About VLS

History

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:

  • Identify constraints, problems and challenges relating to administration and access of justice; develop a research tradition in faculties of law and law students.
  • Standardize innovative means of raising standards and promoting excellence in legal studies
  • Education situated in the wider social context.
  • Identifying ways of incorporating emerging fields of legal education, regulatory structures in teaching and curricula.
  • To emerge as a top ranked Institute that prepares the futureĀ  generation of law makers and bearers of the country
  • The main challenge facing India's legal and judicial system is ensuring that common people in India are able to enjoy their constitutional and legislative rights to the fullest extent. The legal system should also effectively facilitate eradication of poverty as well as equitable and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

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.

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