Thank you for your interest in Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies.
This is a great time to be coming to the legal profession, especially at the Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies. Over the past few years now, we have seen a substantial improvement in the legal job market and in the opportunities available to our graduates, in Bangalore and as well as elsewhere nationally- most notably in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. This continuing upturn in job offerings makes me optimistic about the prospects our students will have upon graduation.
We continue to be highly selective, carefully choosing highly-credentialed and highly-motivated students who bring a wide diversity of backgrounds and experience to our law college. That’s why we have students of Pan-India nature from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, who have secured high distinctions in their II PUC and who come from varied backgrounds. Our commitment is to provide each of these students with an excellent legal education on a par with the best law schools in the country in an environment of high discipline and ethics. In fact, the commitment to excellence begins with our faculty. They are highly valued by both by our students and alumni as dedicated teachers and mentors. Complementing our institution’s strong academic rigour, is a broad range of programs unequaled in providing our students with opportunities to gain hands-on, practical legal experience. Our institution’s location is close to courts. Other government agencies, most of the litigation-focused firms, technology and biotechnology companies, and the law firms who serve them, are located relatively near which makes it easy for our full-time students to balance practical work/clinical work (consisting of court visits & report writing) or part-time internships.
The coming year (AY 2018) marks the 25th anniversary of institution. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating the successes of our more than 5,000 graduates, highlighting many who have become leaders in their fields and whose professional achievements have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding reputation our law college enjoys regionally and nationally.
I left practice and came to be actively associated with day to day affairs of the institution as its Dean (though associated with BHS HES Management since 1962, Founded BILS in 1993 and the Vice President of the BHS HES Management) because, I believe in the value of legal education and in the vital importance of training future generations of lawyers to do all the critically important things that a civil society and thriving economy needs lawyers to do. Whenever I meet with prospective or new law students, I am energized by the enthusiasm, ambition and commitment that make them want to come to legal profession and join this field. For the reasons I have discussed above, I also am enthusiastic in encouraging them to come to BILS.
I invite you to learn more about BILS, first by using this website and then by coming to visit. When you do, you will find out more about why I am so enthusiastic about being Dean and why I believe this is such a great place to be a law student and to prepare for a successful career as a lawyer.
M.A, LL.M, IPS (Retd.)
Vice President, BHS Higher Education Society & Dean BILS.