From the Founder's Desk
Our world is currently experiencing a number of rapid changes that were perhaps unimaginable a few years ago or even a few months ago. We lost the early part of the year 2020, planning how to deal with this man-made disaster, COVID-19. The world at present is battling with the challenges this virus present to us. A considerable portion of the year has already been lost, and the situation is still not very clear. As a matter of fact, we all have now accepted that with changing dimensions, we have to be adaptive and we have to adopt the new norms. But the bigger question is, ‘What exactly are the new norms?’ Are we really clear on it? For all sectors? As a member of the legal fraternity, at least I can say, the new normal of the legal education system in India is not so crystal. Yes, in order to respond to the situations, understanding its graveness, the Agencies, the Boards, the Councils and the concerning authorities have come up with various guidelines relating to the conduct of the examination, promotion of the students and formalities relating to the award of degrees to the students graduating in 2020. The area that left unaddressed, is the academic loss suffered by the law students in India, since the imposition of Lockdown 1. The day our Union Government announced the preventive lockdown measures, a wave of uncertainty and speculations gripped the legal community. Understating the immediate need to match the requirements of the day, and to contribute to the society, in preventing further loss of academics by the law students in India, we came up with this noble initiative of Legis Orbis in India.
In less than 48 hours of our launch, we received registration from 150+ law students from 67+ campuses throughout the nation for the first phase of our Online Live Law Classes. In the very first month of our inception, we conducted our 1st Webinar series on ‘career opportunities for the law students during and post pandemic phase’, wherein we invited various legal luminaries to address the sessions which received participation from 500+ students from various parts of India. We truly acknowledge the dynamic nature of the legal education and support the vision of the Bar Council of India with regards to the “Continuing Legal Education”. At Legis Orbis, we are conducting various curricular activities including, inter alia, webinars, e-Seminars, Quizzes, blog writing, articles writing, moot courts etc.,
Legis Orbis is now offering online education in more than 10 law subjects with the help of 10+ expert mentors under the able guidance of our advisory board which is chaired by Shri Salman Khurshid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
The three core missions of our organisation are education, research, and social contribution. Research and social contribution are necessary in order to pose a justified response to the global trends, which is ever changing. Education, on the other hand, has an essential nature that I truly believe to be unchangeable. With these missions in our mind, we dedicated Legis Orbis to the entire nation where academic endeavour have proceeded undisturbed, even during the pandemic. What was started, as a mere idea, has now received the co-operation and recognition from the bench, the bar, the academic institutions, the corporate houses, the law firms and the society at large.
While we are happy with the accomplishments of the Legis Orbis so far, our vision is to emerge as one of the major e-learning platform with global perspective.
I encourage you to join our Online Classes, visit our website and learn more about the opportunities available to you at Legis Orbis.
Founding Director, Legis Orbis
Advocate, Supreme Court of India