SCHOOL OF LAW
The School of Law at SaiU focuses on three recent transitions – technological advances and their impact on law and policy; the new regulatory State and its impact on citizen rights and sectoral growth; and advanced dispute resolution strategies in a post-pandemic world. Our unique pedagogic approach leverages a hybrid model of teaching, where the world’s best academics and practitioners work with core and residential faculty, to design and deliver cutting edge legal education.
The flagship Daksha Fellowship program, India’s first residential fellowship for law graduates, offers them specialized expertise and skills that place them at the forefront of these transitions. The Fellowship curriculum design facilitates fellows in advancing beyond policy and legal frameworks, to understanding technology, business practices and communication in the digital age. Daksha Fellowship offers two pathways: Technology Law and Policy and Disputes and Regulatory Practice.
The One Year LLM Program in Regulatory Studies aims to produce academic leaders for the 21st century – individuals with a firm footing in law and regulation, an interdisciplinary outlook to this vast area, cutting edge research skills, and a sub-specialization in one of three clusters, ie. infrastructure and sustainability, corporate and financial regulations, or technology law and policy.
The LLM Program is designed to create academic leaders who can effectively respond to changes in the legal domain, construct new theoretical frameworks that explain and critique such changes, and innovate through new pedagogic approaches. The program is designed keeping in mind that most law schools in India do not offer courses on regulation, be it in the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Thus, the program combines foundational, specialization and optional courses that provide a deep understanding of regulatory law and theory.
Foundational Courses (3 credits each)
-Research Methods and Legal Writing
-Law and Justice in a Globalized World
-Comparative Public Law / Systems of Governance
Specialization Courses (2 credit courses)
Optional Courses (any three courses of 2 credits each)
1. Infrastructure and Sustainability Cluster
2. Corporate and Financial Regulations Cluster
3. Technology Law and Policy Cluster
Regulation of Emerging Technologies
To complete degree requirements, students are expected to write a dissertation on a topic in the field of regulation. Dissertation will be written under the supervision of a faculty member who has domain knowledge on the topic. This component will help students demonstrate their research, analytical and writing skills. The dissertation must be an original work and should be of publishable quality.
As the purpose of the LLM program is to create academic leaders in Regulatory Studies, there will be a Skillsets Lab that would help in providing practical training in teaching, research, academic writing, and course design.
In addition, LLM students will be encouraged to sign up for bootcamps organised as part of Daksha Fellowship.