Higher Education

Crisis in legal studies in India

Print edition : March 27, 2020

At the campus of National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, which was set up by an Act of the Karnataka legislature in the 1980s. A file photohraph. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Graduates of the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University after receiving their degrees at the first convocation of the university in Visakhapatnam in December 2014. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Tamil Nadu National Law School in Tiruchi. Photo: M. Moorthy

The problems plaguing the National Law Universities can be traced to a lack of financial support from the state, which also has the effect of passing the burden of higher fees on to students and effectively keeping out students from less privileged backgrounds.
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