Center for Law and Governance



“Governance” can be defined as decision- and policy-making within a group of people, an institution or a system of institutions. This includes governing with or without a government and policy-making with or without politics. When speaking about “good governance”, “best governance” of an institution could be defined as the combination of a maximum of efficiency and a maximum of democracy, transparency, accountability, sustainability and respect for fundamental and human rights and for the rule of law.

It explores how practices of law and governance are rooted in political, economic, social and historical environment; how applications of governance are dispersed over various sites ranging from the government, bureaucracy, judiciary, community and family

Since its inception, the centre for law and governance has been an integral part of ILNU and is strongly committed towards the spirit of justice and the rule of law. The Centre adopts a multidisciplinary approach to framing research and teaching on the relationship between law and governance.


The key objectives for centre law and governance are:


  • To generate legal knowledge on various issues.
  • To Create a static environment for research on concerned issues.
  • To bring in civil society understanding on legal governance.
  • To record current developments, progress and expansions in disability law and policy.

What it does:

  • Compiling and documenting relevant material available in the University.
  • Setting up a network of advocates/alumni who are willing to render help in case the need arises.
  • Deep involvement in pro-bono and public policy oriented research and the development of partnerships with other organizations.
  • Coordination with NGOs and Government officials to ensure development of the community and maintenance of basic necessities, such as Health, Sanitation, Water and Education.
  • Spreading awareness of legal rights and the manner of enforcement of these rights.



  • Publication of Research Journal (Biannual)
  • Distinguished Lecture in the field of Law and Governance & Public Policy
  • Legal Awareness Activities in social set-up
  • Essay Competition
  • Debate Competition



The Centre’s academic program focuses on carrying out scholarly research on law and governance, it also seeks to form theory into practices of governance by initiating debate, sharing research and encouraging dialogue between the academia, government, civil society at local, national and global levels.


Research Journal:

Law & Governance Journal (LGJ) is an initiative of the Centre of Law & Governance. It aims to provide a forum for discussions and debate about public law, governance and politics in order to contribute to the inter- and intra-regional discourse amongst all the stakeholders of society, particularly the advocates, academics, researchers, NGOs and students academics. It also addresses contributors and readers from all sections of society and welcomes contributions from all related sciences as well as from representatives of courts, executive authorities, and agencies of development cooperation. It also provides a platform where scholars and practitioners address issues of compelling concerns of India. It is also broad in scope, discussing issues of critical importance without treating the region as a self-contained unit. Through this approach, CLGJ hopes to contribute to shared understandings between peoples, and enhanced discourse on institutional and human development at the local and global levels.


Panel Discussion & Expert Lectures:

The Centre for Law and Governance also arranges panel discussions and public lectures of distinguished Persons, Judges, Advocates, Activists, Research Scholars to discuss recent developments in various fields of Law and Governance. This is with the view to enhance the knowledge and bring new insights on the various aspects of issues related with law and governance in India.


RTI Initiative:

The Centre for Law and Governance, Institute of Law, Nirma University is planning to create a Right to Information (RTI) portal seeking the following objectives:


First, the Centre plans to create alertness among the students of our institute and if possible among the students of the whole university about this very important tool of awareness- the basic concept of RTI, its objective, the process of filing one and what are the after steps to be taken if the RTI goes unheard after the specified time limit defined for the public authority to answer it.


Secondly through the medium of this portal providing knowledge of the legal and technical aspects of this programme. The Centre aims in helping studets in whatever way possible- by preparing brief of the case for them, searching for the specific department of government to whom the RTI has to be filed etc. The Centre can also in addition in its own capacity will to try to file RTIs on contemporary issues and prepare and submit a report on its website or newsletter.

You-tube Channel for the Centre of Law and Governance

The Centre of Law and Governance, Institute of Law, Nirma University aims to bring legal awareness among the people and make them understand their rights and empower them to raise their voice against any atrocities.

To do this task differently from the other organizations who are already working in this field, we as an association of budding young lawyers and to reach maximum people, the Centre is pleased to announce that it is launching its own You Tube Channel under a flagship program with a view of make the society aware of the various legal happenings around the country and how the statutes, rules and regulations are affecting them in real life. The Centre will be regularly uploading videos in the form of skits, plays and nukkad nataks to be performed by the students of the Institute of Law,

Nirma University so that it could sensitize the audience and be understood by a larger audience and they may share and forward this as media for spreading awareness in the different sections of the society.


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