CHENNAI: Administration of justice can be improved only if the judiciary keeps in touch with the academia and law colleges, said Justice V Ramasubramanian of the Madras High Court.
Speaking at the Tamil Nadu Ambedkar Law University here on Sunday, the judge said that those in the judiciary must not consider their education complete once they pass out of the portals of their law colleges.
After judging the Pro Bono Enviro National Moot Court Competition, the judge said that those in the judiciary must make the best of such interactions with the law schools and academia. “Judges need to understand that in this profession, learning starts only once you are out of law college. Hence, it is necessary that once you get into the profession, you keep the linkages with the academia intact,” he said.
Speaking about the changing frontiers of legal education, he said that while law as a science was always considered contextual, this was no longer the case. There was an increasing focus on transnational law with the growth of gloablisation.
Quoting reports from various legal colleges and institutions, he pointed out that there were attempts at making legal education more open by helping students practise in different areas even while they are in the law school. He said that the profession of law must stop respecting only traditions and saying no to innovation.
School of Law at Shaasthra University was adjudged the best team, while M S Ramaiah College of Law were the runners up.