The Bar Council of India has decided to establish a Model Institute of Law Teachers Academy ‘the Indian Institute of Law’ (IIL) through its Trust for the promotion of education (Legal and Professional) and Reforms in Law and for the improvement of research and social training at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT).
The Bar Council of India through a press release informed that the founder of KIIT and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences Deemed-to-be-University, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, has accepted the proposal of BCI to establish Indian Institute of Law and has provided a piece of land through his Trust at Bhubaneswar for its establishment.
The IIL at its initial stage shall have the unit Academic Staff College (ASC), School of Continuing Education (SCE), IIL Training Centre (IIL-TC), Center for Legal Aid (CLA), and Bridge courses for Foreign Degree-holders.
The BCI mentioned that till date, there is no Training Institute in Law to cater to the needs for skill development of the Law Teachers and the Advocates. In the IIL, the young teachers of law schools of India and advocates would enhance their expertise and professional skill and acumen.”
“The BCI trust had earlier established the iconic institution for Legal Education namely, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) at Bangalore in the year 1986, which continues to be the model Law University of the country. This will be the first of its kind in the entire country. Such Institution was long contemplated by the Bar Council of India and its Trust,”
-the press release noted.
It has also been decided that the Institute will collaborate with National Law Schools, other good Universities, Professional Bodies, the Judiciary, government departments and NGOs from within and outside India, and with different Bar Associations, State Bar Councils, and Institutions of Eminence in India and abroad or other organizations connected with legal work for advancement of its objects.
The BCI has set its objective to make Indian Institute of Law a landmark in the history of legal education and legal profession which will greatly aid in the dispensation of law and justice.