Guest Lecture by Prof AP Singh, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

In the view of the Guest Lecture Series, the Seedling School of Law and Governance invited Prof AP Singh, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, to speak on “Philosophy of Law and Emerging areas of Legal Research” and “Legal Drafting and Interpretation” on 8th September, 2018.

During the course of lecture series, Prof Singh discussed about the fundamental notions of jurisprudence understood as a theory about the aims, functions and values of law and legal system. He emphasized on the critical understanding of the central issues in philosophy of law understood as a general, abstract, normative reflection on law as such rather than an examination of a concrete legal system. He further said that the purpose of philosophy of law will be to provide students with the conceptual means allowing them to conduct a critical scrutiny of particular legal systems and legal rules with which they are familiar.

Prof Singh also talked about the evolution of National Law Universities with the vision of imparting “the rich heritage of legal thought and tradition, simultaneously providing a breadth and depth of instruction”. He further said that global economic development and new trading networks among nations have created a need for more sophisticated and technically proficient legislative research and drafting. Countries entering the global marketplace and adapting to democratic influences at home and abroad need new laws regulating the environment, economic development, labor relations, and other aspects of the free trade regime. The Institute meets these needs with a curriculum of lectures, readings, drafting exercises, site visits, computer research, instruction in the use of word processors, "round-table" discussions, and individual student conferences with faculty.

Dr. M. Vishwakarma, HoD and Deputy Director and Mrs Komal Audichya, pointed out that the purpose of lecture series is to develop in students and research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve the society by developing skills in advocacy, judicial and other legal services and to prepare lawyers of tomorrow for handling legal issues not only restricted to the national boundaries but also cutting across complex cross-border transactions, by developing legal skills.

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