All India Law Teachers Congress, 2017
Focal Theme: Developing LL.B. Curriculum in India Today
Organised By: School of Law, KIIT University in Collaboration with All India Law Teachers Congress
Date: 19th – 20th August, 2017
Venue: School of Law, Campus- 16, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar – 751024, Odisha, India
ALL INDIA LAW TEACHERS CONGRESS
The All India Law Teachers Congress (AILTC) strives to protect and promote the rights and interests of law teachers across India. As you all know, the All India Law Teachers Congress (AILTC) is about 14 years of age, and its membership is growing over the years. We are very happy and satisfied about this swelling membership of the Congress, thanks to the overwhelming support of the members of AILTC. All India Law Teachers Congress (AILTC) is a registered Society. The members of the AILTC are teachers of law, teaching in various universities and colleges in India. It has about 600 members. The aims and objectives of the AILTC are to promote the interests of legal education and law teachers. It organizes workshop, conferences, seminars and discussions on legal education. The AILTC also strives to protect and promote the rights and interests of law teachers across India. It coordinates with Bar Council of India (BCI), University Grants Commission of India (UGC) and other similar bodies for wider dissemination of legal education.
THEME: Curriculum Development
There is no doubt that much improvement has occurred. Despite the improvement, critics suggest that there is lot of criticism. There are deficiencies in law school curriculum. Critics like Gee and Jackson worry that law schools are ‘academic sandboxes’ where “law students are being permitted to carry on the same fingerprinting exercises they began in college.” One of the central problems is simply “what shall be taught”. Subject matter concern has been significant focus of the criticism of legal education and curriculum is ‘chaotic’ resembling nothing so much as crazy quilt, that most inadequately covered the body of the law. Moreover, it is argued that ‘doctrinal organization presently dominates the curriculum. The dilemma lies with awkward relationship between theoretical and the practical.. academic themes or initiatives are viewed as ‘submerged’, marginal, or disguised as ‘practical’ to avoid indignities. There are four protagonists:
1. The subject matter of legal education teaches skills cut off from human beings and human values
2. It is structured in a pattern of thought, conduct and socio-political allegiances essential to both capitalist and patriarchal hegemony.
3. The law schools do not reflect multidisciplinary nature of law. There is only limited inter-disciplinary integration but not interdisciplinary insight into subjects with current professional preoccupations.
4. The subject matter of legal education providing a false legitimacy to existing social and power relations.
In line of this, sub themes for the workshop include the following –
- Legal Method / Jurisprudence
- Principles of Contract
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Law on Civil Procedure
- Administrative Law
- Legal Research and Writing
- Specific Contract
- Company Law
- Principles of Taxation
- Labour and Industrial Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Public International Law
- Clinical Courses
- Law of Tort
- Property Law
- Constitutional Law
- Environmental Law
- Interpretation of Statutes
- Cyber Law
- Alternate Dispute Resolution
NOTE: The participants are requested bring with them the detailed university prescribed syllabus (preferably printed) of their respective subjects for discussion in the respective session.
INVITATION TO JOIN-
All interested law teachers are invited to register their names for the AILTC,2017
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
1. Venue : School of Law, Campus – 16, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar – 751024, Odisha, India.
a. Last date for registration: 9th August, 2017.
b. The participants need to send the duly filled up registration form alongwith a demand draft of Rs. 1000 in favour of KIIT payable at Bhubaneswar.
The registration form and draft should be to sent to:
Convenor,Organizing Committee,AITLC, 2017,
School of Law, Campus 16, KIIT University, Patia,
Bhubaneswar – 751024, Odisha,India.
c. Registration fees include accommodation on a twin sharing basis and food.
3. Inaugural session:
a. The Congress will be inaugurated at 11 a.m. on 19.08.2017.
4. Valedictory session:
The valedictory function of the workshop will be held on 20.08.2017 at 12 noon at the workshop venue.
5. Plenary sessions/workshop activities:
a. All Plenary sessions and workshop activities will be held at the workshop venue.
b. Details of the sessions will be notified in due course of time.
6. Participation certificate will be issued on 20.08.2017 from 11:30 am onwards.
Rajdip Bhadra Chaudhuri, Convenor,
All India Law Teachers Congress National Workshop 2017
Mobile: +91 9804132831; Landline: +91 674 6999500
Prof. (Dr.) J.L. Kaul, President, AILTC.
Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Secretary, AILTC.
Prof. (Dr.) B.C. Nirmal, Vice President, AILTC.
Prof. (Dr.) D.N. Jauhar, Vice President, AILTC.
Prof. (Dr.) Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti, Vice President, AILTC and Organizing Working
President for National Workshop AILTC, 2017.
Mr. Rajdip Bhadra Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor & Convenor, National Workshop AILTC, 2017.
Mr. Souvik Roy, Assistant Professor, School of Law, KIIT University.
Ms. Parimita Dash, Assistant Professor, School of Law, KIIT University.
Ms. Jinia Kundu, Assistant Professor, School of Law, KIIT University.
Mr. Bineet Kedia, Assistant Professor, School of Law, KIIT University.
Mr. Anirudha Choudhury, School of Law, KIIT University.