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16th February 2024 (9 Topics)

An intervention that will help strengthen legal education


Legal education in India has historically been overshadowed by fields like medicine and engineering. However, the establishment of national law universities (NLUs) in the 1990s marked a turning point, offering new opportunities for aspiring lawyers amidst economic liberalization and globalization.

1. Revisiting Regulatory Framework:

   - Bar Council of India (BCI): The committee recommends limiting BCI's regulatory powers to basic eligibility for litigation practice.

   - National Council for Legal Education and Research (NCLER): Proposal to establish an independent body to regulate post-graduate legal education and research.

   - Expert Oversight: NCLER to comprise eminent legal scholars ensuring qualitative benchmarks in legal education.

2. Promoting Research Culture:

   - Research Focus: Emphasis on prioritizing and fostering research within law schools to enhance teaching quality and critical thinking skills among students.

   - Global Faculty Recruitment: Advocacy for hiring top researchers globally to elevate research standards and foster a research-oriented environment.

   - State Funding: Acknowledgment of the need for increased state funding to bolster research endeavors and reduce reliance on foreign legal knowledge.

3. Institutional Leadership and Autonomy:

   - Academic Leadership: Urgent need for visionary leaders in law faculties and universities to inspire faculty and foster an environment conducive to excellence.

   - Academic Freedom: Advocacy for complete academic freedom and autonomy to encourage diverse perspectives and robust scholarly debate within legal academia.

   - Collaborative Efforts: Call for collective action among stakeholders to prioritize legal education and implement necessary reforms for sustainable improvement.

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