Minister of Law eager on major up-gradation of legal education

  • Dr. M.Veerappa Moily – Minister of Law and Justice looking to overhaul Indian legal education system to bring it in-tune with needs of the current socio-economic scenario.
  • His consultation with multiple groups and universities yielded the following recommendations –
  • 4 national level institutions called Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies and Research to be established as Centres of Excellence – with the objective of research and up-gradation of faculty skills.
  • They will be focused on research and up-gradation of faculty skills.
  • A National Law University to be established in every State as a school of excellence.
  • An Empowered Committee to evaluate existing 913 law schools and upgrade them where necessary.
  • Public-private participation model for law schools with specialized focus is to be encouraged.
  • Autonomous colleges meeting demanding accreditation standards to be encouraged.

Source: Frontier India

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