Legal education regulator, Bar Council of India has approved the RV University’s School of Law and its 5-year integrated B.A. LL.B. and B.B.A. LL.B. programmes. The School of Law (SoL) degree programmes will commence from August 2023 and it will become the sixth school under RVU.
RVU’s School of Law will offer a range of programmes designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary to excel in the legal field. Students can enroll for five-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) or B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D.. The admissions for undergraduate, postgraduate and full-time/ part-time Ph.D. programmes are already underway. Candidates can apply through the online application available on the University’s website – admissions.rvu.edu.in. The admission to the UG programme is based on RVSAT entrance exam /valid CLAT/LSAT/CUET scores. RVU School of Law has instituted 75 merit scholarships ranging from 25% to 100% to deserving candidates in the first year itself.
Additionally, in partnership with Seattle University, USA, RV University’s SoL has designed two joint programmes. Under the first programme, students will be offered the opportunity to pursue LL.M. pathway, a dual-degree programme. Students enrolled in the five-year integrated law programme at RV University will have the chance to obtain an undergraduate degree in law from RV University and an LL.M. degree from Seattle School of Law in their chosen area of specialization within a span of five years. The second programme provides an LL.M. student with the opportunity to pursue a second LL.M. degree from Seattle University. Furthermore, Seattle University will offer a 50% tuition scholarship for five students. At the end of two years, the student can get two LL.M. degrees, from both RV University and Seattle University.
In his reaction, Prof. Y.S.R. Murthy, Dean, School of Law, and Vice Chancellor, RVU said, “We are excited to launch the School of Law at RVU which will join the existing five schools to deepen our commitment to interdisciplinarity. Through strategic tie-ups with corporate and law firms, industry partners, banking and financial institutions, think-tanks, and NGOs, we are committed to providing our students with invaluable learning opportunities.”