National Legal Knowledge Council

The Report of 3-Member Committee on Reform of Legal Education had recommended the constitution of National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC) consisting of legal luminaries and experts drawn from socially relevant fields.4 The first meeting of newly constituted NLKC was held at
the India International Centre, New Delhi on February 6, 2010. It was attended by, inter alia, Hon’ble Mr. Justice AK Ganguly, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice AP Misra, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Gopal Subramanium, Solicitor General of India, Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Chairman, Thirteenth Finance Commission, Mr. SNP Sinha, Chairman, Bar Council of India, Professor NL Mitra, Former Director, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Professor Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi, Professor C Rajkumar,
Vice Chancellor, Jindal Global Law School, Professor Rammohan Rao, Former Director, IIM Bangalore, Dr. D. Nagraj, Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Mr. Saikrishna Rajgopal, Advocate, Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Advocate.

Being a broad-based body, the National Legal Knowledge Council meetings would be convened by the Directorate of Legal Education at regular intervals in order to seek policy directives and guidance.

As envisaged in the Report of 3-Member Committee on Reform of Legal Education, NLKC would oversee continuing reforms of Indian legal education, including inspection and recognition of colleges as well recruitment of members of the faculty.

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