School of Legal Studies

Overview of the School

The school of legal studies aims the pedagogy of student to give diverse holistic approaches towards the legal learning environment. Legal education in Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) is center for pioneering interdisciplinary and comparative Legal researches.

  • We seek to provide a dynamic, diverse and dedicated learning environment within which students can pursue their studies in Law.
  • The university seek to admit bright learners who have an aptitude towards legal education and demonstrate sound and analytical skills.
  • School of legal studies provides experimental and factual learning approaches to develop soft skills in students.
  • We emphasis on participation at different platforms like Moot court training, Legal aid & awareness clinics, Seminars, Conclave, Debates and Workshops.

Objective of the School

  • Creating curricular experiences on par with highest contemporary standards.
  • Providing socio- legal relevant learning experiences to its students.
  • Enabling scholars to generate impactful reforms that are not only systematic but also sustainable at global levels.
  • To provide qualitative research and development, inculcate innovation in Law & its developments.
  • Enabling digitization of academic and research resources.
  • To develop holistic education through interdisciplinary approach, emerging trends, soft skills, extension & outreach activities and knowledge of Indian legal system.
  • To coordinate with an array of research centers, projects underway and a team of expert faculty and administrators.
  • To create opportunities through a more inclusive, progressive, and innovative approach in legal education.

Significant Highlights of the School

  • Highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty with research aptitude.
  • Faculty members are well qualified in qualitative research skills and publish their findings in Peer Reviewed Journals, UGC care journals, Scopus index Journals and Book Chapters also.
  • CBCS Course Structure as per National Education Policy (NEP) complemented by Soft Skills Training.
  • Career Counselling Sessions, Placement & Internship Opportunities for all students.
  • Curriculum supported by Guest Lectures, Seminars, Moot court training & Internships.
  • Well-equipped Library Books, Digital Library, Journals and E-Resources.
  • Value Added Courses to inculcate the holistic developments.
  • Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops / Moot Court Sessions / Legal Aid & Awareness Camps are organized for the experimental learnings.
  • Prepare students for campus recruitment & various competitive exams at state levels by arranging training in Aptitude tests, group discussions and Soft Skills.
  • Well-equipped Moot court, ventilated lecture halls with latest teaching aids, Smart ICT Classrooms, Advanced Computer Labs and Legal aid cell.

Dean's Message

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Lawyers play an integral part in the social transformation and economic development of a nation. As a premier law school committed to training future generations of lawyers, Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University), has endeavored to provide clinical and interdisciplinary legal education having interface with research, technology, business and provide necessary skills to students in this regard. Such holistic education along with research evolved and building of students at robust experimental learning in the university prepares students to meaningfully contribute to sustainable development. Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) aims to not just impart knowledge but also inculcate values so that our students can contribute towards achieving social, political and economic justice.

I, Dr. Shalini Bahuguna Bachheti, Associate Professor & Associate Dean School of Legal Studies welcome you on behalf of the School of Legal Studies to Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) and acknowledge your interest in our University.

With best wishes
Dr. Shalini Bahuguna Bachheti,
Associate Professor & Associate Dean
School of Legal Studies

Faculty Profiles

Dr.Shalini Bahuguna Bachheti

Associate Dean, School of Legal Studies

Work Experience

Dr. Shalini Bahuguna Bachheti is an avid academician, having rich experience of more than 15 years in various Universities and 5 years as a Lawyer. She is experience intellectual in dealing with the subjects like Constitutional Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Transfer of Property Laws International Business Laws and Legal aspects of Business. She has chosen teaching as a career to demonstrate her intelligence and her ability to work with others in a constructive and challenging manner. Dr.Shalini has developed her career through research and published excellent research papers in reputed National and International journals. Due to her vast experience and zeal to work in various sector for the development of youth she was also called at BRICS-Russian –Indian Youth festival ,at Altai University ,Barnaul Russia and also presented paper on Humanities with special reference to law course. She has publications in Scopus Indexed, UGC Care Listed and Peer Reviewed Journal and 2 Books published into her credit.

Dr. Jageshwar Nath Singh

(HOD), Associate Professor Law, Department of Legal Studies.

Professional Qualifications

i. Ph.D. ( Law) from- Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow

ii.LL.M. From- Banaras Hindu University

iii.LL.B. from Banaras Hindu University

Work Experience

10+ Years

Research Area / Interest

Law and Human Rights


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One Year Diploma in Computer Software Engineering from APTECH, Dehradun in 2001, Participated in the "SPANDAN" Annual Program at the University Level in BHU and Achieved Second place in "SKIT"

Other Achievement

UGC Fellowship, Academic Recognition of Academic Achievement Award at University Level, and Vibhag Ratna from Department of Human Rights BBAU, Lucknow.

