Revisiting the Indian legal structure: attracting the young bright lawyers to Bar and Academia!

Chandra, Sushant (2013) Revisiting the Indian legal structure: attracting the young bright lawyers to Bar and Academia! [Working papers (or Preprints)] (Submitted)

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Legal academia and litigation are nucleus of legal industry in any country. Decadence in its standards not only gets mirrored in receiving scanty services by various stakeholders but overall declension of the legal profession in a nation. The proximate interfaces at which legal academia and litigation works with the society attributes to how these professions are conceived by the society. Standard services offered by professionals yields to bright image of these professions leading to bright people taking them up as their careers, else their pungent odor keeps bothering everyone around. Post National Law School Model Experiment, situation hasn’t changed much, so far as career options of young bright lawyers are concerned. This article aims to rationally identify the reasons behind young bright lawyers not taking up to either academia or litigation and ventures on to test the veracity of few methods through which these glitches may be rectified. It is observed that gnomish compensation when viewed at the backdrop of exorbitant fee paid by a law student propels him to succumb to career options offering alpine pay notwithstanding job satisfaction. Ubiquitous mediocrity in the profession is its hallmark. This mediocrity could be strongly attributed to lack of a robust screening mechanism before admitting lawyers to the bar which not only deprives the stakeholders from procuring standard services but also tarnishes the image of the profession in the society leading to a larger dent, deterring young bright lawyers to take it up. Situation is not much different in legal academia which is again characterized by a flyspeck pay and lack of due recognition for the services rendered by academicians. This article aims at exploring reasons rationally conceivable to the author as to why bright lawyers don’t take up to these professions and float few suggestions with a view to attracting them towards it.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Indian Legal Education | National Law Schools
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 13:51
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 13:51
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