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The Law Commission chairman, Justice A P Shah, today said there is a need to establish legal research centres and have more law professionals for a better future of legal education in the country.
The former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court highlighted the need to train young professionals to benefit the legal profession. He said knowledge and equipment along with synergy in global and national  perspective were necessary. “We need to set up more research centres in the field of law to benefit students and this profession.

“The future of the legal profession is in the hands of young professionals. It is an era of globalisation and the state is slowly withdrawing from basic services to promote big private organisations,” Justice Shah said.

 “The need of the hour is to take this profession to greater heights is the synergy between global and national perspective and more professionals to serve the society.

“ Knowledge and equipment are required to meet challenges in legal education in the country,” he said.

 Addressing a seminar on ‘The Future of Legal Education in India’ organised by Jindal Global Law School, Justice Shah also lauded the efforts of the national law schools and private institutions by lending helping hand to the Commission.

 “The universities and law schools are a great support to the Law Commission of India. LCI has taken the initiative to scrap obsolete laws but we still have some over-a-century-old laws which need to be reviewed,” he said.

Govt moves to repeal 323 archaic laws: Moving to weed out archaic laws, the government has identified at least 323 Acts to be repealed and bills in this regard would be pushed during the next session of Parliament, adds PTI.

It is also working to junk 700 Appropriation Acts passed by Parliament over the years, which have no relevance anymore as they have one-time use of enabling withdrawal of funds by the government.
“While a bill is pending in Parliament to repeal 32 amendment Acts and four principal Acts, we plan to bring another bill to repeal 287 similar Acts,” Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.