In Contemporary society, the importance of interdisciplinary research is becoming more and more important. It synthesizes the ideas and characteristics from other disciplines and deepens the learning experience. Concurrently, law is also a sphere of study which can be examined from its socio-economic and political perspective, employing wide range of techniques and methodologies. In this context SVKM’s NMIMS School of Law proposes to start an Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Law and Humanities (IRCL&H) for interdisciplinary research in Law and Humanities, where the researchers will get a platform for understanding the actual operation of law in society. Research in social science should move beyond passive research initiatives like seminars and academic journals to active social intervention which is meaningful to all the sectors of society. Therefore, the main objective of this centre will be to carry out empirical research in interdisciplinary subject in relation with law.
IRCL&H mainly aims to focus on various approaches to the study of law in society, which critically examines the interaction between laws – legal and non-legal institutions. It is intended to develop the appreciation of law as a social phenomenon by utilizing various research tools to arrive at possible solutions. With IRCL&H, researchers can actively engage in critical discourse and intervention strategies with respect to law and society.
IRCL&H will include interdisciplinary research in political science, sociology, economics, communication, literature, linguistics, gender studies and psychology. It intends to focus on academic research by evaluating the impact of legal rules and its influence in society.
Objectives of the centre
Interdisciplinary centre for law and humanities seeks to provide interdisciplinary intellectual setting where faculties and researchers interested in socio-legal studies can engage and exchange research ideas useful for the welfare of the society.
In particular the centre seeks to:
With this perspective, the research enquires of the centre focuses on
Some of the activities proposed by the Centre are:
*Purposes to undertake seminal work in the area of Gerontological studies/Surrogacy/Euthanasia.
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Vrinda Mohan. P, Mr.Rakesh Nambiar
Advisory Body: Dr. Rhishikesh Dave, Dean (School of Law, NMIMS) & others Committee Members: Faculties & concerned Researchers of SVKM’s School of Law, NMIMS.