India Times; Law minister proposes four law institutes; The Economic Time; September 24, 2009;
NEW DELHI: With the entry of foreign law firms appearing to have been put on the backburner , law minister Veerappa Moily is now focusing on “upgrading” legal education. He has proposed to set up four “institutes of excellence” in the country.
Mr Moily, who had established the National Law School University, the country’s leading law institute, said when the four regional hubs would produce worldclass lawyers the question of the entry of foreign law firms might become irrelevant.
Mr Moily has already approached the Planning Commission for its approval. “It will create a new legal world. It will create a competitive edge in legal education,” Mr Moily said. He said this was also a recommendation of the Knowledge Commission