From beginning as an “experiment in legal education” at the Central College campus of Bangalore University to emerging as one of the most prestigious institutions in the country 25 years later, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has come a long way.
The premier institute, started in July 1988, is gearing up for its silver jubilee celebrations from January 3 to 5. The Hindu is the media partner for the event.
The NLSIU, Bangalore, was the first of the national law schools. As many as 20 batches have graduated from the NLSIU in all these years and have entered the legal profession in various capacities. While some are working as litigating lawyers, some are in the lower-level judiciary, corporate law, in international human rights work, or have set up their own law firms or other organisations involved in social work and socio-legal research. A few others have become journalists, academics, photographers, and IAS, IPS and IFS officers.
Though the silver jubilee celebrations began in July 2013 with a special lecture by N.R. Madhava Menon, the lecture series will continue till June 2014. The formal celebrations will begin on January 3 with a photo exhibition and a two-day conference. Sports events (such as volleyball, football and basketball) and literary festival (quizzes, debates and JAM) will be held on the day. A ‘Law School Ball’, sports events, cultural performances, karaoke and antakshari are lined up for the second day.
The valedictory will be held on January 5. Felicitation for the staff who have completed 25 years in college, and an alumni association meeting will be held on the day.
The silver jubilee committee also plans to bring out a directory, a coffee table book and a souvenir.