Establishment & Philosophy
The Kathmandu University (KU) has twenty years of outstanding educational achievement. It has a rich tradition of purpose and practice. The School of Law is celebrating its first year of bright possibilities in legal education in Nepal.
The ethic we share at Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSL) is that the profession of lawyers is an honourable profession, worthy of the public trust. Toward that end, we provide students with a solid foundation in legal theory and the skills necessary to be a successful law professional with critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership qualities. The object of an ideal legal education is to –
- train individuals in such a way that they become good lawyers (in-house advisors, negotiators, advocates, judges, prosecutors, administrators, legal consultants, and frequently executives exercising a large amount of quasi-legislative power),
- respond to the demands of the society in emerging legal areas keeping in view the requirements of expanding development needs, business and economy, and
- contribute to the improvement of law and development of the legal system.
The education of a lawyer is a life time undertaking. It is our aim to plant in the minds of the student the seeds of these qualities early at the law school and to nurture their growth once s/he joins the profession. Furthermore, we strive for developing students' capacity for adaptation to new tasks and their ability to educate themselves to meet constantly changing demands.
Professional Skills Development
Students of integrated Bachelor of Business Management Bachelor of Law (BBM,LL.B) degree which is on the offer as a Five Year Course develop professional skills through a variety of programs including: term paper writing, seminar and workshop, clinics, integrated degrees, and more. Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are informed by current research; are attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and which deliver skills for life.
The students will be taught by an accomplished, diverse faculty including those who practiced law or worked with the justice sector and judiciary before teaching. They are experts in a wide range of legal areas -- from litigation to constitutional law, corporate law to criminal law, property development to public interest law, environmental law to business law, international law to intellectual property law - and much more.
Kathmandu University has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, and attracts leading thinkers and researchers. International faculty members are also the feature of our programme. Our student-to-teacher ratio in 2014 is 8:1, and our teachers are committed to being accessible to students.
Public Interest Law
Kathmandu University School of Law has a policy of special commitment to the rule of law and the protection of public interest. Our in-house clinics provide legal assistance to underrepresented populations. KUSL intends to establish a tradition of engaging with business and the community through activities such as public lectures and services to the community. Our goal is to help businesses and organisations in the region develop higher skill levels through training, and to stimulate growth and innovation through partnership with other institutions outside KU to benefit the wider society.
From its foundation, Kathmandu University has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. The School of Law has a diversity based teacher and student pool. It reflects diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. They come from across the country and from foreign nations and represent a wide spectrum of ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
Further, the University is in extensive talks to create academic links with many institutions worldwide such as University of Derby, UK and Macquarie University in Australia.
Personalized Career Services
Our Law Career Services Office provides you with ongoing support from the time you enter law school through graduation.