KSL Overview

Kathmandu School of Law, established in 2000 AD as an affiliate of Purbanchal University, is a community-based, non-profit academic institution that upholds its unrestrained commitment for a pragmatic, research-based and community responsive legal education in the country. It was conceptualized within the ambit of non-profit movement dedicated to serve the need of an academically sound and functionally feasible legal education in Nepal. Hence, just within two decades, it has not just shaped legal education in the nation with its innovative courses and teaching pedagogies but also widened the scope of law developing quality legal professionals. Since its inception, it is persistently serving the aspirations of students and scholars with diverse backgrounds. To put it simply, it has brought about a paradigm shift in the field of legal education with its state-of-the-art approaches including clinical and community outreach programs in the curricula and research-based teaching methodology. Thus, it heralds a new beginning in the less-trodden field of legal education in terms of its motive, approach, quality and international standing.
 
Vision
It envisions fostering the institution into the center of excellence capable to contribute to the positive transformation of the nation into a functional democracy based on rule of law,human rights and good governance.
 
Mission
Promote Justice through enhanced legal education for social engineering and value-based professionalism
 
Objectives
1) To provide a conducive educational platform where law students build on empirical method of learning legal concepts and skills in an interdisciplinary approach.
2) To develop legal professionals that are able to cater to the socio-economic and development needs of disenfranchised people in particular.
3) To shape the legal landscape of Nepal where international standards are given due respect and enforcement.
4) To endow law students with the expertise and exposure to represent the cases of national interests in the international setting.
 
Core Values
Fair treatment on the basis of equity and equality (no discrimination on the basis of gender, class, caste, creed and religion/ in fact positive discrimination for the benefit of disenfranchised students through various scholarship schemes)
 
Student-centered learning - offers a unique kind of intellectual freedom and a dynamic educational incubation environment where students can harvest their knowledge, acquire skills, and develop their leadership qualities
 
Learning by engaging, challenging, exploring and reinforcing. We resort to the locally and regionally generated repository of knowledge in designing projects, research and academic interventions, and thus in doing so, contributing to the gamut of knowledge