Forthcoming Research Centers

The forthcoming research centers at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University aim to further excellence in scholarly research and intellectual inquiry on the various dimensions of law, and seek to engage legal scholars in developing new learning and knowledge in the areas of corporate and commercial transaction law, international legal affairs, criminal justice administration, tax law and policy, public law and jurisprudence, competition law, law of climate change, agriculture and food law and the law of mind and science.

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University plans to establish the forthcoming centers for research excellence and legal studies:

Alliance University aspires to be among the best universities in the world by the year 2025 through a series of strategically crafted moves, precisely calibrated action plans and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

  1. Alliance Center for Corporate and Commercial Transaction Law.
  2. Alliance Center for International Legal Affairs.
  3. Alliance Center for Criminal Justice Administration.
  4. Alliance Center for Tax Law and Policy.
  5. Alliance Center for Professional Values and Service.
  6. Alliance Center for Public Law and Jurisprudence.
  7. Alliance Center for Competition Law and Policy.
  8. Alliance Center for Climate Change Law.
  9. Alliance Center for Agriculture and Food Law.
  10. Alliance Center for Law and Mind Science.

The Center for corporate and commercial transaction law will offer courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as research programs on the study and practice of corporate and commercial transactions and dispute resolution. As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital for the communities of jurists and legal practitioners to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and consumers, globally. The Center will offer courses that cover subjects such as the harmonization of domestic laws, sovereign and private lending to developing nations, choice of law in commercial transactions, the scope of international arbitration and litigation and the role of private groups in promulgating principles that have legal applications globally.

The Center for international legal affairs furthers learning and research on the emerging forms of transnational governance that extend beyond the traditional paradigms of international law. As global economic, social and political systems become increasingly interconnected, and state and non-state actors—ranging from global corporations to grassroots movements—manage governance and power in new ways. The Center will offer academic courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels that cover the international legal aspects of: environmental degradation and conservation, emerging conflicts, technological innovation, mass migration of population and shifts in global commerce. The Center engages and explores these legal and policy issues through conferences, colloquia, public lectures, law courses, seminars, interdisciplinary scholarship and international projects.

The Center for criminal justice administration will further learning on the rule of law, human rights, democracy and good governance by introducing courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on law reform and the administration of criminal justice, while focusing on research, training and advisory services in the fields of criminal law, criminal justice policy and crime prevention.

The Center for tax law and policy will further learning and research in taxation law and promote the study of the law of taxation by offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on tax law and policy. The Center for professional values and service will further thought leadership on the changing conditions of legal services among key stakeholders such as law firms, corporate law departments, government offices and NGOs as well as new players such as virtual law firms, legal software companies and legal process outsourcing firms. While offering courses on professional values and services in law at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the research programs at the Center provide a sophisticated understanding of modern legal services.

The Center for public law and interdisciplinary jurisprudence aims to promote learning and scholarship in law and jurisprudence by establishing excellence in case law development, interdisciplinary research and building a world-class law cases repository to actively facilitate learning at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University.

The Center for competition law and policy furthers teaching and research in the area of competition law and policy, while offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on competition law, competition law in India, UK, EU and the US, international aspects of competition law and antitrust economics. The Center will also promote the creation of new knowledge in the area of competition law and policy through high impact research and scholar exchange programs.

The Center for climate change law aims to further teaching, learning and scholarship on legal techniques to manage climate change, climate law and regulation. While promoting excellence in legal research on climate change, the Center shall work closely with key stakeholders such as scientists and with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations to create knowledge repositories on climate change law globally. Further, the Center will addresses a critical need for the systematic development of legal techniques to address climate change outside of the realm of judicial litigation as well as compile and disseminate information to legal professionals and jurists in the public, private and NGO sectors.

The Center for agriculture and food law aims to further legal scholarship in the areas of agriculture, food, fisheries and animal husbandry, while promoting teaching and learning by offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the law and agriculture, fisheries, food, animal husbandry and other allied disciplines.

The Center for law and mind science aims to further learning and scholarship by offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of psychology, ideology and law.