Nationalisation of Law Universities

IAS Prelims 2023

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The National Law Universities (NLUs) have been established through respective State enactments and the Central Government has no role in the matter.

Besides ‘Merit cum Means’ scholarship, financial aid to law students, to support their education are provided by  the  Central  Government as well as the State Governments. Also, scholarship to students belonging to different categories including SC/ST and physically disabled students are

sanctioned through various Central/State Government schemes. Education loans on very easy terms to students are also provided through various State Government schemes. There is no proposal under consideration of the Central Government to introduce any new scholarships for the courses in law studies.

The curriculum of the  Law  Universities are drawn up by them. The nature and the format of the syllabus besides theoretical classes on various laws and jurisprudence also include interdisciplinary research, clinical courses, internships etc. The structure of the academic year at different Universities are designed in such way that allows students to undertake research and internships  for the purpose of gaining professional practical experience, thereby inculcating a holistic understanding of the law in students. Further, the internship component seeks to ensure that students obtain an insight into, and are afforded maximum exposure to the workplace by facilitating students to take internships with judges, senior advocates, law  firms, international organisations, NGOs, PSUs, corporate houses, commissions, ministries, state departments etc. The Central Government also organizes internship programme for law students with the purpose to acquaint them and enhance their capacity in the working of the Government, in the field of research and referencing work, legal advice in various specialized fields of law such as constitutional and administrative law, finance sector laws, economic laws, labour laws, conveyancing, arbitration and contract law etc.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Law & Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju, in       a written reply in Lok Sabha today.





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