Karnataka Government plans to establish a Rs 42 crore Law University dedicated to study and research of law near Hubli in North of the State.
The Karnataka State Law University Bill, 2009, replacing an ordinance of the last year, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly here today by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar.
According to the bill, legal education requires streamlining as well as autonomy in functioning and support of suitable infrastructure. Strengthening legal education and legal profession and establishment of this separate law university, affiliating all law colleges in the State to it, is one of the main objectives of the Government.
Decision to establish this law university in the northern part of Karnataka is in consonance with the recommendations made by the Dr D M Nanjundappa Committee on Regional Imbalance.
The headquarters of the University would be a Rayapur village near Hubli with regional centres to be established at such other places, with the prior approval of the Government, within the State as it may deem fit.