CJI Emphasizes Extension of Legal Education to Remote Areas

CJI DY Chandrachud

CJI DY Chandrachud

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Chief Justice of India, Justice D Y Chandrachud, underscored the necessity to extend higher education in law to remote rural areas to ensure equitable access to legal studies, especially for students from smaller towns.

Addressing attendees at the inauguration event of the Dr Rajendra Prasad National Law University, Justice Chandrachud emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to bridge the gap and reach students in far-flung regions. Despite advancements in legal education, he lamented the prevailing bias towards English-speaking urban students within the contemporary legal education system.

“A survey conducted on diversity in five law universities shows that children from diverse backgrounds are unable to get admission in these universities because of not being able to speak English,” remarked Justice Chandrachud, highlighting the stark disparity in access to legal education.

Justice Chandrachud’s remarks signal a call to action for educational institutions and policymakers to prioritize inclusivity and accessibility in legal education, ensuring that students from all backgrounds have equal opportunities to pursue careers in law.

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