Over the past few years, almost everything about the legal profession has changed. The emergence of global competition from legal service providers, increased domestic competition from paraprofessionals and advances in information technology are disrupting the delivery of legal services. There are new professional opportunities for law graduates who are ready to contribute the expertise to address complex social and economic challenges. Undoubtedly, it is an exciting time for law aspirants, as there are many new potential for professional leadership and creativity through increased diversity, global knowledge, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
While, these transformations in the legal profession are breaking through the often resistant-to-change world of law education, the need of the hour is a change in the process of educating young lawyers as per the modern demands of the legal sector. In order to prepare our young law graduates to compete with the global workforce, law education in the country needs to move away from its Socratic roots toward a more practical and experiential method.
Here, at the Higher Education Review, with many experts on the panel, we have a better understanding of the best higher educational establishments that have been providing outstanding services to the larger community of law education aspirants in India. In this issue of the Higher Education Review, we have come up with 'Top 10 Most Promising Law Colleges India' that are scrambling to adapt to these fast-moving changes in order to position their students to succeed in this changed environment.
On the cover, we have featured 'KIIT School of Law,' an ambitious, forward-thinking and innovative institution, working with a mission to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession. We strongly believe that it is important to bring the names of such institutions into the limelight, so that, their ideologies and methodologies can inspire other institutions in the country to drive on a better path and help India come out of its cocoon to become a developed nation.