ALL INDIA LAW TEACHERS CONGRESS, 2017
DEVELOPING LL.B. CURRICULUM IN INDIA TODAY
SCHOOL OF LAW, KIIT UNIVERSITY IN COLLABORATION WITH
ALL INDIA LAW TEACHERS CONGRESS
18th – 19th NOVEMBER, 2017
SCHOOL OF LAW, CAMPUS – 16, KIIT UNIVERSITY, BHUBANESWAR – 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.
Established in 1992 and opened five years later as a KIIT University is today one of the most prestigious universities in India. Its commitment to teaching excellence led to the grant of university status under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in 2004, within only seven years of its inception. KIIT is relatively young, but prizes excellence and ambition. The contributions of KIIT’s faculty, students and alumni have been earning national and international recognition.
It serves more than 27,000 students through its 28 Schools imparting globally recognised bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programmes in 100 plus disciplines, spanning engineering, medical, management, biotechnology, law and more. Apart from global recognition and pedagogical excellence, the University provides the best possible academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular grooming and empowerment that enable one to become a global citizen and make an impact in the global workplace.
KIIT is an internationally focused university and welcomes students from all corners of the globe. With international students enrolled from around 45 countries, it prides itself on being a cosmopolitan and multicultural campus. Laying claim to a global mindset, the university actively partners with other leading higher education institutions around the world to provide international opportunities to its students and faculties. With tie-ups with 140 leading institutions of the world, KIIT has a presence in over 50 countries, including USA, UK, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, South Korea and Kenya.
KIIT SCHOOL OF LAW
KIIT School of Law (KLS) has established itself as a premier Institution of excellence, scholarship and rigour among the law institutions of the third generation. We have a diverse student population drawn from as many as 20 states of India, enriching the experience of those who study here. Emerging as one of the finest law schools, KIIT School of Law is known for its teaching standards and scholarship. We are also the first law school that implemented the curricula recommended by the Bar Council of India in 2009 with six Honours specialization courses. Similarly, we are amongst the first law schools to offer three conjoined honours degree courses B.A.LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) and B.Sc.LLB (Hons.). We also offer 1 year LL.M and Ph.D programme. KLS is also the first law school in India to offer specialized honours courses in Constitutional Law, Business Law, International Law, Crime and Criminology, Intellectual Property Law and Taxation Law. KIIT School of Law is also a member of the International Association of Law Schools, Washington, U.S.A. and Asia Pacific Association of Law Schools, Australia.
We produce law graduates who shall be critical thinkers, good problem solvers and have the capacity to apply fundamentals of justice and rule of law in new social context. Our school is strongly committed to quality legal education and excellence. At KIIT School of Law we administer critical fact education, so that graduates do not accept the world as it is and once they fully understand, comprehend and possibly change it, it is always at the best interest of justice towards the client. With a large group of young and experienced faculties as mentor, guide and philosopher, we at KIIT School of Law strive to transform the students as pillars of strength for generation to come so that they continue to hold aloft the repute of the legal profession.
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. 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: 8th November, 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:
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 18.11.2017.
4. Valedictory session:
The valedictory function of the workshop will be held on 19.11.2017 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 19.11.2017 from 11:30 am onwards.
Rajdip Bhadra Chaudhuri,
All India Law Teachers Congress National Workshop 2017
Mobile: +91 9804132831; Landline: +91 674 6999500
PLACES OF ATTRACTION IN AND AROUND BHUBANESWAR
Bhubaneswar is supposed to have had over one thousand temples, earning the tag of the ‘Temple City of India’. Temples are made in the Kalinga architectural style with a pine spire that curves up to a point over the sanctum housing the presiding deity and a pyramid-covered hall where people sit and pray. Famous temples include Lingaraj Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple.
The twin hills of Khandagiri & Udayagiri, served as the site of an ancient Jain monastery which was carved into cave-like chambers in the face of the hill. These caves, with artistic carvings, date back to the 2nd century BCE. Dhauli hills has major edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock and a white Peace Pagoda was built by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha in the 1970s. Apart from the ancient temples, other important temples were built in recent times include Ram Mandir and ISKCON.
The Odisha State Museum offers archaeological artefacts, weapons, local arts and crafts as well as insights into Odisha’s natural and indigenous history. The Tribal Research Institute Museum hosts authentic tribal dwellings created by tribal craftsmen. Nandankanan Zoological Park, located on the northern outskirt of the city, is India’s first zoo to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The State Botanical Garden (Odisha) and Regional Plant Resource Center, popularly known as Ekamra Kanan, a park and botanical garden, has a large collection of exotic and regional fauna. The Ekamra Haat is a hand-loom and handicrafts market.
The Golden Triangle of East India includes Puri, Konark and Bhubaneshwar. This is also known as the glorious golden temple triangle of the Eastern India. This triangle shows the rich heritage of the state of Odisha. Each place has it’s own importance, culture and heritage. Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism have flourished in this land with equal ease, which pays homage to its ancient deities with extravagant style from the religious architectural wonders in the Golden Triangle of BBSR-PURI-KONARK, where tourists can get an encapsulated experiences of Odisha in all its infinite charm, to the mysteries of the ancient tantric temples and yogini shrines that intrigue even the most placid visitor. The glorious beaches beckon visitors with their tranquillity and turbulent waters while cavorting dolphins trend the channel waters of Chilika lake in playful abandon Healing springs and limpid lakes in breathtaking hues stun the eye with their vivid visuals.
Optional bus tour to Puri – 19.11.2017 (3pm to 9:30 p.m.)
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,
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.