Supreme Court Justice Justice NV Ramana has urged students and young lawyers to come up with new ideas and innovate to improve existing methods and systems. Students should benefit from technology in the information age, he said.
Justice Ramana delivered the convocation address here on Sunday for the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh convocation of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) and advised students to be optimistic and see in any difficulty the possibility of achieving life’s goals. He also stressed the responsibility of teachers and institutions in training students in nation building.
The aim of the law faculties was to make a lawyer socially relevant and technically sound. You have to be social engineers because the law was seen as an instrument of social change. Legal professionals need to impart analytical skills, critical assessment and creative solutions to the legal problems, he said.
Students should receive clinical legal education through Lok Adalats, Legal Aid Centers, Arbitration and Mediation Centers. They should actively work with the Legal Services Authority as this would give them the opportunity to work closely with the judicial system, he said.
Referring to the celebrations for the 100th birthday of Damodaram Sanjivayya (1921-2021), on whose behalf the DSNLU was founded, Judge Ramana said Damodaram Sanjivayya was a man of integrity, a multifaceted personality and a selfless politician responsible for many was groundbreaking initiatives, including the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to control corruption in government offices. He strived for a transparent and corruption-free administration, said Justice Ramana.
Judge Arup Kumar Goswami, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Andhra Pradesh and Chancellor of the DSNLU, led the convocation. He had previously officially declared the meeting to be open.
DSNLU Vice Chancellor S. Surya Prakash presented a report for the four years in his opening address.
The university awarded two LLD degrees, four Ph.D. degrees, 28 LLM degrees and 418 LLB degrees in the convocation. DSNLU gold medals were given to two students of the LLM and four students of the BA, LLB (Hons), and silver medals were given to two students of the LLM and four students of the BA, LLB (Hons) for different years.
Chancellor K. Madhusudhana Rao, Director of Academics Dayananda Murthy, Coordinator of the Sri Sudha Exams and faculty members also attended the meeting.