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Madhya Pradesh plans (another) National Law University

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One is, quite clearly, never enough. After Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, the state of Madhya Pradesh is also looking to set up another national law university within the state.

According to this report, the National Law School of Madhya Pradesh shall be located at Jabalpur, roughly three hundred kilometres east of Bhopal. The city of Bhopal houses the National Law Institute University, one of the oldest of the CLAT law schools.

The report (whose URL includes the words “screw-the-Law-University”) goes on to state that the state government has initially set aside 10 crore for the new school, which shall boast of a 10-acre campus. If it does become a reality, the MPNLS will become the twentieth such national law university in the country.

The question that begs to be asked though is how the government will attract competent faculty and administration for the law school. Another issue that needs to be addressed is whether the country is producing too many lawyers. It is a topic that was recently touched upon by lawyer Aditya Moorchung, who commented on the “glut” in the legal market.