Delhi Assembly passes Bill for establishing National Law School

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New Delhi, Dec 26 (UNI) A Bill providing for the establishment of a National Law School in the capital city was passed in the Delhi Legislative Assembly today.

The National Law School of Delhi, University Bill, 2007, which provides for establishment in the capital of a deemed university by the name of National Law School of Delhi, an institution on the model of the National Law School of India, University at Bangalore, was passed in the House by a voice vote.

The Bill is in lines with the decision taken at the 1995 All India Law Ministers' Conference, which had resolved to set up in each state a law school modelled on the lines of the National Law School of India University at Bangalore for improving the quality of professional legal education.

Moving the Bill for the consideration of the House, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, ''this is a very important and historical step. Legal education in Delhi has witnessed a significant development in the last few decades.'' She added that earlier, national Law Schools with university status have been established in Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jaipur and many other cities.

Also introduced in the House by the Chief Minister was 'The Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar University (Amendment) Bill, 2007, for the setting up of a University in the name of Dr B R Ambedkar.


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