Hub for Law and Policy

About Hub for Law and Policy

Situated within the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University, the Hub for Law and Policy anchors, integrates and promotes field-based learning by students in the LL.M. in Law and Development program, the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Governance (MPG) program, and the Law, Governance and Policy (LGP) specialisation of the M.A. (Development) program

Field Based Learning for the Masters in Public Policy and Governance Program
Field-based learning for the MPG students currently involves two discrete short-term field engagement projects during the first year of the program and a longer two-month internship during the second year of the program. Students work with a faculty supervisor and the Hub to design and carry out these field engagement projects and internships.

Field Based Learning for the LLM in Law and Development and the Law, Governance and Policy Specialisation Program
Field-based learning for the LL.M. and LGP specialisation students involves group projects spread over one academic year (a period of approximately nine months – August to the following May). Mixed groups of 5-6 students (from both the LL.M. and LGP specialisation) work with a faculty supervisor and the Hub to conceptualise, plan and implement a focused project within the fixed time period.

Ongoing field projects for the year 2016-2017 are to be showcased at Crafting Justice 2017  and are listed below.  Visit here for more details

Philosophy of Education at the Hub for Law and Policy

The Hub for Law and Policy organises workshops, public speaker sessions, faculty conclaves, student exhibitions, and other events through the academic term that are dedicated to experiential education with a focus on law, policy, governance and development. The Hub believes that optimal learning from experience involves a continuous, circular four-stage sequence of experience, reflection, theory, and application

The learning objectives promoted by the Hub for Law and Policy include

  • To expose students to the demands, constraints, and methods of thinking in a role, and to explore the impact of role on thinking.
  • To expose students to the demands, constraints, and methods of analyzing and dealing with unstructured situations, in which the “issues” have not been pre-identified.
  • To give students a basis for examining the interaction of legal/governance/policy analysis and human behaviour, including interpersonal dynamics and communication.
  • To provide professional skills instruction and to prepare students for professional careers.
  • To provide the basis for insights into the functioning of the legal and governance system in India, and to raise questions about their capacities and limitations.
  • To give students an opportunity to learn how to learn from experience.
  • In general, to provide students with the opportunity to develop and to guide them in developing – a breadth of perspective, a depth of insight, and a rigorously systematic set of analytic and behavioural techniques, which they can train on varied problems that confront practitioners interested in issues of law, governance and development.

The Hub for Law and Policy can be contacted at lphub@apu.edu.in

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