NUJS announces scholarships for online business law course

[The following
announcement is posted on behalf of NUJS, Kolkata]

In light of the encouraging response from young lawyers and law students when the first batch of the diploma course on Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws was started last July, NUJS has announced five scholarships for economically backward law students for the second batch of the course.

The course aims to bridge the gap between academia and
practice of law, and has a very diverse composition ranging from students
enrolled in various full-time courses, entrepreneurs and even senior managers
working in a decision making capacity in various organizations. Keeping in view
the increased costs of higher education and the fact that many executive
programmes and vocational courses are extremely expensive, it was felt
necessary to provide support on a need basis to deserving candidates, so that
those in low income groups are not excluded from accessing the course.
The details of the
course are given below, and you can
see the course syllabus at this link. If you know anyone who may benefit from
this information please share the same with them.
The scholarship will be available to below poverty
level students on a first come first served basis. In case there are not enough
applications from such students, other students facing financial difficulty
will be considered on a first come first serve basis.
Last date for application: 20th February, 2013 (consideration of any delayed
applications shall be solely at the discretion of NUJS)

What is taught in the course? 

The course is conducted online, and focuses on practical
aspects of business law which are relevant for a corporate lawyer while dealing
with different kinds of transactions for his clients at a law firm – such as
structuring businesses, taking investment into a company, drafting important
business contracts, legal aspects of import-export transactions, how to supply
products and services to the government, obtaining trademark and patent
registrations, negotiating licensing and franchising agreements and some niche
areas such as open-source licensing and cloud computing (interested students can
view
the detailed course syllabus here
). 

The course faculty includes practicing lawyers from some of the best Indian law firms, legal advisors to companies and senior government officers.
What
are the features of the course?
·     – This is a course that bridges the gap between the
legal industry and academia  – learn the
practical aspects of business laws

·     – Location neutral – Learn business law through an
online learning management system

·     – Learn at your own pace and chosen time, devote
3-4 hours per week

·     – Study material consists of interactive videos, text
based material,
templates,
checklists, mind-maps,
drafting
exercises and self-assessment tests

·     – Faculty/
contributors consist of lawyers from top law firms, practising advocates,
entrepreneurs, judges and bureaucrats

·     – Live
online doubt-clearing and discussion sessions with faculty and experts

·     – Live
session in select cities (attendance optional – video recordings are made
available)

·     – Online
examinations and viva voce

·     – Grading
system to distinguish high performers

·     – No
prior knowledge of law or business management is required

·     – Recruitment
and internship assistance (for candidates interested in working with startups
and new businesses)
Law students from all of the NLUs and many other law
colleges, as well as practicing lawyers have signed up for the first batch of
the course.
Please take a look at their
reactions to know more about the course over here
.
Look at the batch composition
for the first year:

For more information, visit
the course website here
(a
free sample chapter
and video are also available for download on the
website). 

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

1 comment

  • Sir, I have a question. I tried to find out how to apply for scholarship but could not get through. If you guide me on this, I will be thankful.

    Trupti(Pursuing LLM from Mumbai University)

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