Creation of Compendium on Legal Education Institutes (LEI) For The Rejuvenating of Legal Education in the State of Gujarat (Report)
Creation of compendium on Legal Education Institutes (LEI) for the rejuvenation of legal education in the state of Gujarat
The objective of the research study is to revisit the quality of existing legal education provided in the state of Gujarat and create a database so that we could suggest policies and other improvements to be made by the government to improve the status of legal education in the state.
Looking at deteriorating standard of legal education in the state researchers initiated the project to create a database of legal education institutions and evaluate quality of legal education provided in the state. Researcher used primary and secondary data for the present research. Researchers tried to collect the data from all 86 LEIs through personal visit, sending questionnaire via mail, post. They sent questionnaires to 49 LEIs out of these 16 were personally visited. Apart from this, 13 LEIs were also visited. Thus in total 62 LEIs were finally approached for data collection. They were able to collect the data from 11 LEIs only. It is pertinent to note that data collected from these 11 LEIs are not sufficient in nature thus no tabulation, statistical analysis can be done.
Legal Education in the state has deteriorated with mushrooming growth in number of legal education institutions in the state. This is applicable to other states also. There is no upto date information maintained by Bar Council of India and on the other side legal education institutions are reluctant to share information regarding their operation.
Researchers has suggested stop approving more legal education institutions, establish Directorate of Legal Education in the state supported by District Legal Education Officer, setting up of law teachers academy at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar