Beyond Career, Legal Profession is Way to Bring Positive Change in Society: VC, NLU Delhi

  • At the 10th Convocation of National Law University Delhi, 84 and 78 students from the undergraduate and the postgraduate programmes, respectively, received their degrees in law

“Legal profession is not just a career. It is a calling to serve and make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and the community at large. The power of law lies not only in its ability to enforce rules but in its capacity to bring about positive changes,” said Professor G.S. Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, National Law University Delhi, at the 10th convocation of the university.

Highlighting NLU Delhi’s contribution to social development, Bajpai said, “At NLU Delhi we take pride in our societal engagement and meaningful impact. One of the ways in which we exemplify this commitment is by actively contributing to the drafting of bills, policy, rules and regulations that shape our legal manuscripts. Our faculty members and students lend their expertise to create well-informed and comprehensive documents that contribute to the betterment of society.”

At the 10th Convocation of National Law University Delhi, 84 and 78 students from the undergraduate and the postgraduate programmes, respectively, received their degrees in law. Five doctoral degrees were also awarded at the convocation. In total, 167 students graduated from these academic programmes.

Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Judge Supreme Court of India was the chief guest at the event and the other dignitaries including Justice Satish Chandra, Sharma, Chief Justice Delhi High Court and Chancellor of NLU Delhi, Atishi Marlena, Minister of Finance, Palanning, Higher Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

Talking about NLU Delhi’s achievements over the last year, VC highlighted the launch of various schemes by NLU Delhi; the National Scholars-in-Residence Programme and International Visitors Programme to encourage national and international research collaboration, Eklavya Scheme to universalise legal education, Abhyasa Scheme to institutionalize practical learning in a class-room and Utkarsh Scheme to acknowledge the remarkable contribution of faculty and staff to the University.

In his convocation address to the graduates, Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Judge Supreme Court of Indi said, “The pursuit of learning whether legal or otherwise is an ongoing life journey without a definite end. The hunger for growth in unwavering resolve to achieve it not by comparing yourselves with others but only to an earlier version of yourself promising to be your best each day is what gives life its true essence.”

“To achieve aspirations discipline is the ideal but to strive towards it what we really require is the ability to nurture patience. Life is an audacity of self-discovery and exploration of diverse ingredients with a trial-and-error method unravelling the intricate balance required to ultimately savour the creation that uniquely is one’s own,” he advised the students.

The event marked the release of three NLU Delhi journals; Journal of National Law University Delhi (Faculty Journal), Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice (a flagship journal of NLU Delhi) and NLUD journal of Legal Studies (Student’s Journal).

Other publications that were released were “Hate Crime in India” written by Professor (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, NLU Delhi, Garima Pal, Tusha Singh, Advait Tambe, Project 39A’s “Forensic Science India Report”, Centre for Communication Governance’s two books “Mapping the Blockchain Ecosystem in India and Australia” and “Drafting Data Protection Legislation”, the latter authored with guidance from the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Governance Team in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.

At the ceremony, students from the undergraduate and the post graduate programme were also felicitated with Gold Medals, Vice Chancellor’s Medals and cash prizes.

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