Ganderbal: School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised a six day induction-cum-orientation programme for the fresh batches of students of BA.LLB and LL.M from 17th to 24th December.
Eminent jurists and luminaries from academics, Bar and Bench spoke in the different sessions of the programme which included CUK Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Prof. Emeritus (Dr.) Virendra Kumar, UGC Emeritus Fellow and Formerly Chairman, Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh and others.
The speakers sensitized the students about the globalization and globalized justice which calls for lawyering beyond borders. They contended that the new economic and political world order has considerably increased opportunities for the law students with talent and acumen, but at the same time it has increased competition as well.
They also discussed challenges and opportunities for law students who are now required to sharpen their advocacy skills to meet the requirements of changing world, equipped with science and technology, loaded with economic incentives, focussing on marginalized and weaker sections of society, hitherto, ‘deprived of access to justice and equal share in progress and development.’ The speakers stressed on value based lawyering, not only for self service, but also for public good with a motive to uphold truth and justice by resorting more and more to reconciliation, mediation and arbitration, instead of protracted litigation with a sole motive to reap the dividends for years together.
They also laid emphasis on practical programmes for the students so that they get early exposure to court practice and do not experience any difficulty once they join the courts. They highlighted it is the law alone that offers diverse employment chances, apart from professional advocacy. The students have to make a choice of their employment and then whole heartedly have to focus on their preparation.