Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, gave his consent to the “Jammu and Kashmir National Law University Bill” paving the way for the establishment of a Law University in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir National Law University Act will pave way for setting up of a National Law University in Jammu and Kashmir. It will bring Jammu and Kashmir at par with other states where National Law Universities have been established,” an official statement said.
The proposal was moved by the ‘All India Law Ministers Conference’ in the mid-90s, wherein, it resolved to set up a Law School modelled on the lines of National Law School University in each State for improving quality of professional legal education. Since then, various states have enacted a law for the establishment of the universities.However Jammu and Kashmir could benefit from it due to presence of Article 370.
According to the statement, NLU will help the pass outs to shape their careers into legal practitioners, law teachers or members of the judiciary. “In this way, the university will help in disseminating knowledge about law and legal processes and promote legal awareness across different sections of society to achieve political, social and economic justice,” it said.
It will also help the locals to apply for requirements of the legal profession and judiciary, across the country, wherever there is demand for skilled legal professionals