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Huge manpower needed in legal academics: Jaitley

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said there was a need for huge manpower in legal academics and the best minds from the legal profession should come forward to join the judiciary.

Mr. Jaitley, while speaking at the third annual Convocation of National Law University, said fresh minds are required while drafting legislation in tune with the modern trends.

“We need a huge manpower in legal academics. When we draft legislations in tune with modern trends, traditional minds are not being able to produce it,” he said.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister said there was also a need that the best from the legal profession join the judiciary.

“Not only you need the best to join the legal profession, from the legal profession, you will need the best to join the bench. Because if the best do not join the bench, that itself creates pressure and handicaps the system,” he said.

Jaitley noted that in law, traditional areas of family disputes, land disputes, have been now replaced by those like international trade, taxation, and intellectual property.

Addressing the students, he said in today’s competitive world, things like family, surname, hereditary or lineage would not matter, but people would watch the quality and caliber.

He also suggested to the students that there were no geographical limitations, in the context of career opportunities.

Besides Jaitley, Delhi High Court Chief Justice, G Rohini, was also present the event.

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