Tamil Nadu

Legal education must be oriented to facilitate services to the poor, says Chief Justice

Governor K. Rosaiah presenting gold medals and certificate to S.V. Prathima, B.A.B.L (Hons) at the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University’s convocation in Chennai on Thursday. M.Y. Eqbal, Chief Justice, Madras High Court, and C.Ve. Shanmugam, Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration, Law, Courts & Prisons, are in the picture. Photo: R. Ragu  


Sixth Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University held

Chief Justice of Madras High Court M.Y.Eqbal on Thursday said legal education must be oriented in such a manner as to facilitate delivery of legal services to the poor and to develop a socially sensitized bar to support equal justice to the poor.

In his address at Sixth Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University here, he also said, “Liberalization and globalisation present many opportunities as well as challenges. There is explosion in information and knowledge. Today’s legal services should meet the growing requirements of trade, industry, and the growing needs of the society.”

Mr.Justice Eqbal also advised the graduands to patiently listen to the speeches or the arguments of senior advocates in court in order to become good lawyers themselves.

Tamil Nadu Governor K.Rosaiah, who is the Chancellor, presented degrees/ diplomas to the candidates and administered the pledge to them. C.Ve.Shanmugam, Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration, Law, Courts and Prisons and Pro-Chancellor of the university, was also present during the occasion.

V.Vijayakumar, Vice- Chancellor, said the university would complete the establishment of infrastructure at the new campus in Taramani by next year. After the completion of the campus, the university would introduce a new five-year course, B.Com-B.L (Hons), in an attempt to produce legally competent, technically sound and socially relevant lawyers.

As many as 2,773 candidates of three-year and five-year law courses received their degrees, while there were 336 graduates from the School of Excellence in Law. Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D) was conferred on 13 candidates while 206 received their M.L degrees.

Meanwhile, a section of candidates who could not receive their certificates staged a protest near the venue.

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