Full name of your college
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160014
Good things about the University based on your personal experience
Preparing for your law entrance exams and entering a law school is altogether a very different experience.
Suddenly you find yourself at a whole new different level of learning about CVs, internships, debates, various other competitions, MUN’s, moot courts, and so much more.
Personally, for me, it was very difficult to decide in which law school to take admission considering various things at my end.
However, at UILS, my seniors and professors were always there to solve my queries. I find the University environment very encouraging and motivating.
There are always new opportunities for us every week, from moot court learning session to Think India Chandigarh webinars which has taught us about CV building, research paper writing, various career options in the field of law, and learning about skills required for being a good lawyer.
Further, we all interact here in a very friendly environment with no gap between seniors and juniors in communication.
And as said, law school requires you to interact with different people and my communication skills have grown a lot since I have entered UILS.
Bad things about the University based on your personal experience
At times, the administrative staff may not be responsive and in exceptional cases a little bit impolite. Though it’s an uncommon scenario, so you need not dwell upon it much.
UILS makes internships compulsory only in the last year which isn’t a great deal as a future lawyer’s development should start at the earliest.
However, if you are passionate, you will find yourself surrounded with opportunities, guidance, encouragement, and support from professors and seniors.
How’s the faculty?
I am still a first-year student but I find the faculty of the University to be excellent and exceptional.
The professors are well versed in their subjects and respond to the queries with great enthusiasm and knowledge.
These sessions are student-interactive and you will never find yourself bored! They teach new real-life facts every day and it just becomes so much fun.
However, some teachers may not match up to that level. They may be junior assistants or not-so-very experienced.
They also may be unreachable and unapproachable sometimes. However this exception is just small in number. And you will find the faculty pretty amazing.
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How’s the infrastructure? Mention some of the things that exist.
The University has a good infrastructure. With green hush gardens surrounding it, it offers peace and a great sight to study and chill with friends.
However, the building is in the phase of new physical development. The moot court society hall is best designed to acquaint the students with the real-life court.
Along with it the library hall, cultural and literature hall, arbitration and negotiation proceedings hall is also well designed.
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How’s your hostel experience?
The hostel rooms are spacious and offer all the basic facilities.
The girls’ and boys’ hostels are separated by a recognizable distance. The food is ok. A stationery shop, laundry shop, barbershop, food shops exist from a foot distance by the hostels.
However, some rooms are extremely small which may not please the students. The rooms can be made neater and the food quality can also be improved.
But on an overview, the hostels are good to stay comfortably and make memories with your friends.
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How are your peers?
As I have already mentioned above, the peers are extremely helpful and supportive.
Every two weeks, they organize a webinar/cultural events/essay writing activities/quizzes’/moot court learning sessions and make us learn something new every time.
I don’t find any hesitation while talking to my seniors and they seem more like mentors who are with us in our law school journey.
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How are the placements in your college?
UILS has not made much progress when it comes to placements. However, they are working on it and making ends meet.
The Career Development Cell organizes interview rounds for the students to make them more confident and skilled.
The placements will get be better for students in the future by the University’s continuous persistence and hard work.
Companies do come to hire students but it is only in a low proportion at present.
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How are the co-curriculars in your college?
The University organizes various co-curricular activities.
Every two weeks, some of the other events are always taking place whether it’s related to sports, legal aid work, cultural or literature activity, moot court trials, etc.
However because of the pandemic, we are missing being on campus and doing work by going out physically.
But we still get engaged very well in the online mode and the law school life becomes more interesting, motivating, and fun!
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Felicitating a guest
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A picture in the college premises
What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st year aspirant who enters your college?
You might be a little disappointed about not making it to NLU’S or private universities but you will find UILS to be a good place to study and grow.
A lot depends on what you do at your law school rather than the University you come from.
I also want to advise you to take things slowly at the beginning and at a steady pace. After that, you can pick your pace accordingly. Expose yourself to different activities, and make it an enriching experience.
Also, it’s fine to keep an eye on what everyone else is doing, but don’t get too overwhelmed or depressed about it.
Begin early and I wish you the very best for your law school journey. It will be long but also memorable.
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