The National Law University, Orissa (NLUO) promises to be an exciting new development in the field of legal education.
There was a time, in pre-and early independent India when legal education was treated as a pathway to a vast array of opportunities. The decline in standards began around the 1960s. This period was marked by a mushrooming of law colleges, most of which met Bar Council standards only in form. Whatever the real reasons for the Bar Council’s inability to stem the rot, one major factor could have been the sheer number of students enrolled at these spurious institutions. Law had become the last resort of the incompetent and perhaps the first of the indolent; for as matters stood then, if one paid the fee and stuck through the stipulated period the degree was almost assured.