JAMMU, Dec 5: Newly established MIET School of Law today commenced operations with an address by Justice Permod Kohli, former Chief Justice, Sikkim High Court.
He was chief guest in the inaugural function of MIET School of Law. Prof Ankur Gupta, Director, MIET; Prof S K Sharma, Advisor to Chairperson, MIER; Dr Sahil Sawhney, General Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Members from the School of Law were present on the occasion.
Prof. Ankur Gupta explained the rationale of starting the BBA LLB (Hons) program at MIET as such a combination of management and law was not available to the students across J&K at present.
Justice Permod Kohli delivered the commencement address for the inaugural batch of 120 students. He stressed upon the 3 Rs which are essential for a law student to excel professionally i.e., Reading, Reading, and Reading.
He outlined the changing trends in the legal field and said that legal profession has now become a profession by choice, unlike the old days when it was more of a last resort for students. He highlighted that India needs 2 million new lawyers to meet the demand and thus the students have various avenues and opportunities to make a successful career. He stressed upon the professional ethics and values, a lawyer should imbibe towards his client, society, and the judiciary. He quoted the statement of Lord Denning that “It is the lawyers who have made the law what it is” and thus there is an onus on students to maintain the dignity of the profession.
Justice Kohli also interacted with students on certain contemporary issues at the end of his address wherein students asked interesting questions related to law and the profession. Dr Sunita Zalpuri Kaul, Dean, School of Law, presented the vote of thanks. The event was coordinated by Bhanu Partap Singh Sambyal, Assistant Professor, School of Law.