The Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia was established in 1989. At the outset a three year LL.B. programme was introduced. Over the past two decades, the Faculty has made significant progress in terms of restructuring of Courses and Syllabi, introducing new courses, experimenting with innovative techniques of imparting legal education and strengthening its clinical programme in order to give due emphasis to the expanding horizons of the legal profession.
In its continuous endeavours in this regard, the Faculty has since introduced a five year integrated B.A.,LL.B (Hons.) Programme from the academic session 2002-2003 thereby replacing the three year LL.B. Course; a two year Post-graduate Programme (LL.M.) in three specialized streams of Personal Laws, Corporate Laws and Criminal Laws and a Ph.D. programme, both having commenced from the academic session2000- 2001.
The Faculty of Law has established a Legal Services Clinic with a whole range of legal aid programmes in the agenda. In fact, the students of our faculty have undergone training for Para-Legal Volunteers under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority. The students have also been participating in Moot Courts, Client Counseling and other literary and debating activities and have won several laurels. The students of our Faculty are provided with all the necessary facilities to develop their curricular and co-curricular abilities, besides focusing on an overall personality development so as to face the challenges in the competitive world today.
The Faculty of Law organizes Moot Courts within the class rooms, Intra Class Moot Court Competitions and National Moot Court Competitions. In fact, in March 2011 a National Law Reform Competition was organized by the Faculty of Law which was the first of its kind in India. We also organize National Seminars and Conferences periodically besides Extension Lectures by eminent speakers from India and abroad.
One of our alumni qualified for the Civil Services Examination in 2011. Two of our students have been selected into the Indian Army, Judge Advocate General Branch, where only ten women were selected from all over India in March 2011. One student topped the West Bengal Judicial Service Examination. Our alumni were selected to the Delhi Judicial Service, Guwahati Judicial Service and Haryana Judicial Service.
The students of the Faculty have been regularly associating with Lawyers, Law Firms, Corporate and NGOs during the winter and summer vacations. Besides, the curriculum of the Five Year Law Course includes four intensive practical training modules.
The Faculty of Law is striving to be an institution of excellence in legal education.