In most Universities, the Centre for Open Education provides for lifelong, flexible and accessible learning of various subjects including Law. For several working professionals who would like to enhance their career prospects, a distance education in Law is an excellent prospect. Armed with a degree in Law, the person is well equipped with concrete skills to run a business or fight crime or work for the welfare of society, depending upon his area of interest.
A Degree in Law in available in several domains such as:
Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights
Medical law and Ethics
Human Rights Law
Environmental Law etc.
Women and Law
Consumer Protection Law
Local Self-Government Law
Labour Law etc.
Distance Learning Law Schools – an overview
The onset of rapid economic development and fast paced growth has induced the need of higher Education so much that today a qualification even through Distance Education is recognized worldwide, provided the student selects the correct University. How does one go about selecting the correct University? For starters, the University should be recognized by a credible Institution such as UGC (University Grants’ Commission) or the AICTE. A student must, in fact, ensure that the University that he / she aim to apply in is accredited.
Some of the best Centers for Distance Education in Law are as follows:
Indira Gandhi National Open University (Delih),
Annamalai University (Tamil Nadu),
National Law School of India University (Bangalore),
The Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TN),
Kakatiya University (Warangal),
Kurukshetra University (Haryana),
Madurai Kamraj University (Madurai),
Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam),
SNDT Women’s University (Mumbai) etc
offer different types of courses in Law through Distance Education.
Role of the Distance Education Centre
The Education Centre of Distance Learning Law Schools is responsible for dissemination of the entire course material including audio tapes, notes via e-mail, lecture (if any) schedules, assignments etc. Some Universities distribute a Handbook especially to external students. Some Universities have a flexible attendance pattern so as not to inundate participants with extra load.
An extra qualification in Law is always a huge asset for career growth. E.g. a professional having a P.G. degree in Human Rights plus a Degree in Human Rights Law has immense scope in Many international organisations(UNESCO, UNIFEM, UNESCO etc) or NGOs ( YMCA, CRY, Red Cross etc) more than welcome a candidate like this. One can also volunteer and work in labour courts and counsel the Government on Legislative matters and issues for Women Rights, Youth issue, Street children and so on.