Maj. Gen. Nilendra Kumar
Amity Law School,
13 April, 2012
Role of Private Universities
Managerial concepts as applied to a
Legal Education Provider in Private
Applied Management denotes the applied
application of one or more accepted
The gift of education is the greatest gift
a human being can confer upon his
PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
Education has been called the technique of
transmitting civilisation. In order that it
may transmit civilisation, it has to perform
two major functions, it must enlighten the
understanding; and it must enrich the
IT MUST ENRICH THE CHARACTER
Legal education is the education of
individuals who intend to become legal
professionals or those who simply intend
to use their law degree to some end,
either related to law (such as politics or
academic) or business.
FACTORS THAT HAVE ACCELERATED
NEED FOR REFORMS IN LEGAL
Social & economic transformation.
Emergence of India as a dominant
Increasing foreign direct investment.
WTO. (To allow equal treatment to law
persons from other jurisdictions).
Possibility of entry of foreign law firms.
Setting up of National Law Schools (started
in 1986) was a sequel to disillusionment
with traditional mode of law teaching.
SETTING UP OF NATIONAL LAW
1. Lack of satisfaction archaic legal
2. Changes and innovation in legal
3. Growing interest of higher judiciary in
4. Entry of foreign qualified faculty.
5. Foundation laid by outstanding and
6 million advocates
40,000 lawyer positions
40,000 new law students equivalent to $ 4.3 billion
in US wages will be
graduating every year.
outsourced by 2015.
Transfer of government services or
assets to the private sector.
Main features of Privatisation of Education
Greater flexibility in approach and policies
Accountability of faculty and staff
Operation as a profit centre
Necessity for competition
Scope for innovation and experimentation
as regards courses
AREAS OF MANAGEMENT
Management of legal education is
focused at the student
1. Intrinsic Value by upgraded academic
2. Value Addition
a) Innovative use of clinical legal education
b) Foreign languages
c) Enhancing leadership and organisational
qualities among students by way of Convenor,
Dy. Convenor, Class Representatives and
School Captain etc.
MANAGEMENT BY MONITORING AND
• Special attention to weak students under
the mentor-mentee system.
• Mentor role performed by the HR helps in
the effective guidance of the students.
MANAGEMENT BY MOTIVATION
Faculty is motivated
To attend seminars and conferences.
Contribute at least one paper in each semester.
Participate in Faculty Development Programmes.
Encouraged to enroll for doctoral research.
Non law faculty advised to acquire law degree.
Writing text books
Staff is motivated
• To pursue higher studies
• To enhance their knowledge
• To be a part of important activities like
placement, orientation and convocation