University School of Law and Legal Studies (USLLS), Dwarka
University School of Law and Legal Studies (USLLS) is located inside the newly constructed and recently shifted campus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) at Dwarka. It’s about one and a half kilometre from Dwarka Sector 14 Metro station on the Blue line and can be accessed in three ways namely a 15 minute walk, a 7 rupee per person rickshaw ride or a free bus ride provided by the University itself. So in terms of accessibility it’s not bad once you manage to reach the Metro station. However, students who have previously attended classes at the Kashmere Gate campus obviously feel that this one’s too far!
The campus is a huge one with lots of open areas, refreshing gardens and sports facilities underway. The hostels are also under the pipeline and will be opened to the students by this academic year.
However, there is a lack of proper parking space and the students are required to park their cars under the hot sun which turns their cars into furnaces during the summers. The library is common to all departments; it’s a two storey structure with enough space which, however, hasn’t been utilised appropriately and there are few places to sit and read books. There is wired internet connectivity in all the classrooms and labs and a fully Wi-Fi campus has been promised in the near future. All in all there has been an overall improvement in the infrastructure as compared to the old campus.
- BA, LLB
- BBA, LLB
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Ph. D.
Rs. 40,000/- per year
The students find the faculty very helpful and supportive. Although a lot of professors are senior and very experienced the students don’t find them unapproachable and interact with them comfortably. Guest lectures are also conducted in the college once in a while.
In general, an attendance of 75% is mandatory and USL strictly follows this norm. Students who are unable to satisfy the requirement are detained after a few warnings to cope up with the attendance.
The overall atmosphere in the campus is very lively with beautiful girls hanging around with not-so-beautiful guys and the more handsome guys lingering around single (that’s the scenario everywhere, wonder what these girls are up to!) Talking about USL in particular, the students are very enthusiastic, aggressive and inquisitive – three important qualities that are a must for lawyers. The girls to boys ratio is a healthy 2:3.
There’s just one canteen at the campus and except that there’s no other eating joint unlike other campuses which have small Nescafe or a Lipton stalls. The canteen is, however, big and roomy and serves varieties of tasty food at reasonable prices. The only issue is that, it’s common to all the University Schools and comes out to be a tad bit smaller during lunch time.
Step outside the college and there’s just endless stretches of road on side and the Metro station can be seen far off on the other. So if you’re planning to bunk just one lecture, the best place to spend time is the inside the campus itself. However, if you’re done for the day, numerous options crop up; Dwarka Sectors 3, 4 and 12 which offer classy snack joints, a variety of eateries and a mall at Rajouri garden and some others which you’ll figure once you’re in the college.
The biggest festival celebrated at the campus here, “Anugoonj” is the entire IP University’s festival wherein students of all the colleges under the IP University participate and create an atmosphere of unfathomable enthusiasm. Apart from this, there are Moot Court competitions and debates (both parliamentary and non parliamentary forms).
The college does its part to get good law firms and place a few students who are interested in taking jobs immediately after graduation. Most of the herd, however, go for further studies in something or the other; be it LLM or the judicial services or a master’s overseas. Internships during the course are also set up by the college but most students wish to manage themselves.
University School of Law and Legal Studies (USLLS)
Indraprastha University, Dwarka
University School of Law (USLLS) is a great college for a healthy learning environment and leaving out the top Institutes over the country which fall into a different league, Delhi-ites should be prefer it over other Institutes of its calibre in other cities.