An Evaluating Study of Project Exercises Used in Law Schools as a Method of Imparting Legal Education Issues, Status, and Implications

  • Areena Parveen Ansari
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  • Areena Parveen Ansari

    Assistant Professor at Dharmashastra National Law University, India

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The scope of legal education in the modern day has expanded. Legal Institutions are institutionalising pedagogies to carry out high-quality research and study. Project exercise is one of the pedagogies that is extremely beneficial for the learners. Although Project Exercise has been an old-time practice yet being followed by law schools with innovative forms. It is a method practically and conceptually ideal for executing protracted and profound research using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Project exercises enable the evaluation of the prospects for existing literature and assist in reconnoitering high-standard research. Project-based learning is currently seen as a crucial teaching and learning method. According to current practices prevailing in the law schools around the word, the legal education sector has undergone an extreme transformation owing to technological innovation. Increased use of advanced tools and devices results in the execution of comprehensive and specific studies, more precisely Research for Specific Purpose (hereafter RSP). However, this has fetched new challenge in terms of analyses of the literature physically available, which also suffers from a deficit in creativity, critical thinking, and authenticity in general and application aspect in particular. The present study is an attempt to outline the importance of project exercises followed in the law schools. It further aims to identify the status and subsequently discuss the chief characteristics and the shortcoming of the methods used namely, conventional, and modern in the legal education. Eventually, it will also evaluate the feasibility of the method used and its relevance to the law students for their career prospects.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 35 - 46


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