Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Karnataka State Law University Ordinance, 2008

An Ordinance to establish and incorporate a Law University dedicated for study and research in Law through systematic instruction, teaching and training.

Objectives of the University shall extend, beyond formal education, to –

(a) bring about a general awareness of Law in its content, context, meaning and purpose;

(b) institute Applied Branches of Law such as Legislative Drafting, Statutory Interpretation, Conveyancing and Judicial Process;

(c) train Law Practitioners in aspects of Investigation and methods of Analytical Evidence and Integral Proof;

(d) promote Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods;

(e) inform the dynamics of Law by setting up Law Clinics, Nyaya Panchayaths and promoting Litigation Free Societies;

(f) institute Para-Legal Courses for Judicial Secretaries, Para-legal Counseling, Judgment Writers, Legal Assistants, Advocates’ Clerks, Client Servicing and Legal Service

Full Text of the Ordinance here (Pdf)...

In the News : -

The Karnataka State Law University has prepared a Rs. 100-crore master plan for the development of the university campus at Rayapur in Dharwad district. Source

The newly set up Karnataka State Law University Law School will go hi-tech from its very first academic year. While laptops and combo cards will replace the traditional textbooks and identification cards, AC classrooms, LCD projectors and digital boards, e-library, LPO centre, and others will give the campus a world-class touch. KSLU vice-chancellor J S Patil told TOI that each of their student will use laptops in classrooms which are uploaded with the syllabus of particular courses, along with related study materials. The desks will have provisions to charge laptops. The text will also be taught through audio facility using 20 different voices and accents. The V-C said State Bank of India, which has opened its branch on the campus, has agreed to provide loans to students for laptops.
The multi-purpose combo card will act as an identification-cum-punching card using which the students can enter the classrooms and access the library any time. Patil maintained that it will be the first law school in the country with such features. He plans to network all 85 law colleges affiliated to the university. Special lectures by eminent jurists will be beamed live in all colleges in real time. Discussions are on with global television network providers for a dedicated TV channel on the lines of IGNOU. The website of the university will be connected to TV once the system is ready, he said.

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