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  • Orientation Programme of B.A.LL.B. (Honours in Adjudication and Justicing) Batch-2020 on December 10, 2020

Orientation of First Batch B.A.LL.B.Honours in Adjudication and Justicing at MNLU, Nagpur

The orientation of its first batch of B.A.LL.B.Honours in Adjudication and Justicing took place virtually at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur. The University has launched this unique Course with Forty (40) students admitted from Ten (10) states; the first of its kind in India, it aims to train and equip students for the entry level of Judiciary.

By launching this course in its fifth year, the University has realized the vision of its Chancellor, Hon’bleShri Justice S.A. Bobde, Chief Justice of India. The Hon’ble CJI sent a video-message of welcome and motivation to students with which the orientation was inaugurated. He congratulated NLU Nagpur for taking a historic step of launching the course in justice education. He emphasized that this course is designed to produce well rounded judicial officers of the very best capabilities ready to decide cases of any kind anywhere, and who would be given practical training in the art of judging actual cases being heard by a court. The University is also grateful to Hon’bleShri Justice B.R. Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Justice ShriDipankarDatta, Chief Justice, High Court of Bombay and a Committee of High Court Judges for their continuous guidance towards successful materialisation of this course.

Hon’bleShri Justice R.C. Chavan, Former Judge, High Court of Bombay, was the Chief Guest for the Orientation Programme. He congratulated the entrants for having qualified to the course through the rigorous process and stated that these students shall become the role models for judicial officers in future. He said that the students will be trained in reasoning, articulation, decision making, patience, sense of justice, and above all open-mindedness with the ability to overcome bias, prejudice, and sympathies ingrained by birth.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar delivered a welcome address and motivated the students to pursue five years of studies with commitment and sincerity. The Vice-Chancellor stated that the University is initiating the process of balancing justice and legal education in the country and thanked ShriUddhav Thackeray, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the support extended by the Government. He assured the students and the parents that the University would be teaching the students in classrooms and training them in courtrooms.

The forty entrants of this course have been selected through a rigorous process of admission which included CLAT Score based screening, Psychometric Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews conducted by an Expert Committee of sitting High Court Judges, academicians and psychologists. Regular Internships, Judicial Clerkship, and Six months of Apprenticeship under the guardianship of High Court Justices and District Judges would be the unique practical features of this course.

Prof. C. Ramesh Kumar gave a detailed introduction to the course structure emphasising the need to impart core judicial and administrative skills along with judicial ethics. The team of faculty and staff members introduced themselves to the students and parents and the orientation concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Ashish Dixit, Registrar of the University.