BHUBANESWAR, JANUARY 29, 2021
The Capital City of Odisha will soon have Indian Institute of Law (IIL), primarily for the teachers of law. The socio-legal research institute will be set up by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in partnership with city-based Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) to promote advanced studies and research in Law.
BCI Trust has entered into an agreement with KIIT and accordingly KIIT has provided requisite land for establishment of IIL. This apart, KIIT will also bear 40 percent of the cost of the infrastructure of the proposed campus of 1.5 lakh square feet area.
Establishment of IIL will have far reaching ramifications in the field of legal education by reinforcing the position of Odisha and India in the map of global education.
Indian Institute of Law will administer and run various programmes for Continuing Legal Education, professional skill development programmes, refresher courses, and learning courses for Alternative Dispute resolution methods viz. Mediation and Conciliation. Under various centers of learning, it shall undertake research in all aspects of law, justice and social development.
The Institute shall publish case books, periodicals, digests, magazines, newspapers etc. on various law subjects for lawyers undergoing legal training; and legal education for the purpose of Continuous Legal Education.
It will also organize and conduct seminars, symposiums and training programs for advocates, academicians and Judges.
It shall collaborate with National Law Schools, other universities, Professional Bodies, the Judiciary, Government Departments and NGOs from within and outside India, and with different Bar Associations, State Bar Councils and Institutions of Eminence in India and abroad or other organizations connected with legal work for advancement of its objects.
The IIL shall have Academic Staff College (ASC), School of Continuing Education (SCE), IIL Training Centre (IIL-TC) and Center for Legal Aid (CLA) at the initial stage. The Bar Council of India is a statutory body created by the Parliament under the Advocates’ Act, 1961 to discharge the functions of regulating and promoting Legal Education and Legal Profession in the country