GNLU – Law Tradition Day 2016


We are pleased to announce that Gujarat National Law University will observe 21st March as the Law Tradition Day to symbolize, manifest and celebrate legal traditions of great legal and judicial system. Hon’ble Ms. Justice Belaben M. Trivedi, Judge, High Court of Gujarat will be inaugurating and delivering the key note address on the 2016 Law Tradition Day.

Date: 21st March, 2016
Venue: Orientation hall, GNLU campus, Gandhinagar

About the Tradition Day:
21st March also commemorates with the day in 1977 when Emergency was withdrawn after 21 months of dark hours. Modern Indian history witnessed post-emergency period as the period of judicial activism. It was during this period that the Court’s jurisprudence blossomed with doctrinal creativity as well as procedural innovations. The Court by its doctrinal activism through procedural innovations not only established the concept of ‘Rule of Law’, but it infused legal traditions back in our system.

Any tradition has three attributes, the history of its pastness, the continuing presence and the transmission into future. Every legal system of world is developed over a period of time through its customs and legal traditions. The existence of legal traditions uniquely distinguishes different legal systems in the world. The legal tradition is a continuing element that recognizes certain ideas, doctrines, and institutions endure. These traditions within the legal systems restructure major portions of society and styles of governance.

As a state, with mixed legal traditions ranging from traditions inherited from common law, civil law and different personal laws, India’s legal culture and institutions are incredibly layered with influences from multiple periods of long history.

The influences combine historical and modern, religious and secular, customary and formal, communal and individual, national and international legal traditions interwoven within Indian complex society.

Mr. Soaham Bajpai
Assistant Professor Research,
Gujarat National Law University,
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba
Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat
Phone: + 91-8128650845

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