VC urges law students to get connected with society
Srinagar: The School of Law, University of Kashmir, on Thursday organised a one-day seminar on ‘Changing Dynamics of Law in Contemporary World’.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan chaired the inaugural session of the event as chief guest and exhorted upon young law students to “get connected” with the society to raise legal awareness among people at grassroots.
Underlining that the ultimate objective of any legal system is to deliver justice to those seeking it using legal means, Prof Nilofer said the newer technological advancements are throwing newer challenges before law professionals and practitioners.
“Today’s seminar therefore plays a vital role to try and see how best these challenges can be addressed holistically,” she said, urging students and scholars of the School of Law to derive maximum benefit from the expert talks and discussions.
The Vice-Chancellor also called for revival of the department’s legal aid clinic to give boost to its public outreach activities.
Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir, who was a guest of honour, said the University administration has been providing its full support to School of Law for its extension and extracurricular activities. He vowed to do more on this front in view of the importance of this department.
Prof Mohammad Ayub, former head and dean, School of Law, delivered the keynote address, tracing the history of law and its changing dynamics in today’s world. He said 39% in-house legal work in western countries is now preferred through artificial intelligence (AI) while many disputes are also settled via AI. He also referred to new challenges in varied domains of law especially those posed by “new internet”.
Prof M Hussain, former head and dean, School of Law, spoke about the ever-changing dynamism of rule of law and cited several examples to draw home his point.
Head and Dean School of Law Prof Beauty Banday delivered the welcome address, while Dr Mohammad Yaseen conducted proceedings of the inaugural session, which was attended by senior law faculty including Prof Mushtaq Ahmad.
Dr Shahnaz delivered the vote of thanks.