The School of Law, Governance and Citizenship (SLGC) at Ambedkar University Delhi offers an interdisciplinary approach to the productive and complex interaction of law, culture, politics and social structures. Rather than treating law and social sciences as two separate and strictly compartmentalized disciplines, the School envisions the same to be a contested terrain of knowledge and practice that is best investigated in a creative and collaborative manner across disciplines.
The study of law is usually perceived as confined to law departments and law schools as a domain of legal practice, or as a body of knowledge meant exclusively for lawyers and legal scholars. However, social sciences in India have increasingly shown a deep engagement with the realm of law, and research on law has been an increasingly fertile area of scholarship across disciplines. The choice of locating a Masters Programme in law within a social science and humanities university is therefore a self conscious one.
AUD provides a unique environment to house such a School as the faculty belongs to a wide range of disciplines such as law, economics, political science, anthropology and history. The establishment of the school provides an opportunity to reorient the study of law and social sciences to create an intellectual home for cutting edge socio-legal research and scholarship.