Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies
LEGAL EDUCATION IN INDIA: THE EVOLUTION
The concept of legal education in India goes back to the Vedic age when it was essentially based on the concept of Dharma. The Kings either used to dispense justice themselves or appoint Judges to administer justice, not necessarily trained in law but who were known for their righteousness and justness and had the reputation of being fair and impartial. According to Brihaspathi Smrithi, there was a hierarchy of courts in Ancient India beginning with the family Courts and ending with the King. The lowest was the family arbitrator. The next higher court was that of the judge; the next of the Chief Justice who was called Praadivivaka, or adhyaksha and at the top was the King’s court.
The gurushishya parampara has existed ever since Vedic era making education an integral part of human development. It is education which ultimately results in shaping or transforming the whole society ‘Law is the cement of society and an essential medium of change’. The significance of legal education in a democratic society cannot be over-emphasized. Knowledge of law increases one’s understanding of public affairs. Its study promotes accuracy of the expression, facilitates in arguments and skill in interpreting the written words, and understanding of social values.
CHALLENGES FOR LEGAL EDUCATION
In the changed scenario the additional roles envisaged are that of policy planner, business advisor, negotiator of any interested groups. In the Era of Globalisation, legal systems in India include catering to the needs of new brand of consumers, foreign companies and collaborators. Strengthening our legal education system is needed to face the new challenges. Legal professionals should be rational, willing to work hard, communicate having good expression, must have critical understanding of human institutions and values. Legal profession is objectively in the position of producing Statesmen.
M.S.RAMAIAH FOUNDTION was conceived and established by Dr. M.R.Pattabiram with same set of core values and principles imbibed from his Inspiring father Sri. M.S.Ramaiah.
Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS) has been separately established under the auspices of M.S.Ramaiah Foundation.
RILS is committed to uphold the values enunciated and practiced by Sri. M.S.Ramaiah and in the process strive to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
M.S.RAMAIAH FOUNDATION established – “RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES” (RILS) in 2016. RILS is headed by Dr. M.R. Pattabiram, with over 30 years of rich academic exposure. RILS as a growth initiative, and to cater to the increasing demand for globally competent legal professionals. RILS extends its domain of providing quality education in the field of Law. RILS has distinguished Advisory Council Members, professionals from national and international legal services. RILS has qualified and dedicated faculty with excellent state of the art infrastructure, computer labs with latest software and teaching aids. A well-equipped library enabling creation of a “Competent Legal Professional Asset” to the legal fraternity and society at large.
RAMAIAH- A BRAND THAT GIVE GLOBAL RECOGNITATION
It is my proud privilege and honour to be the Principal of Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bangalore.
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. The role of an academic Institute is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an everchanging global society. At RILS we provide our students an atmosphere for multifaceted development and this can only be possible in a holistic student centric environment.
RILS is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to inculcate strong values through discipline combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in the students.
My role as Principal is to keep up with latest trends and research and be an active partner in the professional Development.
As Principal, I use all tools available to inspire staff, students and parents to work together to promote student achievement and well-being. I also enjoy celebrating success and acknowledge hard work of Staff, Students and Parents and believe this is one of the contributors’ fundamental to a happy academic environment. All staff, students and parents should feel valued and appreciated.
I look forward for the Guidance, Support and encouragement from all the concerned.