It is said that, "Law is organic". The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) moves several steps ahead to say that-"Legal education is organic too." As a brainchild of Mr. Vinod Gupta (former CEO of InfoUSA and life fellow of IIT Kharagpur) the school was setup in 2006. It is the only Law school in the country functioning under the IIT system. The school is located within the campus of IIT Kharagpur, 120 km from the city of Kolkata. The School has an academic collaboration with George Washington University Law School, USA. RGSOIPL has the unique feature of imparting 'traditional' legal education along with contemporary law courses suited to match the demands of a global economy.
The Legal education in India has a strong tradition of interfacing social sciences and law for a century. In the recent decades the emergence of technology as a driving force to deliver public goods has created an urgent need for professional lawyers who have a background and foundation in technology and science.