Law is a personification of morality, ethics and common sense codified. In the olden days, the kings administered justice through their appointees, and neither the king nor his appointees were professionally trained for this purpose. Nevertheless, peace prevailed, as the subjects of the king were law abiding and peace loving. Times have changed and we live in a complex era where peaceful co-existence of diversified population is made possible only by the enactment of various laws. At present, almost all human activities are governed by one law or the other. In India “rule of law” is a basic feature of the Constitution and all citizens are required to be aware of their rights and duties. The various laws enacted must be put into action and social justice delivered only through professionals well instructed and well versed in law. Lawyers play a significant role in the present day world in effective administration of justice.
Legal profession is regarded as a noble and elite profession and a legal degree is a compulsory requirement for practicing law in India. Proper legal education in colleges imparts sound knowledge to the students, and a successful lawyer must be armed with competence also. Knowledge is awareness of rules whereas professional competence is the skilled application of knowledge to solve legal issues. An efficient lawyer must be equipped with skills in negotiation, counseling, mediation, articulation, drafting, communication and advocacy.
Most candidates aspiring to take up Law/ Legal studies are having a settled ambition of legal practices as a career. The candidates must know that, apart from legal practice, a law degree is recognized as a qualification that can lead to a variety of careers in commerce, government departments and elsewhere. It should be understood that a Legal qualification is a great attraction for potential employers. It engenders a different way of thinking, encompassing problem-solving skills as well as the techniques of writing and criticism, students expertise in analysis, extrapolations, development of logical argument, organization of information, presentation of materials and oral expression. Law Degree, therefore, provides an excellent basic training for various careers.
Legal education shapes the aspirants to be responsible and enlightened citizens and offered them the foundation to enter a highly respected and lucrative profession. The legal profession is thriving now and skilled professionals who provide quality service to the clients are in great demand. Leading lawyers are socially prominent and professionally respected. Anybody with argumentative skills can choose a career in litigation and after gaining experience they can enter public service. Those who do not have the aptitude for legal practice at the bar could seek employment in companies, Corporation, banks, universities and government departments. Scope of employment for legal specialists is growing day by day.
Students are given training to acquire a broad knowledge in substantive as well as in the procedural laws and also in documentation, in a friendly and stimulating environment for study. Students will be encouraged to take part in activities such as debating and moot court activities, enabling them to develop a broad range of skills and build self confidence as well as sound grasp of legal knowledge and techniques. Be it Arts or Science or Commerce, whatever the background of the newly admitted law students, the college will strive to encourage them to develop skills that are vital to them to serve and shine in any career.