Redefining Legal Education Towards Social Justice: A Democratic Approach
Ms Radhuka, LLM., Assistant Professor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to alter the world.”
- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
We board a rustic where the people of noble cause strive hard to impart and achieve the journey of ‘Education to Everyone’ for a just and peaceful society. This paper attempts to analyze the trail, the hurdles, and achievements of this journey, and the immeasurable legacy. This text focuses on the lost dimension of legal education and seeks to rediscover its march towards social justice. As legal education always played a vital role in shaping a peaceful society with rights and justice in all fields. “Equality of Opportunity is that the essence of Social Justice” – Tony Honore
In my view, the development of contemporary legal education did not address the wants of the deprived and left a void in sculpting an orderly, just society, because the focus of legal education has undergone a hapless shift towards manufacturing corporatized law graduates to compete in this competitive arena. This is high time to rethink and reposition the main focus of legal education with the sense of democratic social responsibility in a sustainable manner. This text chalks out the very need of shifting focus toward achieving the wants of the underprivileged through education which is the heart of social justice.
Keywords: legal education, social justice, education democracy