National Seminar on Reforms in Legal Education and Research: Challenges & Remedies

National Seminar on Reforms in Legal Education and Research: Challenges & Remedies

The legal profession in the era of liberalization, globalization, and privatization has global dimesons. Therefore our UG/PG/Ph.D. courses in law must be reformed and revised as per the mandate of the profession. Teachers involved in the legal profession who are one of the main flag bearers of legal education and research must also be equipped and empowered to teach the latest laws and with practical implications of laws to facilitate the creation of competent and independent legal professionals who can excel anywhere across the globe.

In order to facilitate and empower all the stakeholders, such as teachers, students, administrators, advocates, judges, and policy-making authorities, of legal education and research for promoting quality

legal education and research in India,the National Academy for LawTeachers, & Centre for

Transparency and Accountability (CTAG), National Law University Delhi (NLU) in collaboration with ILI, New Delhi are organising organize a two day ICSSR New Delhi Sponsored National Seminar on Reforms in Legal Education and Research: Contemporary Challenges and Remedies on 13-14 April 2019.

The Seminar has been designed to deliberate upon the contemporary challenges arising out of outdated course curriculums, traditional teaching-learning methodology in the form of lecture method, low quality research publications, etc, by involving all the stakeholders of legal education and research in India. The deliberations during technical sessions in the Seminar would focus on the following broad parameters of reforms in legal education and research in India:

  1. ReformsinCoursecurriculumsforLLB,LLM,andPhD
  2. Reforms in Examination Process
  3. Reforms in the Admission Process
  4. ReformsintheCapacityDevelopment ofTeachers
  5. ReformsinTeachingLearningPedagogyforLLB,LLM,PhD
  6. Reforms in Governance of legal education and research
  7. Impact of unjust westernisation of legal education and research on the quality of legal education and research in India
  8. PromotionandFundingofResearchCentres
  9. Reforms in LLM Courses: One year or two years with specialisation
  10. Feasibility of integrated LLM-Ph.D. in Law
  11. Reforms in conducting refresher courses for Teachers
  12. Empowering teachers through internship, etc
  13. Grievance redressal mechanism for teachers
  14. Reforms on Review of the functioning Law Universities, colleges, etc
  15. Transparency and Accountability in the operations of Legal Institutions
  16. Independent regulating authority for monitoring legal education & research in India
  17. Misc. matters incidental or ancillary connected to reforms in legal education and research.

Objectives of the Programme:

The following are the key objectives ofthe national Seminar on reforms in legal education and research:-

  1. To identify the priority areas for improvements in legal education and research.
  2. ToidentifythethrustareasinreformsintheteachingandresearchoftheLawTeachingand Legal Research.
  3. To critically assess the existing status of the course curriculums, examination Processes, admission, and other important parameters affecting governance in legal education and research
  4. To discuss and analyse the viability of the introduction of reforms in Legal education and research
  5. To sensitize teachers/legal professionals on reforms in legal education and research.
  6. To evaluate the impact assessment of reforms in legal education and research.

Possible contribution/outcome of the Workshop cum Seminar

The legal profession is not confined to domestic parameters, but it has transnational jurisdictions. The legal professionals in the era of liberalisation, globalization, and privatization must be equipped with the quality education and research coupled with technological advancement to compete anywhere across the globe. Therefore the course curriculums and teaching learning methodology must empower the legal professionals to have assimilation oftransnationals jurisdictional issues. The introduction of reforms in legal education and research to facilitate the creation of competent and independent legal professionals, who can contribute to the social, economic and political development of the society, would certainly augment the quality of legal professionals in India.

  1. a)  What are the factors that have affected the quality of legal education and research?
  2. b)  What is the nature and scope of reforms in legal education and research in India?

c) How to introduce reforms in legal education and research for capacity building of the legal profession

The Declaration of the Seminar/recommendations of the event would also be communicated to the policy makers such as academic and research bodies, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, Bar Council of India, the Supreme Court and High Courts., for making appropriate changes in the existing framework of course curriculum, examination, teaching- learning pedagogy, revival of research culture in legal education and research.

 

Important Deadlines:

  • The research paper should be submitted to the Convener of the conference at ctag@nludelhi.ac.in. Articles received after the stipulated deadline will not be entertained for inclusion in the conference.
  • Professionals/Teachers/Students, without, submitting any research paper, may participate in the Seminar by paying the requisite charges.

 

Abstract Submission: (500 words)

20th Feb 2019

Approved Abstract notification:

25th Feb 2019

Submission of complete papers:

15th March 2019

Approved Papers Notification for the participation in the programme:

20th March 2019

Conference Venue:

National Law University – Delhi, Sector 14, Dwarka, (Near Metro Station Sector 14 Dwarka), New Delhi 110078, INDIA,

 

For official Notification : Click here.

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