SCHOOL OF LAW
Legal Education Redesign for a Digital World – Research Report
In 2021, Vahura and BML Munjal University (BMU), School of Law undertook a survey-based study on the impact of technology on the practice of law, identifying the new skills, competencies and knowledge lawyers are required to have in today’s world, as a result of the impact of technology. This year, we are taking that discussion forward into an exploration of how legal education can be adapted or restructured to better prepare young lawyers with the requisite skills, knowledge, and competencies in the digital world.
In exploring this subject comprehensively, we conducted a qualitative study over the course of April, May and June, 2021. The primary methodology adopted for this study was qualitative interviews with twenty (20) experts from India and overseas, with deep experience in the interplay of technology and the law across legal practice, policy, and academia. The report from this study will be launched at the Conclave.
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BMU’s faculty members publish in a wide range of legal aspects. The faculty members have published research papers in national and international journals, authored books, and book chapters in some of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses. The BMU provides facilities and extensive academic freedom to support the research. The faculty members and students are encouraged to collaborate and undertake projects with public, private, and non-profit organizations based in India and across the world.
BMU in association with a renowned partner Vahura conducted a research/survey to share the insights with the stakeholders in the legal value chain. The study titled “Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional” (the “Study or Survey” ) sets out to capture the practitioner's perspective of the practice of law and the skills required of lawyers in the rapidly transforming legal environment. BML Munjal University (BMU) and Vahura together curated this Survey in June 2020. In total, 208 legal professionals from leading law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as independent practitioners, shared their perspectives on the impact of technology on the legal profession, the skills and attributes required for the next generation lawyer to survive and thrive in our legal ecosystem. The results of this survey were analyzed in-depth before generating this study built on data insights.
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Faculty publication list with BMU affiliation:
Prof. (Dr.) Nigam Nuggehalli
International Taxation: An Indian Perspective
Chapter on Capital Gains under Indian Tax Treaties in the Post BEPS Era, in Parthasarathy Shome (ed)
Do We Need to Personalise Legal Education?
Force Majeure and the Indian Contract Act: COVID 19 might open some issues of interpretation
Retrospective Taxation and the Vodafone case Parthasarathy Shome (ed) Reimagining International Taxation
Dr. Vivek Sehrawat
Drone and the Laws: International Response to Rapid Proliferation
Autonomous Weapon Systems and Command Responsibility
Implementation of International Law in Indian Domestic Legal System
Astonishing Contribution by Sir William Jones to Indian Legal System
Dr. Kavita Chawla
Workplace Violence Against Domestic Workers: Challenges and Legal Issues
Workplace Management and Sexual Harassment
Protection of Minority Shareholders’ Voting Rights via Electronic Voting
Protecting Minority Shareholders' Legitimate Expectation of Dividends
Class Action Suits and Minority Shareholders
Voluntary Exit Option of Minority Shareholders
Mr. Anubhav Raj Shekhar
Objections to the abolition of the one year LL.M. programme
Dehumanising Development : Right to Development versus Rights Based Approach to Development
How Voting to Pass Farm Bills Was a Vote to Silence the Voices
The importance of a relevant Law School Orientation Programme
How a benign provision from the Government of India Act, 1935 could 'virtually' hold the government accountable in COVID-19 times
Defending or Defeating Democracy
Ms. Urmi Gupta
Chinese businesses and transnational knowledge transfer under constrained environment: results from the field in Ghana