Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL) is aware that with increased globalization our graduates may deal with foreign legal systems and work with lawyers and clients from other countries in their practices. Learning about international legal systems is therefore an increasingly important aspect of our legal education.
Our courses at all levels rely on the Constitution and laws of Nepal, Nepalese judicial traditions and indigenous body of legal literature as much as possible in the study and research of law. We train our students in a developmental socioeconomic context. Our emphasis is on localized teaching materials, which in turn require research into the local environment of the law. Apart from this, the teaching materials that we prescribe also include text books and case books by foreign authors, mostly from the common law countries, reflecting existence of different legal culture and different conditions in society. This means training not only on Nepalese law, but also other necessary foreign jurisdiction according to the need of a particular subject. This is not just imparting straight law learning - the lawyer's law - of a strictly legalistic nature with almost little or no reference to social objectives, needs and perspectives. This makes our students competitive in the resolution of legal problems.
We continue to provide opportunity to our students to interact with visiting foreign lawyers and legal professionals as part of their regular seminar and workshops. In addition to KUSOL's international law courses on campus, an excellent way for students to become familiar with foreign legal systems is through study at a foreign law school. However, at this stage, we do not have Study Abroad Program. The School of Law will however encourage its undergraduates to go abroad for Masters or International Diplomas to achieve this end. We also provide necessary advisory services to our willing students in this regard.