Moily inaugurates CLEA and talks of 14 more national law schools

January 31, 2011 The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) held a two-day conference, in association with the National law School of India University (NLSIU, Bangalore) over the weekend in Bangalore. The emphasis was on 'More Meaningful Legal Education in the 21st Century - stepping out of the Ivory Tower'. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice giving the inaugural address stressed on the importance of social justice and inclusive growth in legal education. Law Minister Moily said, “Legal education becomes meaningful only when it addresses the problems of all the sections of the society equally”.

Law Minister Moily added that the Government planned to establish 14 more national law schools in the country. “There are now 14 such schools, the idea is to have one national law school in each State”, reports the Hindu. Moily urged legal educators to include elements of social justice in the legal curricula. He urged Indian lawyers not to be caged in, but to blossom on the world stage, by utilising the opportunities offered by globalisation. Law students need to be educated in social sciences so that they could serve the people, he added.


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