Implementation of rule of law depends on quality of legal education, says CJI Dipak Misra

The CJI inaugurated the symposium on 'Role of legal education on nation-building' in the event organised by Society of Indian Law Firms and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training here.

Published: 01st September 2018 02:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. (File photo | PTI).

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The implementation of rule of law in a nation depends on the quality of legal education in a country, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said Saturday.

Justice Misra, while delivering his inaugural speech at the 10th Law Teachers' Day award function here, said law schools are the hatcheries supplying legal professionals who act as sentinels for the implementation of rule of law.

He also said legal education is a science which inculcates in law students a sense of maturity and understanding of the society and moulds them to emerge as protectors of citizenry liberties.

The CJI inaugurated the symposium on 'Role of legal education on nation-building' in the event organised by Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT) here.

"The implementation of rule of law in a nation depends on the quality of legal education in a country.

Law schools are the hatcheries which supply quintessential legal professionals who act as sentinels for the implementation of rule of law and contribute tremendously towards the development of the nation.

"Legal education is a science which imparts to law students not only the knowledge of certain legal provisions but it also inculcates a sense of maturity and understanding of the society which shapes and moulds them to emerge as protectors of citizenry liberties," Justice Misra said.

He appreciated the functioning of National Law Universities and said the institution has turned out to be the most successful exercise for enhancing the quality of legal education in the country.

"The introduction of five-year law course has made legal education quite coveted in India. It has become imperative for law schools to take into account the changes taking place across the world as well as the contemporary issues in the society."

"Law schools must focus on developing amongst its student's critical reflectiveness of the social, moral and political outlooks embedded in law," Justice Misra said.

The CJI said it was the duty of all stakeholders to enhance the legal education by registering the importance of law schools and lauded Professor N R Madhava Menon, saying he has been influenced by the octogenarian in a subconscious way and his passion towards the discipline of law should be inculcated by everyone.

Prof. Menon said the law schools were a neglected lot. He said even though there are 23 national law universities across the country and India need to do more for the legal education.

This year, the prestigious SILF-MILAT Prof N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award was bagged by Prof R Venkata Rao of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

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  • Banerji Calcutta

    There are 03 crores of cases pending in various courts in India ???????? starting from the lower courts to the Sopremecourt The CJI while delivering the Inagural address inSILF stressed ???? for the quality legal education but he never answered the questions raised by the four senior most & efficient judges regarding the functioning of the SCon January2018 He had not accepted the request of the Bar association of Mumbai to order for the investigation of Justice Loya's mysterious death (with the sole aim of saving one ?? person from the Sorohoptine Fake encounter case) The Independence of the Judiciary was spoiled by Congress in yester years and is being spoiled by the BJP
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