“The pace of change is accelerating at wrap-speed, buoyed by technological advances, communication, and globalism…. the ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself.” Ferris Bueller
KIIT School of Law ever remains prepared for assimilating the change. There is a visible drift from ‘lawyer centric, provincial, labour intensive guild to a customer- focused, global, digitized industry’. The transition indicates mustering new skill sets with reflective predictions. The ‘legal trade’ is assuming new focus in all matters of business and technology intrinsically coupled with social life. ‘Legal Service Business’ is expanding. Legal education cannot miss the opportunity. Where ‘to do more with less’ is buzzing, the ‘standard to legal delivery’ has to meet the challenge. ‘Clients, demand efficient, predictive, cost-effective, accessible, scalable and agile delivery of legal services’.
Enabling beyond ‘knowledge of law’, the legal training is being moderated to a suite of skillsets – project management, data analytic, business basics, technical agility, and teaming. ‘Virtual experiential learning techniques’ came into force because of pandemic. They signal to what is called as learning ‘Law without Walls’ (LWOW – Michele DeStefano). This places a ‘new polarization for future of law’ to (1) create innovations at the intersection of law, business and technology, that solve real problems and market needs; (2) hone skills (Lawyer Skill Delta, Destefano); and (3) build the lawyer-client dynamic and promote conducive environment.
In the scheme of things, KSOL being aware of things, are in continuous process of building ‘partnership between all members of the legal ecosystem- corporate law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics- to help modernize legal education’ and transmit effective education that cater to the next generation of legal professionals.
KSOL as a part of curriculum, is also in the process of initiating a series of ‘legal boot camps’ to expose students to interdisciplinary real life problem solving with an emphasis on clinician finish of skills.
KSOL in association with other constituent institutes of KIIT-KISS system provides an unique opportunity to its students. It augments global best academic ambiance and provides an unusual learning ecosystem. All the academic stakeholders deem it as a privilege of being part of the knowledge system and learning space.