The dynamics of evolving legal norms need to be studied in depth and necessary reforms are to be carried out periodically if the law is to be imaginatively and effectively employed as an instrument of social engineering. Realisation of this fact as early as in 1956 had made eminent scholars in India to come together and establish the Indian Law Institute with the objective of promoting advanced studies and research in law and allied fields so as to meet the social, economic and other needs of the Indian people. It was intended to be the premier legal research Institute in the country with the aims of cultivating the science of law, promotion of systematization of law, improving quality and content of higher education in law, imparting instructions in law and publishing studies, books, periodicals, etc.
In the last more than five decades, the Institute has rendered yeoman service - its performance has been brilliant, its research output has been impressive and its record of disseminating legal knowledge has been excellent. Its outstanding contributions include not only research publications but also dissemination of knowledge through its post-graduate courses in various branches of law and organization of national and international seminars, conferences, colloquiums, workshops and training programmes for stakeholders. Its pre-eminence as a hub of legal research and education made the authorities to confer the status of Deemed University on the Institute in 2004.
Since it became a University it has been offering LL.M. and Ph.D. programmes along with Post-graduate Diploma programmes in certain specialized branches of law. Our experience has widened our vision and enriched our perception of law in the global context. We have learnt how strong and effective teaching could be if it is supported by research. Today we realise that it is essential to club research and teaching to produce professionally competent and socially committed professionals.
In this age of globalization, having felt the need for transnational collaborations in the field of legal research and education, the Indian Law Institute has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with several reputed Institutions and Universities abroad including Harvard University and University of Houston. These collaborations provide greater opportunities and wider platform for those associated with the Institute as Members of the Faculty, Researchers or Students.
We are a bit different from other educational institutions. Our speciality is not only in emphasising research but also in maintaining discipline. Those who want to be better professionals by following our strict regime are welcome to join any of the courses offered by the ILI. We assure all help to make them better professionals.