Endeavoring Through The Emerging Trends In Education: Indian Legal Education

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Aishwarya Patil


Legal Education has faced a radical change not only in India but throughout the globe. Technological entry in the learning and teaching process has made a tremendous impact on this industry. The impact can be noticed in both ways, positive as well as negative. This research paper is an analytical study of various contributory elements to legal education. It focuses on the impact of these contributory factors such as globalisation, digitalisation, and Covid-19 impact. The first part of paper studies the legal education system in India.Role of University Grant Commission and Bar Council of India in promoting legal education in India is discussed in this part of the paper. Several initiatives considered to transform the basic legal education to advanced education system. It is exploring new initiatives introduced to take the legal education to the next level. This part also exposes various innovative methods of teaching which were introduced in the modern era. Practical training, moot court skills and advocacy skills became an integral part of the legal education. This part also exhibits the introduction of clinical legal education system. Clinical legal education became a stipulation to make good professional. This method helped law students to polish skills required for getting started with their professional careers. The paper put emphasis on the importance of clinical legal education. Second part of the paper is about globalisation and its impact on Indian legal education. The trends that influenced the education system, highlighting legal education is discussed in this part. World became a global village and education had no boundaries. In this scenario how Indian Legal Education found itself in the top gear to keep the pace with emerging trends is elaborated in this part of the paper. Third part of the paper explains and discusses the digital revolution that took Indian Legal education to the next level. Digitalisation had not only physical impact but the mental effect on the teachers as well as the students. India faced no small hurdle to stand in the global scenario with the digital platforms. Government initiatives and open access platforms have played a significant role in the Digital India scenario. The paper highlights major efforts of the government to be on the competitive podium along with other countries. Swayam, NPTEL and many more efforts of Indian government to make technical education accessible on e-platform is discussed in this part of the paper. Paper emphasises on understanding new technologies utilised in teaching in the digitalised India. Utility of new techniques while teaching law has been major informative part in this paper. The researchers strive to make readers understand the impact of these new techniques on the health, physical as well as mental of teachers and law students. Final part of the paper is conclusion. The authors put their opinions on emerging trends in legal education. This part is inclusive of the criticism. Authors have strived to make the readers realise the other side of the use of new technology. This part elaborates the Indian social-economic condition while coping up with the new technology. Along with the darker side, this part cares for the government efforts for making India the best place for pursuing legal education and be the topmost destination for the legal studies around the world.

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