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10 J. Indian L. & Soc'y VII (2019)

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                      JOURNAL OF

      INDIAN LAW AND SOCIETY

Volume X                                                            2019





                            FOREWORD






                    DR. SAURABH BHATTACHARJEE*



     Health is deteriorating and the body is asking to slow down activities.
     Mind, on the other hand, seems to say that lot many things need to be
     done and can be done before one bids goodbye to this wonderful, beauti-
     ful world.
                     -Turning Point, Memoirs of Prof (Dr.) NR
                     Madhava Menon, published in 2012


      7his volume is dedicated to Prof (Dr.) NR Madhava Menon, the founder-Vice
Chancellor of WBNUJS, and modern Indian legal education. Institution builder par
excellence, his body of work and impact on lawyers across India shines on.

     In the transformative constitutional milieu of India, law stands not just as
a social institution but also as an instrument for the realisation of the preambular
aspiration of justice - social, economic and political. Yet the dominant paradigm
of law-teaching has centred around a black-letter tradition that emphasis more on
doctrinal analysis of legal precepts, largely bereft of the socio-political contexts in
which those precepts were evolved. This mismatch between the empirical social


Assistant Professor, The West Bengal National Univeristy of Juridical Sciences.

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