Why study law?
Law is rules 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 conception. 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 arena 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.