When you think of law school, you think of students engrossed in bulky books day in and day out, assignments scheduled on a daily basis and a dull academic environment. Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune is the exception. The campus at this law school is buzzing
with activity. Even though lectures are scheduled for three hours only, students are always hanging around the campus for various reasons until late evening. At times, students end up spending most of their waking hours in school, considering that they turn up at the campus at 8 am everyday. The reasons could be anything– completing assignments, preparing for college festivals, studying for exams, gearing up for different competitions, or to simply spend time with their friends.
In addition, the law school’s vibrant and enthusiastic student community has conceptualised over ten different cells in the college. The subjects cover a wide range and include law and economics in the form of LawEcon Cell, the Tech Legal Cell, The Rotracts Club, and so on.
Hang Out Joints
The campus at the law school is large and sprawling, allowing students to find their comfort spots to relax anywhere on the campus. For the foodies, there are other food joints adjoining the campus, in addition to the college canteen. The New Central Café fondly knows as ‘NCC’ is a delight for the student community and offers a wide range of delicacies ranging from snacks and junk food to Punjabi favourites to Chinese delights. Students come here to chill with a plate of fries and a cup of tea. Many swear by the Singapori noodles and the zege omlette here. Located just next to NCC is Roll House that serves a variety of rolls and beverages.
A college seems incomplete without an annual festival to showcase the students’ talents. SLS hosts Symbhav, its annual cultural festival in February that is looked forward to by the city of Pune. Not to forget the festival is one of the grandest, not only in Pune, but also in the state of Maharashtra. Apart from being a gracious host, the school also organises an intra-college fest, ‘Symptoms’ to promote in-house talent. The school also organises a series of other in-house gatherings. A noteworthy one is the Teachers Day Celebration, where students display their affection for teachers by hosting an event where teachers take centre stage and perform various artistic activities. The Alumni meet is another such event, where ex-students celebrate a memorable evening reminiscing about their old school days with their classmates. The event is a fun-filled one with the sharing of stories between the alumni and current students.
If you think gatherings at the Law School are only about fun and enjoyment, then you must witness the two National Moot Courts hosted by SLS in collaboration with premier law firms. It also hosts national seminars on upcoming legal issues.
The Law School has been declared a Constituent of Symbiosis International University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and has been awarded the A-grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The syllabus structure at the Law School is prescribed by the Bar Council of India.
All in all, the Symbiosis Law School is a fantastic platform for those who really wish to aspire, excel and succeed in the field of law and in life in general.
Even though lectures are scheduled for just three hours, students are always hanging around the campus until late evening
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