'Law Universities yet to make stride in research'

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Bangalore, Aug 31: National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Vice Chancellor A Jayagovind on Monday, Sep 1 said the Law Univerities in the country are yet to make stride in research.

''Though our Law Schools have achieved a marked improvement in the quality of the students, we have not established ourselves as good research centres. Legal research has not made much headway in India even in comparison with other social science researches,'' Prof Jayagovind added.

Presenting the Vice-Chancellor Report at the 16th Annual Convocation here, he said intellectual calibre and motivation of students joining National Law Schools every year was on the rise and the Common Law Admission Test, conducted for the first time on an all India basis for admission to the Law course was a great success.

Listing out the achievements made by the NLSIU, he said after having already launched the Chair on Consumer Protection Law, it was proposed to establish a consumer helpline under the Chair.

He said the newly established Centre for the Study of Law and Social Exclusion would conduct a series of workshops for government machinery responsible for the protection of dalit rights.

Prof Jayagovind, who completed his five year tenure as NLSIU Vice- Chancellor received a standing ovation from the participatnts, including outgoing students.

Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan, who is also Chancellor of the University presented degree certificate to 316 students.

University of Warwick, UK, Professor of Law Upendra Baxi delivered the Convocation Address.

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