Dr. Siddharth Thapliyal

Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

i. Doctorate Degree with discipline only PhD in Law

ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only. LL.M (Two Year)

Work Experience

Total 5 year experience in the field of law including research work duration.

Research Area/ Interest

Ph.D. on Article 310 & 311 on Constitution of India/ Constitution/ IPC / Contract.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Reading autobiographies & travelling to different destinations / Represented Kendriya Vidyalaya School football team at Regional level/ 3rd rank (B.A.LL.B 2005-10 batch) in H.N.B.Garhwal Central University/ 3rd Runner-up in Moot Court Competition/U-SET Qualified 2015.

Published three Research Papers in Scopus Indexed Journal

Mr. Bhupnesh Kumar

Department of Legal Studies, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification

i. Doctorate Degree with discipline: Ph.D. in Law (pursuing) Kumaon University Nainital.
ii. Post-Graduate Degree: Master of Law (LL.M two years). HNB Garhwal University
iii. Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Law (LL.B).

Work Experience

A. Two years experience as Law department with hold as H.O.D in Jagannath Vishwa law college Lal tapper Dehradun.
B. One year experience as Assist. Professor in Law department at Siddhartha Law College Dehradun.
C. Three yrs Experience as with hold as Assist. Controller of Examination at Libra College of law Dehradun.
D.Seven year experience in District court, Revenue court, civil court, Practice in Pauri (Pauri Garhwal) and Dehradun. Work had as Amicus curie in family court Pauri, Pauri Garhwal
E. Adjoined with Uttrakhand Adhinasth Chayan Aayog Denhradun, and as LL.M Guide Uttrakhand Open University Haldwani Uttrakhand.

Research work

A. Present research paper relevant to renewable energy policies international seminar, hanumangarh Rajasthan
B. Published on international journal “law on climate change with specific reference clean energy policy in India”.
C. Present research paper relevant to renewable energy policies, national seminar
H. Published on national journal “relation between climate change and renewable policy“.
D. National seminar paper presents in the theme on India emerging power continuity and change in Foreign Policy D.A.V College Dehradun.
E. Paper present on emerging approaches: Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar at national seminar Libra College of law Dehradun, sponsored by social justice ministry, government of India New Delhi

Research Area/ Interest

Law on climate change and clean energy policies in India.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

A. Co-chairmanship at national seminar Libra College of law Dehradun, sponsored by National commission for women New Delhi, Relevant to status of Tribal Women in 21st century.
B. Member as Judge in National Moot Court Competition 2014 at, IMS Dehradun.
c. Participated in celebrating diversity 15th National youth festival 2010, on the behalf of Uttrakhand Government, organized by Orissa government and ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India.
D. Participated in regional extension awareness, on the behalf directorate of information & extension ministry ,government of India.
E. Experience in N.G.O sector such as: Param, Navankur, Gyanvigyan, regarding different subject and policies matter awareness.

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Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

Ph.d from Shri Venkateshwara University

ii.LLM from IMS union university

iii. Completed B.A.LLB from Swami Vivekananda Subharti university

Area of specialisation

corporate law

Mr. Shivam Raj

Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

i. LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

ii. LL.M. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

iii. UGC NET

Work Experience

He has Completed his LL.B. and LL.M. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in the year 2020 and 2023, respectively. He is a Political Science Graduate from University of Delhi. During his Master's of law course he was involved in extensive research on the topics pertaining to Human Rights, Criminology and Comparative Constitutional Laws. He cleared his UGC NET Exam in the year 2022. He has previously worked as Research Assistant on a project titled Affordable Shelter for Street Women and Children at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in collaboration with National Law School Institute of India, Bangalore in the year 2022-2023. He also worked as Field Assistant with the Institute of Eminence, University of Delhi on a project on Transgender Persons Protection Act, 2019.

Huma Sardar

Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

i. LL.B. from Delhi University.

ii. LL.M. from Delhi University.

iii. UGC NET

Work Experience

She brings over 2 years of seasoned expertise in law, specializing in Contracts Drafting, Legal Drafting, Commercial Agreements, and Contract Lifecycle Management. With a strong academic foundation, she holds an LLM and LLB degree from Delhi University. She has also cleared UGC- Net Exam in 2021. Beyond academia, She has excelled as a Legal Associate at reputable firms, and Multi National Companies. Notably, she has also published peer-reviewed articles in various journals.