Legal Education And Its Goals
Author: Palak Jain
Legal education is a human science that provides the fundamental philosophies, ideologies, criticisms, and instrumentalities for the establishment and preservation of a just society, in addition to strategies, skills, and competences. It offers opportunities for the expression of just society philosophies and tells us that such expression must be grounded in historical facts in order to bring the reality of the legal system's operation to the fore. It is a topic of considerable significance because of its pivotal role in shaping and envisioning the country's legal structure, and thereby in achieving the country's beloved goals of order, democracy, equality, and fraternity.
The primary goal of legal education is to create skilled lawyers. The term "professional lawyer" encompasses not only the "litigating lawyer," i.e., a lawyer who represents a client in a court of law, but also all individuals educated in law whose work is primarily based on their legal degrees.
The Harvard Law School's legal education committee emphasises a law school's dual purpose to prepare men for the legal profession, and to provide a centre where scholars can contribute to a better understanding of law and government, as well as engage creatively in their development and progress. The aim of legal education is to learn two types of skills. Effective preparation is a step in successfully performing a variety of activities, such as conducting a client interview or planning to cross-examine a witness and the ability to recall information from clients. Effective listening is a necessary step in completing a variety of activities, such as conducting a client interview or planning to cross-examine a witness. Another competence that legal education must cultivate in the advocate is the ability to recall the details that the client communicates. Performance objectives, which have three requirements: performance, environments, and expectations, can be used to develop these skills.
The goal of legal education is to transform the conventional legal system by instilling in any law graduate the ability to represent clients, conduct effective witness interviews, and negotiate with parties at the proper time. It is necessary to educate lawyers not only in solving problems for individual clients, but also in solving problems for the society in which they work, in order to lead to a greater understanding of the rules that hold communities together. One feature of legal education, according to eminent justice S.B.Majumdar, is to impart proper instruction, which should be made accessible through practitioners. It is essential to teach law students how to act like lawyers, to familiarise them with basic legal terms and values, and to teach them the fundamental skills that every lawyer requires. Only a well-trained counsel will assist the court with the timely and correct disposition of lawsuits, ensuring that the litigating public is treated fairly, and thereby assisting his client. The primary goal of legal education today should be to pass on to the next generation "the accumulated knowledge" of how to navigate the legal system. The student should be able to get a thorough understanding of his legal system. The primary goal should be to instil understanding of the ideals rather than detailed laws. Professor Gower believes that legal education should allow law students to broaden their horizons in economics, politics, sociology, and, if possible, psychology. To comprehend the entire complex of social systems, beliefs, organisations, and processes, knowledge of all related social sciences is needed.
Legal education must also foster a welcoming ethical atmosphere and skills, which will aid in the efficient administration of justice and contribute to the preservation of the rule of law. It must mediate societal conflicts of interests and beliefs, as well as develop strategies and tools for disturbance and deviance suppression. It must mediate societal conflicts of interests and beliefs, as well as develop strategies and tools for disturbance and deviance suppression. According to the study prepared by eminent jurists to enhance legal education as part of the seminar on the role of legal education, it is important for people to obtain general legal education in the current system because such education has intrinsic cultural significance and makes citizens more aware of their rights and obligations. People see lawyers as more equal than themselves, which poses a real problem for the justice system and the legal profession today. They see lawyers as professional individuals who can teach them how to use the freedoms guaranteed by the country's constitution, as well as protect them if those freedoms are broken.
As a result, legal education bears a great deal of obligation, as lawyers are expected to protect humanity and behave as "healers," contributing not only to their own financial well-being but also to the happiness of mankind as a whole.