Published: 19th August 2019
Chennai law school allots Rs 10 crore for scholarship — Former CJI Dipak Misra hands over cheque to students
The course will have capsule courses in Jurisprudence, Tort Law etc by renowned international scholars and will look at a far-ranging look at legal issues
The Chettinad Academy of Research and Education announced a total scholarship grant of Rs 10 crore for its School of Law at the inaugural meet of the law Institute. The first batch of 30 students were presented with a cheque of Rs 2.39 crore for the same by the Former Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra who also formally inaugurated the law school.
"The law guides us. Intuitive analysis and intelligent reading are the basic principles of law," said Misra. "Law requires communicating, articulation, drafting and putting down an idea in text. In this age of globalisation it is needed that you know the language well," he added. The School of Law was inaugurated by Justice Misra in the presence of Former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Justice Mohan Peiris, Former Chief Justice of Nepal, Justice Kalyan Shreshtha and Care Trustee MAMR Muthiah among others. The new institute, conceived just threeminths back, spreads across more than 33 acres in Kelambakkam and in addition to 74 courses, will offer specialization in Constitutional, Criminal, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property rights, International Economic Law and Policy, Arbitration and Human Rights.
Anyone with an aggregate of 91 per cent and above in the qualifying exam will get a full scholarship, those with an average of 76 - 90 per cent will get 75 per cent scholarship, 61-75 per cent will get half of the fee waived and those with 51-60 per cent will get 25 per cent scholarship.
The course will also have capsule courses in Jurisprudence, Tort Law etc by renowned international scholars like Dr Krystian Antonio Complak, an expert in Constitutional Law and Justice Peiris. One of the features of the course that the faculty is keen to stress upon is the regular Mooting Culture along with regular visits to the prison, police stations, NGOs and Tribunal Commission to help the students get an insight into the application of the theory that they learn.
Speaking at the inauguration, Justice Mohan Peiris stressed upon the need to have fluency in English to be able to present the idea in court, "Language is a tool that lawyers have to use to put forward their ideas and thoughts and also put them in writing. But over time the style of language used has evolved. There is no need to use convoluted language that others cannot understand. There are usage of Latin but that is only occasional."