All India Seminar on Legal Education

India needs to have globally recognised and respected law institutions, which must attract best human resources to achieve excellence, Supreme Court judge Justice T S Thakur said here today.

Law institutions need to achieve high standards while keeping pace with changes taking place across the world to gain proper recognition, he said.

Justice Thakur was speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-day All India Seminar on “Global Legal Education” at KIIT University here.

Describing the Bar as the mother of the bench, he said the bench learns from Bar. The judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts are made from the best of the Bar, he added.

Advocate General of Odisha S P Mishra said globalisation of legal education poses multiple challenges of legal practice. Underscoring the role of communication, he said, law students should have high proficiency in English, which is the global language.

Emphasis should be given on practical knowledge of law and one year practical diploma should be introduced in law institutions, suggested N R Madhava Menon, Hony Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore.

There must be an independent regulator, having representations from all stakeholders, for maintaining quality legal education, he added.

The two-day seminar, organised by Confederation of Indian Bar in association with KIIT University, was inaugurated yesterday by Justice H L Dattu, Chief Justice of India.

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