Experts call for revising law curriculum


Bhaktapur, June 9: Experts in the First National Law Education Conference-2081 BS emphasized revising the law school curriculum in tune with the changing times.     

In the Conference organized by the Kathmandu School of Law and Madhesh University which concluded recently at Dadhikot of Bhaktapur, experts recognized the need for amending in the law education.     

The conference also issued an eight-point declaration, shared Pradeep Pathak, coordinator of the Conference. Identifying contemporary challenges in legal education, the conference called for coordination and collaboration with the concerned regulatory bodies to address the challenges.     

Acknowledging the need to modernize law education, the Conference drew the attention of the Government of Nepal and relevant regulatory bodies and urged for activeness on their part for reforming law education.     

An environment for academic cooperation would be enabled to promote collaboration between teachers and students for research and studies among various universities and law campuses that provide law education.     

The conference, regarding research, decided to collaborate in the areas of co-education, research, drafting legislation, Moot Court and revision of law education.     

Prof Dr Yuvaraj Sangraula, Executive Director of the Kathmandu School of Law, shared that the conference would take initiatives to create an enabling environment for everyone to access and use libraries in the universities and law campuses, and make arrangements for those universities and law campuses to exchange books for certain period.     

Similarly, student discussions club would be formed to facilitate combined study among the law students and encourage them for research, added Prof Sangraula.     

The Conference decided to make Nepal's law education on par with the international level by employing specialized methods in legal education system, research-based teaching and learning, and considering critical review.     

Furthermore, the conference decided to adopt measures to enhance the academic and professional capacity of students and revise the exam model to ensure uniformity besides ensuring question papers in exams both in Nepali and English languages.     

The conference saw law students, teachers and researchers from 13 universities and law campuses, and senior advocates deliberating curriculum revision.     

Two students from each university and law campuses and two teachers presented 50 working papers in the two-day conference, it was shared. (RSS)

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