By: Team LawSkills | 29-06-2017 09:12:27
It is true that even after gaining a law degree from colleges and schools, students aren’t really equipped enough to step into the legal world with confidence.
To answer every young legal professional’s prayer, Manupatra launched LawSkills on 28th June, 2017 at an event in Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi. LawSkills is an online platform with multi-lingual courses intended to bridge the gap that exists between legal education and profession to create opportunities for young lawyers, legal practitioners and common people alike.
Our CEO and Founder, Mr. Deepak Kapoor believes that, “putting today’s best of technology to good use, LawSkills aims to build a constructive ecosystem of industry practitioners and learners to make learning easy, interesting, affordable and accessible to millions of learners breaking the bonds of geography”.
We aspire to create a space for equal opportunities and expand the access to legal knowledge across various geographies and strata to be shared through standardised courses with LawSkills. The courses have been specially designed and developed by reputed practitioners in the field, with each course that would include a strong theoretical foundation supplemented with practical and professional inputs. Courses are structured in a modular format, with flexibility and the course material is practical, relevant, and available in multiple regional languages. To add to the whole package, the courses are supported with audio and visual tools to facilitate learning.
LawSkills was launched by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan Lokur, and the keynote address was delivered by Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, acting Chief Justice, Delhi High Court on the importance of online legal education in removing age, time and language barriers. There was a special address by Dr. Madhava Menon, Guest of Honour. The demonstration of the LawSkills platform was provided, and was followed by a panel discussion on ‘The Lawyer and The Legal Education Continuum’. Eminent panellists from the legal and education sector addressed the benefits of an online legal education platform that will help students and young professionals gain practical knowledge on law, rather than just theory that is taught in law schools.
Through this endeavour, we hope to bridge the gap between legal education and professional practice.
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