[The following announcement is posted on behalf of NUJS, Kolkata]
In light of the encouraging response from young lawyers and law students when the first batch of the diploma course on Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws was started last July, NUJS has announced five scholarships for economically backward law students for the second batch of the course.
The course aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice of law, and has a very diverse composition ranging from students enrolled in various full-time courses, entrepreneurs and even senior managers working in a decision making capacity in various organizations. Keeping in view the increased costs of higher education and the fact that many executive programmes and vocational courses are extremely expensive, it was felt necessary to provide support on a need basis to deserving candidates, so that those in low income groups are not excluded from accessing the course.
The details of the course are given below, and you can see the course syllabus at this link. If you know anyone who may benefit from this information please share the same with them.
The scholarship will be available to below poverty level students on a first come first served basis. In case there are not enough applications from such students, other students facing financial difficulty will be considered on a first come first serve basis.
Last date for application: 20th February, 2013 (consideration of any delayed applications shall be solely at the discretion of NUJS)
What is taught in the course?
The course is conducted online, and focuses on practical aspects of business law which are relevant for a corporate lawyer while dealing with different kinds of transactions for his clients at a law firm – such as structuring businesses, taking investment into a company, drafting important business contracts, legal aspects of import-export transactions, how to supply products and services to the government, obtaining trademark and patent registrations, negotiating licensing and franchising agreements and some niche areas such as open-source licensing and cloud computing (interested students can view the detailed course syllabus here).
The course faculty includes practicing lawyers from some of the best Indian law firms, legal advisors to companies and senior government officers.
What are the features of the course?
· - This is a course that bridges the gap between the legal industry and academia - learn the practical aspects of business laws
· - Location neutral - Learn business law through an online learning management system
· - Learn at your own pace and chosen time, devote 3-4 hours per week\
· - Study material consists of interactive videos, text based material, templates, checklists, mind-maps, drafting exercises and self-assessment tests
· - Faculty/ contributors consist of lawyers from top law firms, practising advocates, entrepreneurs, judges and bureaucrats
· - Live online doubt-clearing and discussion sessions with faculty and experts
· - Live session in select cities (attendance optional - video recordings are made available)
· - Online examinations and viva voce
· - Grading system to distinguish high performers
· - No prior knowledge of law or business management is required
· - Recruitment and internship assistance (for candidates interested in working with startups and new businesses)
Law students from all of the NLUs and many other law colleges, as well as practicing lawyers have signed up for the first batch of the course. Please take a look at their reactions to know more about the course over here.
Look at the batch composition for the first year: