Transformation Of Legal Education In India Through Innovation.

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Asst.Prof. Vidhya P Shetty


Benjamin Franklin once quoted that “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.”[1]  This implies that change is constant and to adapt to these changes thus becomes necessary and inevitable. Here a question arises as to “How can we adapt to such changes?” and the answer to it is Innovation. Innovation simply means to make change in something established, especially by introducing new methods ideas or products.[2] Innovation is all about how you can use technology to help people become lifelong learners and change makers. However, in education innovation is more than just technology. New challenges are faced not only by the legal education system but also by all the practicing lawyers irrespective of them being big or small to bring about a change in the existing system of work. These challenges can also be overcome by innovation. Considering the current scenario of the worst hit pandemic of Covid 19 where all educational institutions have almost come to a standstill it’s only innovation that has served as the savior and protected education from a huge setback. This article explores the various modes of innovation which has played a significant role in the transformation of India into a Digital India. Accordingly “The Digital India Campaign” programme has been launched to achieve its objective of transforming the entire country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.  It is imperative that education will play a very important role in this process of transformation and this will be supported by technology bringing about various improvements in the educational processes and outcomes thus indicating that the relationship between technology and education at all levels are bidirectional. The New Education Policy of 2020 reflects this view and hence has made provisions for the formation of an autonomous body named NETF (National Education Technology Forum) to provide a platform to enhance the learning, evaluation, planning, administration, and other aspects of higher education with the use of technology and free exchange of ideas. According to the Global

Innovation Index India has been remarked as the “Innovation Achievers” and  also praised for attracting venture capital and funding for new start-ups.[3]The continuous efforts of the government to establish a favourable atmosphere for fostering inventions and start-ups seems to be gaining momentum, which could resulting India becoming a developed economy in the near future. 

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