Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has emphasized the need for “collective research” in legal studies so that the current legal education curriculum copes with the influence of technology.
Speaking to a leading newspaper on this issue after delivering a keynote address to law students at Bennett University, Justice Misra said law and technology are in “some kind of wedlock that needs to be sustained”.
“As it is totally manifest today, law and technology are getting interwoven. It would not be inappropriate to say there is some kind of wedlock. To sustain this wedlock and carry it forward, there has to be continuous and constant research and this research can’t be individualistic or an individual effort,” said Justice Misra.
He said for this purpose it is necessary to have a research center in a university, which will devote its time to find out how technology is trying to help the law and assist in its growth. When asked what would be his advice to the law students and budding lawyers, he said, “A student of law should never feel satisfied that he has read and understood an issue completely. Additionally, a student of law must learn how to be eloquent and present himself. Two aspects I have always emphasized: individual presentable-ness and presentation in court.”
Justice Misra said those pursuing legal studies can be broadly classified as students of depth or students of range. “Students who only focus on their textbooks or subject-oriented books can be called students of depth. A student of range, while doing this, may not go that deep into studies, but will have the range to understand an issue and become an eloquent lawyer,” he elaborated. Emphasizing the need to study subjects other than law, Justice Misra said this is the reason “why great jurists have said that a lawyer or a judge must have knowledge in history, philosophy, geography, and for that matter psychology”.
Bennett University is a part of the Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. that was established 178 years ago. The University is located in Uttar Pradesh and is privatey held. It offers courses in diverse fields like Engineering, Law, MBA, Journalism and Mass Communication. The university offers both UG and PG courses.
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