The Indian legal education system has undergone an overhaul over the years. Leading educational institutions are incorporating state-of-the-art technologies, along with innovative and research-oriented teaching–learning procedures. They aim at providing aspiring candidates a lasting educational experience and creating a pathway to a successful career. These institutions are training individuals to transform into furnished legal professionals who provide assistance and support to the people in need.
Law degrees are granted in India based on the Advocates Act, 1961. Leading educational institutions in the country offer traditional LLB and LLM degrees, while nowadays, many colleges and universities are also offering multi-disciplinary and integrated courses like BBA LLB, BA LLB (Hons.), B. Sc. LLB (Hons.), and so on.
In 2008, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was introduced in India to unify the system of law entrance examination. Moreover, there has been increased investment, better infrastructure, and more private sector involvement in the field of legal education. Many institutions are promoting and practicing moot courts, debate sessions, internships, and other training activities to teach students about the practical nuances of law. Current educational institutes utilize modern technology to provide an in-depth and lasting educational experience to the students.
Legal education in India is becoming more and more specialized with each passing day. Government bodies are providing full support and assistance to take it to the next level. The new era of legal education has opened up new avenues for law students and professionals and has refurbished the structure and image of legal profession in the country.
– Ananda Kamal Das