Our Legal Education – By: Laishram Malem Mangal

Your Education is Our World

The task of a law college in a society like ours is quite challenging. The traditional conceptions of the functions of law or legal system as a means to administer or deliver justice though paramount has changed tremendously. Law is a living organism. Its dynamic character in a changing society is increasingly manifested in many liberal legal systems. Prof. Friedmann’s dual character of legal system- as a reactor to and increasingly as initiator of social change is significant in the context of modern transforming societies. Eminent lawyers, academicians, judges, advocates, jurists, etc. were educated in law colleges, schools and law universities. They were the products not of political science, history, economics, sociology, but of law colleges. This does not however, negate the relationship between the legal science and other social sciences. The study of law and society is a must to give effect to and to achieve the purposes of a particular law in a given society. Law does not exist in vacuum. Society is the apparatus and observatory for the science of law.

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