|AILTC News Updates
Law teachers demand regulatory body, flay age-bar policy
to study law
In a bid to enhance professional competency of law teachers
and give a boost to specialisation, members of the All
India Law Teachers' Conference (AILTC) have demanded
a national-level regulatory body, independent of the
Bar Council of India. The members also criticised the
Bar Council of India's (BCI) decision to not allow those
above the age of 20 to study the five-year law course
and those above 40 years of age to study the three-year
law course. M C Bhandari, Governor of Orissa, inaugurated
Among other suggestions, drafted at the one-day conference
held at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan on Saturday, were formation
of regional law universities, study leave and research
grants to law professors, academic and financial autonomy
to colleges, mechanism for networking of leading law
colleges among others.
Shashikala Gurpur, principal, Symbiosis Law School,
said, "The draft of Pune declaration, plan of action
and resolutions will be forwarded to various government
departments on Monday."
These include Human Resource and Development Ministry,
University Grants Commission, Planning Commission, Bar
Council of India, Chief Justice of India, Chairman of
Law Commission and Ministry of Law, Justice and Company
About 100 law professors — including Parvati Menon
from National Law School of India University in Bangalore,
Dr Lexmi Nair from Kerala Law Academy and those from
Symbiosis Law School, experts like former Union Minister
Ram Jethmalani, J L Kaul, President, All India Law Teachers'
Congress among others-attended the conference.
Best Teachers Award" conferred on Prof.(Dr.) M.P.Singh,
Vice Chancellor NUJS - December 2009.
Prof.(Dr.) M.P.Singh has been awarded the 'Life Time
Best Teachers Award' by the All India Law Teachers Congress,
Delhi in recognition of the distinguished services rendered
in the field of Legal Education.It was conferred by
Justice Dr. Mukundakam Sharma, Judge Supreme Court of
India and was received by Prof.Singh's son Shri Shailendra
Singh on his behalf on 12th December 2009 in a function
organised on the premises of the Indian Society of International
Law, New Delhi.