Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Alma Mater - SDM Law College, Mangalore

This is the profile of my Alma Mater - Law College wherein I obtained by Law Degree studying there from 993 to 1998.

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Law College and Post Graduate Studies and Research in Law is a premier institution in Legal Education in coastal Karnataka is sponsored and managed by Shri Dharmasthala Educational Society (R.), Ujire, D. K. District under the benevolent presidentship of Padmabhushana DR. D. Veerendra Heggade. ‘Dharmasthala’ a religious abode known for Dharma, Nyaya and traditions has an unique place in the cultural ethos of India. The College imparts quality legal education in both 3 Years and 5 Years integrated course with ample opportunities for practical training.

The college has been enlisted as one of the top TEN law schools as well as one of the best private law college in the country. The Mangalore University has allowed the college to start Post Graduate Studies in Law and college has started a Master Degree in law with specialization in Business and Trade Laws. Over the years the college has witnessed an excellent academic performance by cornering the majority of ranks announced by the Mangalore University in LL.B. examinations. Apart from this, S.D.M. Law College has been accredited very high by NAAC with B ++ grade. With the establishment of the Karnataka Law University, Hubli - Karnataka , the college will be offering all degrees and Diplomas under the banner of Karnataka Law University.

The Law College is situated at Kodialbail, M.G. Road, Mangalore. Mangalore is the District Head Quarters of Coastal District. The College is 2 K.M. away from Mangalore Railway Station, ½ k.m. away from KSRTC Bus stand. Mangalore has the facility of Airport which is 22 k.m. away from the College.

The college is pioneer in introducing an innovative method of practical training which has been even emulated by the Bar Council of India which inturn prescribed the same module for the Law colleges across the country. To equip students with community orientation, the college organizes legal aid camp every year by selecting an identified village after having a detailed survey by the students identifying the local problems i.e. civil, criminal, revenue, labour, matrimonial etc. Our students have to attend the chambers of the advocates in order to equip themselves with the ideas on client interaction and court procedures. They have to regularly attend courts in order to understand law in action. Eminent personalities from legal and non-legal background would visit the college to deliver the guest lectures on socio legal topics. A separate paper has been set out to equip students in order to acquire the skills of drafting of legal documentation and other related legal works.

The students are also exposed to basic knowledge of computers to enable to them cope up with the technological developments related to law. The Moot Court, Mock Trials and client interview enhance their argumentative skills and critical analysis of legal problems. The seminars, projects have resulted in understanding the problems of the society from clear-cut perspective. The opportunities provided to our students to enroll themselves for internship training with various law firms, advocates office have greatly helped them to mould their career. The syllabi capsuled in such a manner so as to encompass the recent trends in intellectual property regime, cyber-laws, law and medicine.

As it is rightly put by Dr. N.L.Mithra, the Director of National Law school of India University who opined “This is one of the very best institution for legal education that I have seen comparable easily with internationally with reputed ones.”



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