The changing dimensions of legal education system and its challenges in India

Haq, Malik Fahdul (2018) The changing dimensions of legal education system and its challenges in India. Journal of Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence, 1 (2). pp. 6-14.

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Creating legal professionals whose training matches the best in the world is an immediate need for a country that is growing by leaps and bounds. With growth and development comes the need to have legally trained professionals who can rise up to the new challenges posed by an ever-growing economy. On the other hand, legal professionals are also needed to advance the cause of social justice in the country. Although social justice was one of the goals of creating a new nation, the nation has still failed its destitute. It was with this experience that NLUs were set up in the country to groom lawyers as social engineers who would rise to the occasion and fill the gap of quality legal education in the country. However, largely there are many other interventions needed to improve the quality of legal research as well as practice in the country. The intervening jurisdiction of both the Bar Council of India as well as the University Grants Commission has also resulted in a lack of centralized planning and vision. Increasing grants for research, attracting well qualified faculty and setting up new research centers are some of the steps that could be taken in this direction.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Haq, Malik Fahdul
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian legal education, National Knowledge Commission, National Law Universities, Legal research, University Grants Commission, Bar Council of India
Subjects: Social sciences > Law
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Full Text Status: Public
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