Top Academicians, Law Firms, Legal Experts to speak at Careers360 Indian Legal Education Conclave on March 31
The Indian Legal Education Conclave (ILEC), to be organised by Careers360 in New Delhi on March 31, will see eminent thought leaders of legal education including top educators from the NLUs, directors of renowned law firms and leading law practitioners and experts take the stage to share their insights on value creation and speak on different aspects of Legal Education. The theme of ILEC 2017 is “From Volume to Value creation – Challenges and Opportunities”.
NLSIU Bangalore Vice Chancellor Dr R Venkata Rao will be delivering the keynote address at this national level B-to-B conference.
Industry Experts from leading law firms such as Trilegal, Kaden Boriss and Anand and Anand will share their insights on output quality challenges and ways to enhance Industry-Academia collaborations. The power-packed corporate panel will include Mr Rajiv Maheshwari, CEO, Anand & Anand as the Chair; Mr Amiya Ranjan Nayak, Partner, Kaden Boriss Partners; Mr Anand Prasad, Partner, Trilegal; Mr Amar Kumar Sundaram, National Director (Legal), EY and Advocate Prashant Mali, President, Cyber Law Consulting.
An academic panel of leading legal scholars will be discussing on the ways law colleges should cope with the changing industry expectations. The erudite speakers in the academic panel will include Dr Srikrishnadeva Rao, VC, NLU Odisha as the Chair; Dr Bhavani Prasad Panda, VC, MNLU Mumbai; Dr Poonam Saxena, VC, NLU Jodhpur; Dr Purvi Pokhariyal, Director, Institute of Law, Nirma University; Dr Mukund Sarda, Director, New Law College, Pune and Dr M Gandhi, Dean, VIT Law School.
ILEC 2017 will gauge opportunities and challenges currently present in the Legal Education domain. It will also serve as a stimulating knowledge platform for law experts including legal educators, practitioners, law firms, corporates and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and discuss new ways of collaboration in the domain. The accomplished speakers in the expert panel will include Dr Rose Varghese, VC, NUALS Kochi as the Chair; Dr N K Chakraborty, Director, KIIT Law School; Dr S C Raina, VC, HPNLU Shimla; Mr R Sreenivasan, Co-Founder, Career Launcher; Dr M L Kalicharan, Head, Alliance School of Law, Bangalore and Mr Anand Prakash Mishra, Deputy Director, Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
ILEC will host discussions in the following key areas:
How must law schools evolve to meet the changing needs of industry? What are the policy concessions required for the healthy growth of Legal Education and law institutions?
How can industry and academia collaborate in better ways to enhance the level of training in academic programmes? How can they bridge the knowledge gap between theory and practice?
What are the key challenges and opportunities for Educators in the Legal Education domain? What are the emerging best practices in pedagogy and curriculum reviews in Legal Education?
Globalisation of any economy demands a global perspective. While Indian Legal Education has largely been India-centric for the past 50 odd years, the increasing effects of globalisation and the impact of global issues on the domestic legal framework means it is time for an overhaul. What is that overhaul and how can it be achieved?
Legal Education in India is undergoing a transformation whereby the focus is increasingly shifting towards developing well-trained professionals. The growth of National Law Universities offering Five Year Integrated Law Programmes is symbolic of the transition that has already begun in the Legal Education domain.
The ripple effects of this shift in focus are evident from the fact that many private institutions have started competing with the NLUs by inculcating a broad qualitative approach in their offerings. But is the pace satisfactory? What needs to change? What needs to be done on part of the different stakeholders to ensure that the domain becomes more robust? Where can policymakers intervene to accelerate this shift towards quality?
Sharing insights on ILEC 2017, Mahesh Sarma, Editor, Careers360 says, “This national level event will bring together educators, practitioners and industry players to discuss and debate on how Legal Education can better cater to the changing practices in the domain.” He adds that the insights from the thought leaders and educators will also help in guiding and counselling law aspirants.
Careers360 is a leading platform for dissemination of information related to legal education in India. Careers360’s Law School Rankings, along with Careers360 Magazine’s annual law school special editions, represent different stakeholders in the legal domain and have grown to become an authoritative voice on legal education in India. Careers360 is already well-known for bringing forth views and insights from leading practitioners, lawyers, judges and recruiters on Indian legal education and ILEC 2017 promises to add yet another dimension to it.