04 Feb 2021|Gurgaon (Manesar) | Online

Webinar on Impact of COVID on Legal Education and Career

Amity Law School Organized webinar on Impact of COVID on Legal Education and Career by Prof. ( Dr.) Vinay Kapoor Mehra, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana on 4th February 2021 and attended by 230 students and faculty members.

Prof.  Vinar Kapoor Mehra, Vice Chancellor, . Bhim Rao Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana began her lecture by explaining how faculty and students, even during lockdown, utilized their time exhaustively through online classes, online moot court competitions, internships, etc. She also pointed out the  difference between public and private universities in terms of holding the online classes giving the example of preparedness for conduct of online classes, where public universities students faced many issues due to lack of infrastructure in comparison to private universities which already had the infrastructure like smart classrooms etc.

She further added, that nevertheless, Covid-19 has prompted experts to rethink the conventional mode of education. She opined that digital education proved to be a viable solution to fill the void for classroom education for a period of three to four months while minimizing the chances of any infection to students and brought the hitherto peripheral issue of digital education in India to the centre stage. Prof. Mehra was of the view that going forward, digital education is likely to be integrated into mainstream education, which will enable inclusive education by facilitating learning across diverse geographies in India. She emphasized that it would provide an opportunity for educators to come up with customized learning solutions for every student.

Prof. Mehra concluded her lecture by saying that Law is not stagnant and every day there is an update in some part of legal education which means that we need to keep updating ourselves accordingly.

In her final remarks Prof. Mehra said that field of  education has tried and still is trying to cope with the pandemic.

Overall the session was very informative andand emphasized that online teaching filled the gap in the teaching-learning process during the pandemic and is going to be an important part in imparting education in the times to come alongside the conventional mode.