LEGAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN INDIA: AN EVALUATION OF THE POST COVID-19 IMPACT IN THE CONTEXT OF EASTERN JURISPRUDENCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
The present topic, “Legal Education and Research in India: An Evaluation of The Post Covid-19 Impact in The Context of Eastern Jurisprudence and Administration of Justice” has relevance with respect to the present scenario and is of essence, keeping in view the global pandemic which in present, has had a huge impact on not only the subject-matter but also the methodology of the conventional teaching-learning curriculum and pedagogy of legal education in India. In the post Covid-19 era, legal education and research in India is going to go through a sea change where not only the students but also the academicians, research scholars and teachers are going to face hardships in adapting to a completely novel process of imparting education. Besides mastering a particular language of communication, the stakeholders presently also need to master the ‘new language of technology’ for which they need to undergo proactive training and practice. Moreover, the contents of the syllabus, needs to be reviewed in such a way, so as to fit the purpose of the changing times. Legal education is to be scrutinised in such a manner, that it focuses more on self-generated employment and entrepreneurships than on mere procurement of an academic degree. The pedagogy is to be synchronised with employment and career. The fundamental aim of the paper is to throw light on the tentative changes that need to be incorporated in the curriculum of Indian legal education in the post Covid-19 era. A parallel effort has also been made to critically analyse the limitations, hardships and inconveniences that the stakeholders might face in this regard. The methodology for the research topic referred, has been doctrinal; whereby one data has been corroborated with the other to arrive at certainty for better analysis of the impact of the present situation as already discussed.