Legal education must to strengthen democracy: CJI Misra

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jul 2018 12:01:28


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CJI Dipak Misra laid foundation stone of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

“National Law University was a necessity for Jabalpur to provide better legal education and ensuring justice for all. In today’s scenario, it has become imperative for the law schools to take into the account changes taking place across the world as well as the contemporary issues of the Indian society.

Just the law is dynamic and changing rapidly. Law schools must adopt the emerging trends in the legal field. In a developing country like India there is an urgent need of legal education to strengthen democracy and good governance abide by law. Laying the foundation stone of Dharmashastra National Law University is a rekindling of legal education”, said Dipak Misra, Chief Justice of India. CJI Dipak Misra was speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, on Saturday. Addressing the gathering, CJI Misra gave reference of Nelson Mandela who says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. If one needs to bring democracy, rule of law, proper government as required on the concept of law you must have education.

Unless you have legal education, you cannot harvest structure of proper constitutional governance, CJI Misra added. He said that training in law structures a constitutional democratic quality in the country. Youngsters are the pillars of architecture who are going to take admission in this national law university. CJI assured that on the invitation of the university administration, he will definitely devote time for teaching at National Law University in Jabalpur. Addressing the gathering, Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravishankar Prasad said that Sanskardhani has also been emerged as ‘Nyayadhani’ to prepare architects of legal structure of the country. He expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his initiative for establishing National Law University in Jabalpur. He also lauded the governance of CM Chouhan to bring out Madhya Pradesh from status of sick state and achieved new heights of development.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also addressed the gathering and assured for providing all necessary support for further development of National Law University and urged the Union Law Minister for his assistance in desired development of the university.

Earlier, CJI Dipak Misra, accompanied by Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Hemant Gupta, Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice Rajendra Menon, Judge in-charge of Legal Education, Justice R S Jha and National Law University’s Vice-Chancellor Balraj Chouhan, unveiled the plaque of Dharmashastra National Law University and lit the traditional lamp.