Establishment & Philosophy
The Kathmandu University (KU) has three decades of outstanding educational achievement. It has a rich tradition of purpose and practice. The School of Law is celebrating its ninth year of bright possibilities in legal education in Nepal.
The ethic we share at Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL) is that the profession of lawyers is an honourable profession, worthy of the public trust. Toward that end, we provide quality legal education 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 and Bachelor of Laws (BBM-LL.B) and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (BEc-LL.B) degrees which are being offered as our undergraduate courses develop professional skills through a variety of programmes including: term paper writing, seminar and workshop, clinics, integrated degrees, and more. Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes that are based on leading modern text books and 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 2021 is 15:1, 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 based on the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. Our in-house clinics run by students under the supervision of our teachers provide legal assistance to needy and underrepresented populations. KUSOL 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 the University 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.
Personalized Career Services
Our Law Career Services Office provides you with ongoing support from the time you enter law school through graduation.