Globalisation, tech driving change in practice of law: Jaitley

Globalisation, tech driving change in practice of law: Jaitley

Globalisation, tech driving change in practice of law: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that when he was a student of law, it was considered the last option for a degree. Now, things have changed and the profession is highly sought after, the minister said.

He was speaking after inaugurating the new campus of the Karnataka Lingayat Education Society’s law college at Visvesvaraya BDA Layout in the city.

The profession is moving from traditional areas like criminal law, family law and civil law to super-specialities like intellectual property rights and international trade law, he said.

“Globalisation, the changing economy and technology are the factors responsible for the rapidly changing landscape of practising law in our country, creating new opportunities and making the profession desirable among students.”

He emphasised that each generation has to be better than the previous one as the standards of excellence are becoming tougher.   “Technology is changing everything - the nature of crime, the policies.”

Union Minister for Chemicals, Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar also addressed the gathering.

A former student of one of KLE Society’s educational institutions, he advised the law students to inculcate a sense of ‘legal social responsibility’.

Founded in the 1970s, KLE Society’s law college shifted its campus from Rajajinagar to Visvesvaraya Layout. Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, State Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs T B Jayachandra and others were present.

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