The National Knowledge Commission (“NKC”) was established by the Prime Minister of India in 2005 to recommend and undertake reforms in order to make India a knowledge-based economy and society. An important constituent of the NKC’s functions is professional education, particularly in the field of legal education. In light of its significance, the Vidyavikas Law School (VLS) was constituted a with the following objectives:
To this end, legal education should aim to prepare legal professionals who will play a decisive leadership role in meeting these challenges, not only as advocates practicing in courts, but also as legislators, judges, policy makers, public officials and civil society activists as well as legal counsel in the private sector.
VLS is committed to the creation of an ethical legal culture, which protects and promotes the rule of law. The social justice agenda is no laughing matter but the VLS believes that the cause of building a rule of law society is a continuous enterprise, which is sustainable if it is undertaken with optimism and good cheer.