Legal Education Thoughts

A library is the heart of a law school. More than lectures, what a law student needs is how to find the relevant law, where to find it fast and how to apply it to a practical situation. Guidebook exams, like what we see in Indian legal education scenario today cannot create good lawyers- just poor academics and legal apprentices. Law library is not just a storehouse of old books, it is a research lab for a law student, a place for meditation and reflection and reference and a touch stone to check the accuracy of classroom blah blahs. A good law library is one which would attract the students and researchers to it and not one which would turn away everyone who approaches it by its dusty atmosphere. It should have a calm and soothing atmosphere, where one can relax, read and reflect upon the theoretical expositions in the class room…

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