Take up studies in new areas, law students told

Orientation programme for law teachers in Mangalore

Speaking at the inauguration of orientation programme for law teachers in political science, psychology and economics organised jointly by the Karnatakla State Law University in association with SDM Law College and Centre for PG Studies in Law here on Wednesday, he called upon the LLB students to take up their studies on these areas and become experts in the field.

“There are no competent arbitrators in the country. Arbitrators are a must in the era of globalisation to speak for your country in the WTO or International Court of Justice. Owing to the shortage of arbitrators, we are forced to hire arbitrators from outside the country, paying huge amount.”

Dr Subramanya said that the life of law is not static, rather it is a growth oriented. Owing to the wonderful innovations in the world, the scope for law is wide. Many laws have been repealed and several laws have been added in the country depending on the circumstances. Though the issues like Intellectual Property Rights, arbitration was unheard in the past, it has become part and parcel of legal education. “The growth in the legal education in India was static in the initial stages. In 1950s, there were only 43 law colleges in the country. However, now we have 42,000 students passing out in the country. There are over 10 lakh registered lawyers in the country, which is second only to the United States of America.” 

He called upon the students to take up law course to carry out as a career in law. Education should be based on the inspiration from the society.  Karnataka State Law University Registrar Vijayakumar Gogi said that human beings can not survive without the existence of laws. The laws can be implemented effectively only when we understand the human behaviour. 

Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management Director Dr M S Moodithaya said there is a need to invest in higher education. The enrolment in higher education is only 12.4 per cent in India.

“When we speak of higher education, the issues like access, inclusion and excellence bother us in the country,” he added.  St Agnes College Humanities Dean Prof Vinitha K, School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya HoD department of Psychology Prof Sandra Lobo, School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya Director of PG department of Psychology Dr Audri Lobo, St Aloysius College’s Prof Shalini Aiyappa were resource persons.

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