Brief introduction about the law school
Jamnalal School of Legal Studies is the law faculty at Banasthali University, established in the year 2013. It is one of its kind law department in India established in the University with a difference. Inaugurated by former Chief Justice R.M. Lodha- this Bajaj funded school started with only 120 students and today, past four years houses the best slot of 700 law students of India. Be it moots, debates, seminars, MUNs etc. JBSLS has always performed the best wherever it has participated.
Name of Law Student, Law School
Aishwarya Himanshu Singh, Jamnalal Bajaj School of Legal Studies, Banasthali University, Rajasthan
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A moot court hall, a parliament room, double storeyed library with more than 9000 books and a wide range of e-resources, more than 30 classrooms, three lecture theaters, 4 water coolers, lush green surroundings, 8 staff rooms and four net labs with more than 200 computer systems with LAM connection.
There are 52 hostels in Banasthali out of which four are allotted to law students. For the first year the rooms are available on a double sharing basis, for the second year students the rooms are available on triple sharing basis and third year onwards the rooms are available on quadruple sharing basis.
Every hostel has its own mess, two water coolers, a prayer hall, a mini-temple, a long kitchen sink with around 15-20 taps because we wash our own utensils, a terrace that is open throughout the year except for the months of December and January, 8 sets of washrooms equalling around , 20 washbasins, 30 toilets and 25 bathrooms. 24/7 electricity, no Wi-Fi but PCs with LAN connection are available to those who opt for the same and pay the fees at the beginning of each session during the allotment of hostels.
Note: simple living, high thinking is the motto hence no ACs, or coolers for students. Ceiling fans are provided by the college and one can bring their own table fan.
Faculty and Academics
At present, the law department has 12 teachers. A dean (who is also the head of the department). Students are required to give two periodical exams and a semester exam every semester along with two assignments per subject every semester.
In short, you are never free!
Administrative and fee structure
72, 000 per semester (inclusive of all expenses)
8 canteens in a campus of 900 acres.
Student culture and activities
Banasthali hosts 8 departmental fests every year + an annual day along with the Apaji i.e. the founder’s birthday bash celebrated three days every year. But the law department had its separate fest in the year 2017 only. The fest is a three day extravaganza for the students with games, dance, dinner, music, academic events and of course food stalls the fest, “Nyayutsav” began late but is undoubtedly one of the largest fests of Banasthali University.
Since I am from the first batch Placements are a surprise for me too.
- One of the three original copies of the Indian Constitution is in Banasthali.
- It is world’s largest residential university for women.
- A 900 acre campus
- We have the option to choose horse riding as a leisure activity
- The founder was one of the members of the constituent assembly.
- A helipad
- Option of choosing Aviation as a hobby course
- A hanger
- 7 jets