Changing Nature of Legal Education Due to Globalization
8 Pages Posted: 15 May 2011
Date Written: May 13, 2011
“Legal Education is essentially a multi-disciplined, multi-purpose education which can develop the human resources and idealism needed to strengthen the legal system ….A lawyer, a product of such education would be able to contribute to national development and social change in a much more constructive manner.”
Globalisation has been a subject of debates and discussions from numerous perspectives. There is no doubt that globalisation has profound implications for the future of higher education worldwide.
The present law has to meet the requirements of the society. Law has to deal with problems of diverse magnitudes and a student of law and an Advocate has to be trained in Professional skills to meet the challenges of globalization and universalisation of law. With the advent of multinationals in India as anywhere else, the task of lawyers would be highly technical and an imperative need would arise to have competent lawyers who would be trained in the right culture of Legal Education. This makes a sound case for introducing reforms in Legal Education.
India today requires superlative legal education much more than does the West because in India a far less viable balance is struck between the society's requirements and a reasonably effective exploitation of the law's potential for contributing to the meeting of those needs. Events are moving fast and reform in legal education cannot wait any longer. If it is moulded to sub serve the purpose of the society and to fulfill the current needs, our legal instructions will not only command respect but will also be able to play a vital role in the achievement of the common goal.
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