Globalization, emerging business engagements and major policy shifts are constantly challenging legal profession. This brings the immediate need to focus on reforming and reorienting legal education to make future lawyers professionally relevant. The goal should be to create trained minds who make learning an integral part of professional growth, while being aware of global practices. The aim of the discussion was to exchange ideas and share perspectives on the view that legal education follows a Continuum or Life-Cycle - one that requires coherence between the different stages of a lawyer’s professional development and career.
Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon, Padma Shree, the architect of the five-year integrated LL.B. programme and the Founder Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bangalore and NU JS, Kolkata
Mr. Amit Kapur, Partner, J. Sagar Associates, Consultant on Infrastructure, Regulatory and PPP issues for Central and State Governments; World Bank and large Corporates
Mr. Ramji Srinivasan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court and Chairman of the National Competition Committee of ASSOCHAM
Prof. V. C. Vivekanandan, Founder Dean, School of Law at Bennett University; Adjunct Visiting Professor at the Business School of SUNY Buffalo
Mr. Raghuram Raju, Partner, Mandala Law Offices with over 28 years of rich legal advisory and corporate leadership experience in organizations & firms like Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Religare, Genpact, GE Capital and Dua Associates.
Mr. Raj Liberhan, Senior Administrator and Institution Builder; Former Director, India Habitat Centre