This edited volume records the amazing transformations brought about by leaders in legal education and legal profession. It captures experiences and experiments in the governance of law schools and legal profession during the COVID-19 pandemic as case studies; ideas which helped in resilience and which could show the way forward; the psychological, philosophical, and sociological aspects of the transformation; and the spiritual and material sources of motivation of the leadership. The contributions are along the following themes --- The shifting idea of law school: systems and processes; The "new normal" in legal profession; Psychological, philosophical, and sociological aspects of transformation; Experiences from global regions and countries; Legal education and legal profession in a post-COVID world. Through these five themes, and the eighteen contributions, the volume seeks to answer questions like --- how the educational and professional leaders adapted to the circumstances by building a "new normal"? How and to what extent their own legal education and professional experiences informed their actions during the Pandemic? How they re-imagined ambitions and reordered systems and processes? What type of guidance and support they received from the state and regulatory bodies? How they guaranteed the well-being of students, faculty, and staff during the Pandemic and the transition? How they upheld professional values and ethics when contexts of their application collapsed?
Professor C. Raj Kumar, a Rhodes Scholar, is the founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India, and Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of the same university. He has academic qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi and Loyola College. He served as a faculty member at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, where he taught for many years. Professor Kumar is an accomplished legal scholar and works in the fields of human rights and development, comparative constitutional law, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, legal education and higher education. He has seven books and over hundred and fifty publications to his credit and has published widely in peer reviewed journals, law reviews in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, UK and the USA. Professor S.G. Sreejith is Executive Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University. Prior to joining JGLS, he worked with reputed intuitions like the Arctic Centre; the University of Lapland; National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS); and the University of Kerala. He has also published in journals like Third World Quarterly, San Diego International Law Journal, California Western International Law Journal, Journal of Space Law, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, Air and Space Law, Space Policy, Journal of Law and Social Deviance, Indian Journal of International Law, Journal of the Indian Law Institute, to name few. He sits on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of International Law. He has also served as special issue editor of Journal of Human Values and Jindal Global Law Review. His areas of interest are public international law, heterodox approaches to international legal thought, and air and space law.
Chapter 1: Overcoming the Boundaries of Legal Education: How to Make Sense of the Pandemic.- Chapter 2: Assume and Not Postpone: Effective Education and Also Digital- Chapter 3: Student Engagement, Online Learning and COVID-19: A Law School Perspective.- Chapter 4: Legal Education and Legal Profession During and Beyond COVID-19: Studying Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Legal Education and Legal Profession During and After COVID-19