July, 2022.

    Ø  https://ipu.admissions.nic.in/

    How to choose the Right Law School

    At this stage,majority of students are confused as to how to go about choosing the right course,

    because there is a number of variety of 5 year integrated law programmes i.e. B.A. LL.B., BBALLB or B.Com.LL.B etc. When the course is selected, then there is confusion amongst the students as how to choose the right Law school? Due to the long list of a large  number Law colleges/law schools and extensive advertisement, they feel  perplexed to make right choice.

    In the run up to the admission season, one can come across a new law school advertisement every day. Yet the question arises whether all Law schools are of the same grade or standard? The answer is not in the affirmative. In this regard, you can identify the following parameters in choosing a law school:


    In the first place, it is the ‘Exposure’omparted from the Law of school that counts. For the legal aspirants with the compulsory credit course of internship, they also need to take participation in moot courts, mock (youth) parliament, seminars, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, academic visits, court visits, jail visits, parliament visits and vidhan sabha visits etc. In addition to this, they need to undertake the excursion tours in the country and abroad for practical exposure in varied educational, cultural and legal aspects.


    The faculty profile decides the learning process and motivation to sustain five long years in case of Law and 3 years in case of Management, Commerce and IT. The good teachers are those who   inspire the students dare to dream and learn to excel. The worthy management blesses the students “Children! Play a lot, jump and study and go ahead in your life.” A faculty line up which is drawn across local, regional and the different cultural backgrounds, with multidisciplinary approach brings in the institute various shades of intellectual scholarship.


    The infrastructure in terms of learning resources is an important component to have an edge on the information. The best infrastructural facilities facilitates research oriented data collection and collation of the relevant and useful materials. The multimedia libraries prove to be blessings for students participating in various competitions.

    Advantage of Law and Legal Studies

    Finally, ‘Law’ is considered as an outcome of the interdisciplinary pedagogical approach and varied discourse of scientific methods in management, commerce, humanities, corporate and information technology. Ideally located in a multi-disciplinary institute, with modern infrastructure Law and legal studies have it as an added advantage.

    Internship and Placement

    One of the features of a good Law School is the effort the institution makes to help its students and graduates understand their career options and find satisfying internship and placement opportunity. If recruitment has not happened yet, a law aspirant can take into account the possibility of recruitment. For instance, an institute like CPJ School of Law, already has a bunch of recruiters , law firms and companies hiring freshers from the campus, and is likely to have good recruitment for MCIT students and  the Law Students too.

    Mainly taking admission  in an Institute of  Law and legal studies needs to be an informed decision. Because the chosen Institute is going to be the ‘home’ away from home during these crucial five years for Law students and 3 years for Management Commerce & IT students. These  years are indeed formative and inspiring  years for students to gain subject knowledge, get trained in skills, nourishment and grooming of personality and professional development.

    CPJ College of Higher Studies & School of Law in afflication with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasth University,Delhi conducts 5 year undergraduate Law programmes in B.A. LL.B(H) and BBA.LL.B(H) and one year LL.M. Programme consisting of  two semesters. Besides this, CPJ College run 3 year graduation degree programmes in BBA, BBA (CAM), BCA and B.Com(Hons). All these Law degree courses have been developed by GGSIP University, Delhi to make students practice ready as an advocate. Besides, students can appear in Judiciary examination. The CPJ College helps students, motivate them and fully contribute create successful careers whether in corporate, industry or academia. Really CPJ College is proving itself an excellent college, keeping in view all the  parameters as discussed above.

    We normally invite the 12th pass  and CLAT/CET qualified students to join CPJ College for Law, Management, Commerce & IT Courses. CPJ Strives for Excellence in Academic Performance.

    Author: Dr. JP Arya

    GGSIPU Admissions Open 2024

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