Moily moots national law university in every state

435 students conferred degrees at 18th annual convocation of NLSIU

Moily moots national law university in every state

“The second generation legal education reforms should focus on expansion, inclusion and excellence,” he said during his convocation address at the National Law School of India University on Sunday.

Hailing the achievement of the graduating students, Moily said that the achievement is a reflection of the quality of education offered by the institute. “The need now is to promote excellence beyond the national law schools. And also, focus on identifying and nurturing talent by providing every opportunity to every individual wishing to be a student of law,” said the minister.

He also shared few second generation legal education reforms with the audience. Some of the recommendations included setting up four national-level institutions at the regional-level as centres of excellence, to focus on research and upgrading faculty skills and national law university in every state.

As many as 435 students graduated at the 18th annual convocation ceremony of NLSIU on Sunday. The students were awarded degrees as well as post graduate diplomas at the convocation ceremony. While 75 students graduated from BA LLB (Hons) programme, a whopping 131 candidates graduated from Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law. 

During his inaugural address, Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao listed the achievements of the University, popularly known as the “Harvard of the East.” “If AIIMS is a symbol of excellence in Medical Education, if IITs are symbol of excellence in Management education, undoubtedly one can say that NLSIU has become synonymous with excellence in legal education,” the Vice-Chancellor said. 

This year, three students, V Niranjan, Eashan Gosh and Shantanu Naravane got admission at the prestigious Oxford University. The law school also bagged job offers from top firms across the world, with an average annual package of Rs 9.7 lakh. The highest offer was Rs 12.5 lakh per annum.

Will join the Bar

“I love advocacy, as well as the satisfaction which comes from arguing in court. I will definitely come back and join the Bar,” said Shantanu Naravane, who will join Corpus Christi College. For K Vijay Kumar, a senior IPS officer, who was awarded Master of Business Law on Sunday, the course was tough to handle. “It was tough; however I wanted to finish my course also. It was a great learning experience,” said the director of National Police Academy, Hyderabad.  

Toppers were conferred gold medals by the union minister at Jnana Jyoti auditorium in Central College Campus. Other recipients of gold medals were - Eashan Gosh, Shantanu S Naravane, Aditi Srivastava, Mihir Naniwadekar, Ruth Anna Paul, Shubhangi Bhadada, Madhav Kanoria, Samiksha Godiyal, Bhabna Da, Vikram Hegde, Koushik Kumar Prasad, Adhiraj Singh Ravi Shankar Shukla, Raunaq Bahadur Mathur and Mala Sharma.

The convocation ceremony was also aired live on the official website of the institute. The ceremony was also attended by  Supreme Court judge Justice R V Raveendran and prominent members of legal fraternity like Santosh Hegde.

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